Guðmundur Elíasson – Rodeo

Rodeo

Name:
Rodeo [Ótemja]

Number:
115

Class:
Unlimited

Engine:
5,7 l. GM Corvette LS6, Comp Cam LSR277, Lucas 86 lb injectors, Eagle forged rods, Mahle forged pistons, Patriot Performance valvetrain kit, Harland Sharp roller rockers, Moroso oilpump, Borg Warner Airwerks s400sx3 turbo, Snow Performance Methanol/water injection, Aeromotive Eliminator fuelpump, Painless Wiring.

HorsePower [HP]:
800

Torque (nm):
Unknown

NOS:
No

Turbo:
Borg Warner Airwerks s400sx3 turbo

Transmission:
GM TH400, TCI manual reversed valve kit, TCI Streetfighter 3500 rpm converter, Transbrake, Winters shifter.

Transfercase:
Atlas 2.0 Racecase, Twin stick.

Chassis:
Tubular chassis

Car body:
Twisted Customs fiberglass front, aluminium panels.

Suspension:
Racerunner air-shocks, Fox bumpstops, Pro Comp limit straps

Axles:
Front, Dodge/Chevy Dana 60. Yukon Grizzly locker. 35 spline Yukon 4340 shafts. Yukon Super joints.
Rear, Ford D60 Yukon Grizzly Locker, 35 spline Yukon 4340 shafts. MB GW radius arms w/1″ uniball, Panhard bar

Tires:
Front: 34,5×16 Bigger Digger
Rear: 33×16 Super Scooper

Guðmundur Elíasson

Name:
Guðmundur Elíasson

Nickname:

Born:
2000

Country:
Iceland

HomeTown:
Vík í Mýrdal

Club:
AIH

Team:
870 Racing Team

Background

Driver:
Guðmundur is Elías’ (The owner’s) son. He has been competing in Rallycross since he was 15 years old. Elías got him a Honda to race in and in that first race he won. The fuel runs deep in his veins seeing as he hasn’t stopped racing since then. He has been competing in Rallycross where he battles for the 1st place each and every time he sits behind the wheel. Today he still races in Rallycross in the 2000cc class on a Bonda. BMW body with Honda engine.

After watching his son win race after race for 2 years Elías couldn’t help himself but to buy the car we know as Rodeo “Ótemjan” from Norway. Guðmundur had never really watched Icelandic Formula Offroad until his father competed. After great 2017 season Elías unfortunately injured himself and wasn’t able to race in the 2018 season so he handed Guðmundur the gloves and put him under the wheel to try and tame the 800HP machine.

Car: 
The car was built by a man called Pål Blesvik who lives in Norway. He has been competing for years, twice here in Iceland, and has the car worked like crazy with Blesvik’s brilliant input on the car. 870 Racing Team has been avoiding changing it because it has worked so well through the years. The car was shipped over to Iceland in February 2017 with Blesvik to follow to teach Elías the do’s and don’t’s. In 2018 Elías’ son Guðmundur will drive the untameable beast they call “Ótemjan”.