December 9, 2008

Hagberg dominates Friendship Race

The annual Friendship Race which takes place in Eskilstuna, Sweden is known to be the biggest and most competitive TC race in the country. This years edition saw a rather low turnout compared to earlier years but a few of the Swedish top racers were there fighting for the prestigious title. Among these were Xray factory driver Alexander Hagberg, local fast guy and Swedish 1:10 GP champion, Magnus Vässmar, SSIC Champion Niclas Nilsson, worlds semi-finalist Roland Ström among others. It was Alexander Hagberg who dominated the race throughout qualifying, taking maximum points to secure the overall TQ position. In second was Magnus in front of Niclas and Hot Bodies driver Tommy Bergfeldt on the 4th spot. The finals never really got exciting since Alexander made no mistakes and could pull away to take the win in the first two finals. In the third a-main Alexander was challenged by Magnus for the opening laps but this came to an end rather quickly as Magnus made a mistake coming through the very narrow chicane. In the end it was Magnus who finished 2nd and Niclas on 3rd overall.

Thanks to Alexander Hagberg for the report.


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