This past weekend was held the annual Lusse race in Borås, Sweden. This year the organizing club had done some modifications to the race format. The qualifiers were run according to normal format, but the top five finishers were going to decide their starting order with a one lap shoot-out from a standing start, pass the lap counting loop and just one lap. Whoever was quickest in that from the top five would start on pole in the first final. The second final was run in reverse starting order, so the pole-sitter would start as number ten and the penultimate round of finals had the starting order decided based on the total result of the two first final runs.

After five rounds of qualifying it was XRAY driver Alexander Landén who took the overall TQ. In the first final Alexander took it a bit too easy in the start and got a lot of pressure from behind and made a small mistake that dropped him down the order, but he managed to fight his way back to third in that round. The first round was won by Yokomo’s Marcus Lind.

In the second final Alexander would start from tenth on the grid with the reverse starting order, which was of course very different. In this leg he produced a balanced and smart drive and was able to come home second from tenth on the grid. The round was won by Team Associated’s Jesper Uvehall.

For the last final the starting order was decided by the overall result from the first two rounds, and that meant that Alexander was again back on pole with Marcus Lind and Wilhelm Skjöldebrand in second and third. Alexander just needed to go out and finish first on a quicker time than the previous winners to be able to take the overall victory. Alexander did just that and produced an almost perfect drive from tone to tone to take the overall win. Uvehall in second and Lind in third rounded out the top 3.