Formula Offroad NEZ-Championship 2015 Skien

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FORMULA OFFROAD NEZ-CHAMPIONSHIP IN SKIEN 2015

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The 2015 championship in Skien, Norway was one for the history books. A total of 32 drivers showed up from Norway, Sweden, Finland and Iceland!

The excitement was on til the last track in both the Modified and the Unlimited class. The last track had two very difficult hills that put the drivers to the test.
Roger Fossen got the car to work properly for the first time of the season. We repeated last years success and took his 2nd NEZ-championship title in a row in the Modified class.

Martin Michaelsen and Snorri Por Arnason had a great and close fight until the last gate in the last track. Snorri did a small mistake which Martin took great advantage of. Martin climbed to the top in the last hill and became the NEZ-champion in the Unlimited class![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Formula Offroad Matrand 2015!

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FORMULA OFFROAD MATRAND #5-#6 2015

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The 5th and 6th round in the norwegian cup was held in Matrand, Norway. It was the finale of the cup, and the race for the overall win got closer than expected!

Arne Johannessen did a great job and won both days with his big block powered car, Lightfoot. This made him climb up to a 3rd place finish in the overall standings.
Pål Blesvik and Martin Michaelsen got tied in points in 1st place. They also had the same amount of 1st places, 2nd places and 4th places! Pål Blesvik won the title because he had the better result in the latest round (nr 6).

Tor-Egil Thorland ended up on a 4th place after leading the cup ahead of the two rounds in Matrand.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Joakim Knudsen

Joakim Knudsen

Snorri Por Arnason

Snorri Por Arnason

Roger Fossen

Roger Fossen

Jørgen Paulsen

Jørgen Paulsen

Arne Johannessen

Arne Johannessen

Martin Michaelsen

MARTIN MICHAELSEN

Pål Blesvik

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Pål Blesvik

Team Name: Blesvik Racing

Nationality: Norwegian

Class: Unlimited

About our Team:
We are a small team, mostly my family and close friends.
My wife Monica and the kids; Kim Andre’, Joakim and Marius.
Odd Arild Hoel is also kind of a family member 🙂
Odd Arild Hoel, Kim Andre’ and Joakim helps with the car, Marius takes care of getting everything on tape and Monica does everything else!

My best and worst memories:
Best moment was when I won the Norwegian Championship 2014.
Have not had any worst moments worth mentioning..

Why I started racing and when:
I have always had a desire to power up those steep sand walls after being a judge in some years and in 2011 I decided to rebuild my rock crawler to a Formula Offroad car, Modified class.
My first race was in the spring of 2012.

Achievements:
Building a race car that works good and manage to control my fear for these insane hills!
Got 3rd place and Best in Show 😀

The Car:
The car was built as a Rock Crawler in 2009 and i had only to competitions with it before I decided to rebuild it . Former Formula Offroad competitor Christian Austad was telling me that it will not cost me much money or time so I picked up my angle cutter and got to work..
The Volvo portal axles was swapped to a pair of Dana 60’s, the LS1 engine got a rear mounted turbo, the suspension was lowered and wheel base stretched.
I have to give lots of credit to Roar Johannsen for tuning the computer!!
I had some problems with turbo lag and the Dana 300 transfer did not hold up.
So before the next season the turbo and the radiator switched place and the watercooled intercooler was replaced with water/methanol injection.
Before the 2014 season the car was even more lower and longer, bigger turbo and a Atlas II “race case” replaced the Dana 300.
Spec list;
Frame: 48×3,2mm seamless tube
Wheelbase: 300 cm
Engine: 5,7 l. GM Corvette LS6, Comp Cam LSR277, Lucas 86 lb injectors, Eagle forged rods, Mahle forged pistons, Patriot Performance valvetrain kit, Harland Sharp roller rockers, Moroso oilpump, Borg Warner Airwerks s400sx3 turbo, Snow Performance Methanol/water injection, Aeromotive Eliminator fuelpump.
Fuel: Bioethanol (E85)
Tranny: GM TH400, TCI manual reversed valve kit, TCI Streetfighter 3500 rpm converter.
Transfer: Atlas 2.0 Racecase.
Axles: Front, Dodge/Chevy Dana 60. Yukon Grizzly locker. Yukon 4340 shafts. Yukon Superjoints.
Rear, Dodge D60 welded spool.
MB GW radius arms w/1″ uniball, Panhard bar
Rims/tires: steel 18×15 IMS beadlocks, Padla Trak 20×15
2015 season; 16×18″ Alloy rims with Bigger Digger up front and Super Scooper’s in the rear.
Suspension: Racerunner airshocks, Fox bumpstops, Pro Comp limit straps
Steering: Fully hydraulic, Danfoss 200 cfm Orbitrol, KSM cylinder
Brakes: Wilwood 3/4″ main cylinder, Volvo 240 calipers, split D60 discs.
Others: Kirkey seat, 3″ PRP 5 point harness, Summit alu cooler, 3qt. Accusump.
New for the 2015 season, all new electric system with Painless Wiring harness for the engine.

Support Vehicle:
In the end of the 2014 season our Ford C-class RV was replaced with a 12 meter Coach camper with everything we need.
I contains 13 seats (9 passengers allowed while driving), 3 tables, kitchen, 2 toilets, shower, 2 double beds, 3 single beds, 700 liters freshwater, 700 liters black water, 150 liter hot water, 3 kw and 5,5kw generators, 4X8m quick-up tent
We have the race car on a trailer.

About me:
Love to spend time in our boat with the family.

Contact Details:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Blesvikracing

E-mail: offroadracing@hotmail.com

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Tor-Egil Thorland

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TOR-EGIL THORLAND

TROLL RACING Trollracing.logo

Nationality: Norwegian

Class: Unlimited

About our Team:
We are a Team which is based just outside Trondheim, specifically Malvik. We are a relatively large team with four cars, there are two formula offroad cars and two trial cars. We also have a Volvo b10m 91mod which we have converted into racing bus and staying in when we travel on hits. The team consists of a total of 8 people collaborating to keep the wheels of all vehicles turning. The owners of the vehicles are Tor Egil and Ron and the formula offroad cars are run exclusively by us. The Trial vehicles are used by those who have the desire and ability to use them. They are also at the disposal of our sponsors throughout the year for company events etc.
The team consists of Tor Egil “Toro” Thorland, Ronny Pedersen, Marius Maerk, Mathias Vognild, Svein Erik Skogstad, Daniel Bergdal Geir Kvenild and Kjetil Johansen. No one in the team has special tasks, we are all in it together no matter what the task! I LOVE MY TEAM !!! Without these guys none of this would have been possible! THANK YOU
for the wild ride which is TROLL RACING!

ToroWide

My best and worst memories:
My best memory must be my first win in the modified class at Bålstad in 2013. It was my first real race with Ugly Betty (Our car). We destroyed hubs and had arrived on Saturday and had no spare, so we welded on an original Toyota hilux nav hub and went on to win on the Sunday! My worst memory must be the test drive in Skien in 2012 …. Took the car to it’s max and blew the engine! Unlucky …..

Why I started racing and when:
I’ve been involved with offroad sport my whole life because my grandfather was, so when I was 18 years old I used a Pajero with 33″ tires which I used in the forest. From there the trip was short until I began using a Suzuki constructed into trial car. In 2005 I decided to build a rørchassie would become promodbil. This had volvo ports and a V8. I had very much fun with this car and actually won a monster race in end of 2010 in the small size class.
But the dream of driving formula offroad grew more and more, so in 2011 I took the old car and tore it down and started re-building it as a formula offroad chassis. We missed out in 2012 when the engine blew but came back strongly in 2013 and became Norwegian Champions in the modified class and repeated it now in 2014 in the unlimited class.

Achievements:
Norwegian Champions 2013 in the Modified class
Norwegian Champions 2014 in the Unlimited class
2nd place in the Norwegian Cup 2014 in the Modified class

The Car:
48×2,6 seamless pipe chassis. “Jeep” bodywork, dana 60 front axle, Gm14 rear. Th400 / np208.Chevrolet LQ4 2001mod engine HX50 turbo. 13psi boost pressure, E85 fuel, water / methanol injection. K-link front and 4 link bak.14″ airshocks. Bigger digger tires front and Super Scoopers on the rear.
We folow the rule of: “Keep it simple stupid”

Support Vehicle:
Volvo B10M 91mod bus which we have built into racing bus. We have space for a car in the bus and on the trailer. We have 6 sleeping places inside the bus and 4 in the cargo hold, kitchen, wc and 2 seating groups of 4 with tables between. 8x4m Tent.

About me:
I have 2 children and a partner who I really appreciate, Cicilie is a fantastic woman in every way possible! Without her I would not be where I am today, she has allowed me to keep on with this hobby at times both night and day! Meanwhile she has taken care of our house and children, there are not many women who are as patience and understanding as her in the world! when I have some free time to spare, I like to go fishing! Otherwise I am a very busy family man 🙂

Contact Details:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TrollRacingFormulaOffroad

E-mail: toregil.thorland@gmail.com[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”stretch_row” full_height=”yes” parallax=”content-moving” parallax_image=”505″][vc_column][/vc_column][/vc_row]