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.