PEO Reports SwedishCup R1, Växjö Sweden,
Last weekend, first round of the Swedish on-road cup 2012 in Växjö, a nice track with good traction!
Double podium finishes for the Serpent Sweden team, a promising start of the new season!
Drivers started to practice Friday afternoon, sunny and perfect conditions all day!
Saturday saw light rain so the last and 4:th qualify was postponed to Sunday that brought nice racing weather again.
Mikael Fransson focusing on 1:10 this race took TQ with his Serpent 733-TE but in the final he retired shortly with a broken spurgear.
Per-Ola Hard took 2:nd in the final racing the Serpent 733-TE, he was in the lead but ran out of rear tires at 40min and had to make a change and lost several laps.
Young David Hassel normally a fast buggy driver borrowed a Serpent 733-TE from the distributor in Sweden Hobbyprodukter, David had
Klas from Hobbyprodukter as mechanic and finished on a nice 3:rd place in his first nitro onroad race ever, well done!
Winner was Xray driver Markus Hellquist from the Växjö Sweden after a consistant and fast drive!
Markus Lindner racing the Serpent 966-TE took TQ in the dry 4:th qualify held Sunday morning!
In the final Niklas Johansson with his Xray was the man and took a convincing victory!
2:nd and 3:rd was closer and a battle between the Serpent Sweden teammates Bengt Andersson and Marcus Lindner.
After 45min of good racing Bengt was in 2:nd and Marcus in 3:rd, both racing the Serpent 966-TE car!
Thanks to the local racing club in Växjö south of Sweden and its members in for hosting a nice race!
Next race of the season will be the Nordic Championships in Trollhättan Sweden 9-10:th of June.
See you on the grid then, I hope to race the new Serpent 747 “Jumbo” then