The team is preparing for the NEZ Drift Championship 2012, held in Riga Latvia.
2011 the team attended this competition with 3 cars, 2012 we will be there with two of our drivers:
Olle Hällström & Anders “Tokan” Bielkelöf
Totally 10 people from the team are going to NEZ Drift Championship in Riga – probably the most “action filled” drifting event of the year, with participants from all of our neighbour countries – and more….
The un-offcial “Team Sweden” consists of 10+ drivers travelling to Riga to defend our colours!
Perfect day for drifting – nice weather and good ammount of spectators!
Tokan missed out on most of the training due to technical problems, once they were solved he was ready to rock!
During the qualifications for Top8 (2 single runs per driver) Tokan made a pretty good first run and recieved 236/300 points, for sure good enough to enter the Top8.
However in the second run Tokan accidentially made a spin in the second corner and the car went backwards into the fence = 0 points, and leaving some damage to the car (that could be fixed).
Same thing happened to driver Johan Halvarsson – he made a spin = 0 points.
The best 2 drivers of the series now only had 1 run with points, compared to most of the other drivers that had points from 2 runs (run 1 + run 2 = total qualification score).
In the pit the drivers/crew didn´t know their qualifaction score so it was uncertain wich drivers that had made it to the top8. Would both top drivers of the series end outside top8?…
Finally the results came: Halvarsson barely made it, but he made it as the last qualifier (8th). Tokan ended up at 9th place = just out of Top8….
Halvarsson then won this competition and for the first time during 2012 Tokan lost the leader position and slipped down to 2nd place overall in Swedish Powerdrift Series 2012, with only one competition left to go.
Small mistakes can have a huge effect – but that is drifting!
Make sure you visit the Swedish Powerdrift Finals at Mantorp Park on the 29th of September!
Teamdriver Joel Yveborg ended at 4th place during Holeshot Drifting Series #5 (Finals), securing the overall 3rd place in HSDS 2012!
Joel had to cancel the race for the 3rd place against Salemark due to technical problems with the clutch.
Congratulations to Joel for proving once again that he is for sure one of Swedens best drifting drivers – and more to come season 2013!
Joel Yveborg Holeshot Drifting Series 2012 – Raidopower Motorsport
Swedish National Championship – Drifting 2012 (RM)
Congratulations to team driver Anders “Tokan” Bielkelöf for his overall 2nd place in the Swedish National Drifting Championship 2012!
A huge thanks to all our great sponsors/partners/families and team members for making this possible!
Tokan overall 2nd in the Swedish Drifting Championship 2012
1. Johan Halvarsson – 71
2. Anders “Tokan” Bielkelof – 66 (Team Raidopower Motorsport)
3. Dennis Martinsson – 52
4. Fredrik Sjödin – 51
5. Mikael Svensson – 43
6. Daniel Björck – 42
7. Daniel Liimatainen – 38
8. Alexander Granlund – 28
9. Mattias Österlund – 24
10. Andreas Jansson – 19
11. Andreas MadMange Magnusson – 17
12. Jim Olofsson – 13
13. Daniel Asp – 13
14. Thomas Pettersson – 12
15. Mattias Persson – 10
16. Tobias Andersson – 9
17. Martin Pehrsson – 7
18. Johan SKogsby – 7
19. Jonas Westling – 6
20. Johannes Lindgren – 6
21. Fredrik Perzon – 5
22. Jonas Björk – 4
23. Robin Wallin – 3
24. David SKogsby – 2
25. Olle Hällström – 0 – DNS (Team Raidopower Motorsport)