31 October, 2010

The grapevine had it for some time now that Swedish Rally and Rallycross legend Per Eklund was set to take part in the third and final round of the 2010 'RallyCar U.S. Rallycross Championship' at the New Jersey Motorsports Park on November 6 and 7.

But today it became official that the old warhorse has entered his 19 years old Finnish protégé Toomas "Topi" Heikkinen to drive his own 2010 Saab 9-3 ASS ERC at Millville in New Jersey. Under the fatherly care of Eklund the former Formula Renault 2.0 racer won the 2010 Finnish Rallycross Championship in early August and has his eyes focused on the 2011 ERC now.

After Norwegian Frode Holte shipped his Volvo C30 ERC to the USA about a week ago also the other Swedish car manufacturer will be present at the Lightning Raceway to demonstrate Scandinavian Rallycross machinery on American soil now.

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