How about a little Swedish action this weekend?

Leif Andreasson  (Rose Hughes photo)

The FIA/UEM European tour is in Sweden this weekend at Tierp Arena just north of Stockholm, with bumper fields in the pro classes and more than a smattering of NHRA expertise evident in the pits. Headliners so far include Leif Andreasson with the quickest and fastest pass in Top Methanol Funny Car history at a stellar 5.558/259.71, and although Micke Gullquist currently leads Pro Mod with a 5.949 don’t count out Freddie Fagerstrom with a 6.049 from his C-10 pickup truck.

Freddy Fagerstrom  (Ivan Sansom photo)

Jari Halinen (FIA Top Fuel Dragster) Jimmy Alund (FIA Pro Stock Car), Manty Bujega (FIA Top Methanol Funny Car), Peter Svensson (UEM Top Fuel Bike), Per Bengtsson (UEM Super Twin Bike) and Fredrik Fredlund (UEM Pro Stock Bike) are the current low qualifiers in the remaining classes after two sessions.

Ivan Sansom and Rose Hughes will bring you snippets at the end of the meeting and a full report in due course, but PPV is available for Saturday and Sunday at www.speedgroup.eu. [6/15/2012]

MSD Performance promotes Otis Ferguson to VP of Engineering

Russell Stephens, President of MSD, announced that Otis Ferguson has been promoted to Vice President of Engineering where he will be responsible for leading a multi-disciplinary team of software developers and engineers.

MSD's engineering talent has been expanded significantly in the past few years and Ferguson has helped foster a culture of innovation and change that has allowed MSD to develop new cutting-edge performance products for both the street and racing markets.

Ferguson joined MSD in 2007 as Quality Manager and brings over 17 years of engineering management experience to his new role working with companies such as United Technologies Automotive, Lear Corporation and Yazaki where he helped design, develop and launch numerous products for GM, Ford and Chrysler. In 2011 Otis led MSD's team in the design, validation and successful launch of its innovative Atomic EFI product. [6/15/2012]