Top Doorslammer

A lot of rain or at least it have been raining about 6 different times today on a 9 hour racing day….


Everything looks just fine after our 2 passes today and we are ready for tomorrow’s first elimination round agains Anders Edh with his awesome cool steel bodied Camaro with a Big Block Chevy power plant!


In Q1 I was looking for a good round but because of rain I slowed it down… Got down the track on a full pass but slow, not satisfied!…


After first round we found a oil leakage from the left rear wheel oil seal, qualifying round 2 got canceled due to the rain, good for us tho.


A way to thanks my friend Jeff Jones for helping me out the way he does! 😀


Sofi is taking care of the laundry! 🙂


Max is doing his things!


Round 2 I stepped it up a bit and got down on a 3.92@309km/h and that made us end up as the number 2 qualifyer this week! I needed to do some steering to get down so I was on the limit… Hopefully the rain will be somewhere else tomorrow and the track will be better!


And it was against Lenn Lindell in one of my child’s that I built! Like it a bit more just because of that! 🙂



The motor still looks great and tomorrow it’s time to be a bit more mean against it, hopefully we can find a new personal best for the last time this year!


As usual we got an awesome dinner from Stockholm Gourmet! 🙂

 

First qualifying round ended up in a 4.03/301

 

It’s Saturday and time for the first qualifying round in about 2 hours! 

I’m not here to just go down the track so I will hot it up directly and see if the track will take it or not!!:D


Way good weather here today, looks like this will be an really good day with a lot of racing!


I like it!! 🙂


Breakfast time!


Sofi and Putte taking care of the laundry!


Let’s kick that poop in the ass with an happy tune! 😉

 

We have made some last small stuff on the car and also did fire it up to check that everything looks like it should and it of course did! 😉

She’s ready for tomorrow’s qualifying, if everything goes like it should we will get total 3 rounds, first at 11:00, second at 2:00 and the last one at 5:00!


We did get some awesome dinner today, a really good piece of meat from Stockholm Gourmet! 😀


Max are doing his thing, making sure our transmission is like new every pass! 

 

It started to rain pretty much when we did leave the shop and it still rains here at the track, well better today than tomorrow! 🙂


Wet wet wet!…


Boring!


We are waiting for the rain to stop so we can take out the Chevelle and get it inspected and do the last small stuff before tomorrow’s qualifying.


But first, lunch! 🙂

 

After a long week of working on the car after we found some issues with the intake valve seats we are now ready to hit the road for the last event in 2017, Race Star Summer Nationals 2017 at Tierp Arena!!

Let’s make this the best race weekend this year, it’s time to kick some butts and collect one last personal best in 2017!! 😀


This weekend we have borrowed The Parts Stop Sweden’s Ford F100 pick up to have as a push car! 🙂


Happy faces! 🙂


Pistons and rods ready to go back in!


We found out that we needed to do a little bigger service on the heads Monday this week… well we did have the spares and we got our own machine shop so we just needed to spend some extra time in the shop, they are like new again! 😉

 

I was ready with the car really late last night and now it’s loaded in the trailer and we are ready to leave the shop, finally!

 

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!! 😀