Wednesday, June 20, 2012 - 1:30 PM
On 1st June the Swedish Motorcycle and Snowmobile Federation (SVEMO) formed a national drag racing team. The aim is to support the riders in their racing and to raise their profile in their quest for sponsors.
"It's first and foremost support for the riders in their international ventures. A national team spot brings status and gives them greater opportunities in their hunt for sponsors" says Peder Eneroth, Chairman of SVEMO's dragracing section.
The selected riders are:
- Per Bengtsson, Supertwin
- Peter Svensson, Top Fuel Bike
- Ulf Ögge, Pro Stock Bike
- Kalle Lyrén, Pro Stock Bike
- Rickard Gustafsson, Funny Bike
The riders compete in four different classes but will be traveling together. Per Bengtsson and Peter Svensson will travel to Valdosta, USA. Ulf Ögge and Kalle Lyrén will compete in Pomona and Las Vegas. These riders together with Rickard Gustafsson are competing in this year European Championship
"The objective of the national team is World Cup medals", says Peder. "Today there is no World Cup in drag racing but we are working on having one in a few years. These gentlemen will then be medal candidates of very high rank."
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