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Chris Van Nimmen Ready to Round Two

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Van Nimmen Ready to Round Two

 words and photos Ivan Sansom & Rose Hughes and Chris Van Nimmen

After a challenging opening event at the Main Event, Chris van Nimmen reflects on his runner-up spot, and the hard work the American Lifestyle team put in at Santa Pod. And the preparation work required to contest the next round in FIM-E Super Twin action in Sweden.

Chris Van Nimmen
Chris Van Nimmen

“We tested new spark plugs but they burned away after 990ft so we changed some things in the set up, but still burnt spark plugs. We took the heads off to check for any damage, checked the valves, and also changed the rear tire to a Mickey Thompson.

Chris Van Nimmen

Thanks to Marko Lantto for the parts and the tire. On Sunday, rain, so no qualifiers. The first elimination on Monday worked out much better off the start line with the Mickey Thompson tire, but we still had a problem after 990ft when the engine cut out on high rpm. We found the problem in the gearbox where the clutch had slipped when changing to second gear. So more work!

Chris Van Nimmen

We changed the gearbox with our spare but couldn’t be ready on time for the finals. However, we had a great weekend at Santa Pod. We’ve now repaired the gearbox with new clutch plates (thanks to Bentec’s Per Bengtsson for the fast service), and we’re ready for Tierp.”

The Super Twin field at the SpeedEvents Internationals will be a big one, so qualifying will require van Nimmen to be on PB form just to make race day, but the Belgian team will be working hard with a smile no matter what.

Chris Van Nimmen
Chris Van Nimmen

The Speedevents Internationals takes place at Tierp Arena, Sweden over the weekend of the 13th-16th June, get more information at www.speedevents.se

Speedevents Internationals at Tierp Arena, 13-16 June, the epicenter of the world’s fastest motorsport, where adrenaline flows freely and the pulse accelerates to the ceiling. Now the arena is ready to welcome competitors and spectators to a weekend fully charged with speed, sound and an atmosphere that will make your heart beat to the beat of the engine.

With Speed Events as the brains behind the event, it is guaranteed that the races will reach new heights of excitement and drama. You can expect to see the most advanced drag racing cars, from monster machines fueled by nitromethane to Pro Modified vehicles, fine-tuned to perfection, battle to cross the finish line first and take victory.

With 228 teams entering the event over these classes: Top Fuel Dragster, Top Methanol Dragster, Top Methanol Funny Car, Pro Stock Car, Pro Modified Car, Top Fuel Bike, Super Twin Bike, Pro Stock Bike, Super Street Bike, Pro Comp Bike, Top Doorslammer, Competition Eliminator, Stock/Super Stock, Pro Street, Super Comp, Super Street, Super Gas, Super Pro ET, Pro ET, Super Comp Bike, Super Gas Bike, Street, Junior Dragster and Junior Dragbike.

In addition to the thrilling competition on the track, you will be able to eat good food in Tierp Arena’s restaurants, listen to live music and entertainment that makes the roof lift in the barn, or have a cooling drink in Tierp Arena’s Beer Garden.

For the children, a huge Fun Zone awaits with everything from jumping castles to trampolines and other exciting activities. Market Street is open throughout the event. Plan a full-speed family outing!

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