Big Wally, from Hollywood to Stockholm

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What happened? From dirty working pants and racing suits to this!

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On Monday morning right after the US Finals, we got up early and went straight over to mister Carducci and his fine tuxedos.

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Trying out all our clothes took at least a couple of hours.

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And for once, the girls had to wait on us getting dressed.

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We're ready! Now one hour drive to Hollywood.

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Hey Champ! You'd better get used to the tuxedo shirt!

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Dressed for just another success!

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Jonnie got his own star on the drag racing walk of fame, leading to the Lucas Oil price giving ceremony.

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The worst thing of winning is probably to hold the mandatory speech.

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Team Lindberg Bros are seated for dinner and more speeches.

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Hanging with the stars. Everybody in the business was here.

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On the way to the after party. We laughed and dance all night long, before heading home to the good old Sweden.

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Jonnie had to stay in the States a few more days preparing some for the coming season. The team and many fans welcomed him home when arriving to Arlanda and Stockholm.

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The Big Wally is finally home.

World Champions!

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World champ time slip!

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John Lombardo Jr. did what he could. He won his race going to the final.

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So did Jonnie. He won his careers most important race with style!

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No rest for the champ! We won the championship, and now we got a race to win.

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Right before the race no other than...

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...John Force came by wishing Jonnie good luck. —You go and get this, boy!

The dream’s alive

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We got Ferro, RT: 0.043.  ET: 5.470. Speed: 270.21 in the last round. This is going to be a hard one. If we win this round, we win the championship.
This race has been Lombardos so far, and we can't hope for that to change. If we loose the coming round, John Lombardo Jr. has to win the final against Mickey Ferro to win the championship.

This is my calculations. Anybody disagrees?

Round two win, and Annie’s out

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Annie is out! She both looses the reaction and shakes the tires. Clint Thompson gets an easy win.
Annie stops at 636 points in the championship.

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Mickey Ferro pulls of another great pass leaving Terry Ruckman behind.

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John Lombardo Jr. won the tree and powered away from Ulf Leanders to an pretty easy win.

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—I lost focus for just a moment in the start. It's so much to think about right now. This fantastic season is coming to an end... The chance of winning the championship... Suddenly I just saw those three yellow bright lights! I missed the start but did a good driving job, pedaling once to stop a tire shake getting worse. This was this seasons lucky round, says Jonnie humbly.

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Just a bit to exciting! There's allot of people here having a hard time breathing under these circumstances.

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Thank's to you guys!

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Our hero is getting standing ovations.

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Jonnie Lindberg!

The golden guys & gals

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The golden guys behind the fast car! Johan, Jonnie, Carsten, Strumpan and Christian!

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But never a fast car without the really fast food! The golden girls Victoria, Katarina and Ritha!

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And the most golden guy of them all. Daddy Lars Erik Lindberg! (Couldn't get a picture this time either, but Wally was nice and acted as a stand-in.)

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We choose to go out last as the fourth pair. First round's up at 12:30 local time, about 21:30 back home in Sweden.