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.

Back home at the shop again, the weekend didn’t turn out in the best way for sure… Before the weekend I said that it must be a rain free and not to many clean ups this weekend to make it a good one, well…. It’s been raining a lot and it’s been a lot of clean ups both because of rain but also afte a lot of cars…

Even that I didn’t get what I wanted this weeken I’m really satisfied anyway with our performance, in Q1 I wanted to just make sure to get into the ladder and we did with a 4.03s, in Q2 I hopped it up to make a low 90 and ended up with a 3.92s, in E1 I was looking for a mid 80 and ended up with a 3.87s, in E2 I hopped it up a bit to go fast, ended up with a crazy shake directly on the hit…. Funny thing is that I really didn’t make that big change so the car should do like it did, I haven’t even looked in the computer what really happened… that’s something I will do later when I get the racing spirit back again.

So we didn’t get enough rounds this weekend to succeed with what I wanted, but like I just said I’m satisfied anyway! Right now it feels really good that the season have come to an end, and at the same time it really sucks because this is what I want to do… It’s been a tough year from the start for sure, messed up races because of missing parts so we had to cancel the first test, parts that wasn’t good enough so we had to cancel the event after the first round, people that are supposed to do things but just instead disappointing me and it ends up that I need to take care of stuff I shouldn’t have myself, to messy at work etc…. 

But we ended up with one more trophy for 2017 this race, we were qualifier number 2 got to the semifinals and also the second fastest car on the event in our class! 🙂

Pretty ok anyway! 😀

Back home and It’s time for a long time away from race tracks!

I hopped it up a bit and found the limit on the track, started to shake directly when I released the button so I just let off the throttle and watched Lenn go down on a good looking pass! Congrats to the LL-Racing team! 🙂

The 2017 racing season is now over and it’s time to start figure out what to and what not to do next year, time will tell.

Time to pack this circus up for the last time this year.

Ready, but first…

The waiting game due to a clean up!

We are up against Lenn Lindell that just made a 3.91! We got lane choice but now it’s time to step it up for real!

Feeling good!!! 🙂

Tuning makes the difference!

Winning! 🙂

Finally it’s time! Hold your thumbs that the rain will stay away now..!

The rain didn’t cause enough problem for us yesterday I guess… 🙁

After a good nights sleep.

It’s time to wake her up! Elimination round one in about 1.5 hour.

And some breakfast!

The weather doesn’t look so fun but the forecast says no rain… guess we will find out during the day! 😉