Leading Swedish Crosskart team Carcontrol will field four Speedcar manufactured Crosskarts, across both of the classes at the All-Star ‘Magic Weekend’ at Höljes on 2-5 July.
The Crosskart/Crosscar class sees a strong 40-entrants ready to tackle the World RX venue. The Carcontrol team is run by the former Finnish Euro RX driver Marko Jokinen who now lives in Sweden, the team is also the official Speedcar importer in Sweden.
For the Crosskart/Crosscar class, the team has acquired two 2020-spec Speedcars while in the Crosskart Junior they will run with the two older spec cars.
“This will be an interesting and challenging year for us – entering and running four Speedcars in Rally X Nordic under the Carcontrol banner is no easy task – but as the official Speedcar importer in Sweden, we have support from the Speedcar factory and all the latest material available to put into the races.” Jokinen said.
“Of course, everything will need to click in the right way. The big step for us in 2020 will be when Lars Andersson joins us as Technical Specialist. Lars has a proven record in suspension work with different teams in World RX, Titans RX and WRC, so I’m really looking forward to the new suspension set-ups and work he will do during the season.”
The team will have the 2018 RallyX Nordic Crosskart runner-up Isac Egonsson in one of the new spec crosskarts. He is hoping for a better year, as he explains he is targeting to become the champion in his third try as he finished fifth in a dreadful 2019 season.
“I start my third year with Carcontrol in RallyX Nordic feeling hungrier than ever to claim the CrossCar title. My speed is there, and if I can find more consistency for the 2020 season, everything will be possible.” Egonsson said.
Joining Egonsson will be the newcomer Robin Nord who steps up from the national Swedish Crosskart Championship to RallyX Nordic for this season.
“Entering Rally X Nordic in 2020 with these rapid CrossCars will be a new challenge for me as my experience comes from the national scene, but I’m really looking forward to learning this new class and putting up some top six finishes during the season.” Nord said.
“We have brand new 2020-spec cars for Isac and Robin. Isac is a proven winner; he was the driver to watch in 2019 with a bunch of fastest laps and his capability for fabulous and unexpected overtakes, but some technical issues affected his overall result. Robin will definitely be up there during the forthcoming season, too. His enthusiasm to listen and learn will make him comfortable in the car very quickly.” Jokinen said.
For the Crosskart Junior outfit, the team has aquired the two newcomers Erik Andersson and Robin Persson, both of them are also excited to step-in to learn on this new discipline for them.
“I’m really excited to join Carcontrol and drive my first year in the new CrossCar Junior class. It’s hard to say where I will be when the season ends, being a new car and new series but I’ll try my very best to finish on the podium a few times.” Eriksson said.
“It’s a dream come true for me to enter the RallyX Nordic CrossCar Junior class with Carcontrol’s Speedcar. My knowledge so far is from the smaller crosskarts, but I’ll certainly be aiming to challenge the more experienced drivers in the category.” Persson said.
“Erik will run with Isac’s 2019 car in the Junior class, while Rasmus enters with a car that is a few years older but no less competitive. Erik has done an excellent job in the lower Crosskart categories, achieving better results every year and I’m really looking forward to seeing his speed in CrossCar Junior. Even though Rasmus has hardly driven a CrossCar Junior before, he showed impressive lap times when we tested at Höljes recently.” Jokinen added.