Driver Profile: Gunnar Örn Jónsson

Driver

Name:
Gunnar Örn Jónsson

Nickname:
Gunni

Born:
19??

Country:
Iceland

HomeTown:
Reykjavík

Club:
Torfæruklúbbur Suðurlands

Team:
Be Sick Racing

Car

Name:
The Doctor "Doktorinn"

Number:
113

Class:
Unlimited

First appearance:
Unknown

Engine:
LQ4 

HorsePower [HP]:
750

Torque:
-

Nitro:
-

Turbo:
Borg Warner S475

Transmission:
350

Transfercase: 
Icelandic Special 

Frame:
Special Made

Axles:
Front; Dana 60 tube with 9" middle
Rear; 9" Ford

Suspensions:
Unknown

Tires:
Super Scoopers
Bigger Diggers

Background

The Driver:

I went to my first event when I was only 3 months old, my dad was in a service team. Ever since then I have followed Icelandic Formula Offroad. In 2015, in Hella, Driver Birgir Sigurðsson asked my if he should take part in Drift or Formula Offroad. I told him Formula Offroad, no doubt about it, I would put together a service team for him. I don't regreat that... Now I am taking the Doctor, and my dad, to Bikini Bottoms to have fun.

The Car:

We can trace the steps of “The Doctor” back to Eyjólfur Skúlason, designer, builder, first owner. He competed on it for some years until Þór Þormar Pálsson bought it from him in 2014 and it took the name “Spiderman” a.k.a “Mjölnir”. Þór Þormar had great success on it throughout competitions all over. In 2016 Þór Þormar shipped his vehicle across the ocean to participate in the First F.O. race in the U.S, making history. Now Birgir and his team; “Be Sick Racing” have the car and it is safe to say that we can expect great things from him. They bought the chassis and roll cage from Þór Þormar and have they been putting it together to be able to race in the first round in the Icelandic Championship on Hella. The look will be similar to the old “Mjölnir” look but in different colours.

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