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Team Rolfstad’s Plan for the 2024 Season

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Team Rolfstad’s Plan for the Season

 words and photos Ivan Sansom & Rose Hughes and Rolfstad Pro Drag Racing

Norway’s Rolfstad Pro Drag Racing will head into FIM-E Super Twin competition at the Speedevents Internationals at Tierp buoyed by off season progress and promising early testing at their local Gardermoen track over the past couple of weeks. Second generation team rider and a sign of the future in European nitro bike ranks, John Rolfstad gave us the overview.

John Rolfstad Pro Drag Racing
John Rolfstad

“Over this past winter we’ve upgraded my bike quite massively, with a new engine and rebuilt frame. All the bikes have been completely overhauled so we think we have removed the issues we had last season. This year we are competing with three Second generation supercharged bikes [for John, his father Svein Olaf, and Erling Opheim], and one naturally aspirated entry [ridden by Frank Aaslund].

Svein Olav Rolfstand - Rolfstad Pro Drag Racing
Svein Olav Rolfstand

All four bikes will be ready for the first race at Gardermoen this weekend [at the time of writing John had picked up his first six second ticket]. This will be a great opportunity to test the bikes before we go to our first FIM race of the season, which we hope will be the first of many. We were also at Gardermoen last weekend for some 1/8 mile testing and we are excited about the results

Erling Opheim - Rolfstad Pro Drag Racing
Erling Opheim

Our goals are to get the bikes going straight and hopefully go full 1/4 mile with a nice and easy setup. If we stay somewhat on budget and the bikes are still running, we are aiming for Hockenheim [for the Nitrolympx at the end of August] and Santa Pod [for the Euro Finals at the start of September] as well as the two rounds in Sweden in June and August.”

Frank Aaslund - Rolfstad Pro Drag Racing
Frank Aaslund

The mixture of youth (John is 19 and Erling 27) and experience (team patriarch Svein Olaf is a former European champion and record holder) in the Toten team are on target to shake up the European nitro bike ranks this season.

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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