V8 Thunder Cars Sweden: This is the calendar for the 2021 season

V8 Thunder Cars Sweden: This is the calendar for the 2021 season
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The Swedish V8 Thunder Cars series will start its new season in June 2021 – The championship organizers plan six events

The Swedish V8 Thunder Cars Series (V8TC) will start its new season in June 2021, which will consist of six events, should the coronavirus pandemic not throw a spanner in the championship’s works. The V8TC uses Trans-Am cars built in the USA by Howe Racing. The cars’ 6.2 liter V8 engines produce 450 horsepower.

The season kicks off at Ljungbyhed on June 4-5. The approximately two-kilometer-long circuit is located north of Malmö and has a very special charm due to its natural characteristics. The track is located on a former Swedish Air Force field, which is why the runways make up part of the race track.

On June 18-19, the series heads to the northeast of the country to Skelleftea. As in Ljungbyhed, the race will be run on a former air force base. The course is 4.270 kilometers long and is characterized by its tight, technical 16 turns. A highlight is the tight hairpin in the second half of the track.

The V8TC stops in Gellerasen on August 21-22 to race at the Karlskoga Motorstadion. The 2.4-kilometer circuit is the oldest in Sweden and forms a real challenge for the championship drivers. From 1961 to 1963, Formula 1 races were held at the track, which were not part of the World Championship. The race in 1973, on the other hand, was a rated world championship race in the premier class.

On September 4-5, the V8TC will visit what is probably the most famous circuit in Sweden: the Scandinavian Raceway in Anderstorp. The approximately four-kilometer track was built in 1968 and was home to six Formula 1 races in the 1970s. The motorcycle world championship also held rounds at the Scandinavian Raceway, which has a straight of almost one kilometer which is called the “Flight Straight”.

Mantorp Park will host the penultimate event on October 2-3. The track is around three kilometers long and consists of 16 turns. The circuit features Europe’s first 301.75-meter drag strip and was opened in 1969.

The season finale will be held at Call Knutstorp on October 8-9. Ring Knutstorp is around two kilometers long and was opened in 1963. The 16 technical corners present the drivers with a major challenge. On October 9, it will also be decided who will take the V8TC title in 2021.

André Wiegold