Welcome to the Euroserie Supertwin Top gas homepage.
Congratulations to our 2013 champion:
Frederik Kirkhoff Schack from Denmark.
Race #3: Summer Nationals, Santa Pod Raceway, UK.
Only five of our teams went over to the UK for the third race of the championship, but the field was filled by four national racers who were delighted that we came over. The weather predictions were not very good, but most riders were optimistic and in a good mood all weekend.
The Schack family from Denmark and team Herman Jolink from Holland arrived on friday, and so did Olaf Menzi from Switserland. Team "Sideburns" came in on saturday morning. Christan Bruhn had upgraded the turbo Honda and also finished Peter's Ducati just in time before they had left from Hamburg, Germany (above peter's first burnout). They hurried to set everything up and get the bikes inspected. But it turned out they had plenty of time, because it rained in the afternoon, so the first round of the qualification for the topgassers was delayed untill 6 P.M.
First two pairs were the locals, Joe Elliot on his Buell without wheelybar did a nice 9.2 (pictured above in the background, against Redneck racer Jo Brookes on a Suzuki).
Second pair two more Suzuki's: young Scott Collier on his dad's old dragbike, and veteran Les Harris on his Tilly in the left lane.
Then it was time for the Europeans to try out the unknown track. The last time that Herman Jolink had visited "the Pod" was thirtyfive years ago, while it was the first visit for the others.
Olaf Menzi went away before the green light came on, but made a valid qualification pass of 10.3 sec.
In the right lane, Schack's time was conservative, 8.1 sec, but with a new personal best speed of 270.23 Kmh.
Christian Bruhn's riding style didn't match his clutch setup, and Peter Niklas (left lane) left the startline in second gear.
Both bikes stopped before the 60-foot mark.
Herman Jolink left the startline with not enough revs and didn't open the throttle far enough to keep the engine running.
After a few meters of racing, he had to push the bike back to the pits.
Here's the poor result of the first round:
Sunday morning all looked bright, the sun was out, and based on the latest weather predictions, everybody was allowed one more round of qualification, then the eliminatians would be held. Racing started early, but dark clouds were already moving in as the topgassers went to the startline.
Olaf Menzi's bike puked some oil after starting it up, so he was not allowed to make a pass.
Frederik Schack had to lean against the wind and his run was far from straight, but he came close to a personal best time.
Herman Jolink did a nice 8.41 pass on his homemade dragbike that's powered by an oversized Ducati engine, riding in Frederik's trail.
Lots of hesitations by Peter Niklas' bike, but he managed to get to the end.
A wild ride for Christian Bruhn and his bike produced a cloud of smoke and oil as he aproached the finish line.
So the next class had to wait for about twenty minutes while the track crew cleaned up the mess.
Christian hopes it's only a head gasket, big chance the rest of the engine is fine. Bruhn got to place #3, and Les Harris improved his time in the right lane. Scott Collier could not better and the Suzuki of Brookes failed to start. Later that day, I saw the Redneck mechanics spying on Bruhn's turbobike.
Everybody hurried back to the pits to prepair for the eliminations.
A few car classes managed to do a first round , then it started to rain, much sooner then predicted. A few hours later, it had dried up and the track was prepaired again.
But only a few pair of cars were able to race, more rain came down soon, it got too late, that was the end of it.
In the Funnybike class Marc vanden Boer and Luc Raeymakers have an ongoing battle to be the "quickest Belgian on two wheels" as a local newspaper called Marc last winter. Luc went quicker since then, he did 8.2 in the beginning of the season on his Nitrous-assisted Kawasaki, but Marc and his supercharged Harley are on top again, with 8.15 seconds, set on saturday. Marc left hard on his second run, but broke the sprag just after this impressive lauch:
Place your betts: Who will be the first of them to enter the seven seconds zone?
Czech Jiri Lukes almost burned his private parts while on the ex-Otto Kneble "Green (now orange) Cameleon".
Quickest of that class was the Storm funnybike of Eastman and Hand.
It has two turbo's in line and a Puma top fuel bottom end. A front wing will be added soon. Rider Lorcan Parnell put 7.1 seconds on the score board. Unfortunately, on saturday night his leathers, boots and rare Simpson helmet were stolen from his car outside his home. More info on that and on the funnybike here...
Many thanks to the crew at Santa Pod, keep up the good work!
Defending champion Frederik Schack earned a few more points then Herman Jolink, so he's a little stronger in the lead in the championship.
Christian Bruhn moved to the fourth place, passing Frank Heitmann.
Jolink will be absent at the next race, as he will attend the World Ducati Week in Italy. So Schack could create a big gap at the next round, that is held in his own back yard.
But Olaf Menzi will get assistance at Malmö Raceway of former bike owner Ulf Ögge and his mechanic Ola, so the Swiss moulder could become a serious threat to the others soon.
Mats Larsson needs a miracle to get his gearbox repaired in time for the next race,
and Miia-Maria Vepsalainen also wrecked her gearbox after fitting new clutch parts, just before the main event at her home track in Finland. Here's a picture off her facebook page:
Good luck to all mechanics!
Four more exciting races to go, hope to see you all soon!
Read the 2014 preview.
Race Dates Supertwin Top Gas 2014:
3-4 may: Hoskovice airfield, Cz. Drag Day One, Knebl Drag Promotion (read report)
31 may-1june: Bechyne airbase, Cz. MSTO (read report)
28-29 june: Santa Pod raceway, UK. Summernationals SPRC
18-20 july: Malmö Raceway, Sweden
8-10 aug: Hockenheim, NitrOlympx, Germany
29-30 aug: Mosten Raceway, near Randers, Denmark
13-14 sept: Hoskovice airfield, Cz. Drag day Three, Knebl Drag Promotion
If you want to join in and need a good bike to compete, check the 4sale section.
Former supertwin top gas dragracer Günther Retsch converted his Ducati dragbike ito a streamliner and took it to salt lake in Bonneville in 2012 to set a world record in his class.
The team has improved the bike last year, and will try to sharpen the record in August 2014.
Read more about the project, and check facebook.
Race Dates Supertwin Topgas 2013:
4.-5. May, Drag Day Open Hoskovice CZ (read report)
25.-27. May, NAST Championship, Avon Park GB ( read report)
31. May – 2. Juni, Grand Nationals Bechyne CZ ( read report)
3.-4. August, Vandel, Denmark ( read report)
9.-11. August, NitrOlympX Hockenheim D (read report)
16.-18. August, Dutch Finals Drachten NL Cancelled!!!
30-31. August, Mosten Race Days, Randers DK (read report)
15 September, Drag Day Finals Hoskovice CZ (read report)
The best six results count for the 2013 championship.
These were the 2012 race dates:
09-10 june: Drag Day Europe Hoskovice CZ (read report)
22-23-24 june: Dutch Open Drachten NL (read report)
29-30 juni/1 july: Dragster Eurogames Bechyne CZ (read report)
20-21-22 july: Dutch Open Drachten NL Cancelled!!!
10-11-12 aug: NitrOlympx Hockenheim D (read report)
17-18-19 aug: Dutch Open Finals Drachten NL (read report)
31aug-01 sep: Mosten Race Days Randers DK (read report)
2011 Euroserie dates:
07-08 may: Drag days1 Hoskovice Czech republic. (read report)
04-05 june: Drag days 2 Hoskovice Czech republic. (read report)
17-19 june: Dutch Open Drachten 1,The Netherlands (read report)
15-17 july: Dutch Open, Drachten 2,The Netherlands (read report)
12-14 aug: , Nitrolympx Hockenheim, Germany. (read report)
26-28 aug: Dutch open finals, Drachten 3, The Netherlands (read report)
01-04 sept: Mosten MC Race days, Randers, Denmark.(read report)
Season's review 2012
The six best results count for the 2011 championship.
These were the 2010 Euroserie Supertwin Topgas race dates:
8-9 mai: Hoskovice, Cz (read report)
18-20 june: Drachten, Nl (read report)
9-11 july: Drachten, Nl (read report)
29 july - 1 august: Mantorp, Se (read report)
13-15 august: Hockenheim, De (read report)
20-22 august: Drachten, Nl (read report)
2-4 september: Mosten, Dk (read report)
Best six results count for the 2010 championship.
This were he race dates for the euroserie supertwin topgas 2009.
15-17 mai: Malmö. Se. (read report)
13-14 june: Hoskovice ,Cz (read report)
19-21 june: Drachten, Nl (read report)
3-5 july: Luckau, De (read report)
10-12 july: Drachten, Nl (read report)
14-16 august: Hockenheim, De (read report)
21-23 august: Drachten, Nl (read report)
Best six results count for the championship.
Watch the quarter finals 21 june 2009 Drachten:
1) Malmo (S) 31 May- 1 June (read
2) Hoskovice (Cz) 13-15 june (read report)
3) Drachten (NL) 20-22 june (read report)
4) Luckau (D) 4-6 july (read report)
5) Drachten (NL) 11-13 july (read report)
Testing and tuning can be done in
Hockenheim on 9-10 aug.
6) Hochenheim (D) 15-16-17 aug. (read report)
7) Drachten (NL) 29-31 aug. (read report)
Race reports for 2007:
18- 20 may: Malmö (read report)
16-17 june: Hoskovice, Cz (read report) google earth placemark
29 june-1 july: Luckau, De. (read report) google earth placemark
13-15 july: Wittstock, De. (read report) google earth placemark
20-22 july: Turtmann, Ch. (read report) google earth placemark
17-19 aug: Hockenheim (read report) google earth placemark
Don't forget to check the 4sale section, there are a lot of fast bikes on it now and many parts.
Race Reports 2006:
1st race: 17-18
june: Hoskovice, Czech rep. (read report)
2nd race: 30 june-2 july: Luckau, Germany. (read report)
3rd race: 8-9 july Kunmadaras, Hungaria. (read report)
4th race: 14-16 july Drachten, the Netherlands. (read report)
5th race: 21-23 july Turtmann, Switserland. (read report)
6th race: 12-13 aug Vandel, Denmark. (read report)
Official 1/4 mile record 7.393 sec.
set by Gert-jan Laseur/Nl at Drachten, Holland. 23-08-2009
Official 1/8 mile record 4.687 sec.
Set by Jesper Thiel, Denmark, at Meca raceway, Malmö, Sweden on the 17th of may 2009