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Swiss Funny Car Racer Takes Drag Racing to Italy

By Dezsoe Krivan

Dezsoe Krivan won over the Italian crowd at MotorSport 2000 with smoky burnouts like this. Photo thanks to Power Pack Motorsports
Dezsoe Krivan won over the Italian crowd at MotorSport 2000 with smoky burnouts like this. Photo thanks to Power Pack Motorsports

We have put our footmarks onto the Fairground of Bologna.

The 11-day MotorShow 2000 in Bologna, Italy just ended on Sunday, December 17. It was a great experience for us and for nearly one million visitors. From December 7 through December 10, we performed twice a day burnouts on the two straights of the round course arena. Yes… we have proved that it's possible to drive a round course with a Funny Car!

The course was surrounded by huge grandstands, packed during our shows with more than 50,000 yelling and applauding spectators. Friday was a very special day because it was a holiday in Italy and the Ferrari F1 Team had their show (Pit stops) just before us and luckily, they had all four tires ready. At the end of the Ferrari show Luca Badoer, the test driver of Ferrari, showed a burnout with the red F1-2000. They also do this in a circle! But then came "The answer from Power-Pack" (original translation of the comment in AutoSprint, one of the biggest Italian car Magazines). Dezsoe performed a huge burnout that covered the spectators for a while in white smoke. We think that broke a lot of red Italian hearts.

After the shows, we maintained the car in the booth of the Italian Drag Racing Association (IDRA). Also there, the interest of the Italian spectators was very big, which was also worth a couple television stations to film and interview us. RAI Uno Sport and Tele Monte Carlo already have broadcasted 10 minutes each on Drag Racing Power from the Bologna MotorShow 2000.

I hope that with our attendance in Italy, we have shown that there is more than just round course racing. I'm sure in the near feature we will have Drag Races also for the bigger classes in this very nice, friendly, and Motorsport enthusiastic country. The people from IDRA are doing their best to make it happen.

And once more, sorry to all the other great names in the Motorsport world who gave their best at MotorShow 2000, like Luca Badoer, Carl Foggarty, Max Biaggi, and all the other Car, Cart, and Bike pilots... But we made more smoke!

For pictures and Videos from MotorShow 2000 in Bologna, please visit our Photo Gallery.

And Let's get Drag Racing in Italy!

Dezsoe Krivan
krivan@dragracing.ch
http://www.dragracing.ch

 

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