Håkan Nilsson

Former 5 Time European Promod Champion and First Swedish FIA Top Fuel Champion...

Saturday at Sweden Internationals at Tierp Arena.

Race reportsPosted by Ulf Stadig 12 Jun, 2011 08:07

Yesterdays qualifying was a hard work, there was a lot of cars running really fast to get in to the 16 car field that FIA Pro Mods are running.
We went out for the first round with good hope to improve our 6.34 from the friday run and felt that we had made changes that should help us.

The run looked good and smooth but what we did didn't help so it slowed with one hundred of a second to a 6.35 / 358. It felt really bad and we was on the 17 qualifying spot after that round.

The weather during the was freaking hot and sunny but it is hard to complain, it's a lot worse with cold tracks and rain...

To the second run of the day the bump spot for getting in to the elimination field was a 6.28 something with still a lot of cars able to run fast still outside.
We were now getting a little bit worried and made a few big changes to get more power so the car should go faster and get in to the field.

Getting out on the track before our run I could see that the heat had made the track a little bit "hot, greasy and slippery", that toghter with our more aggresive tune up ruined the day for us. When Håkan let the clutch out it just went a few meters and then the 57 Chevy started to spinn and almost smoke the tires. He let of the pedal and rolled to the finish line.
This put us on the 20 qualifying spot, so it will be no runs for us today.

It was a really bad feeling and we are not that happy with this outcome but we are still not really used with running on good tracks like this and not either with running the 1/4 mile.

We will now go home later today and after that we will see what's up next for us!

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