GO-69 40 year celebration June 13
The club, with this name, was founded 1969 as Gothenburg-69. The
founders already had a club named Team Tequila but when the club grew
and was becoming a member of the Swedish Motorsport Federation it had
to change name. They first tried with VAT-69 but was not allowed so
they then took the name GO-69 after the year it was founded.
The first Wing Car Worlds driven was organized by GO-69. The race was
held in Gothenburg 1978 in a shopping mall.
Saturday 13 June they had their 40 year celebration inviting a lot of
their old and current members.
They day started with a Production race open for everyone and in the
evening was a race for "VIP" members. The evening ended with dinner and
some more racing which the members enjoyed heavily.
Lap timing system with a new
logo for the day
In the production race it was Eric Signal who topped the chart after
qualifying with a 5,385 lap in front of Janne Ekman 5,390 and Michael
Qualifying results here.
In the race it was Michael Landrud who dominated from start to finish
winning with over 20 laps.
2. Kennet Signal 406,97
3. Janne Ekman 405,25
4. Eric Signal 403,87
5. Lasse Åberg 393,57
6. Torgny Nordgren 392,24
7. Lasse Törn 386,24
8. Pigge Elfström 385,58
Main results here.
Total results here.
You can read more about the race on GO-69 site. Here is a link to a swedish
text. Even if you don't understand Swedish you can enjoy pictures
on that page.
We who raced the production race could now relax and walk around and
talk to all people.
For many, who have not raced for decades, it was getting serious now
for their racing.
Janne Andersson and Peter
Peter Myrberg and
GO-69 provided the cars to be
used for this race.
Bjarne Lilliendahl, Henrik
Ekwall, Krister Martinsson and Danne Martinsson
After practice and heats it was time for the main final with the
drivers Bjarne Lilliendahl, Henrik Ekwall, Krister Martinsson and Danne
The race was close with Bjarne and Danne sharing the lead halfway and
Krister and Henrik sharing third place behind.
In the third heat it got even closer with Bjarne on 69 and Henrik,
Krister and Danne on 68 laps.
When the last heat was run it was Danne on top with 139 laps followed
by Krister and Bjarne on 137 and Henrik on 133 laps.
The winner Danne Martinsson
Some of the old and
The VIP race cars
After dinner we had a good time talking and racing.