Eriksson double as Oliver follows in big brother’s footsteps

RallyX Nordic produced another day of intense and unpredictable racing on day two of the Höljes double-header which saw a different driver take the top step in three of the four categories. A damp track in the morning made for varied results in the qualifying heats and as the track dried, it was all up for grabs in the semi-finals and finals.

As always, the Supercar class was the main event and the grid looked extremely competitive, Sebastian Eriksson (Olsbergs MSE) lined up on pole in the car that won Round 1 with Robin Larsson of JC Raceteknik alongside. Comparable starts for the top two meant they held position into turn one with a resurgent Oliver Eriksson slotting into third. The top three remained line astern for much of the race until Larsson headed for the joker lap with two laps remaining, both Erikssons followed suit on the last lap. As Sebastian merged from his joker lap there was contact with Robin’s Audi S1 sending it into a spin, Sebastian regained the lead with half a lap to go and was closely followed over the line by teammate Oliver and a disgruntled Larsson. The winning car received a five second time penalty after the race promoting Oliver Eriksson to first place, Larsson to second and handing Mikko Ikonen his maiden RallyX Nordic podium.

Höljes was treated to another day of action-packed Supercar Lites racing in the first of the support series. Linus Östlund was first on the grid for the final with Sondre Evjen keeping him company on the front row, both drivers had been on impressive form throughout the heats. As the field headed into turn two on the first lap, Ben Philip Gundersen turned into the joker lap taking Round 1 winner, Thomas Holmen with him, Holmen clipped the outside barrier ruining his chances to repeat his performance from the previous day. Evjen, Östlund and Höglund lead the way as they took to the joker lap on the final tour, as they emerged, Gundersen had found his way back to second place on the road. At the flag, Evjen, Gundersen and Östlund were separated by just over a second.

The RX Academy final saw Round 1 winner Tommi Hallman drop from second to last place while Estonian, Marko Muru took the victory ahead of Rasmus Tuominen. Meanwhile, Nils Andersson continued his domination of the CrossCar category and took a second win ahead of Jimmie Österberg and Isac Egonsson.