Top Doorslammer

The plan for 2017 was to make a mid 3.80 pass with our Chevy powered Swedish built Chevelle and also win the championship!


We are done with the mid 3.80 pass with our 3.84 at Tierp, and to win the championship this year we need to win the whole event at the finals at Sundsvall Raceway and Victor Jansson needs to either not go to the event or not get into the qualifying list so I don’t see that we will take home the championship because Victor have pretty much already done that if he just takes the car to Sundsvall and makes one pass. They have done a great year so far and I am happy to say you are soon the 2017 Top Doorslammer champions guys! 


We do right now share the second spot in points with Rimbert Wahlström in the Top Doorslammer Series and I am pretty satisfied with that anyway because we have done a pretty awesome year this year! We did miss the eliminations on the first event due to parts failure in the motor, we got the number one qualifier spot and top speed on two of the events and then one semi final round and two final rounds on totally 4 outings in 2017 and that feels really good!!



Before the Northern Swing I decided not to go to the Racestar event at Tierp Arena in the end of July just to save money and go for the championship instead, BUT it have now changed after realizing how little chance (or no chance) we have to win it and ending up on second place / first looser is just as exciting to end up as number 10 in the series if you ask me so I have changed my mind and will end the Top Doorslammer series here for Sjödin Motorsport / ÅBM Racing and go for a 3.7X pass on the Racestar event or at least repeat the 3.84 we did earlier instead! If you ask me a 3.7X pass means way much more to me than ending up on the second spot in the championship on a track I need to take out pretty much all power out of the motor just to take it from the starting line to the finish line and also risking the car with a lot of steering when doing it….


Already got two of these first looser trophys! 😉


So what do you say? Go for the second spot in the championship being nobody or go to Tierp Arena with our Swedish self-built non lightweight Chevelle with a conventional headed Chevy Big Block power plant, using a PSI D blower and not the outlaw C model without a girly traction control tuned by the monkey inside the car that drives it, it might be some smoke on the finish line to get that 70-pass but it will also be the last event for 2017 and it must be better to make a big thing of it so everyone will remember us! Right?


We got one more bottle to open up this year!!! 😀

 

After TD round 2 the race at Tierp Arena we did hurt some parts in the motor because of some tuning issues with 4 cylinders that is running way much harder than the rest, but after some changes I did I was pretty sure the problem would be solved! BUT, the next problem is that we are out of spares…. Missing pistons, wrist pins and piston rings and we didn’t have the money to order more (of course special order stuff and no on shelf) because this have been an expensive year already from the start, so I did just decide to run the motor really safe on the Northern Swing Tour just to keep the motor together. 

Today we unloaded the Chevelle to check up on the motor after some really high temps on the egt:s in all elimination rounds in Piteå, I was pretty sure the low timing caused it because the motor pretty much did burn the fuel in the exhaust port instead of in the combustion chamber just to keep the power low and get down the track on a safe tune, but I still was a bit afraid that I hurt some pistons, wrist pins and rings….


I was pretty sure this was it for Sjödin Motorsport / ÅBM Racing in 2017, but I’m sorry to say that you have to see us on the track again this year because the motor looks like brand new on the inside this time! And we have made about 14 rounds on the motor since we did service it with a lot of new parts and that feels pretty good, I have found a problem solver to the cylinders that did eat up parts! 
So now it’s time to take away that safe tune again and just bring out that mean Chevy Power instead!

It all looks good!! 😀

 

We are finally back home at the shop in Stockholm! 🙂


Both Kermit and the White Hell did a good job all the way home! 


Even the Coca-Cola bottles knew the start and destination on our trip!? 🙂


Green Glenn is pretty tired of this traveling thing right now… and happy to be home again! 😉

 

Me and Max are now leaving Pite Dragway pretty satisfied 🙂 And now we got about 14 hours before we are back at the shop again! 😀 just step in it! 😉


 

But what a close race! I was 0.068 and Victor 0.043 on the three, and I was 4.158@290km/h and Victor 4.164@297km/h on the finish line! 😀

We did put on a good show for sure! Tricky track like I said yesterday car feels totally dead down the track a boring brown Volvo station wagon with an automatic trans that makes 4.14@290km/h in 201 meters 1/8 mile!…. I did steer the car all way down the track so it was loose, I might have been able to add some power but I’m pretty sure I would have spun the tires instead…. 



Congrats to the Victera Racing team!


She still looks good! 🙂


Got a trophy at least 😀

 

Rimbert shut off so we got a solo but I made it down on a full pass to get lane choice and I did repeat the round before with a 4.14@290km/h and got the lane choice against Victor Jansson and the Victera Racing team in the finals again!!! Now it’s for a good light on the three! 🙂

 

Once again I almost fucked up on the three agains a fucking bumping turbo junk car…. up on the 2-step for 2.5 seconds usually I’m on it for maximum 0.5….! I was screaming in my helmet, that’s the second time this weekend! I will never be a gentleman on the three again against someone that tries to mess up my round already on the three that’s for sure!…..

Now service and then up against the second in points in the series, Rimbert Wahlström and the Bankrobber Team! And we got lane choice.


Really sad that I need to take out pretty much the whole motor to get down the track on a slow pass without pedaling…. And no I don’t have a traction control, I tune my car for the track trying go fast instead! It doesn’t work every time but I know how to get down at least!…. 🙂

 

Soon time to warm up the car here at Pite Dragway, we got one more sunny warm day and I must say it feels kind of strange that we haven’t got any rain at all (yet) during the two last event! 😉


Sunny, blue sky and it’s warm outside! 😀


She is ready! 


Time for breakfast! 🙂