September 6, 2018
We started the season with test runs at Gardermoen Raceway in May. The car went steady in the 5.90s and thinks looked very promising for the rest of the season.
Next up on our calendar was Tierp Internationals in Sweden, our first FIA European Championship race this year! We sat a new PB on 5.81 and 399.7 km/h (can we round that up to 400, please?) and the car went steady in the 5.80s all weekend. When elimination day arrived we tried our best, but we lost in the first round. Still, we were very happy with the weekend as the car has never been so steady before!
Drag Challenge at Gardermoen Raceway was our next stop. On the second run the car broke loose from the start and when I tried to change gear to avoid wheel spin it ended up as a huge burn out. This resulted in a broken camshaft and the race weekend was over for us.
The next race was NitrOlympX at Hockenheimring in Germany! We love Hockenheim and all the German audience. Due to our new camshaft that arrived just in time for the race, we had some challenges tuning the car. We blew a bunch of burst panels in the qualification runs and tried a lot of new things. The car worked a lot better in the elimination; 5.84 despite short shifting gears due to tier shake.
Our last race this season was Summit Racing Equipment Internationals at Tierp Arena and we set another new PB; 5.73 with one cylinder out after 4 seconds! In the elimination, we won the first round with 5.75 and went into the semi finals where we also drove 5.75, but that wasn’t fast enough to move on to the final.
We wish all the teams going to Santa Pod this weekend good luck, and we will see you again next year!
Our goal is to attend all the championship races next year and set new records.
Last, but not least, we want to express our gratitude to all our sponsors, fans and all the people who helped us throughout the season: Svein Olav Solli, Ingebjørg Klingsheim, Bigga Klingsheim, Rune Bakke, Anders Lomeland.
Personally, I will like to give a huge thanks to the rest of the team as well! I am very grateful for the work, time and support you put into this sport so I can live my dream!