Hjärup 12 hour Open 12 race
During 19-21:st of August Hjärup Slotracing Center ran the 12 hour
race with teams from Czech Republic, Denmark, Norway and Sweden
and mixed teams from these nations.
Each heat was 1 hour and 29 minutes long with one minute lane break
between each heat.
The teams are:
Smra dosi - All Czech
Jirka Karlik, Pavel Flaisig, Miroslav Vadlejch.
Fabolous Four - All
Birger Elfström, Tommy Berggren, Christer Helgesson and Dan
Egil & Co - Norway
Egil Aksnes, Torgeri Boe, Johnny Andersen and Torgny Nordgren
Ingen Aning - All swedish
Torbjörn Wågman, Mikael Gustavsson, Mikael Palmqvist and
Sanda and her tired friends
- Mix Czech and Swede
Sandra Karlikova, Antonin Vojtik, Petr Ruzicka and Ove Halvarsson
Love Potion 69 - All
Berra Ljungdahl, Lasse Pettersson, Kennth Signal and Uffe Törn
Team Spirit - Denmark
Lars Norkjear, Erik Noltensmeijer, Jan Ekman
Team Persico - All
Michael Landrud, Anders Gustafson, Lasse Åberg, Lars Harrysson
For current "live" results click here
to get to Hjärups home page.
Each team has to have a
marshall but was it like this they meant?
When the race started the Team Persico went into the
lead. Already in the first heat the Smra dosi had to pit for a gear
change. Gears became on of the most "popular" causes for pitting.
The Smra dosi went into the lead in the second heat when Team Persico
did gear and motor change. Behind these two teams team Ingen Aning and
Fabolous Four had a battle.
During the third heat Smra dosi lost the lead temporarily due to a gear
change but they were soon into the lead, a lead that expanded when
Persico did their second motor change.
After three heats we had a lunch break. Beverly made sure that
all racers were feed and the Czech's brought beer with them so no one
need to go thirsty.
In the fourth heat Smra dosi extended their lead but half an
hour into the fifth heat their luck went out. The car came into the
wrong lane and they lost approximately 70 laps during repair. During
the fiftt and sixth heat they were able to get back into the lead.
When we had run five heats the difference between the leading team and
second place was only one 1, lap.