When the eliminations was over, we had Mats Eriksson and Bruno Bader ready to go up in a final to settle this. But as the rain started to fall, and just kept on falling. The race director had no choice but to call the race of. No winner this time...
(Photo: Green Goblin, Lena Peres)
Åke "Bagarn" Persson shakes bad and did a good job trying to stay in the race by pedaling down the track. But he had to give up, and Micke Johansson is on to the semifinal against Bruno Bader.
As Micke Gullqvist is out, both Bruno and Mats Eriksson is gaining a lot of ground right now in the European Championship. It seems like the European finals on the 8 to 11 of September at Santa Pod Raceway in UK will be a really interesting event.
Great runs for both Bruno Bader and Johan. But Johan just simply lost this great race.
Stefan Gustavsson never showed up giving away the win to Bagarn. But Bagarn didn't care and gave it all. 5.89 sec. and 395km/h!
Always something fun to work on Robban!?
Jonnies job on Bagarns car, ended up in a second place and a beautiful 5.91 pass! Johan also did good, grabbing the number six spot with 6.07.
Final result qualifications Pro Mod:
1 Michael Gullqvist 396,18 5,88
2 Åke "Bagarn" Persson 394,45 5,91
3 David Vegter 390,46 5,95
4 Mats Eriksson 386,54 5,98
5 Håkan Persson 382,44 6,03
6 Johan Lindberg 384,34 6,07
7 Anders Nilsson 381,63 6,07
8 Thomas Stiefel 377,62 6,12
9 Andreas Arthursson 371,90 6,15
10 Micke Johansson 344,39 6,16
11 Bruno Bader 375,26 6,23
12 Rolf Simonsson 321,24 6,45
13 Fredrik Fagerström 356,91 6,64
14 Jöran Persåker 266,93 7,42
15 Stefan Gustafsson 218,01 7,79
16 Erik Andersson 212,77 8,17
Johan and Bagarn is unfortunately on the same side of the ladder, with ta possible chance to go up against each other in the semifinal.
Of the Lindberg brothers, Johan the older of the two, was out first to win his race the passed Sunday. The NitrOlympX at Hockenheim Ring is the forth race of a total six in the European Championship. This is Johans first win this year. (Photo: Remco Scheelings)
A few hours later it was Jonnies turn to win. Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals in Brainerd was Jonnies 8th race and his forth win this year. (Photo: Mark J. Rebilas)
The Pro Mod European Championship 2016 is currently open for at least four drivers to win. Johan is one of them. He is number two, just 31 points behind the reigning Pro Mod champion Michael Gullqvist. (Photo: Remco Scheelings)
Point standings FIA Pro Mod European Championship 2016
1. Michael Gullqvist Sweden 347
2. Johan Lindberg Sweden 316
3. Bruno Bader Switzerland 314
4. Mats Eriksson Sweden 289
5. David Vegter Netherlands 228
The Top Alcohol Funny Car NHRA Series is a bit more complicated due to the points system. Jonnie is currently also number two. But, he counts points from just 8 races, and number one John Lombardo Jr counts from nine! Number three, Kris Hool counts from ten! (Photo: Brad Littlefield)
Point standings TAFC NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series
1. John Lombardo Jr 551 Races attended: 10, counted: 9
2. Jonnie Lindberg 543 Races attended: 8, counted: 8
3. Kris Hool 529 Races attended: 12, counted: 10
4. Doug Gordon 499 Races attended: 9, counted: 9
5. Jay Payne 432 Races attended: 12, counted: 10
The Old 51 Chevy Coupe Pro Mod is a mean beauty. (Photo: Remco Scheelings)
—On top of the world! (Photo: Brad Littlefield)