Friday, June 12, 2009 - 8:48 PM
Summer Nats 2009 - Gardermoen, Racereport from HawgsRacing
8 teams/riders from Hawgs Racing entered SummerNats, ready to battle for the Norwegian Championship in 2 classes.
Last years champ Vidar Ravnsborg, 2008 UEM-champ Svein Olav Rolfstad, Hans Olav Olstad and this years nitro-rookie Trond Høiberget - and Matti Vahaasari was ready to fight for the title in SuperTwin TopFuel (NM Group 1). Lorenz Stauble came all the way from Switzerland to test his supertwin after last race at Santa Pod.
Kristin Hegre, Kenneth Vik and Kåre Ravnsborg was competing against the rest of the field of gas-bikes in ET Pro Bike (NM Group 2), and Rita Eriksrud competing in ET Street Bike.
All of the fuel-teams had their share of problems this weekend, and the qualification list looked like this after saturday:
1 STTF2 STÄUBLE LORENZ 6.856/338.94
2 STTF4 OLSTAD HANS OLAV 7.044/324.51
3 STTF14 RAVNSBORG VIDAR 7.402/303.66
4 STTF96 HÖIBERGET TROND J. 7.547/265.13
5 STTF1 ROLFSTAD SVEIN OLAV 7.823/277.50
6 STTF29 VAHASAARI MATTI 7.896/286.32
In the first quarterfinal Lorenz met Matti, Lo first off the line, to a better 60" from Matti - but Lo got the win by 6,982 to Matti's 7,275. The second pair out was Hans Olav meeting Svein Olav. Hans Olav got the lights, but SvennO gets a better 60', and Svein Olav gets the win by 7,074 to Hans Olav's 7,172.
The last pair out was defending national champ Vidar Ravnsborg meeting Tron Høiberget. Vidar blew his engine in the previous round, and Trond gets a bye-run - 9,105.
In the semi both Lo and Trond gets each their bye-run, Lo performing best with a 6,896/335,49
In the Final Trond didn't manage to get ready, and Lorenz got the win with 7.021/328,90
But this was a national championship, and you need to be norwegian to win the title!
The nitro-rookie ended up national champion (Norsk Mester), even though Lorenz did win the race.
Conratulation to TJH Racing and driver Trond Høiberget!!
In ET Pro the qual-list was as follows (qualifiying on reaction times according to national rules):
1 ET77 NIKOLOVSKA GABRIELLA 7.782/271.22
2 ET6 WAGENIUS DAG 8.011/286.62
3 ET56 VIK KENNETH 7.662/279.15
4 ET511 RAVNSBORG KAARE 11.788/148.19
5 ET324 ENGELUND FRODE 9.924/234.35
6 ET3 OLSEN TROND 9.100/258.33
7 ET373 HANSEN TERJE 10.309 /60.48
8 ET20 HAGLAND PETTER 13.028 /05.45
9 ET904 CHRISTIANSEN CLAUS SPEEDY 9.522/210.54
10 ET256 RUNDBRAATEN ARILD 10.519/214.0
11 ET448 HEGRE KRISTIN 10.142/230.80
Pro-stock rider Kenneth Vik was satisfied with his testing this weekend, and it was no-show on his part in the eliminations. He made a 7,45sek run at his best. Kåre Ravnsborg had problems with gearshifting the whole weekend, and also didnt make to the eliminations. Kristin Hegre had improved her personal best several times this weekend, and entered the first round with a 9,8s set break-out. She was obviously to pessimistic, as she made another personal best 9.568s and thereby was out by the break-out rule.
Winner in ET Pro was Trond Olsen - congratulations!
ET street also qualifies on reaction times, and the qual-list was:
1 SB1 REHAN AHMAD 10.122 231.62
2 SB123 OLSEN THOMAS 15.076 138.41
3 SB200 SOLHJELL EINAR 15.052 132.09
4 SB111 KARLSEN RUNE MOEN 11.352 218.15
5 SB963 CHRISTENSEN MICHAEL 11.893 185.18
6 SB77 MOTRÖEN MARTIN S 18.077 93.50
7 SB649 ERIKSRUD RITA 12.573 178.46
8 SB234 HERSTADHAGEN ASBJÖRN 10.171 222.62
9 SB12 WAGENIUS MARIUS 10.523 214.46
10 SB255 RUNDBRAATHEN CHRISTINE 11.650 200.76
11 SB345 MYRBOSTAD ARVE 10.562 212.14
12 SB7 RUUD LARS 11.865 187.87
13 SB325 ENGELUND JOAKIM 10.567 219.61
Winner in ET Street was Rehan Ahmad
Top Fuel Bike: Sverre Dahl showed up with his top fuel bike to make a couple of test-runs.
Right off the trailer he set the standard with å nice 6,26sek
This was very impressive, and looks promising for the next event.