Hjärup 12 hour
17-18 August 2007
This was the third time the Hjärup 12 hour race has been held and
as always there were strong teams from abroad.
The Czech's with their two time winning team Smradosi were present as
well as the fast British Trotter Independent Traders (TIT).
Finland was present for the first time with a team, "The colours of
white and blue".
This time the Swedish racers had to qualify for the 12 hour
race and the Swedish Masters Open 12 class results counted. The first
four Swedish racers there could form a team if they wanted.
For the rest of the Swedish racers they could enter if there were free
slots. This was done to make it possible for even more foreign teams to
have a chance to race.
The four drivers Michael Landrud, Anders Gustafson, Lasse Åberg
and Tobias Lestrell formed the new time "Ahead of Time".
The Fabulous Four, who have had podium places in the previous
two 12 hour races, later got a place as well as the new forming of
"Basically the Best" with Esther Lestrell, Lars Harrysson, Martin
Nilsson and Mikael Gustavsson.
The teams were.
Smradosi, Czech Republic
Jirka Karlic, Miroslav Vadlejch, Pavel Flaisig and
Trotter Independent Traders,
Brian Saunders, Graham Woodward and Will Stemman.
Fabulous Four, Sweden.
Christer Helgesson, Dan Gustafsson, Birger
Elfström and Tommy Berggren.
Ahead of Time, Sweden.
Michael Landrud, Anders Gustafson, Lasse Åberg
and Tobias Lestrell.
The Colours of White and
Justus Pohjasniemi, Harri Nykänen, Markku
Sinisaari and Heikki Sinisaari.
Basically the Best, Sweden.
Esther Lestrell, Lars Harrysson, Mikael Gustavsson
and Martin Nilsson.
Cool Women Hot Men, Czech
Republic, Sweden and Denmark.
Sandra Karlikova, Carolin Karlsson, Marcus
Andersson and Erik
Go for 69, Sweden
Benny Jademyr, Thomas Schüler, Lasse Pettersson
and Robert Hjelm.
Friday afternoon was free practicing and during the evening
there was 8 x 30 minutes of practice.
Beverly and Lars Harrysson opened up their home for all racers. In the
evening Beverly had prepared dinner for all racers and we had a break