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It's a wide-open field of Volvo sedans competing this year under the brand of the iron symbol. Volvo enthusiasts couldn't be happier with so much to choose from. We're just curious. Is there a team you are most excited about following?
 

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WOW... impressive win by the At Speed Motorsport Team YEAH BABY !...hehehe<br>I think that MIke Galati it doing a terrific job with the mighty R.<br>Even though I don't have the speed channel, I follow the SPEED WORLD CHALLENGE very closely just to delight myself looking at the pictures and comments through Sweedespeed....<br>its awsome !<p>Cheers
 

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Re: Swedespeed Poll: Which Volvo Racing Team Are You ... ([email protected])

I voted speed world challenge but really any series that has good publicity that volvo is successful in and committed too. It was a hard pill to swallow last year when Volvo dumped Atspeed after only one full year. A pretty lame move in my opinion.
 

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Re: Swedespeed Poll: Which Volvo Racing Team Are You ... ([email protected])

Franke Volvo Racing racked a couple of <U>first</U><B></B> place finishes @ Mount Tremblant Quebec over the week-end. This puts the Franke Volvo in the lead for the driver and manufacturer championships.<br><A HREF="http://www.autocourse.ca/index.php?file=results.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autocourse.ca/index....html</A> <p>The link may not work, if not C&P.<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by dagovna at 11:07 PM 6-5-2006</i>
 

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i see that the Matejke S40 (SPEED Touring - USA) its on the top, but i have not seen this team yet.. can anyone post a link off this team so at least i can get to know them.....<p>Cheers
 

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Turbunio,<p>"Matejke S40 (SPEED Touring - USA)" is actually a mis-spelling and a misnomer. The company is R Sport Engineering and the team name is Team R Sport. The team website is currently under construction. I will post a link once the site is complete.<p>Duane Matejka (pronounced: Mah-tee-ka) is well known for his very successful Volvo P1800 run under the Foreign Autotech banner. He has since sold off Foreign Autotech to Mike Dudek at iRoll Motors and is now concetrating his efforts on running the new S40 T5 in SPEED World-Challenge.<p>Duane wrote articles for VSA documenting the car's build up. Please contact VSA for past issues.<p>There are currently some final details to sort out with SCCA Pro before the car can be tested and raced. Unfortunately the process is slow going and I apologize for that.<p>We are very appreciative of all the support from our marketing partners and fans. I would especially like to thank: Evolve Cars, Keystone Motors, AutoScandia, BBS, Personal, Recaro, Flamecrusher, Schroth, ATL, Eibach, Bosch, and of course VCOA. Please support these companies as it helps our effort.<p>Stay tuned for a formal team announcement.<p>In the mean time please write to/email Hans Krondahl ([email protected]), Roger Ormisher ([email protected]), and John Maloney ([email protected]) stating your interest in seeing Volvo's race. Volvo's appearing on the grid is going to take a concerted effort from all involved. Lets just say that VCNA and VCC aren't exactly enthusiastic about racing there marque. Help us change their minds.<p><br>David Russell<br>Development Engineer<br>R Sport Engineering<p>
 

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Re: Swedespeed Poll: Which Volvo Racing Team Are You ... (vaingloryracing)

John,<p>How will you keep up with mateka S40 when you'll be busy here?...<p><A HREF="http://www.svra.com/SVRA/photogal.nsf/plinks/MLAY-6GEPBQ" TARGET="_blank">http://www.svra.com/SVRA/photo...GEPBQ</A><p>George Dill<p>
 

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beaker <p>The S40 you have was it once a red S40 that was once welded to a highway billboard?<p><br>dagovna
 

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dagovna,<p>The S40 we have was one of the billboard cars. VCNA was going to junk them, but a concerned individual thought that it would make a nice race car.<p>I believe the Riley Racing S40 was also a billboard car.<p>David
 

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has atspeed developed a more permanent fix for the hub situation?
 

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DONNO... but I do know that atspeed are doing greAT ! <br>Michael Galati its doing a magnificent job,<br>At the Mid-Ohio practice he won the first place TWICE... <br>that shows the increible power of the Volvo S60R and what is capable of doing when is driven by a true PROFESIONAL<p>Cheers <br>
 

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While watching the Ohio race, it was great to listen to how surprised the announcers were at how good the S60 was doing.<p><IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emcocktl.gif" BORDER="0"> many more to come <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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I would have to say that At speed Motorsports, with their win at Mosport should be moved to the top of that list. Of course, being the crew chief on their S60R, I may be a little biased. Although I have not seen anything from Mateka at the track yet. It would be nice to see more Volvos out there, but you gotta cheer for the teams that are at least making an effort to field a car. I look forward to the progress that is being made on the current S60R. The sister car to the one that raced all of this season is currently on the lift at our shop and is getting prepped for a very serious testing run over the next few months. We hope to sort out what problems still linger from our past and we hope to have our engine program back on track very shortly. The cars are much more reliable than in the first couple years of their existence, however our engines have been turned over to Mahle and they just haven't had enough time to perfect it just yet. When they get that part figured out, the At Speed Volvo S60R will be a force to be reckoned with.
 

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Our hub situation is all better now. We have switched to Pankl forgings and they seem to be perfect. Pankl also did the hub assemblies on the Audi R10.
 

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That is great news. We look forward to seeing the AtSpeed Volvos on the podium several times again next season
 

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Dead thread but still kinda on topic... Supposedly 3R Racing has taken over the At Speed S60 for the 2008 WC GT season. Testing will be done during the 2007 season. Anyone care to share their input?
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>njshift</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Dead thread but still kinda on topic... Supposedly 3R Racing has taken over the At Speed S60 for the 2008 WC GT season. Testing will be done during the 2007 season. Anyone care to share their input?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>You have a link so we can all read up on it?
 

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I will be doing the three hour Britcar race at Snetterton on 12th.May this year if you or any of your friends are free on that day.<p>We won the class in the last two rounds last year.<p>You can check the organiser's site <A HREF="http://www.eerc.c.uk" TARGET="_blank">http://www.eerc.c.uk</A> and there are some pictures on <A HREF="http://www.pbase.com/paulcherry/eerc" TARGET="_blank">http://www.pbase.com/paulcherry/eerc</A><p>There is the first Performance meet of the VOC this year at The Crooked Billet near Uxbridge this sunday..... <A HREF="http://www.volvoclub.org.uk" TARGET="_blank">http://www.volvoclub.org.uk</A><p>Regards, Don.Norchi.
 
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