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Folkrace!! A cheap way to race and have fun 

If you are 15 years old and love the smell of oil and gas you can do this legally in Scandinavia


Folkrace is a popular, inexpensive, and entry-level form of Swedish rallycross that originally came from Finland, where it was called (Everyone's Class). The sport also exists in Norway and Denmark, where it is known as Bilcross and Folkerace respectively.


The races are run on special gravel or tarmac tracks, 2,400 metres
(1.5 mi) in length. The tracks are designed to limit the top speed to
80 km/h (50 mph). The competitions are divided into different classes
depending on age and gender. Participants can be as young as 15 years of
age.
The race is divided into different heats with usually 6 cars. The
driver winning a race is awarded seven points, second five points, third
four points and so on. When all the heats have been driven, the total
score is calculated and the top six drivers get to race in the A final,
the next six in the B final and so on. The winner of the A final wins
the event.
To maintain its inexpensive nature, there is a rule on price. The races are run in standard cars,
but participants are generally free to choose as long as they meet
certain minimum safety regulations. Anyone can place a fix-price bid on
any car, the buyer is then chosen randomly. The fixed price is 6500 SEK
(ca USD 1000). Refusing to sell is grounds for having one's competition
licence revoked. Not included in the sale is personal equipment such as
seat and safety harness. This type of system eliminates the motivation
for sinking extensive amounts of work and money into a folkrace car.
Because old road cars are used up in folkrace, retro and antique car
enthusiasts talk about "the folkrace death": Folkracing does away with
many cars that are too old to be considered usable for everyday driving
but too new to have reached the status of a "veteran" or "antique".
Folkrace is not the same as demolition derby,
though. While collisions do happen and cars make contact with each
other, intentional ramming or obstructing a competitor is strictly
forbidden, and the safety rules are strict so that even teenagers and
drivers without a regular driver's licence may participate.

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Added: Nov-30-2012 Occurred On: Nov-30-2012
By: Forty6Two
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Tags: folkrace, weekend, fun
Location: Sweden (load item map)
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