Santa Pod Raceway
Drag Racing
FIA European Finals 2012
Thu 6th to Sun 9th September

After an weelend of great racing and blue skys the event and European championship winners were as follows.

2012 European Finals Winners

Anita   Anita and Risto  

FIA Top Fuel Dragster:
Winner: Anita Mäkelä
Risto Poutiainen

Urs Erbacher   John and Leif  

Fuel Funny Car:
Winner: John Spuffard
Leif Helander

Manty   Manty and Chris  

FIA Top Methanol Dragster:
Winner: Manty Bugeja
Chris Polidano

Leif   Leif and Rob  

FIA Top Methanol Funny Car:
Winner: Leif Andréasson
Rob Turner

Micke   Micke and David  

FIA/MSA Pro Modified:
Winner: Micke Gullqvist
David Vegter

Jimmy   Jimmy and Thomas  

FIA Pro Stock:
Winner: Jimmy Ålund
Thomas Lindström

Ian   Ian and Peter  

UEM Top Fuel Bike:
Winner: Ian King
Peter Svensson

Christian   Christrian and Trond  

UEM Supertwin:
Winner: Christian Jäger
Trond Høiberget

Fredrik Fredlund   Fredrik and Ulf  

UEM Pro Stock Bike:
Winner: Fredrik Fredlund
Ulf Ögge

Steve   Steve and Graham  

Super Street Bike:
Winner: Steve Venables
Graham Balchin

Jayne   Jayne and Nick  

Super Pro ET:
Winner: Jayne Kay
Nick Good

Paul   Paul and Paul  

Pro ET:
Winner:Paul Marston
Paul Brown

Brian   Brian and Malcolm  

Super Comp:
Winner: Brian Pateman
Malcolm Motler

Jon   Jon and Brian  

Super Gas:
Winner: Jon Morton
Brian Pateman

Leigh   Leigh and Dave  

Super Street:
Winner: Leigh Morris
Dave Cherrett

Marcus   Marcus and Samuel  

Junior Dragster:
Winner: Marcus Andersson
Runner-up: Samuel Holland Villa

Brian   Brian  

Topspeed Automotive Street Eliminator:
Winner Brian Payne

2012 European Champions:

FIA Top Fuel Dragster: Risto Poutiainen
FIA Top Methanol Dragster: Manty Bugeja
FIA Top Methanol Funny Car: Leif Andréasson
FIA Pro Modified: Micke Gullqvist
FIA Pro Stock: Thomas Lindström

UEM Top Fuel Bike: Ian King
UEM Supertwin: Nate Gagnon
UEM Pro Stock Bike: Fredrik Fredlund
UEM Super Street Bike Cup: Graham Balchin

View previous winners on the Champions page.

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Entry List   Photo Entry List
For photos of all the drivers and riders that have currently entered for the European Finals, view the 2012 Photo Entry List.

Photo Gallery   Photo Gallery: See what's happening at the 2012 European Finals on the Photo Gallery pages.

For descriptions of the various drag racing classes have a look at the Classes page, in the Drag Racing section of this site. For details of MSA British Drag Racing Championship and the drivers competing, visit


Photography Competition:
Santa Pod Raceway supported by Practical Photography Magazine are running a Photo Competition after the Euro Finals to find the best photo taken at the event, with a year's magazine subscription as the prize.

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The competition is open to anyone except accredited press and the best photos will be displayed in a gallery here at with the winner judged by Practical Photography Magazine.

To enter simply email your best photo or photos (max 2) to along with your name, address and tel number. Closing date for entries is Friday 28th September.

View all entries on the 2012 European Finals Competion page.

If you can’t wait to see if you’re a winner simply text PPSP to 60300
or call 0845 286 7696 (from April 10th) to claim your FREE COPY of Practical Photography.

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European Finals Menu:

European Finals 2016: Preview / Photo Entry List / Running Order / Live Web Broadcast
European Finals 2015: Report / Photo Entry List / Photo Gallery / Live Web Broadcast
European Finals 2014: Report / Photo Entry List / Photo Gallery / Live Web Broadcast
European Finals 2013: Report / Photo Entry List / Photo Gallery
European Finals 2012: Report / Photo Entry List / Photo Gallery / Photo Competition
European Finals 2011: Report / Photo Entry List / Photo Gallery / Photo Competition
European Finals 2010: Report / Photo Entry List / Daily Galleries Wed | Thu | Fri | Sat | Sun
European Finals 2009: Report / Photo Entry List / Daily Galleries Wed | Thu | Fri | Sat | Sun
European Finals 2008: Report / Photo Entry List / Daily Galleries Wed | Thu | Fri | Sat | Sun
European Finals 2007: Report / Photo Entry List / Daily Galleries
European Finals 2006: Report / Entry List / Gallery
European Finals 2005: Report / Gallery
European Finals 2004: Report

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