King of Europe Dragster/Drift 2006 : 23/24/25 June 2006
Driver registration is opened for King of Europe 2006 that will be again on the Chimay track 23/24/25 June 2006.
Registration form can be requested through the web site, feel free also to check 2006 rules on the web site : http://www.kingofeurope.net
Spectator tickets are available through our online shop, you have been 8000 spectators in 2005, how much will you be in 2006 ?
Scruteneering starts friday afternoon.
Free practice and qualify on saturday.
Warm up and finals on sunday.
Shows : Dragster and Bike stunters show on saturday and sunday. Friday night and saturday night parties! With top fuel demo on saturday night!
The drift edition will be the same week-end on the other side of the track, more informations to follow about it.
Here is the 2006 final layout with top 4 drivers from last year already qualified...
Up to date driver list...
Number - Name - Country - Car - Bhp
1 "The King" Ian Hook United Kingdom Ford '34 Coupe 1400
2 Stefan Gustafsson Sweden Chevrolet Camaro 600++
3 beaud michel France pontiac transam 655
4 Andy Frost England Vauxhall VX 4/90 FD 1600+
5 BEAL Jordan France Chevrolet Chevelle ????
6 Clayton Doane Germany / US FORD MUSTANG 1000
7 Chris Richards England Ford Mustang 490
8 Michael Vogt germany Willys Coupé
9 Bizjak Tony France Toyota Supra 600
10 jeff thurston United Kingdom ford mustang 700
11 John Sleath England Audi Coupe 1400
12 brian waskett United Kingdom Chevrolet camaro 295
14 Nigle Parkin England Jaguar XJS 900
15 JON HOLLINGWORTH ENGLAND FORD CORTINA 700
16 SIMON BOOT UK CHEVROLET 1971 CAMARO Z28 800
17 ken weale NORTH WALES HONDA NSX 400
18 Krzysztof Bendykowski POLAND Chevrolet Corvette Z06 803
19 marc lamude uk chevrolet 55 belair 1200 with gas
20 thierry SENGES France ford MUSTANG 700
21 mark skinner England fiat 126 500
22 chris skinner England fiat 126 500
23 denis reynolds England Chevrolet corvette 650
24 brian nixon England ford anglia 105E 500
25 kevin preston England austin A60 pick up 800
26 lee scannell England Ford Escort 400
27 Stefan Gustafsson Sweden Ford Thunderbird 1015
28 Michael Weber GERMANY AMC Javelin
29 barry george England Ford P100 pick up 800
30 Ian Jackson England Chevrolet Corvette StingRay 1500
31 Didier Billaut France Dodge Challenger 1000
32 Mats Andersson England Opel GT 750+
33 Rudy Wessely France Pontiac Firebird 700
34 Robert Noeken Holland Buick SX 571
35 Rik Hak Holland Opel Speedster 350+
36 Caen Hervé USA Plymouth Barracuda 1000
37 SERGEY MAKSIMENKO RUSSIA TOYOTA SUPRA MKIV 900
38 Bucher Aurélien France Nissan 300zx 400
39 Stuart Meads England Austin Mini 500+
101 Robert Pothorcki Sweden GMC Syclone 800+
102 Jamie Vugts Netherlands Subaru Impreza 400+
103 wouter dijk Netherlands Subaru Impreza 500
104 Tommy Ohlhoff Denmark Toyota Celica GT FOUR 500 hk
105 Marcin Czernik Poland Subaru Impreza 4TURBO.PL 500+
106 Andreas Freund Germany Audi 400
107 Jörg Birkhof Germany Audi 90 230
108 Michael Karst Golf 2 16vTurbo
109 Tomasz Nagorski Poland Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 499+
110 Marcel van Dale Netherlands Mitsubishi Lancer EVO III 550+
111 Sander Naberman Netherlands Mitsubishi Lancer EVO II 650+
112 DRU PASCAL France VOLKSWAGEN GOLF 600CH
113 Marcin Blauth POLAND GMC Typhoon VTG Truck 1234
114 Grzegorz Staszewski POLAND Chevrolet Corvette 998
115 Heiko Fulsche Germany VW Golf 3 650
116 Thomas Fulsche Germany VW Golf2 600
117 luca lodi italia lancia delta 900
118 Mauro Ghini Italia Lancia Delta 520
119 Arkadiusz Ozieblo Poland Audi S4 1000+
120 ANASTASI Eric France VOLKSWAGEN Golf 3 VR6 522
201 Gianni Santi Italy Renault 5 GT Turbo 400+
202 Martijn Van Bakel Netherlands VW Golf MK1 +/- 500
203 Clémendot Franck France OPEL KADETT 400
204 Cedric Larouzière France Honda Civic Type R 500
205 MARCIN WAWRZAK Poland HONDA CRX 600
206 Carlo Hulsen The Nederlands 1988 VW Golf II 550 BHP
207 Witold Karalow POLAND Honda Civic VTG KungFu Style 590
208 Laurent Van Parys France VW Golf VR6 Turbo 518
209 MARINOT CERDRIC France PEUGEOT 205 T16 334
210 Robbie Stabel Holland Opel Astra GSI Turbo 600
211 RYS ludovic Belgium opel corsa 500
212 Pieter Oonincx the Netherlands FWD Peugeot 205 XS 230+
213 Christophe Galante France fwd PEUGEOT 106 280
214 Roel de Greef holland fwd opel corsa b 380
301 Geert Claes Belgium Audi TT
302 Lars Mende Germany AMC Jeep
303 Martijn Posthumus Holland Mitsubishi Lancer Turbo 385
304 Herwig Bellefroid Belgium Opel Ascona B 190
305 ENOUF Jean-marc France FORD Sierra Cosworth 300
306 Stockmans Tim Belgium Opel Corsa A 208BHP+ NOS
307 steensels raf hamont opel kadett 145
308 BEAL AMAURY France TOYOTA CELICA ST180 ?? NO DYNO
309 BOURRET Reine France Cobra 427 600
310 ROUYER JEFF France PEUGEOT 205 300
311 Christophe Decolvenaere Belgium Seat Ibiza Cupra 321
312 Artjom Koclamazasvili Latvija BMW M3 321
313 ENCHE BENOIT France VW COX 120 ch
314 CAZALENS JL France CHEVROLET CORVETTE 350 CV
315 Jeroen Dierckx België Seat Ibiza 350hp
316 könig fabrice Belgique ford ranchero 300cv
317 Miranda Van Herwaarden The netherlands Mitsubishi 335
318 durieux yoann France opel astra 380
319 DRU JEAN-MARIE France VW SCIROCCO 280
320 Lukasz Granat Poland Nissan Almera Gti 320
321 Mischa Kuipers The Nederlands 1987 VW Golf II 340 BHP
322 Ronald Andre Steuper The Netherlands Mitsubishi Lancer 280
323 colas michel Belgique ford mustang 250
324 henry de frahan pierre Belgique opel kadett gsi 16v 200cv
325 JENARD David Belgique Nissan S14a 250 ch
326 HUMMEL David Belgique Nissan S13 250 ch
327 PREVOST Boris Belgique Mazda RX7 Type R 400 ch
328 roberto spano belgium opel corsa a 150
329 WAFFLARD DAVID France PEUGEOT 205 250 CH
330 STEVENS Gregory France BMW E30 Mtech1 180
331 darren scannnel England Ford Escort 300
332 john dewey united kingdom ford mustang 400
333 rob tromp Netherlands ford Sierra Cosworth 500
334 Remco Groenendaal holland mitsubishi colt 300
335 Kamil Rocki POLAND Volkswagen Polo Coupe 300
336 Robert Nawrot Poland Seat Leon 360
337 Piotr Mazur Poland Ford Focus RS 280
338 Ronny Zoons Belgium Ford Escort Cosworth 350
339 Ismael Aiche France VW Golf 1 VR6 Turbo 450
344 Felix Hertel Germany Mercedes 560SEC 350
345 Marijn Alberts Holland Golf 3.0 VR6 360
346 danny davies United Kingdom AMC Javelin 300
347 Thorsten Appel Germany Chevelle GS300 400++
348 Edwin Boogaart Holland Lancer evo 3 370
349 CIUCH LUDOVIC France mitsubishi lancer évo 8 320CV
350 zodia jimmy France ford cosworth 350
351 Moulin Pascal France dodge dart 350
352 Lasse Munch-Nielsen Denmark Fiat Uno 270
353 Thomas Brandes Germany Ford 3W Coupe 500
354 Christian Baunsøe Denmark Peugeot 206 GTI 260
355 Kees van der Meij Netherlands Opel Kadett C Coupe 240+nos
356 Jacobs Christofe Belgique VW Coccinelle 170
357 DOMINIK BOGUSLAWSKI POLAND HONDA INTEGRA 400
358 Johan Teughels belgium pontiac firebird 300
359 CHERGUI MYLOUD France RENAULT 21 T 250 CH
360 LACHIHEB Jamel France VOLKSWAGEN Golf 2 250ch
Over 130 drivers coming from 11 countries...France, Belgium, Germany, UK, Poland, The Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Letvia, Italy,USA!!!
we are there again!
been there last year an it was the best event and weekend ever..
this year with hajee and chris..:D
the guys have been busy!!
yeah baby all streat legal
deze zijn er ook weer
3 days to go for the fastest european street legal event!!!!
Over 10cars with 1000bhp++++
Last year record : 9.031 @ 1/4
This year we have lot of polish guys coming to bring the crown, can Eastern Europe beat Western Europe ?
hee mike see you again on friday
This 2006 dragster edition in Chimay deserve a longer review than last year, so here we go.
First of all, congratulations to Nigel Parkin the new King of Europe and by the way title stays in UK for the second year!
Spectators and drivers had a fantastic week-end again this year and this is our main objective! But the week-end was for sure not perfect...Important thing is to learn and improve the event next year! For us and for some drivers as well!
Most of the last year fastest drivers came back this year in Chimay. In the final Top16, we can see again Didier Billaut and his Dodge Challenger, Hervé Caen and his fast-but-not-yet-reliable Plymouth Barracuda and Ludovic Rys, the last frenchie in Top16 with his Corsa T16, he will be the only french in quarter final.
3 Brits, 2 Polish, 1 Italian, 1 Swedish and 1 French. Here is the final Top8. On the UK side, John Sleath of course, but also Kevin Preston and Nigel Parkin. On italian and swedish sides, well known Luca Lodi and feared Stefan Gustafsson! Last but not least on the polish side Arkadius Ozieblo (Audi RS4) and Thomas Nagorski (Lancer Evo 9).
All quarter finals will go through without any problem. Semi finals will be Luca Lodi vs Nigel Parkin and Stefan Gustafsson vs Kevin Preston. Due to disqualifications (more info below), Nigel Parkin get through the final and will win it on a bye run. 2007 will be without any doubt the year of the revenge for a lot of drivers!
Let me remind you that King of Europe has been created by dragracers for dragracers because we were tired to go to "business-oriented" competition where the #1 rule is money. Our #1 rules are security, competition, friendship and of course this event is made to crown the fastest european street legal car.
But "King of Europe" means nothing for the spectators, for our crew and even for the winner, if he is not recognized by the european dragracer community as the real fastest european street legal car!!! This year we have discovered the huge gap between last year first event where all drivers came to see "what's going on here" and this year where the drivers came with this event as their main objective of the year. You are now expecting a lot from this competition and we will upgrade the event to this required level.
This year, we had to take very hard decisions about 2 drivers : Luca Lodi and Stefan Gustafsson.
About Luca Lodi, his white Lancia Delta arrived in Chimay without headlights, turn signals, stop lights, wipers, horn and has been rejected at the friday's tech inspection, the italian crew has worked hard during all friday afternoon and evening to get the car in the rules : they succeeded. But a street car has to start on its own, it is clear for everyone, so clear that we did not even write it in the rules, so this could be discussed but on top of that, the italian crew has started the engine on the start line which is a restricted area where no one can access. These 2 reasons gave us the decision to disqualify Luca Lodi.
About Stefan Gustafsson, his front tires were not DOT as requested in the rules, we think that the tires the Camaro was running would not have cheated the competition BUT rules are the rules. His car has passed tech inspection with these tyres so it is part our fault also but Stefan knew very well the rules also and should have known that as a major contender for the crown, his car would have been checked again during the whole week-end by other contenders!
Anyway, some swedish spirits got too hot after the disqualification, i have heard really bad things about some Swedish crew behavior, this is totally unacceptable but Stefan came to our HQ after the show and has widely apologized for that.
We want to keep this "King of Europe" spirit and respect between drivers, let me remember you that when you race at King of Europe with your country flag on the car, you have to be proud and behave correctly when running your national colours.
About disqualification. For us, disqualification make only the current run lost because for example, as far as we saw for Luca Lodi, all the runs did before the semifinal, he came by its own on the start line and got no help, so he qualified correctly up to the semifinal, same for Stefan Gustafsson, until someone complaint about Stefan's car in the final, all other runs of Stefan has been validated. It is impossible for us to tech inspect each car on the start line at each run!
We had some other minor issues during the week-end, like oil on the strip, as well as water from intercooler spray, next year we will have a dedicated guy on track to check for any fluid leak on the car's line up, any leak will lead to pit return! Anyway the crew has worked very hard to clean up oil and get the track up and running again, thanks to them!
Another main hot point has been the sunday's bad weather. It was impossible for us not to have the KOE finals but weather was so unpredictable we were all turning crazy! We decided to call the military airport 50km away from Chimay, after several phone calls, they agree to make us a local forecast but the answer gave us more in trouble than before : "2 hours gap without rain : 66% reliable forecast". "2 hours gap without rain : 66% reliable forecast" : with this sentence, we had to make a choice, start running all drag classes till raining with not enough time for the King of Europe final... or take the Top4 or each SuperStreet Class and bring it to the KingofEurope Top16 without class finals.
Whatever the choice people will be disappointed. So we took the choice to shorten the finals but this made SuperStreet (#5 to #16) and Street drivers not happy at all, we understand and we apologize again for the drivers not able to race, we all know you were coming from so long but rain is the baddest issue you can have on a prepped dragstrip, please understand us.
By the way, even if class finals has been cancelled, we still have class winners based on qualification times, and we will send cup & price money for the 4 classes by regular mail.
SuperStreet RWD 1st : John Sleath - Audi S2
SuperStreet RWD 2nd : Kevin Preston - A60 PickUp
SuperStreet RWD 3rd : Didier Billaut - Dodge Challenger
SuperStreet FWD 1st : Marcin Wawrzak - Honda CRX
SuperStreet FWD 2nd : Witold Karalow - Honda Civic
SuperStreet FWD 3rd : Gianni Santi - Renault 5GT Turbo
SuperStreet 4WD 1st : Robert Pothorcki - GMC Syclone
SuperStreet 4WD 2nd : Tomasz Nagorski - Mitsubishi Evo 9
SuperStreet 4WD 3rd : Arkadiusz Ozieblo - Audi S4
Street (over 12.5) Winner : Christophe Galante - Peugeot 106
Street (over 12.5) 2nd : Lasse Much-Nielsen - Fiat Uno
Street (over 12.5) 3rd : Ludovic Ciuch - Lancer Evo 8
A lot of good stuff also happened in the week-end, like the jump of Poland into major drag racing countries, with 5 cars in the final Top16, Poland shew us we have to watch out for them at the next edition! Getting more major countries involved in the competition can only be good!
The very good saturday weather and the spectators who came as much as last year, close to 9.000! John sleath, like in 2005 has set a new record, it turned the chimay dragstrip from a 9sec open road track to a 8sec open road track with an incredible 8.960!!! Like last year also John had no luck in the big final...
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