Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Teather Car Racing
Last weekend me and Mr. Sunken went north for a Sunday trip and watched some teather car racing in my old home town of Gävle.
Well known Swedish hydro boat racer Anders Martinelle is also doing some teather car racing with a car that runs in a special "OPS cup" in the normal 5 cc class. These "OPS" engines are a little too slow in the normal 5 cc class but they have fun anyways! The fastest 5 cc guys use stroked-up and modified NR .28 engines and run well over 300 km/h. The OPS cars can do on a good day just over 280 km/h.
Anders doing a push start. What you say, no pink cars? ;)
One of the fastest 10 cc racers in the world - Mats Böhlin. At this race he did a 340.916 km/h. Not to shabby!
Here below are some pics of my friend Peter Wahlund's new Picco 10 cc car. You can buy one of these complete for 3500€. So far it has done 327 km/h in two tries...