During the weekend of 2nd to the 5th of July we attended the FHRA Nitro Nationals in Finland, the land of a thousand lakes.
Johan qualified in as number three with his 6,126 sec. 377.58 km/h, (234.61 mph), and Åke Persson with tuner Jonnie Linberg was number six with 6,192 sec. 376,21 km/h (233.76 mph)
Johan won his first elimination, but...
...Åke, "the 5 sec Baker" lost his. Unfortunately, due to rain there never was a second round for anyone. The race was canceled.
Point standings after three rounds in the FIA European Championship 2016
1: Michael Gullqvist, Sweden 263
2: Bruno Bader, Switzerland 239
3: Mats Eriksson, Sweden 234
4: Johan Lindberg, Sweden 197
5: David Vegter, Netherlands 171
6: Thomas Stiefel, Switzerland 140
7: Åke Persson, Sweden 115
8: Anders Nilsson, Sweden 88
9: Norbert Kuno, Germany 84
10: Fredrik Fagerstrom, Sweden 84
And we have a win! The team is going crazy!
Jonnie was a like cobra on the tree, and he never gave Kris a chance. Nice to see the Swedish yellow and blue colors in the wind!
—Come on man. Here's your Wally.
Our Norwegian mechanic Christan Merlid looks confident leaving Jonnie alone at the starting line.
And no problem there for Jonnie. Andy's out, and we are in the final.
Jonnie takes down Brian Hough and is on to the semifinals, where he will go up against Andy Bohl. On the other side of the ladder we will see Steve Burck and Kris Hool fight for the final.