With 12 point leed in the European Top Fuel Champinship we were excited for this last race this season in Europe. After a long journey down to Calais we arrived to England and the wet weather that this country often is associate with. This condition last both Friday and Saturday and made all the qualification passes impossible. Sunday started in the same way, but the weather cleared up at lunch time and we got just 1 qualification round before the elimination rounds.

This was our most imported run for this season and we had to do really well to keep our chanses alive to win the titel again. After 2 1/2 days waiting we where finaly ready. We did a grate burnout and got a spot with a lot of tracktion to stage the bike in. I left the line with a good 1.09 60 feet. I had really heavy tire shake on first gear and when shifting to second gear the tooth on the crank gear broked. This stopped our chanses of winning 2008 championship.

The disappointment is not that big because after all the extrem hard work we had put into this season has resulted in world class performance and have been competitive in the Top Fuel class. Looking back at the season and all the fun and nice people that we spend our time with has made this to a great year even if we ended up as the “first looser”.

I also want to thank my sponsors: MTC, Dalhems Bildelar, USAbil.nu, Gryviks, Addemoto, Vincents Bike Shop, NorÃ¥ker Montage, Allt i Däck, ER Bilkyl, Viking line, for all the help that we got. Special thank’s to Korry and Wendel for their support, and to Elizabeth for being a great crew!

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Mosten Raceday Danmark 2008

After last years succes we were really looking forward to this 1/8 mile event. This year we had our friend and supporter Peder with us. We arrived late thursday night and because the wet condition we decided to unpack everything until next morning. After a good night sleep we woke up to a sunny Denmark. We got everything out of the bus and got ready for the first pass.

With a lot wheel spin we did a 4.32s run. To the next round we did some changes in the clutch and the adjustment seem to work on our next pass. We did our best 60 feet ever 1.07s and our time was down to 4.21s. The track was the best I ever raced on. So flat, smooth and great tracktion. I decided for the third round next day to make some changes in our timer system for boost and igniton. On our last round we ran 4.16s.

This is the worlds fastest funny bike run on the 1/8 mile in the history! This was still not enough to win the event. The Top Fuel bike of Sverre Dahl ran 4.03 and Ian took the win with a 4.01s run! Congratulations. I also want to thank the people on Mosten for an awsome track, a really good race and party. Thank’s

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Hockenheim Nitro Olympix 2008

After a lot of discussion of allowing us attending the Nitro Thunder class at Hockenheim we were finally invited. I really like this track, the audience and the atmosphere! So it was very fun to be back for the third year in a row. The rain stopped our chanses for testing the track on friday. UGH!

On saturday first qualification pass we had the same setting as in Norway and did a 6.57 and 204 mph. I felt in the end of the round that I lost power. Back in the pit I coulden’t see any thing wrong on the data logger but later after taking the engine apart I discovered that the crank gear had spinn on the crank. I also did a leakdown test on the engine and got a bad reading on one cylinder. We decided to change the engine and got ready for our second round. I got the Super Twin rider Job Heezen in the other lane. We did a fast 6,52 and 213mph. After the finish line I had a lot stronger engine brake than I usually have. Later that evening we took the cylinder head of and discover that the head was melted. We replaced the cylinder and pistons, fixed the valve seats and got the engine together at 3 in the morning.

On Sundays first run we experienced a lot of wheel spin on 2nd gear but still running 6,69/219mph, and on our second pass that day we ran 6,54/217. But this was not enough to beat the consistency of Ian Kings Top Fuel Bike. Ian also manage to take the win in the final against Lorenz Stäuble. Congratulations.

Thanks to Kai and his team and all other that helpt us this weekend and season.

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We arrived at the track on Thursday evening and unpacked the bike and all parts. Thanks to all helping hands! On Fridays qualifications we had some serious problem to find the right set up for the clutch. The condition was nearly what we had experienced in Finland. I only manage to run a slow 7.6 and that gave us an 8:th position in the qualification. Both Saturday and Sunday was filled with rain and the race was canceled. I was disappointed on not having the chance to run any fast passes on this very good track.

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