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Congratulations to our 2013 and 2014 champion:
Frederik Kirkhoff Schack from Denmark.
Race # 5: The NitrolympX at Hockenheim, 7-9 august 2015.
Twenty topgassers were on the entree list, and nineteen of them showed up and passed the technical inspection on thursday. Only quarter finals were mentioned in the time plan for the weekend, so a hard battle for the first eight places on the list, and to make it even harder, it was tropically hot on arrival on thursday, and maybe even hotter on friday.
An early delay caused a change in the time plan, the FIA and FIM classes ran at fixed times, so the morning session was postponed till half past two. Probaly the hottest time of the day...
The homemade bike of Otto Bauer had been sold to Martin Buehler from Switserland, who raced it for his first time in topgas.
Another front fork and handlebar, carbon body parts and a new Motec device are the main changes to the monster that had been parked for too long.
Christian Bruhn from Hamburg had been working hard to get the turbo-charged Honda race ready. His team mate Niklas was not able to fix his new toy in time and had job obligations, so decided to skip the event. Christian had noticed a problem to rear cylinder after starting it up on thursday afternoon, and team Sideburns was already a spectating on friday, sitting in the shady part of the grandstand while the others prepaired for the race.
Olaf Menzi from Switserland was assisted by the Hungarian prostock crew, and on saturday also former champion Jesper Thiel came over to help.
Olaf was first in line and ran against veteran Herman Jolink.
Jolink made a rolling burnout with his homemade Ducati dragbike, and a nice and straight 8.4 seconds run. Menzi left the startline a little later, and shot into the other lane.
Three racers from France had signed on. Charly Abraham attends the race every year, Serge Pinet is on the bike that Frederik Schack rode the last two years, and Joell Dalla Vecchia is on the ex- Jack Jansen bike, now equiped with a wheelybar. Abraham had squeezed some more horses out of the engine, but the gearbox does not seem to like that.
Charly launched well, but needed 21 seconds to get to the end. Ivana van den Berg's battery was empty before she got to the finish line, so no time on the score board for her.
The launch of Serge Pinet was way to soft for a track with much grip, so the engine stopped a split second after the start.
He was allowed another try, a few minutes later, and made the same mistake again.
Joel Dalla Vecchia (above) did well in the other lane, and his 9.3 put him on the top half of the list on friday.
Milan could not impress with his Honda SP2: 10.6 seconds.
Martin Buehler (above) made his first pass, very carefully.
Problems for Bohn & Birch from Denmark, Birch Andersen just made a burnout, but no pass. It turned out the ignition was broken, and was probaly already falling apart during the last race.
Chis van Nimmen from Belgium has been wrenching at every race this season, and he used his run on friday to check if the gearbox was functioning.
He hardly opened the throttle.
Gerd Caspari (below) was assisted by Bernd Niessen, the former owner of the blown alu-Buell.
Gerd could not keep it straight and went into the other lane, ahead of Bernd Foit.
A nice pass for defending champion Frederik Schack in 7.9 seconds and on top of the list.
In the other lane a poor 9.2 by Harry van Schie from Holland. His blown Harley does not like the weather, and neither does the rider.
Mats Larsson from Sweden had similar problems as Chris van Nimmen during the season. Much wrenching and hardly racing. Mats launched his turbo-Harley hard, the cruised to the end.
Jan Malmberg had travelled with Larsson, still not knowing what's wrong with his bike. Jan had problems starting it, and went back into the line-up.
Cord Albers had solved the problems during the last race, and ran 8.27, good for place #2.
Joerg Lymant did a 10 second pass in the other lane, still good for place #6.
And Jan Malmberg (above) managed to start his twin blower monster, and became the quickest Swedish topgasser of the first round.
(Results of round one)
The second qualification session for Funnybike and Topgas got cancelled as time was running out.
The weather was slightly cooler on saturday, but still above 30 celcius.
The call for the second round came at about eleven in the morning.
Both racers from Switserland were first in line.
Olaf Menzi did 8.5 and got on the list, and Martin Buehler (in the background on the above picture) went a second quicker then his first pass.
Cord Albers impressed everybody with a fantastic pass (and a great new personal best) of 7.601, and on top of the list!
In the other lane, Ivana van den Berg did 10.1.
Herman Jolink went towards the center line and off throttle, and Milan Kolacny's engene stopped after the start.
Team B&B had repaired the ignition, Birch and the bike ran well, 8.41, a new personal best, and ahead of Herman Jolink in the ranking.
In the other lane, Gerd Caspari's bike lost power at the 1/8 mile mark, looks like Gerd needs a new cranckshaft to ever go fast again.
Big burnouts by Mats Larsson and Charly Abraham, but not much power down the track.
Neither of them were able to better their poor results of the day before.
Christian Bruhn had gotten out his tools on friday evening and got his Honda to the startline on saturday. But was not able to make a burnout or a pass. Chris van Nimmen (below) improved, passing Larsson, but did not seta quick time.
Frederik Schack tried hard but could not improve. Joel Dalla Vecchia could, and passed Van Schie in the ranking.
A very powerfull burnout by Bernd Foit, too bad he shut it off and did not make a pass.
A great 8.2 seconds run by Serge Pinet (below), good for place #3.
Joerg Lymand (below) slightly improved his time, but was pushed down to place #10.
Harry van Schie could not do better...
... and dropped a few places on the list.(results after round two)
The two Swiss riders were first in line again in the third round. A new personal best for Olaf, and up to place #4, but his run was far from perfect.
Also an improvement, again, for Martin Buehler in the left lane.
Birch Andersen (below) came close to his best but had to lean a bit, while Ivana van den Berg went straigt, but also did not improve.
The quickest run for Schack so far, but 7.64 was not enough to pass Albers on the list.
In the otherlane, Milan's motor stopped at the start.
Bernd Foit's time of round one on the list was set by Caspari, who went into Foit's lane. But now Foit set a valid time of 9.2, good for place #9, just behind Joell Dalla Vecchia.
Abraham's gearbox failed again, and Charly waved to the crowd while cruising to the end.
Christian Bruhn managed to make a burnout, but then the turbocharged Honda refused to cooperate.
In the other lane, Cord Albers did another 7 seconds pass.
Herman Jolink ran straight and did 8.53, no improvement.
Serge Pinet did an almost exact copy of his earlier run, 0.001 quicker.
Harry van Schie went quicker and passed Dalla Vecchia.
Joerg Lymant also went quicker, but stayed at his place.
Malberg was not able to make a burnout, and Larsson's engine stopped at the launch.
(final qualification list)
Stream of saturday:
Scroll to 1:23:50 for qualification round 3 of STTG.
On saturday evening a flow chart was produced with 16 names on it.
A big surprise that made at least eight riders very happy!
But some confusion about it on sunday morning when there was no STTG 1/16 final in the new time plan, just 1/8 finals to begin with. That turned out to be a mistake by the organisation, and at about half past ten, the sixteen riders were called to the start.
With Malmberg and Caspari broken, alternates Larsson and Abraham were in the race.
Top qualifier Cord Albers had no problems beating Chris van Nimmen, Cord did 7.801 and 242 Kmh.
A sharp reaction of Bernd Foit (left lane, below) against Dalla Vecchia, but Joel took the win while setting his best time so far.
It was no supprise that Menzi beat Buehler, but Olaf went slower then on saturday, while Martin did another personal best.
Birch against Milan Kolacny could be interesting. Milan reacted better but both bikes had problems, and Birch was a bit lucky to win it with a 9.7.
Mats Larsson's bike stopped before he did his burnout, and then had to hurry. Mats launched hard, but then he suffered damage to the rear wheel and came to a halt after about meters.
In the other lane, Frederik Schack had to lean a lot and was off throttle early: 7.99 @ 213 KmH.
There wasa short delay while Larsson's heavy bike was removed from the track.
Harry van Schie was up against Joeg Lymant, who still was in his bed, so Abrahams came in as second alternate. Harry had the better reaction, and again Abraham's bike refused to shift into second gear.
A lot of black smoke coming from Harry's bike, so probably running way too rich, and not really impressive with 8.7 seconds, while up agains Schack in the next round.
With no more alternates left, Serge Pinet got to ride alone.
He had changed the saddle, no more cushion in back, and that was a huge mistake. Serge dumped the clutch, and was pushed backwards and his left hand came off the handle bar, while the right hand pulled it sideways.
The bike almost threw Pinet off wenn he landed, but Serge managed to grab the handlebar again, stay upright, and cruise to the finish.
Herman Jolink underestimated the track, had not enough lauch revs, and his Ducati stopped after just a few meters.
In the other lane, Ivana van den Berg made no mistakes and advanced with a 10.0.
The quarter final round was held at noon. Dalla Vecchia reacted better then Cord Albers, and produced another 9.2.
But with 7.8, Cord was just one number too big for Joel.
A check in the pits showed damage to the cranck of the bike of Bohn & Birch.
So they packed in and rushed home to get it repaired before the next race. So Olaf Menzi got to ride alone. Probably damage to the bike and 10.03 seconds on the clock.
Gambling and a redlight by Harry van Schie (below), against Schack who went quicker then Albers in that round: 7.72 seconds.
Serge Pinet made the same dangerous mistake again, he let go of the handlebar again, and had some scary moments and again a narrow escape.
In the other lane, Ivana van den Berg did her best run of the weekend, and advanced to the semi finals with 9.8, much to the surprise of her dad Rene.
Olaf Menzi left way to early in the semi's, causing a redlight, and did not make it passed the finish line. I guess his gearbox failed.
Cord Albers did 7.64 in the left lane, the lane of choice after after the latest oil spill. Would that be enough for lane choice in the finals?
No, it was not, as Frederik did a great new personal best.
In the other lane, Ivana van den Berg reacted later and had a wild launch, but managed to stay in her lane and passed the finish line. So a well deserved third place for Ivana and team Shark Attack.
The final round was absolutely fantastic. Frederik Schack reacted very sharp, and got a clear advance at the first half of the track.
Schack then had to lean hard to keep it staight while Albers started to catch up again and almost managed to close the gap.
Watch the sunday video:
Scroll to 1:16:50 for the 1/16 finals of STTG.
(Race results are here)
Team Schack scored way more points this race then the #2 in the championship, Herman Jolink, and with two more races to go, they are almost certain of their third title.
Many thanks to"Big Daddy" Jerry Lackey and the crew at Hockenheim for a great event and a 16 field. We hope to do it again next year.
The next race in the Euroserie is an 1/8 mile sprint in Denmark, and a great party! See you you all there.
Championship calender 2015:
Season's opener: Hoskovice, Czech Rep., 9 & 10 may (read report)
Race #2: Bechyne, Czech Rep: 30 & 31 may (read report)
Race #3: Malmö, Sweden: 26 - 28 june (read report)
Race #4 Drachten, The Netherlands: 10 - 12-july (read report)
Race #5: Hockenheim, Germany: 7- 9 august
Race #6 Mosten, Denmark: 28 & 29 august
Finals: Malmö, Denmark: 11-13 september
The best six results count for the 2015 championship.
See the results of all racers on the European Dragracing Database.
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 (read report)
18-20 july: Malmö Raceway, Sweden (read report)
8-10 aug: Hockenheim, NitrOlympX, Germany (read report)
29-30 aug: Mosten Raceway, near Randers, Denmark (read report)
13-14 sept: Hoskovice airfield, Cz. Drag day Three, Knebl Drag Promotion (read report)
Read the 2015 preview.
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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
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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