Driver Profile: Haukur Viðar Einarsson

Driver

Name: 
Haukur Viðar Einarsson

Nickname:
-

Born:
1989

Country:
Iceland

HomeTown:
Þorlákshöfn

Club:
TKS - Formula Offroad Club

Team:
Tazinn Racing Team

Wins

2nd place AKRANES 2017

Car

Name:
Hekla

Number:
16

Class:
Unlimited

First appearance:
2017 Stapafell

Engine:
LS3 427 Chevy

HorsePower [HP]:
630

Torque:
-

Nitro:
150

Turbo:
-

Transmission:
Monsterglide

Transfercase:
Icelandic Special

Frame:
Steel Tubes 

Axles:
Front; Custom build at Ægis' Machine Shop with MAN axles, 9" Ford drive with 35 spline and spool
Rear; 9" Ford with 35 spline

Suspensions:
ORI Struts

Tires:
33x15-16 Super Scoopers

Background

The Driver:

Haukur began his long career in Formula Off Road around 1991 when the legend Árni Kópsson was competing but when he quit racing his attention went towards the other legends like Gísli G. Jónsson and Haraldur Pétursson. It was Haukur's life long dream to compete in Formula Off Road so in 2014 he bought his first car which belonged to Gísli Grétar Sigurðsson and was called Komastsu. Haukur competed on that car in 2014 but a year later he purchased another one that was built in 2013.

The Car:

Haukar bought Taz in 2014 but before it was in his possession it belonged to a man called Benedikt Helgi Sigfússon and was it named Hlunkurinn [The Lump]. Benedikt built the car in the winter of 2012-13 but ended in Haukur's hands in the fall of 2014. The things that have changed since his purchase is the engine, transmission, transfer-case, rear axle and more.

Today he drives a car that is his own build. Hekla is the name of that car. Haukur among his girlfriend, Anna Kristín Guðnadóttir, a former Icelandic champion Sigurður Þór Jónsson, master of welding Guðni Jónsson, Sigurjón Haraldsson and Hákon Vignir Smárason, were the ones to build this mean machine we see Haukur drive today. The car was build with the car THOR as a model but with Team #16's brilliant touch to make it as mean as it is today. 

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