I’ll write this in English as we have many readers around the world. The Challenge for 2020 is now officially over. As we all know, Covid-19 made this year not come out the way many of us thought and wanted, but still we have managed to run some nice 1/8 mile passes and producing time slips.
So – who are the winners then:
In power adder class – Niklas Haglund who ran a mind blowing 6,[email protected],19 km/h (115,79 mph) with runner up Johan Dryselius with a 6,[email protected],85 km/h (115,57 mph). The distance between the two was 26 thousands of a second and 13,4 cm (5,28 inches) over the finish line! Niklas time is also the quickest 1584cc run of all times!
In NA class – Johannes Person who ran a 8,[email protected],35 km/h (76,71 mph) with runner up Niklas Grahn with a 9,[email protected],56 (68,13 mph).
Congrats to both winners – I will personally deliver a bottle of ‘bubbly’ to them the next time we meet! Well done!
I also want to acknowledge the amazing time run by Fabio Peciulis and the CrushKiller team in Brazil who ran a 6,[email protected] km/h (107,59 mph) in a power added, full bodied, full weight Type 1!
I know there are many more builds ongoing, so hopefully next year there will be many more time slips produced. The time for the Swedish 2021 Challenge will be April 1st to 30th of September.
As the interest for this is growing around the world with the CrushKiller team in Brazil, Jay Turncock’s initiative in UK and with good cheering from Mario Velotta Jr. (the Dub Shop) in US – I plan to (exact details to be worked out) create a World 1600 Challenge list so we can gather time slips from all over the world into one place. The time slips can of course be produced at any time of the year. My thought is to have 4 classes: Power Adder Race, Power Adder Street, NA Race and NA Street where the ‘Race’ would be a car basically built for racing and ‘Street’ more of a ‘standard’ car. No exact definitions – keep it simple and up to the owner to ‘classify’ the car – remember it’s for the fun of it and to get more people out to race. I’ll be back on this – until then – keep on racing and building and remember – ‘The pedal to the metal and never look back’!
1600cc Challenge Buggy: 9,[email protected]
,42 km/h; 6,[email protected]
,85 km/h 1,38 60 foot - Kjula Dragway 2020
Europes quickest ProStock: 9,[email protected]
,80 km/h; 6,[email protected]
,24 km/h; 1,35 60 foot - Tierp Arena 2014