Championship Celebration in Alfta
The citizens of Alfta with sorroundings celebrated the Championship win of their home dragracing team at Saturday 30/9. The municipal commissioner of Ovanåkers kommun and some other guests were also in place for this unique event.
FIA TMFC European Champions of 2006
The championship was a battle right down to the last race but we won it after Ulf had defeated Leif Andreasson in the semi finals.
European Finals summary:
Ulf was No. 4 qualifier with a 5.902 sec.
Round 1 of eliminations:
Ulf met Arvid Grödem and won: 5.836 sec/387.3 kmh vs. 5.900 sec/387.2 kmh
Ulf met Leif Andreasson and won when Leif redlighted:
8.310 sec / 173.1 kmh vs. 6.430 sec / 242.0 kmh
Ulf lost against Dan Larsen: 6.900 sec / 216.7 kmh vs. 5.874 sec / 393.7
We are now ready for the last race of the season, which is at Santa Pod Raceway in England 7-10th September. Ulf is only 10 points behing the points leader and has a great chance of winning the championship this year!
VPG in Swedish Television
Swedish Television showed a news coverage from the workshop Monday 21/8, containing some interviews with Ulf and more. In case you missed it, it's still possible for a few more days to see it online.
Follow these instructions:
1) Go to http://svt.se/svt/road/Classic/shared/mediacenter/index.jsp?d=33572
2) Click on "Måndag 19.10"
3) To be able to see the movie clip, you need to have real player installed on your computer.
Win in Norway
Ulf won TMFC at Exporama Drag Challenge held 3-6 Aug at Amcar International Raceway in Gardermoen, Norway!!!
He was No.2 qualifier with 5.849 sec / 390.99 kmh
First round against Kjell Sjöblom: 5.834 s / 393.44 kmh vs. 6.622 s / 71.43 kmh
Semifinal round against Dan larsen: 5.809 s / 393.44 kmh vs. 5.913 s / 389.19 kmh
Final round against Leif Andreasson: 5.784 s / 397.79 kmh vs. 6.895 s / 65.57 kmh
5.784 sec was also low E.T. of the event.
Event report Mantorp Park
Methanol for Veidec Festival at Mantorp
Racers who need methanol for the race at Mantorp Park next week can order it from Swed handling. It will be delivered to the track.
Swed Handling AB
601 02 Norrköping
Tel: +46 11 248484
Fax: +46 11 248499
We were invited to Gold Town Summer Dragrace at Fällfors flygfält in Skellefteå 15-16 July for some exhibition runs. Ulf were able to put out a 3.98 sec / 308 kmh on 1/8 mile, which is a new track record there.
Summary from Alastaro
The second round of the FIA dragracing championship was held at Alastaro Circuit in Finland. This track is difficult because of the traction and difference between the lanes. Nevertheless, Ulf was able to qualify in second place with a 5.86 and Martin in fifth place with a 6.29.
Round 1 of eliminations:
Ulf met Jonas Staflund and won: 5.88 sec/387.6 kmh vs. 6.61 sec/268.0 kmh
Martin met Jarmo Kuutniemi and won: 6.48 sec/342.0 kmh vs. 6.72 sec/237.9 kmh
Lane choice was critical at this event and it is always difficult to know how much power you can put on the track. Ulf did not get lane choice for the semi finals when opponent Dan larsen ran a 5.85 sec run in round 1.
Ulf met Dan Larsen and lost: 5.88 sec/388.4 kmh vs. 5.79 sec/400.2 kmh
Martin met Leif Andreasson and won: 6.06 sec/387.3 kmh vs. 5.97 sec/389.8 kmh
Martin won due to better reaction time!
Martin met Dan Larsen and lost: 6.01 sec/386.3 kmh vs. 5.77 sec/399.4 kmh
This was the first time that Martin had reached the finals!!
We apologize that we couldn't report live from this event.
We welcome a new sponsor:TurboTools Corporation
Automation and Productivity software for electrical systems design from concept to manufacturing.
Pictures from our attendence at Stadsfesten in Kramfors on Friday 16 June and from Deep Forest Nat's has been added to the photoalbum.
Event report Sundsvall Raceway
Kristoffer Kadi, a younger brother to Robin Kadi, completed his license for junior dragster today at Sundsvall Raceway.
Event report Santa Pod
Follow the action at the race track from our website. We have finally a wireless internet connection that works good, so we will try to report everything of interest during this weekend.
Product development 2006
Ulf participated with the funny car at Product Development 2006 in Birmingham 17-18 May. It's the largest design technology and engineering showcase in UK.
We welcome a new sponsor: CSI, Concurrent Systems Inc Ltd.
They are the developers of DesignDataManager, a powerful but easy to use document management system for ALL your data.
Nordhydraulic, VSM, Engcon and Scandinavian Tool Systems have all signed up as sponsors for the 2006 season.
Viasat Sport 1 will show an event from this years championship today at 17.30 swedish time.
VPG on congress
Our sponsor Go Virtual Nordic AB will participate at the Global Motorsports Congress 2005 in Frankfurt Germany, 17-18 November and have taken the opportunity to use Ulf's car as an attraction there. We might even get the chance to fire up the engine in front of the crowd!
Global Motorsports Congress
We have borrowed a Fadal VMC15 3-axis CNC machine from Easthill Welding. This fits perfectly in line with our involvement with IronCAD. We can manufacture our own parts just minutes after we have designed them in IronCAD. We will see where this leads in the future, but we can already say that it is going to be very useful for the racing activity of VP Group.
A picture of the machine standing in a corner of the workshop: