It’s pretty much been 5 months without anything at all made on the trailer… but time and money have been spent on doing updates on the Chevelle to make it work even better and also make the maintenance between rounds smaller due to rocker arm updates etc. But Saturday last week me and Max started to look at the trailer again and the plan is to get some cabins in place and some new paint on the walls on the lower floor before we are leaving for Malmö Raceway in about 6 weeks from today for our first outing this season!


At least it’s not hard to make it better than what it is right now! 😀 But what a hell, we can use it and that’s kind of awesome! 😉


Also, we have bought us a truck to pull the trailer with! So for the first time ever we have a complete rig that we own ourselves, pretty cool right!? 🙂 


The companies below are our partners so far that will support Sjödin Motorsport / ÅBM Racing during the 2017 season, I am happy to say that pretty much all of our old partners still have the interest to continue to be a part of our team and I am happy to welcome Jonnie Lindberg Motorsports, CP-Carrillo and Manton Pushrods as new partners to join us for the 2017 season!

Interested to be a part of Sjödin Motorsport / ÅBM Racing? Contact me at andreas@abmracing.se or +46 70-419 54 54 and we will talk about what we can do for you and your company together as a team!

/Andreas.

 
Åkes Bil & Motor • Birka Motorrenoveringar • Sjödin Motorsport Race Cars • Swecomposite • LSF Custom Lackering • Swelube Amalie Motor Oil • Sjödin Network • AGA • Winassist System • Anders Bremö Byggnads • Panasonic • Simon Arvidsson Media Service • Bengtssons Smide • The Parts Stop Sweden • Nicma Tools • T. Grundström Plåtslageri • Pro Tools Peter Hult • Stockholm Gourmet • Dragracing24.com • Rörmekano i Vallentuna • Eltric • Pesz Power Performance • Composite Specialties • Berga Lås & Larm AB • PGphoto • Loggamera • Treston • Neal Chance Racing Converters • Kaross & Lackteknik • Tolson Maskin • Manton Pushrods • CP-Carrillio • Jonnie Lindberg Motorsports


The complete 2017 event schedule for Sjödin Motorsport / ÅBM Racing!
See you all out on the race tracks during the summer, please stop by and say hi to us! =)

 

Event Date Location Info  
Test & Tune 28-30.4.2017 Malmö Raceway SRIF  
Top Doorslammer Round #1 12-14.05.2017 Malmö Raceway EDRS  
Sponsor Event 20.05.2017 The Parts Stop  Warm-up  
Top Doorslammer Round #2 15-18.06.2017 Tierp Arena Tierp Internationals  
Top Doorslammer Round #3 30.6-2.07.2017 Sundsvall Raceway Dragracing EDRS  
Top Doorslammer Round #4 7-9.07.2017 Pite Dragway Midnight Sun Internationals  
Top Doorslammer Shootout 29-30.07.2017 Tierp Arena Racestar Summer Nationals  
Top Doorslammer Round #5 11-13.08.2017 Sundsvall Raceway Top Doorslammer Finals  

8 weeks from today we will be at Malmö Raceway for the first outing in 2017 for some test and tune before the first race in the series 2 weeks later.

I’m also back home in the Sjödin Motorsport / ÅBM Racing shop after 4 awesome weeks in USA on a well deserved working vacation, the two main reasons to go over was to help my friend Brandon Pesz to mount a new body on his 58 Vette and also organize my own stuff for the coming season when it comes to spare parts, updates etc. Just like always when I’m in the US we spend a lot of time on the road, I would guess we ended up with 6-7 whole days…! 😀 

Best thing with going over is that I always learn new stuff, see new things, meet people I been talking to for years but never met in person and of course makes new friends! A lot of friends, and some of them will be a big part of my future racing business! Fun things is about to come, that’s for sure! 


I would also like to be able to race my car in February, that’s for sure!


Always that way expensive beer and shrimp sandwich at the airport back home before leaving to the states, it’s a must do!!

Brandon’s car turned out good with the new body that is removable of course, guess he will take it of just to check the valve lash from now on! 😉 I look forward to see the new design on it after the wrap, cool things to come I promise!!

We went up to Larry Jeffers Race Cars in Missouri to get som last things done on Keith Haneys radial car and bring it back home to Keith’s shop in Tulsa Oklahoma. Must say that the Jeffers shop was bigger and did hold way more cars than what I thought, cool place with an awesome crew working there!


Just a typical day at the office in the Reid shop in Wichita Falls! Would be nice to have the garage door open back home like this in February….

About being on the road, well here in Sweden people complain when it’s more than one hour to the track, Brandon says if it’s only 12 hours it’s almost home for me! 🙂 Well me Brandon and his wife Kimmy took the little 15+ hour trip to Valdosta and the Lights Out 8 race at South Georgia Motorsports Park!


At least Brandon got a pair of good help drivers that makes the trip a bit easier! 🙂


Lights out 8, what a crazy deal!! If you haven’t been there so just get there, you need to see it for yourself!


But this looks crazy, that’s all I have to say about that! 


Keith and Enigma did good, new personal best and also the fastest nitrous car on radials this weekend with a 3.815@198.76mph! Just awesome!!!

Did meet up with the Menscer Motorsports guys for some awesome at track service, the picture shows Craig and John service, revalve and dyno testing my struts and shocks, thanks for your help guys!


One thing that makes me really happy to being a part of now when I was over was when Brandon, Chris at Frankenstein and Jeff Jones decided to team up. Smart guys that will do really good stuff together, that’s for sure! Happy for you Brandon, this will be more than awesome!! And if you ever need LS heads and other parts Frankenstein is the place to get them, contact me if you want to buy it in Swedish! 🙂


And like I said, I did arrange all the parts for my coming racing season here in Sweden, about 250 kilos or 550 pounds in this shipment! The updates on the Chevelle will improve the ET that’s for sure, really look forward to the test at Malmö Raceway in the end of April!! 😀

More will come soon, stay tuned!