Hockenheim-ring GERMANY 26th August 2022: It has been three-year since the teams raced on the ‘Rico Anthes Quarter mile track’ at Hockenheim-ring (Due to the world pandemic). The 2022 season is shorter, with only four rounds this year instead of six (The first & fourth rounds at Santapod, the second round at Tierp Arena Sweden, and the third round at Hockenheim-ring). Absences at Hockenheim this year are Top Fuel driver Anita Mäkelä from Finland and Top Methanol drivers Dennis and Timo Habermann from Germany. All, taking a break from racing.
Text: Benjamin Wefer
Pictures: Benjamin Wefer
Ida Zetterström takes the lead after two rounds of qualification at the Rico Anthes Quarter Mile track! The 35th edition of the NitrOlympX started with Dennis Nilsson in the Top Fuel, who got a solo run in the Top Fuel class. Nilsson lost traction during the run and lifted the throttle halfway to set a 5.696 at 218 km/hrs, which was good enough for the second position after Anti Horto (5.514-second run). All drivers suffer some traction trouble during the first qualification round. Also, in the second round, there were pedaling down the lane, but Ida still managed to book a 4.286-second run at 422 km/hrs and bumped Antti Horto to the second position. Antti Improved his time by 0.089 to a 5.425-second run. Jndia Erbacher from Switzerland is in the third spot with a 5.555-second run at 174 km/hrs.
|Antti Horto||Jndia Erbacher|
Jonny Lagg from Sweden takes the lead in Top Methanol with a 5.498 second run at 422 km/hrs after two qualification rounds. Norwegian driver Linn Fløysvik maintained her second position with a 5.783 second run at 398 km/hrs (Linn set a 5.783 second run in Q1). Tony Bryntesson is in the third position with a 6.752 second run at 359 km/hrs. 2022 championship leader Sandro Bellio is currently in fourth place. Sandro had a fire incident last race at Tierp Arena (Sweden), but the team managed to repair it and put the car back together just in time for this race. Unfortunately still having some technical trouble. Hopefully, they will manage to fix them for Q3.
|Jonny Lagg||Linn Fløysvik|
|Tony Bryntesson||Sandro Bellio|
Dutch driver David Vegter takes the first spot in Pro Modified during Q1 and maintains his number one spot at the end of Q2. David set a stunning 5.935-second run at 381 km/hrs in his Chevrolet Camaro SS. In the second position is the Swedish driver Mats Eriksson in his 1956 Ford Victoria. Jan Eriksson (current leader in the championship) is in third place, with a 6.002 second run at 348 km/hrs. Also in this class, several competitors struggled to keep the car straight or had some technical issues. On the bright side, German driver Walter Strobel did his licensing run in his Chevrolet Camaro SS and set a 7-second run.
|David Vegter||Mats Eriksson|
|Jan Eriksson||Walter Strobel|
Jimmy Ålund claims first place in the Pro Stock class during the 2022 NitrOlympX. The Swedish driver booked a stunning 6.659-second run at 334 km/hrs. ( 0.063 seconds slower than his 6.596 second run in 2019). Ålund couldn’t improve his time during Q2, but their rest couldn’t improve either. Therefore Ålund maintained his number one spot. Micheal Malmgren currently second in the championship keeps his number two spot after two rounds. Stefan Enryd is in third place with a 6.729 second run at 329 km/hrs. Championship leader Robin Noren is not competing this weekend, therefore will not be able to defend his number one spot. Jimmy, Michael, and Stefan are the only competitors here at NitrOlympX. So they all have already a podium spot, but the question is who will take the win and improve his position in the championship.
|Stefan Ernryd||Micheal Malmgren|
Super Gas [9.90 index] Dutch driver Stevan Reffeltrath from the Orange Country racing team takes first place with a 9.917 at 231 km/hrs run. Daniel Vetterl qualified just behind Reffeltrath with a 9.961-second run, which is good, for the second position. The third place is for Oscar Scapponi from Italy.
|Daniel Vetterl||Oscar Scapponi|
Markus Laur from Germany takes the lead in Funny Bike with a 7.065-second run at 305 km/hrs, and Kars van den Belt from The Netherlands is in second place with a 7.211-second run. Mike Olie is just 0.007 seconds behind Kars, which is good for the third position.
|Kars van den Belt||Mike Olie|
Jake Mechaell from the UK takes the lead in super street bike with a 7.038 second run at 331 km/hrs. Moguns Lund (Second in the 2022 championship) qualified just 0.04 seconds behind Mechaell and is good enough to take second place. Third place is for Mathias Bohlin. Championship leader Dániel Donát Lencsés is currently in tenth place. Dániel suffered from wheel spin during both qualification rounds.
|Moguns Lund||Mathias Bohlin|
Hereby the top 3 qualifiers of the classes on the 1st day of ‘NOX’ (NitrOlympX) at the Hockenheim-ring, Germany.
|FIA-TOP FUEL DRAGSTER|
|Ida Zetterström||Mckinney Dragster||4.286|
|Antti Horto||Hedman Top Fuel Dragster||5.425|
|Jndia Erbacher||Hedman Top Fuel Dragster||5.555|
|Jonny Lagg||KJR Dragster||5.498|
|Linn Fløysvik||Ford Mustang Funny car||5.783|
|Tony Bryntesson||Top Methanol Dragster||6.752|
|David Vegter||Chevrolet Camaro||5.935|
|Mats Eriksson||Ford Victoria||5.949|
|Jan Ericsson||Chevrolet Camaro||6.002|
|Jimmy Ålund||Chevrolet Camaro||6.659|
|Michael Malmgren||Pontiac GXP||6.696|
|Stefan Ernryd||Dodge Dart||6.729|
|Armin Widmann||Chevrolet Camaro||10.569|
|Ronnie Mercer||Ford Anglia||9.071|
|Martin Weikum||Chevrolet Camaro||10.550|
|SUPER GAS SG (9.90 Index)|
|Stevan Reffeltrath||Chevrolet Nova||9.917|
|Daniel Vetterl||Chevrolet Nova||9.961|
|Oscar Scapponi||Chevrolet Nova||9.981|
|SUPER PRO ET|
|Oliver Petzold||Chevrolet Corvette||8.398|
|Alain Durr||Alfa Romeo||8.691|
|SUPER COMP SC (8.90 index)|
|Gerd Habermann||Spitzer Dragster||8.970|
|Enrico Bailo||Chevrolet Nova||9.013|
|Markus Ochsner||Dodge Ram||9.728|
|COMPETITION ELIMINATOR CC|
|Rene Ehrismann||Chevrolet Bel Air||7.628|
|Manuel Kreiter||Pontiac Firebird||9.230|
|JUNIOR DRAGSTER JD (1/8 mile)|
|Liam Mc Donald||JR Dragster||8.464|
|Max Timmers||JR Dragster||8.193|
|Lukas Schimdt||JR Dragster||8.156|
|FIM E-TOP FUEL BIKE|
|Rikard Gustafsson||Puma TFB||6.145|
|Rene van den Berg||Yamaha||6.866|
|Eric Richard||Suzuki Hayabusa||7.221|
|FIM E-SUPER TWIN BIKE|
|Marcus Christiansen||Super twin top fuel bike||6.393|
|Martijn de Haas||Haas Brother bike||6.727|
|Samu Kemppainen||Nitro V60||6.961|
|FIM E-PRO STOCK BIKE|
|Jerome Roughemont||Suzuki GSXR||7.821|
|Charalampos Bousinis||Suzuki GSXR||7.959|
|David Simon||Suzuki GSXR||8.533|
|Markus Laur||Suzuki GSX||7.065|
|Kars van der Belt||Honda CBR||7.211|
|Mike Olie||Suzuki GSX||7.286|
|FIM E-SUPER STREET BIKE SSB|
|Jake Mechaell||Suzuki Hayabusa||7.038|
|Mogens Lund||Suzuki Hayabusa||7.077|
|Mathias Bohlin||Suzuki Hayabusa||7.136|
|FIM E Junior Drag Bike|
|Marie Rosen||Suzuki GS500E||8.638|
|Meg Talbot||JR Drag Bike||8.272|
|Wichard Veldman||Yamaha TZR 125||11.069|
Stay tuned for the second day of the Nitrolympx weekend (the last Qualifications and first elimination rounds!) We from The Chronicles of Boost want to wish all competing drivers good luck, but most of all, have fun!