Ready to Race! The countdown is on to Höljes’ ‘All-Star’ Magic Weekend

  • Less than a week to go until live motorsport returns in Europe
  • Star-studded entry list for first major post-lockdown event
  • Global livestream to showcase 26+ hours of high-octane action
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There is less than a week to wait. Less than a week until the starting lights go out on the first major rallycross event of 2020. Less than a week until some of the biggest names in the sport – several coming out of retirement especially for the occasion – descend on Höljes in Sweden to battle wheel-to-wheel for glory. Less than a week…until the eagerly-anticipated ‘All-Star’ Magic Weekend (2-5 July).

As the world gradually begins to open up again, Höljes is preparing to stage Europe’s first high-profile motor racing event since lockdown. More than 90 competitors have signed up to take part across the five classes – ‘Legends’, Supercar, Supercar Lites, CrossCar/Crosskart and CrossCar Junior – and fittingly, amongst them are some heavy-hitters indeed.

In the invitational ‘Legends’ class – for drivers who are no longer active but whose past achievements make them incontestable titans of the sport – two-time FIA World Rally Champion Marcus Grönholm will take on 74-year-old former FIA European Rallycross Champion Per Eklund, fellow rallycross heroes Andreas Eriksson and Stig-Olov Walfridson and rallying and rallycross star Henning Solberg. It is the kind of tantalising line-up that has never been seen before – and arguably, never will be again.

In the Supercar category, double FIA World Rallycross Champion Johan Kristoffersson will mark his return to the discipline following a sabbatical season in the FIA World Touring Car Cup. The ‘Super Swede’ will be up against a host of fellow title-winners, including reigning FIA Euro RX and RallyX Nordic presented by Cooper Tires Champion Robin Larsson, former RallyX Nordic Champions Oliver Solberg and Thomas Bryntesson, two-time RX2 Series Champion Oliver Eriksson and ex-FIA Junior World Rally and WRC 2 Champion Pontus Tidemand.

There will be two notable ‘debuts’ in the 22-strong Supercar field, as both JC Raceteknik’s Ben-Philip Gundersen – last year’s RallyX Nordic Supercar Lites Champion – and Jamaican ace Fraser McConnell (Olsbergs MSE) make their maiden appearance in the class, while GRX Taneco’s Niclas Grönholm reached the World RX final at Höljes in 2019 and will be fired-up to kick-start his 2020 campaign with victory.

Supercar Lites promises to be fiercely-contested, too, as a gaggle of young chargers rev up to duel doorhandle-to-doorhandle around the iconic Värmland circuit. Defending Höljes winner Thomas Holmen will take on local specialist Linus Östlund, leading lady Nathalie Petersson – back after a bruising rookie season in 2019 – rapid rallycross returnee Henrik Krogstad, highly-rated Swedes Marcus Höglund, Martin Enlund and Nils Andersson and fast Finn Jesse Kallio, who came, saw and conquered in his only previous RallyX Nordic outing on home soil at Kouvola last summer.

Five-time FIA World Rally Championship runner-up Thierry Neuville and reigning FIA World Rallycross Champion Timmy Hansen headline the 40-strong CrossCar/Crosskart entry, as the Belgian and Swede team up under the new LifeLive Nordic banner. Ten CrossCar Juniors complete the line-up, as for the first time RallyX Nordic welcomes competitors as young as 12 – proving that the future of the sport is every bit as bright as its present and past.

“After many weeks of planning, we are all tremendously excited to get the ‘All-Star’ Magic Weekend underway,” enthused Jan-Erik Steen, CEO of RallyX Nordic promoter, RX Promotion. “A tireless effort has been put in by all involved, and the result is that we have a mouth-watering entry list, huge interest from all around the world and a broadcast arrangement that is set to bring viewers more live rallycross action from a single event than ever before.

“The start of a season is always something to look forward to, but the three-month pause has left everybody hungrier than ever for real-life racing – and that is what we are proud to present. The drivers are ready, the cars are ready, Höljes is looking superb and now all that remains is for fans to settle down on the sofa and tune in for what will unquestionably be the motorsport event of the year so far.”

The joint brainchild of RallyX Nordic promoter RX Promotion and Höljes’ organising club Finnskoga MK, and supported by the Swedish arm of international broadcasting heavyweight NEP, the ‘All-Star’ Magic Weekend will follow a purely digital, pay-per-view livestreaming model to adhere to current COVID-19 restrictions.

The commitment is to bring more rallycross action, highlights and ‘insider’ content than ever before to fans all around the world, with a global English-language feed, a presenting team composed of Andrew Coley, Hal Ridge, Neil Cole and Molly Pettit and no geoblocking.

Prominent Swedish streaming platform StayLive will host the ‘All-Star’ Magic Weekend, with the attractively-priced subscription package offering more than 26 hours of live action and interviews for just 249 SEK (c. €24,99). Subscribers will also gain complimentary access to all 2019 RallyX Nordic races as a bonus. You can sign up here.

Part of the proceeds of this crowdfunding initiative will go towards supporting Höljes to ensure many more Magic Weekends are possible in the future. Should they wish, fans can make additional donations here.

Livestream Schedule

Thursday, 2 July         09h30 – 18h30
Friday, 3 July               14h00 – 18h00
Saturday, 4 July          13h00 – 18h00
Sunday, 5 July             09h30 – 18h00

*All times are in CET

Entry Lists


1 Johan Kristoffersson SWE VW Dealer Team Bauhaus Volkswagen Polo
3 Ben-Philip Gundersen NOR JC Raceteknik Audi S1
4 Robin Larsson SWE KYB Team JC Audi S1
5 Lars Andersson SWE Hedströms Motorsport Ford Fiesta
9 Christer Dalmans SWE Hedströms Motorsport Volkswagen Polo
11 Oliver Solberg SWE PS 110 procent AB Citroën DS3
12 Anders Michalak SWE Olsbergs MSE Ford Fiesta
16 Oliver Eriksson SWE Olsbergs MSE Ford Fiesta
17 Mats Öhman SWE JC Raceteknik Audi S1
27 Dennis Olsson SWE MKIV RX Volkswagen Scirocco
33 Enzo Ide BEL JC Raceteknik Audi S1
35 Fraser McConnell JAM Olsbergs MSE Ford Fiesta
45 Pontus Tidemand SWE Hedströms Motorsport Volkswagen Polo
48 Lukas Walfridson SWE Helmia Motorsport Renault Clio
51 Thomas Bryntesson SWE Thomas Bryntesson Volkswagen Polo
61 Andreas Carlsson SWE ACRX Renault Clio
68 Niclas Grönholm FIN GRX Taneco Hyundai i20
88 Daniel Thorén SWE TiKRX Volkswagen Polo
99 Dan Öberg SWE MKIV RX Volkswagen Scirocco
105 Linus Westman SWE LIWE RX Ford Fiesta
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Supercar Lites

8 Gustav Johansson SWE VGracing Supercar Lites
10 Martin Jonsson SWE Alfta Racing Team Supercar Lites
11 Mats Oskarsson SWE MORX Supercar Lites
14 Nils Andersson SWE TiKRX Supercar Lites
18 Linus Östlund SWE Olsbergs MSE Supercar Lites
21 Marcus Höglund SWE Marcus Höglund Supercar Lites
33 Nathalie Petersson SWE Natha’s Motorsport Supercar Lites
47 Jesse Kallio FIN Olsbergs MSE Supercar Lites
52 Simon Olofsson SWE STS RX Supercar Lites
56 Thomas Holmen NOR STS RX Supercar Lites
60 Martin Enlund SWE Olsbergs MSE Supercar Lites
77 Henrik Krogstad NOR #YellowSquad Supercar Lites
90 Jimmie Walfridson SWE JC Raceteknik Supercar Lites
91 Niklas Aneklev SWE Olsbergs MSE Supercar Lites
999 Dan Skočdopole CZE #YellowSquad Supercar Lites


5 Thierry Neuville BEL LifeLive Nordic TN5
7 Jimmy Kujanpää SWE Speedcar
11 Jimmie Österberg SWE Österberg Motorsport Speedcar
13 Viktor Andersson SWE Viktor Andersson Casmat
15 Julle Ljungdahl SWE TiKRX Speedcar
20 Jimmy Bergander SWE Jimmy Bergander Speedcar
21 Timmy Hansen SWE LifeLive Nordic TN5
22 Kobe Pauwels BEL LifeLive Nordic TN5
33 Johnny Andersson SWE Johnny Andersson Casmat
40 Marcus Hellman SWE Marcus Hellman Speedcar
47 Jimmy Karlsson SWE JK Racing Sweden RX01
51 Linda Johansson SWE Json Motorsport Speedcar
53 Mattias Ohlsson SWE Mattias Ohlsson Casmat
62 Robin Nord SWE Carcontrol Speedcar
66 Max Rundberg SWE Json Motorsport Speedcar
67 Isac Egonsson SWE Carcontrol Speedcar
69 Charlie Agerheim SWE Agerheim Motorsport Speedcar
70 Marcus Agerheim SWE Agerheim Motorsport Speedcar
85 Petter Hane SWE Carcontrol Speedcar
92 Peter Lundmark SWE Peter Lundmark Speedcar
96 Kim Koivio SWE Kim Koivio Speedcar
97 Mathias Jansson SWE Mathias Jansson YMS
100 Andreas Persson SWE Helmia Motorsport YMS
105 Simen Ødegården SWE Helmia Motorsport YMS
118 Fredrik Eriksson SWE Fredrik Eriksson EDGE
124 Sebastian Enholm SWE Enholm Motorsport Speedcar
125 Sindre Trøyerud NOR Trøyerud Motorsport Semog
127 Fredrik Avelin SWE Team Avelin YMS
133 Elias Svensson SWE Elias Svensson Casmat
161 Patrik Hallberg SWE Patrik Hallberg Speedcar
170 Isak Reiersen SWE JC Raceteknik Juniorteam YMS
175 Timmy Enlund SWE Enlunds Motorsport EDGE
183 Oskar Andersson SWE Enlunds Motorsport Casmat
189 Algot Hammarqvist SWE A.Hammarqvist_motorsport Speedcar
190 André Bendixen NOR Bendixen Motorsport Kamikaz
222 Roger Lunde SWE Roger Lunde Casmat
605 Mattias Andersson SWE Mattias Andersson Speedcar
666 Magnus Westman SWE Magnus Westman YMS
916 Roger Eriksson SWE Roger Eriksson YMS

CrossCar Junior

5 Thomas Martens BEL LifeLive Nordic TN5
10 Erik Andersson SWE Carcontrol Speedcar
21 Rasmus Persson SWE Carcontrol Speedcar
34 Erik Nilsson SWE Hagströms Entreprenad AB Casmat
99 Lukas Andersson SWE Lukas Andersson Speedcar
124 Frida Enholm SWE Enholm Motorsport Speedcar
128 Oliwer Lidman SWE Oliwer Lidman YMS
184 Elias Kalliokoski FIN Vesa Kalliokoski Speedcar
199 Alex Gustafsson SWE JC Raceteknik Juniorteam Speedcar
200 Raoul Dahlqvist FIN Dahlqvist RX Speedcar