UEM Event Alastaro Finland 2008


After the rain out of the Main event we were peckish to continue the championship. We drove up to Stockholm where we meet up the crew of Team Fredlund. We took the ferry together to Ã…land to spend the night at Fredrik Fredlunds home. We are greatful for his and Tinas hospitality. Next day did we continued our trip to Finland and arrived to Alastaro race track the same evening.

At the qualification rounds we discovered the difficulty to find the right setup for this track. Most of the other bike team experiance the same problem. On Saturday we found a set up and succeed to run 6.76 and qualify second after Ian king. First round of elimination we ran against Finlands Asko Määtä. Our engine bugged from the starting line but come alive again and past Asko at the half track and we got a easy win. Next round we had Peter Andersson Ström in our other lane. I know that I had to do well to beat him. I got a good light and got a 6.60 with a lot of wheelspin half track.

Our speed was recorded 234 mph but this is not correct. Our data log shows that the speed was around 217 mph. In the final we got Ian King. He had been consistent this weekend by running in the 6.40´s almost every run and I know that the 6.60 that we run before was the fastest that we could run on this track condition. With low motivation I was behind him from the start and after 100 m the bike starting to move to the center line and I had to close my throttle.

Congratulation to you Ian. Nice run.