It was a good sunny warm weekend (inside) the ABM shop for me and Max! Not jealous at all on my Top Doorslammer buddy’s that went to the first race in Malmö this past weekend… 😉

Got the cylinders in the block cleaned up a bit, that’s the good part with custom parts you can have them just like you want them so I added a thousand to the new pistons from CP Carrillo so I will have new fresh cylinders again! 🙂

Beautiful parts!

Also checked the mains while having the block out from the car, pretty good deal to have your own engine overhauling shop, Birka Motorrenoveringar that I have access to 24/7! 😀

Cleaned up everything in the heat washer and got the short block assembled with a lot of new parts!

And after that finally back in the chassis again!

I also decided to do some changes to the converter, look forward to see what it does to the performace!

Now it’s time to get the upper part of the motor together again, we are going to be noisy on Saturday at The Parts Stop Sweden’s yearly Swap Meet! 🙂

We also got the truck and trailer back home to the Sjodin Motorsport / ABM Racing shop and that feels crazy good to have my “home” at the shop back again!

Crazy productive last 5 days on the trailer!!! 🙂

Me and Max went up north on Wednesday to pick up the truck and trailer after 7 months in the winter storage.

Back home in Stockholm and ready to start work on it again!

Where we stopped the outside work on it last year…

It actually felt really good to bring it back home again now when I got some spirit back to work on it! But it went back to the normal “I hate it mode” after about 65 hours spent on it the last 5 days… 😀 😉 Haha…!

Well we got all the stainless trim mounted on the trailer and now it is all framed in with stainless material from our awesome parter Bengtssons Smide in Täby!

And it looks crazy good!!! 😀

A huge thanks to Max, Sofi and John for the help during the past 4-5 days it would never been possible to do it without you!

We also got it all sealed up everywhere and we are getting it closer and closer to make it possible to get it painted by our partner Kaross och Lackteknik in Jönköping! Hopefully we will get a lot of things made on it during this soft racing season so we will be back on track for a full series during season 2019 in the Top Doorslammer Series!

Yesterday was truckin time again! Time to bring the truck and trailer back home to Stockholm and continue the work on it! Right now I actually got some spirit and ideas about what to do with it! =D But I’m not worried, someone will mess something up and make me lose it again! 😉

The new good looking trucking hat! 🙂

Motor almost made one turn before it was running after almost 7 months standing here in the winter storage!

The Volvo is loaded and it’s time for some practice driving back home to Stockholm from Sollefteå!

Love the Swedish roads during the summer! 🙂

Finally this week I took the short block apart and everything looks great! =)

Now I’m only waiting for the parts that I have on order to arrive and then put it back together again, it’s about 12 weeks to the first outing at Mantorp Park in the end of July but it’s only 4 weeks until it’s time to be noisy at our partner The Parts Stop Sweden’s “Swap meet” and the date to remember is May 26!

See you there! 🙂

We are already on the entry list for this seasons first event for Sjödin Motorsport / ÅBM Racing at Mantorp Park and Mantorp Drag Revival 27-29 July! 😀

This will be the biggest drag racing happening in Sweden this year and I for sure look forward to that and I think the 16 weeks to get there will fly by pretty quick! 😉 Hope to see you all there to celebrate 50 years of drag racing in Sweden together with us!

Also the Chevelle is back on the winter spot in the ÅBM shop after Elmia Custom Motor Show!

And Europe’s fastest conventional headed Big Block Chevrolet is out from the chassis to get some well needed service after the 2017 season!

Me and Max did check the whole car trough a couple of weeks ago so right now it’s just a waiting game on parts and then start to put it back together again! 🙂

And here we go, next stop the biggest car show in Sweden during Easter at Elmia Custom Motor show in Jönköping!

Please come by the Sundsvall Raceway / SHRA Sundsvalls showcase with number B02:100 for a chat about Sjödin Motorsport / ÅBM Racing and Top Doorslammer! A huge thanks to Sofi Stam, Tommy Ledberg, TTR Jompa, Johan Lindberg and Sundsvall Raceway / SHRA Sundsvall for making this happen!

It was a bit messy to get the Chevelle in to the trailer, yes it’s a full size original body…. 😉 But now we are on the way, looking forward to this weekend now! 😀

Btw, the Dodge truck is for sale! Contact Johan Lindberg if interested! Also thanks to Johan for the Easter candy! 🙂

See you this weekend at Elmia Custom Motor Show!

The events below is what Sjödin Motorsport / ÅBM Racing will attend during our soft 2018 season!

Starting already this week on Friday March 30 on Elmia Bilsport Custom Motor Show in Jönköping. It’s a great place to be at to advertise my racing and our sponsors and partners, I see it as a way to give something back to the ones that supports us and our racing! =D

The plan from the beginning was not to race at all this year due to some private stuff and due to all problems during the last couple of years when it comes to parts issues and promise that made me lose the spirit totally… BUT because of our awesome partners I changed my mind a bit and will do a couple of test races / outings only to chase that scoreboard to light up a 3.7??…

All partners that are helping out in some little way are really important to me and I really appreciate their help no matter what I get from them or what they do to me.

Then I of course have our own companies Åkes Bil & Motor, Birka Motorrenoveringar and Sjödin Motorsport Race Cars that me and my dad are running, without them nothing of my racing would be possible due to all the time I spend in the shop working on stuff to make the racing circus work both during my “free time” or we can call it after business hours but also during business hours… But what a hell, hard work pays off and if you really want something you are able to do it because it’s pretty much only yourself that stops you from doing what you really want!

But when it comes this year there is a couple of key persons / companies in Sweden outside our own shop that made it possible to be a part of the outings we will attend this year. I can’t describe in words how much I appreciate that all of these companies are helping us out because they believe in us and have an interest in seeing us succeed with the things we are aiming for and they also enjoy doing it, it makes me happy that they want a crazy person like me to live my child dream! So send a special thanks to the following companies below for supporting Sjödin Motorsport / ÅBM Racing!

Anders at Anders Bremö Byggnads.

Roffe at The Parts Stop Sweden.

Ulf at Winassist System.

Erik, Lasse and Per at Bengtssons Smide.

Peter and Patrik at Rörmekano.

Johan at Swelube / Amalie Motor Oil.

Tobbe and Björn at Thorbjörn Grundström Plåtslageri.

Me and Sofi will exhibit the Chevelle at Elmia Custom Motor Show in Jönköping on Easter, March 30 to April 2! You will find us and the Chevelle in Sundsvall Raceway / SHRA Sundsvalls showcase with number B02:100

So please swing by for a chat and take a look at Sjödin Motorsport / ÅBM Racings Swedish Self-Built Bad Ass Top Doorslammer!

I know I said it before but it feels pretty good to repeat that the Chevelle is the fastest door car in Europe with a Chevrolet Big Block power plant and also the worlds fastest doorslammer using a Chevy Big Block with conventional cylinder heads!

I will also represent the Top Doorslammer driver association when I’m there so if you wonder about anything please come by and I will answer your questions!

Thanks to TTR Jompa, Johan Lindberg, Tommy Ledberg, Sofi Stam and Sundsvall Raceway / SHRA Sundsvall to make this happen and once again, thanks to the ones that made this soft 2018 season possible!

All of our awesome partners!! 😀