The joy of racing – Photos from the STCC by Johan Åhlund

I just went through some folders in my racing-catalog on my harddrive. These photos is taken in the last five years by me, on the swedish racetracks, and hopefully i will post them and write some more copy on them when i got more time.

Swedish Formula 1 legend and pro racediver Stefan Lill Lövis Johansson at Mantorp Park racetrack. It aint often im startstruck, but this guy. Man, does he has some stories to tell. I made a short interview and took some nice pics.

A diversified parc ferme after a very actionpacked race in the STCC-championship at Mantorp Park. Audi, Seat and BMW fought hard on the track.

Happy drivers at Polestar after Thed Björk won the championship. From left: Champion Thed Björk, Fredrik Ekblom, Carl Philip Bernadotte, Linus Ohlsson and Robert Dahlgren. Man, these were happy guys and very easy to interview after their celebration. A very nice day.

Daniel Haglöf and one of his many devoted fans. Always a gentleman, and very easygoing. And for sure a very talented driver.

The West Coast Racing line up in the pitlane at Mantorp. Teamowner and boss extraordinaire Dick Jönsson Wigroth enjoyed the formation after a impressive qualification.

Sheer joy and so much happiness and love in this picture. I stood on my knees on the tarmac as the Thed Björk entered the pitlane in his blue Polestar Volvo and stopped right in front of my lens. Fantastic race, and a lot of partying and celebration after the interviews. A great racing moment.

Tommy Rustad beeing interviewd after a tough race in Polestars wickedly fast little C30. This guy is quite unbelievable, very fast, confident and often (note while racing though) very calm and nice to talk to.

Pure motivation. This is probably one of my favorite pictures. Richard Göransson has just put on his helmet. He has spoken to his race mechanic and is given the proper handshake before entering his car. Fully concentrated, the adrenalin is starting to pump. 30 seconds later he is out for a seriously fast lap at Anderstorp Raceway.