The motor club in Växjö, Växjö MS, was the host
for the second round in the Sveslot Saloon series held the 26:th of March
The track is a former eight lane mini-king which has been rebuilt to a 6-lane
It brings back some memories for me.
1982. It was the second round in the G-7 European Championship held in Växjö.
It was the year when Lars Blomqvist took the crown. I entered in this second
round which was my first European Championship race. I reached the main and
just before the start more than one Swedish racer told me (not asked) to
back of in the start.
I did. I also won that race :-)
That was some 22 year old history.
It was a 32 driver strong field in Production 1/24 and there were
drivers that had entered the other classes but not this so there were even
more racers present. It was nice to see some of our Danish friends.
This is a short story about the races (due to that it's written
a week after the races) and full results can be seen at Sveslot's site. Links
to results will be found at the end of this story. I apologize for the lack
of information for the Junior races.
The qualification in Production 1/24 went to Janne Ekman who with
a time of 4,445 was more than a 1/10 of a second faster than second place
who was a junior, Mikael Palmqvist who again showed quality, 4,547 and in
third Mikael Gustavsson 4,563.
When the semi-finals were driven Michael Landrud had been
fastest with 144 laps. Last man to the main was Mats Hummel who drove 141
laps. Really, really close racing.
Production Junior AND Open12. From left to right:
Kristoffer Karlsson. Winner Mikael Palmqvist and second Evelina Axelsson
In the main Janne Ekman was able to pull away slightly from the rest. Michael
Landrud Anders Gustafson and Lasse Åberg were on the same or almost
on the same lap for two-three heats.
In the fifth heat Lasse was able to take back some of the distance that Janne
had built up and in the last heat crashed into cars on the bridge and it
was even. When the time was up Lasse had won in front of Janne Ekman and
Landrud now tops after the two rounds.
1. Lasse Åberg 224,50
2. Janne Ekman 223,65
3. Michael Landrud 222,30
4. Anders Gustafson 220,75
5. Mats Hummel 214,85
6. Mikael Gustavsson 210,30
Production 1/24 Senior. From left to right: 2:nd Janne Ekman.
Winner Lasse Åberg. Third Michael Landrud