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Yeahhhh!  Voor de 1ste keer in de geschiedenis is een Belgisch Team Europese Kampioen Dragrace. Uitstekende resultaten, snelste tijden, beste kwalificaties, perfect team work, doorzettings vermogen, geen schade wat wil een team meer!!

 

6de ronde finale Santa Pod uk, runner up!

5de Ronde Tierp Arena Zweden,  Winnaar!!

4de Ronde Hockenheim Duitsland 3de plaats

3de Ronde Kauhava Finland 2019, Winnaar!!

2 de ronde Tierp Zweden 2019  3de plaats!!

 

1st Round Main Event UK 2019, Winnaar!!

 

Review 2018 / Previeuw 2019

 

Over the 2017 winter period we checked the car out, tagged everything and made some small updates. One of the most important updates was the clutch. After talking to Bob Molinari , our go to clutch expert , we decided to change our trusty clutch out for a new unit that has the center support bearing. This helps stabilize the clutch and it is a big help for the rear main bearing. With Molinari racing clutches we had a sponsor for the 2018 season! We changed some things on the fuel system and off course put it on the dyno @ DynoUnlimited. The changes proved to be worth some power and looked promising for the new season!

The season kicked off as always at the Main event at Santa Pod! We decided to do some test runs on the pro peak performance test day. Trying to find a new setup for the clutch, wich proved to be challenging. During qualifying we were plagued with tire shake , session 3 and 4 were a little better and we went 5.95 and 5.85 with a pedal, good enough for the number 5 spot..  For elimination round 1 we had to face Jurgen Nagel , after some brutal shake we lost both sprags in the trans and we lost first round..

Next stop on the tour was Tierp arena in Sweden. Hoping to do better than at Santa Pod we changed some things around and made the best of the conditions. Friday was a very cold day and both qualifying sessions were plagued with shake.

On Saturday we had 3 qualification rounds so we could get some more data . Q3 started with no sign off shake and leaving hard on the line and what looked to be a promising 5.5 run but the driver pulled the chutes to soon resulting in a 6.07, we are not running top fuel Sandro!  Q4 the car went for the centerline  and Q5 was a shaky run and resulted in a number 7 qualifying spot.

 

On Sunday we had to face Dennis Habermann , one of the fastest top alcohol dragsters running in Europe.  Unfortunately we gave this one away , the car rolled thru the beams , the cherry lit and our weekend was over.

 

Round 3 Alastaro! After looking over the data from Tierp we were confident we had found the issue that caused the car to shake and get loose. On Friday , after some rain, Q1 went better. We decided to make a 1000ft pass to check out how the car would react to the changes we made. It was a nice solid run with no shake and a clicked off early 5.70. Putting us in 4th position. The data looked good and it was the first run of the season with no shake.

Saturday we had some sun and cool air. The track looked good and we had 2 rounds to improve on the 5.70. Q2 was a stormer , the car launched hard , straight and stormed to a new 5.48 track record! Putting us in the No1 spot and making this the second track where we hold the record for an alcohol funny car! The last qualifying run the car drifted to the centerline and the run was aborted.

Round 1 on Sunday was a pedal fest between us and our good friend Ari Pietilä. Both cars went into shake but we managed to get to the stripe first! Round 2 we had a bye into the final , after some small shake and a pedal we managed to run a 5.75. It was not enough to get lane choice in the final where we had to face the No1 qualifyer Timo Habermann.

Timo won the final on a hole shot .

Round for @ Hockenheim was a hot one! The track was very slippery and our first run was a aborted 6.05. We made some changes to the car for round 2 and improved with a 5.60 @400kmh. Q3 and Q4 the car drifted and after a brief pedal resulted in a 5.76 and 5.71. We kept the number 1 spot and had to face Jurgen Nagel again on Sunday morning.

Elimination round 1 was a stormer! The car left straight and hard and the board showed another 5.49! Another Track record! Round 2 we had to face Timo again. We were confident to do better than at Finland. The car left good but drifted towards the centerline, we went shopping for timing cones so we were disqualified. Luckily the body had no damage but our weekend was over.

Round 5 and the second Tierp event. The weather looked good and it was a little cooler than Hockenheim.

Q1 was a nice base line , no shake and a nice clean 5.61. The car looked good and we made some changes after looking at the date. Q2 was even better. The car finally started to react to the changes we made, going 3.67 to the eight and a (dissapointing?) 5.54 to take the top spot! We found a cracked spark plug wich explained why the car slowed down.

 

Saturday we got 3 qualifying runs. Unfortunately we kept having spark plug issues , Q3 was a strong run till half track (3.66 tot the 8th) and a 5.60 , Q2 was a strong 3.65 to half track and a 5.54 to the quarter , with a broken plug! Q3 we dropped a cylinder on the hit , we went 3.86 and 5.83 on 7 cylinders. But most important we kept the No1 spot!

Saturday evening we decided to change the spark plug wires and boots to solve our cracking plug issues. We needed to be ready for round 1 on Sunday! We had to face Ari Pietïla in round 1. The car launched very aggressive with a .93 60Ft , 3.61 to halftrack and a very nice 5.47 to take the win!

Round 2 we had a bye run. We had some brake/clutch issue at the tree and almost rolled through the lights! The car left good but went for the centerline , a brief pedal and we managed to run a 5.71 to try and take lane choice for the final.

 

For the final we had to face Dennis Habermann . There was some rain before our run and the track got cold. We had the advantage on the tree but the car went into shake and turned for the wall. Sandro tried to steer it off but we swiped the wall , damaging the body and pulling the exhaust off the head. Luckily our driver was ok and the car is repairable. Luckily the chassis wasn’t hurt. Very frustrating end to the weekend but that’s racing!

We would like to thank the Tierp Arena safety crew, they were very helpful and respectful to get the car off the track.

 

It was a very short 2 weeks to get the car ready for the finals. Luckily we have some very good racing friends! Team Double Trouble stepped in and helped us get the body repaired and somewhat painted so it looked presentable at the finals. So thanks for that guys!

The 6th and final round off the season , the European finals @ Santa Pod. Ending the season where it started. Hoping to do better than the main event , we changed some things and hoped for a good weekend.

Q1 was a nice run after what happened at Tierp. A little bit of shake and an early shut off 5.72 at only 236mph. The data showed we needed to change some things on the clutch for the next round.

Q2 on Saturday morning the car was drifting towards the wall but nothing too wild , resulting in a very nice 5.502 and again the No1 qualifier spot!

Q3 was delayed for an oil down and it started to get dark. No worries there! The car left super hard with a 0.922 60ft (1st ever in Europe for an alcohol funnycar!) , some shake and a 5.4525.

Sunday morning we had to face Jonny Lagg. There was some rain and we had to wait a long time before we could run. The weather and the track conditions changed and 10min before we had to run the sun came out! The car launched hard but went into shake, we tried to recover but it was too late..

 The 2018 season was one with ups and downs , we made some fast runs , ran a few personal records (60ft , 1/8 mile) , we ran a 5.4xx on every track in Europe and are now record holder on 2 tracks (Hockenheim and Alastaro)

 

For 2019 we changed some small things on the car. We found more power on the dyno @ www.facebook.com/DynoUnlimited and we lost some weight on the car.

We are still looking for a Company that would like to support our team and have their name on the fastest  funnycar currently running in Europe!

 

See you at the track!

1ste race Santa Pod vooruit blik!!

 

 

5de ronde Tierp Zweden

Yes,  3de plaats in het klassement na de wedstrijd in Zweden en weer een 5.4 sec run tijdens de wedstrijd.

Nu deze prestatie herhalen in Santa Pod UK weekend van 6 -9  September en ons doel is bereikt om dit op elke track dit jaar te presteren.

Na heel wat hard werk is de FC  gerepareerd en alles staat klaar om in de truck te laden.

Iedereen heeft er zin in om nog een laatste keer dit jaar alles te geven en we hopen met goede prestaties af te sluiten.

Bedankt aan alle fans die naar Santa Pod komen om ons te steunen….

 

4de ronde Hockenheim

3de Ronde Alastaro  Finland

Na vele jaren was het team terug op de race track van Alstaro. Dit is ook de laatste keer dat er een Dragrace daar wordt georganiseerd. Met een tijd van 5.48 sec zette het team een track record en dit was genoeg als top qualifier aan de race te beginnen.

Met een bijna feilloos parcour belanden we in de finale waar wij met een tijd van 5.66 sec, hiervan moet 0.22 sec af getrokken worden, tegen een 5.44 sec verloren op reactie van Timo Habermann.

Toch niet ontevreden kijken we uit naar de volgende races:

Nitrolympx Hockenheim 17-19 augustus  ,   Tierp Zweden 24 - 26 augustus  ,  Finals te Santa Pod UK 7 - 9 september

 

2de Ronde Tierp Zweden

Op dit moment staan we 4de in het kampioenschap.

weekend van 29 juni-1 juli

Main Event 2018 Santa Pod 1ste ronde

Helaas lukte het niet om de afstelling van de FC en de nieuwe betonbaan met elkaar te verzoenen.

Wij kijken uit naar de 2de ronde in Tierp Zweden weekend 8-10 juni.

 

 

Danny's Racing Team looking forward to 2018 season

Voor alle fans van spanning en speed... We got what you need!!! Een show van brullen... En smoke om te smullen!

De snelste funny car van Europa dat zijn wij, en wij zijn er dan ook bij!

Een heleboel pk's op de baan, en kijken naar een prachtige Amerikaan...
Kom naar Nascar Finals 14-15 oktober circuit Zolder!

Het hele terrein zal in een Amerikaanse sfeer ondergedompeld zijn. ...
stands – food & drinks – Music – autograph session pilots – Drag Show and lots more
maar in een weekend vol Amerikaans entertainment mogen er natuurlijk geen American Cars & Bikes ontbreken
we willen van deze gelegenheid gebruik maken om zowel oude als nieuwe Amerikaanse voertuigen te verenigen.

Daarom nodigen wij u en jou vrienden graag uit voor onze eerste American Cars & Bikes On Wheels Show

Ieder deelnemend Amerikaans voertuig beschikt over een gratis parking en twee gratis weekend tickets
Graag hadden we jullie dan ook verwelkomt op zaterdag of zon...dag tussen 9h00 tot 13h00. Einde van de Show 18h00,

Om een vlotte sturing te garanderen betreft het parkeren binnen het circuit in de voorziene zones
Is het gewenst om voor 11/10 per mail het aantal (bij benadering) deelnemers te laten weten.
Indien mogelijk welke dag je aanwezig wil zijn, of beide dagen.

Het toekomen van de voertuigen gebeurd via de hoofdingang Terlaemenlaan (parking 69)

Voorzitter ORC  Ronald Verbraeken

MAIL : Rverbraeken@Proximus.be

SEIZOEN 2017

Weekend van 8-10 September European Finals Santa Pod UK

Helaas was het weer bar slecht en konden er maar 2 qualificatie runs gereden worden ipv 4. Als 4de gequalificeerd begonnen we aan de eliminaties. 

Immense tire shake waardoor er geen zicht meer was op de track moest Sandro gas lossen en was het voorbij.

Wij kijken terug op een uitmuntend seizoen 2017, 4 wedstrijden gereden, waarvan 2 winnaars posities en 1 runner up.

Voornamelijk 5.5 sec runs gereden zonder schade dank aan DynoUnlimited. 5.5 sec run rijden in 2017 was ons grote doel.

Dit hebben we tot onze grote vreugde verbroken met een zeer lage 5.4 sec run, namelijk 5.44 sec/419km op de  1/4 mils.

Wij hebben de snelste Funny Car van Europa en zijn 0.02 sec verwijderd van het Europese Record.

Bedankt voor alle steun van onze fans en hopende jullie terug te zien in 2018

Danny's Racing Team Belgium

Danny Micha Sandro Christiano Nikka Zoë Mauro Nando Erik

Foto's van Remco Scheelings

DragracingEurope.eu, Remco Scheelings

5de ronde Tierp personal best 5.44 sec/ 1/4mls WINNAAR

Verslag op FIA.com

Verslag Autosport.nl Remco Scheelings

Verslag autosportwereld.br Willy Bouchez

Verslag dragracingeurope.eu Remco Scheelings

Verslag Autosport.nl Remco Scheelings

4de ronde NitrOlympx Hockenheim personal best 5.50 sec 1/4 mls Runner UP

 Dragracing Magazine online foto van Ivan Sansom NitrOlympx

Verslag van Willy Bouchez NitrOlympx 2017

Verslag in DragracingEurope.eu Remco Scheelings

Verslag in Autosport.nl Remco Scheelings

2de ronde Fia Tierp Zweden 2017 WINNAAR personal best 5.52 sec 1/4mls

Verslag AUTOSPORT WERELD.BE

Verslag Autosprt.nl Remco Scheelings

Licentie runs Main Event 2017 Sandro Bellio verslag Autosport.nl Remco Scheelings

Danny Bellio, Danny's Racing Team is back in business

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

19 - 21 augustus

 

 

 

 

 

1ste race voor Danny's Racing Team vanaf 19-21 augustus in Hockenheim. Blown Alcohol Hemi is getest op Dyno Unlimited van Danny Cars en het team is zeer tevreden. Dit weekend wordt de hemi volledig terug opgebouwd , opgestart en de truck geladen zodat we woensdag richting de aktie kunnen vertrekken. Donderdag is rustdag met enkel opbouw van de pit, opstarten van de FC en algemene keuring. Vanaf vrijdag nitro power...graag zien we jullie daar....

We are almost ready with the Funny Car and packing the Truck 

Tuesday we are closing at 16h and heading to Calais
Thursday is test day at Santa Pod where we are going to make our first run
Friday we are a day off and watching the sportsman classes and catch up with the other race teams
Saturday and Sunday we are qualifying for the finals on Monday

 

The last race of the season started for Danny’s Racing Team on Wednesday with some testing. We were able to make 4 runs during testday. As it seemed that the data from Tierp were not working at Santa Pod, we had to start from scratch. After 4 runs we at least had a starting point for the qualifications.

How fantastic. Sun, sun and sun in Santa Pod for the final weekend of the European Championship. The team arrived on Thursday and made everything ready to put down some good runs. But in the first qualification Danny’s car suffered a broken transmission. In the second run of the day Danny had to drive through shake and the car was moving to the left and to the right. Still a nice 5,98 sec.

When we left Tierp in June we couldn’t imagine that we would be back here in August. After the crash we thought that the season was over for us. But with a lot of hard work and help from several people the body and the chassis were repaired and the car received a new paint.

After winning the first round at Santa Pod we are looking forward to race at the nice state of the race arena at Tierp, in Sweden.
On the way over Danny's Racing Team Made a stop by Dan Larsen in Denmark. Dan offered to help restore the body after it was damaged in Santa Pod

Fifth and last round of the FIA European Championship 2011.

After 2 months we're back on the track for the 4th round of the FIA European Championship. at Hockenheim. It's the closest track for us and we were looking forward to an exciting weekend of racing.

The second round of the FIA European Championship took place at the brand new track in Tierp, 100 km to the north of Stockholm. What an amazing place!!
A very long drive (2 days, 1800 km) but well worth it. A nice place with a well prepared track, everything well organised and a perfect spot for dragrace fans to watch the races from the
grandstands. On top of that we had 3 days of sunshine and very hot weather.

Season 2011 started with the first round of the FIA European Championship in Santa Pod, England. Danny's Racing Team was planned to make some testruns on Thursday, but unfortunately it rained, so racing was impossible. On Saturday qualification began. It was very windy but dry. On the first run Danny went into stage

Already the last race of the  European season. So the team took the opportunity to make some extra runs during the Pro Peak Performance Day on Wednesday. Danny's first run was a nice 5,92 sec. There were some troubles with the chutes as they entangled, so we knew that the chute-problem was still not resolved. During the second pass, Danny's car hit shake immediately after the start and he had to shut off.

Danny's Racing Team went with no less than 4 racers to the Dutch Finals in Drachten. Danny to make some testruns with his Top Methanol Funny Car, Mario drove his Chevrolet Monza in the Pro ET class, Sandro competed in Super Pro ET with his Chevrolet Bel Air Funny Car andChristiano made his debute on a Junior Dragbike. With a 0.027 reaction time he was second qualifyer at the end of day two.

After all the troubles earlier this season we were anxious to start racing in Hockenheim. We couldn't find the right setup for our new combination at Mantorp, so we hoped to get it done this weekend.

After all the damage we suffered at the Easter Thunderball and the Main Event, it was not easy to get ready for the 3th round of the European Championship. The car needed a new engine and lots of other parts. The last parts arrived just in time and the truck left for Sweden on Tuesday evening.

But our season didn't start the way we hoped. After the damage we had at Easter our engine needed to be repaired but it  wasn't ready in time for the first round. Graham Ellis had a spare engine and he wanted us to use it during the main event, we also got some pistons and rods from Dan Larsen. The engine was installed and we were ready for some testing. On Thursday we did two testruns, 60ft times looked great.

During the first round of the UEM Championship Danny's Racing Team was invited to make some demo-runs. So along with a few other cars we made the trip to Kunmadaras in Hungary. This was the second year that the bikes had a championship round on this track. And Kunmadaras is actually a perfect place to become a future FIA event.

As mentioned earlier Danny's Racing Team went to the National Finals in the UK. Not with Danny's Funny Car, but with Sandro's '55 Bel Air Funny Car to compete in Super Pro ET.

For the last round of the European Championship we went to Santa Pod, this time with perfect weather for good racing.

On the first qualifying day we were struggling with heavy tire shake and wheel spin. In the 3rd run on Saturday the same story. The car went aggressively of the line but went immediately into tire shake. We had to come up with a different plan for the last qualifying run.

Danny's Racing team spend last weekend at the NitrOlympx  in Hockenheim. Already the fourth round of the FIA European Championship and as every year it is very nice to see so many Belgian supporters here at this event. The weather was great during the races, not warm, but hot, very hot!!

The 3rd FIA round of the European Championship was in Mantorp Park Sweden. Like every season we are looking forward to experience the great atmosphere again at the Veidec Festival. The team arrived on Wednesday and prepared the Funny Car on Thursday.

After a long drive of 1900km and a ferry for 8 hours, the team finally arrived at Alastaro circuit on Thursday. The weather was great and we spend the day with preparing the car for the second FiA round of the season. Here in Finland it' is always a little bit strange in the evening, you are waiting for the night and darkness to come, but it doesn't.

We had a great couple of days at the Main Event with ups and downs. First thing, the weather: lot's of sun and not a drop of rain during the whole weekend. This is one of the most important elements we need for racing, and very much wanted at Santa Pod after the bad weather we had the last few years.

Danny's Racing Team spent last weekend at the 17th Drag Power Show at Mirecourt in France. The team took the two Funny cars ,the Dodge Charger and Sandro's Chevrolet Bel Air, to do some demo-runs during the Super Show in the afternoon and at night.
 
The weather was sunny, the crowd was enthusiast and we had a great time. 
 

Last weekend a new dragracing season started for Danny Bellio and his team. During off season a lot of work was done on the funny car and truck and some new parts (body, clutch…) have been installed. So the car was ready to do a first outing on the track at Santa Pod.              

This was certainly not the weekend we agined for ending our drag racing season.
We spend 3 days waiting for the rain to stop. The track crew didn't stop working trying to get the track race ready. Once they managed to get it dry, the rain came down again.

Last weekend we had a 'première' at the Drachten Finals. Danny's racing team appeared at the track with two Funny Cars. Danny was their with the Top Methanol Funny Car, Sandro (Chief mechanic for the TMFC) brought his newly acquired '55 Chevrolet Bel Air to the track.

Fourth round of the European Championship. Arrival on Thursday under a superb and cloudless sky. Promising!, but by nightfall dark clouds gather over the circuit and moments later it is raining cats and dogs... It takes until friday late afternoon before the first run can be made and the FIA classes are up first.

There is a great feeling about this race, and we are all ready to rumble! First qualifying run, and we are in the second pairing, nice burnout but when we get back to the starting line a problem arises: there is oil on the strip at 60ft and around the 1/8 mls traps. We are forced to abandon the qualifying run but upon inspection later, no oil leak can be found on the funny car.

Tuesday night we left for Alastaro, Finland. A 1880 km journey and 10 hours of ferry later we arrived at the track... The weather was lovely with plenty of sunshine, too bad only 6 funny cars were competing in the race.

Over the last week-end, Danny's Racing Team attended the Dutch Dragracing opening event at the new strip in Drachten, Holland. We were really surprised with the excellent changes that have been made to the track, which now looks like some real fast times will be possible in the future, and a beautiful location for the drivers as well! There were grandstands for the public and the organizing Explosion Team was very professional!

Danny's Racing Team was there, the European presentation of the all new and exclusive Yamaha V-Max 2009 for the international press! A mega show with dragsters and jet planes, in which Danny played a major role!

The first FIA event that we have been waiting for all winter!

It was lovely racing weather in Chambley, and we shared the pit area with Lisa Selles and her junior dragster. The junior dragster has a really impressive team this week-end! We have to perform 1 show run each day, so we have spare time to go and see the action from the stands at the strip.

The Funny Car is ready for test runs and we had a nice opportunity to do our first test runs at Easter Thunderball at Santa Pod. Unfortunately the weather was so bad, we were unable to unpack the necessary gear because of the strong winds and rain. Friday some sportsman classes did some runs between showers. 

Was a wonderful week-end for young and old. The funnycar was started a few times, which drew crowds of people, but the most exciting moment was the burnout Danny made on Saturday. To test the rear axle for Luckau Danny decided to make a burnout test. All went as planned and the huge display of smoke, noise and power was on everyone's lips for the rest of the week-end...

A week-end we will remember for a long time, but for the wrong reasons! An object that was in the middle of the shutdown area (unbelievable but sadly true...) wrecked the cars front right side. Luckily our good Dutch friends Jaap and Jan where in Luckau, and they mobilized another friend that took care of the body and repaired the damage in the next two days so that we could attend the Chambley Power Show the next week-end! 
  
We cannot thank Francil, Jaap and Jan enough for the 2 days and nights they spent working on the body. Respect!

Dinsdag avond half 5, tijd om richting Zweden te vertrekken! De bus is gepakt en gezakt. Iedereen van het team is aan boord. De rit wordt gestart en de sfeer bij Danny's Racing Team zit er goed in. Iedereen gelooft erin dat we het goed zullen doen.

Woensdag avond half 7, na een drukke dag in de shop was het eindelijk tijd om de gepakte en gezakte bus "on the road" te brengen. Om half elf zouden we de boot op kunnen in Calais richting Dover. Om vandaaruit richting UK te rijden, waar de mooie dragracestrip Santa Pod ligt.

Vrijdagavond half 6, stralende zon aan de hemel! Danny's Racing Team staat klaar om richting strip te rijden. De strip van Chambley. 

Tijd voor een eerste test op een goed geprepareerde baan, met veel grip. Resulaat: een verpulvering van onze persoonlijke besttijd van 4,68 seconden naar 4,14 seconden en 287 km/h over de 1/8 mijl! U leest er alles over in het verslag van de Drachten MPM Internationals.

De eerste echte test voor de nieuwe motorcombinatie verliep zoals verhoopt! U leest er alles over in in het weekendverslag van Le Pechereau 2005.

Nieuws

Wij hebben een nieuw record behaald Tierp Zweden 2017 5.44 sec 1/4 mls

Track record  Alastaro Finland 2018  5.48 sec/1/4 mls

Track record Hockenheim Duitsland 2018 5.49 sec /1/4 mls

13.08.2018 13:25

Nieuwe website voor Danny Cars

30.05.2014 12:44