Jimmy Alund FIA European drag racing champion

Many fans of NHRA drag racing are familiar with Jimmy Alund. While filling in for Greg Anderson behind the wheel of the Summit Racing Pro Stock Camaro in early 2014, Alund made a name for himself by winning the Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway.

Alund was a new face in the NHRA winner’s circle following the win, but the Swede has practically lived in the winner’s circle at FIA European Drag Racing events the past 14 years. He’s won an amazing 10 championships, making him the most successful European drag racer in history.

Following his 10th championship, Alund is ready to go in a different direction.

“To be successful in Pro Stock, you have to live Pro Stock for 24 hours a day,” Alund told DragRacingEurope.eu. “It asks for absolute dedication. You see that in the States with such successful racers as Warren Johnson and now Greg Anderson and Jason Line. They live Pro Stock 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. I think that was also the reason why we were so successful, but it also took a lot of energy. Driving the bus through Europe, servicing the car at the track and in the workshop, keep the team running, also financially, and of course the business at home.”

For 2017, Alund will be tackling a new challenge: Pro Modified.

Find out more about Alund’s future plans, including whether he’s done with Pro Stock for good, by reading the story at DragRacingEurope.eu.

Author: David Fuller

David Fuller is OnAllCylinders' managing editor. During his 20-year career in the auto industry, he has covered a variety of races, shows, and industry events and has authored articles for multiple magazines. He has also partnered with mainstream and trade publications on a wide range of editorial projects. In 2012, he helped establish OnAllCylinders, where he enjoys covering all facets of hot rodding and racing.