Behind Staging Lane with Cheyenne Visser

Drachten, The Netherlands, 19th December 2023; The Junior Dragster category was first introduced in New Zealand when someone had the audacious notion of turning quarter-mile races into a sport for all ages. It was not until the eighties that the world started to embrace the idea of having minors behind the wheel of a race vehicle. Of course, not every […]

Essen Motor Show 2023

Messe Expo, Essen Germany, 10th December 2023:The motorsport & car community here in Europe is going into winter hibernation, but there is one last stop before the year’s end. The place to be in December is at Messe in Essen, Germany, for the 55th edition of the Essen Motor Show (EMS)! And 200.000 visitors visited the Messe exhibition hall from […]

Behind Staging Lane with Sandro Bellio & Danny’s Racing Team

Houthalen, Belgium 21th November 2023: Belgians are famous for their chocolate, waffles, and beer. The Belgians have also proven to be successful in auto racing. Take the Formula 1 as an example. It is a pity that Belgian race drivers are not the first to cross your mind here in Europe when talking about quarter-mile racing. But there are several […]

27th Annual Haltech World Cup finals – Day-4 [Finals]

Mechanicsville, Maryland, USA,  5th November 2023: After five qualification runs (over three days), it was time to race at Maryland Raceway! Some teams had an easy night, and others were busy repairing or making the final modifications. The weather conditions remained the same as in previous days. Spectators were thrilled by several close races during elimination. The Winners of the […]

27th Annual Haltech World Cup finals – Day-3

Mechanicsville, Maryland, USA,  4th November 2023:Qualifications continue on the third and last qualification day at Mechanicsville, Maryland. All teams gave everything they had to put themselves in the best positions on the qualification list or meet the bump spot. Also, today’s track/weather conditions resulted in several improvements in elapsed time and speed. The top Qualifiers after five rounds of qualifications […]

27th Annual Haltech World Cup finals – Day-2

Mechanicsville, Maryland, USA,  3rd November 2023: Qualifications continue on the second day here at Mechanicsville, Maryland. The weather was cold (40 degrees F) but dry, with shining sun. Six out of tweleve made it through the third qualification rounds. The other categories only did one qualification round. The track/weather conditions resulted in several improvements in elapsed time and speed. Soon, […]

27th Annual Haltech World Cup finals – Day-1

Mechanicsville, Maryland, USA,  2nd November 2023: It’s November, so all teams are headed to Maryland Raceway in Mechanicsville, Maryland, for the 27th annual Haltech World Cup Finals. The five-day event started on Wednesday with tune and test and will continue until Sunday, November 5th. Over three hundred racers from several countries will compete against each other. There are also two […]

Supercar Madness TT Circuit (Car Show)

TT Circuit, Assen The Netherlands 29th October 2023:402 Automotive closed its Dutch calendar with the traditional Supercar Madness car show, combined with the VRM final races for the Supercar Challenge, BMW M2, Mazda MX5, and Ford Fiesta Cup. Supercar Madness car show attracts several car enthusiasts as it is known for being an exhibition for Europe’s most extreme and rare […]

100% Auto Live 2023

Ahoy, Rotterdam The Netherlands 21/22 October 2023:Forty thousand car enthusiasts found their way to Ahoy last weekend for the eighteen editions of the 100% Auto Live (Former 100% Tuning). This car show changed its name, shape, and organization in the last two decades, but not its location or date (always in October). For this year’s edition, 402 Automotive selected more […]

Speshi Racing Team is Back!

Santapod UK/Zwolle, The Netherlands 20th October 2023: Santapod Raceway was again host to another Straightliners event. Straightliner organization organizes straight-line events, drag racing, and motorsport for anything on wheels, from motorbikes to supercars. The focus lies on beginner racers. It’s also a moment for several veteran racers to do their last testing before the winter period. The weather gods were […]