It’s already 6 years ago since I made the first ever test pass with the Chevelle at Kjula Dragway! And it was a crazy good feeling after spending about 400 hours on it the three weeks before this first ever outing! That also means it’s over 10 years ago since I started this project, building this car and make a little boys dream come true and getting his own Doorslammer! 10 years, time flies, it really does!! It’s crazy!! And today we are hauling ass with it!! Thanks to all you that been helping out in some way during these 10 years!

Please check out the build of the Chevelle side, I do sometimes and daydreams! Fun times!! 🙂 

After the first pass, still remember that feeling! 😀

This really makes me smile, 6 years already!!? That’s just crazy! 😉

It’s been a lot of people involved during these 10 years, some of them I really miss… Some of them I don’t…

Now we’re waiting in the pairing lanes for Q2.

We’re still waiting in line for the first qualifying run. Stat tuned

Arrived at Tierp Arena. Now we’re just waiting in line to get in.

We’re now leaving the shop and heading for Tierp Arena. See you soon!

Riding with style. We got a new tow vehicle for the weekend borrowed from Roffe at The Parts Stop.

Max is pushing the truck and trailer to its limits. 

Bad ass trailer

The fridge is filled with food from the one and only Kaare at ICA Gärdet/Stockholm Gourmet.

We have a lot of friends and sponsors visiting us this weekend. This will for sure keep them happy! ?

This what we in Sweden call a Skagenröra. Good stuff! ?

Last week we put the Chevelle together again and fired it up, except for I realized that our oil pump is a little bit small (too little volume) for our new motor block that have a bit more internal leakage than the old one, but thanks to Sten at Auto Verdi for quick service getting me new parts and thanks to Charley Karling at Karling Racing Engines for machining the oil pump bracket we have everything together again and will sort it out tomorrow at Sundsvall Raceway, everything should be just fine now but with all our bad luck this year I won’t say too much yet… 😉

But first doing the last stuff on the trailer and put the missing stuff in it! 🙂

Together again!

Feels good!

Looking good!! 😀

Got some hours left here for sure before we are heading the road to Sundsvall Raceway!

Doing nothing staying home and getting about 45 hours of sleep the last three nights made me find the spirit to continue with this mean little machine… 🙂 Been spending the whole day shorten brand new pushrods and getting the motor assembled again, now without the recommended oil restrictors that I’m pretty sure caused the worn down pushrod tips on the exhaust side that after a while hydrolyze the motor that ended with a big boom in Malmö when we made the first hit for this season… Remade with all new stuff once again and updated rocker arm system with some new stuff from Manton Pushrods and this time it would be fun if I could make a pass longer than 2.5 seconds out… Anyway it’s all done and ready to go back into the Chevelle tomorrow morning, so we are getting ready for TD round 3 at Sundsvall Raceway in about 1.5 week from now!

Feels good! 😀

We did not make it to the Tierp race… It was really close but not close enough… 🙁

We did not get the trailer together in time to make it to the first qualifying round on Thursday but we did keep on working to get to the track on Friday instead but late Thursday evening it all ended with 1mm too long pushrods, don’t know how but I did something wrong when I measured the lengths when I ordered them… It felt really bad after the hard work we made trying to get everything together on the trailer and on the Chevelle to get to the second race in the Top Doorslammer series at Tierp Arena… I got the machines to shorten then but I felt that I didn’t got the spirit to spend one more night in the shop fixing this because I know that I won’t be a good driver to take the car down the track the day after, and now after all it did not matter because the Top Doorslammer class qualifying was cancelled due to rain on Friday so we wouldn’t got in to the ladder anyway.. But still it feels really bad that we did not get there at all, it would felt like we won if we just got to the track at least!… But now we just need to put that behind us because it’s old stuff now and instead work to get everything together to the “Northern Swing”, only 1.5 week to TD round 3 at Sundsvall Raceway and after that directly to Pite Dragway for TD round 4! Hope to see you all there! I sure do look forward to make some passes in the car after this really bad start on the 2016 season! 🙂

A huge thanks to all you that helped out trying to get this together for me! Dad, Max, Patrik, John, Janne and Isak from our company, Erik and Lasse at Bengtssons Smide, Danne, Alex and Patrik at Berga Lås & Larm, Roffe from The Parts Stop Sweden, David and Bengt at Swedol in Täby, Jari from Eltric, Peter from Rörmekano AB, Åke Granholm for letting me use his truck to move the trailer with.

Without friends and help you are nothing, thanks for being here for me! 😀



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