Slotcity, Västerås, Open12 8:th of March 2007
Slotcity in Västerås, Sweden, ran an Open12 race on
thursday evening. We were a couple of drivers from SSC who joined that
race. Västerås is about 100 Km northwest of Stockholm.
On thursday afternoon I left work a little bit earlier to
drive to Västerås. On my may I picked up Torgny Nordgren.
When we arrived at Slotcity around 18.00 Michel Lorin, and the rest of
the drivers, were already there.
They cleaned the track and put on a very small amount of glue to fit
the grip of the Fish and the Piranha type of tires.
Gear ratio? Torgny ran 6 pinion. I ran 7 and Michel 8. With so
short time I just went with what I had.
Marcus Andersson doing
Open12 cars before qualifying
Marcus Andersson was first up in qualifying and did a 3,598
When Michel Lorin drove he took over the lead with a 3,525 lap. I did a
3,402 and took the lead.
Second from last to qualify was Ove Halvarsson. From practice it looked
that he could do a high 3,3 lap but he ended with a 3,511 which gave
him second place in qualifying.
Ove Halvarsson 3,511
Michelle Lorin 3,525
Qualifying results here
From qualifying the drivers were moved to finalB and finalA.
In finalB Pierre Gryth, from Karlskoga, took an early lead
ahead of Gunnar Jansson (who used Ove Halvarsson spare car).
Gunnar took the lead in the third heat but was overtaken by Kent
Gustafsson after the fifth heat.
Gunnar came back and won finalB with 303 laps ahead of Kent Gustafsson
301 and Pierre Gryth 280.
finalB results here
In finalA Ove Halvarsson took the early lead with Marcus
Andersson and Lasse Åberg one lap behind. This trio had a close
Ove lost ground when he fell of and had to change gear in the fifth
heat and went from second to fourth.
finalA results here
Total main final