12 hour Endurance Challenge
Hjärup, Sweden, 16 August 2008
This is the fourth time that Hjärup Slotracing Center is
arranging this endurance team race for Open 12 cars.
Ahead of time (Sweden)
As usual there were eight teams competing and, as usual, hospitality
and good food arranged by the family of Lars Harrysson.
Michael Landrud, Anders Gustafson, Lasse Åberg, Lars Harrysson
Peteris Taurins, Gatis Bezdeliga, Andris Podosinoviks, Edijs Zaks
Shoes for Pigeons (Great
Brian Saunders, Keith Gibson, Graham Woodward, Carolin Karlsson (S)
Egil & Co. (Norway+)
Jonny Andersson, Egil Aksnes, Jörn Bolstad, Ben Woodward (UK)
The Fabulous Four (Sweden)
Birger Elfström, Christer Helgesson, Tommy Berggren, Dan Gustafsson
Eric Signal, Kennet Signal, Robert Hjelm, Lasse P/T
U137 - sometimes on top (Sweden+)
Torgny Nordgren, Michel Lorin, Ilmars Brensons (LAT)
Bold men never wins (Sweden+)
Sven-Erik Olsson, Bo Åkesson, Marcus Andersson, Erik
The race started with extremely close racing. More of a sprint
race than an endurance race.
For a long time it was close between the top six teams but later on the
distance grow. Mostly due to visits into the pits for repair.
It was probably the U137 team that run longest before their first motor
change which happened somewhere in heat seven or eight.
The Ahead of Time took the initial lead in front of The Fabulous Four.
In the second heat
Ahead of Time went into the pits twice and lost their lead to Fabulous
The UK team, Pigeons for Shoes made a motor change between heat one and
With a fresh motor the UK team were fast on black lane but tire wear
meant a tire change during the heat..
The Fabulous Four drivers were really fast but used motors and between
segment two and three they did their second motor change. When they
were back they were on the same lap sharing the lead with Ahead of Time
despite their two motor changes.
At the end they came home second but that was after done seven or eight
1. Ahead of
2. The Fabulous
3. Shoes for
4. The Humble (but bold) Ones 6984
6. U137 - Sometimes on
7. GO69 for
8. Egil &
More results here
Some pictures on next page