Everybody here at Hockenheim-Ring GmbH was shocked, when we heard the sad news about Kent Persson. His name will for ever be associated with the NitrOlympX because of his historical run in the 1997 event. This 4.98sec-run was the the first in Europe and an overwhelming and unforgettable moment for both the fans and also for the organizers. On the track and in the pits Kent was one of these persons, you can call "the true spirit of Drag Racing" - and therefore he will always be missed. Our thoughts and very deepest sympathies are with his family and friends.
Georg Seiler & Jerry Lackey for Hockenheim-Ring GmbH & NitrOlympX Organisation.