First out is Ramona Karlsson who is driving in the highest class in the FIA Rallycross FX series in a Saab 9-3. The team is organized by Per Eklund who for most younger Saab enthusiast is most known for the record drive up on Pikes Peak CO. USA some years ago with a Saab 9-3 Viggen in Laser red with big wings and spoilers front and back. Per has a few NG 9-3 XWD cars with Trollspeed of Trollhättan engines and pumping out 500-700 bhp depending on the setup. Ramona is now prepared for her first BIG Rallycross race in Portugal. See movie from her preparations, The music in the video is just as swedish as Ramona and her car, it is AVICII. Click HERE! Ramona Karlsson RallyCross
Latest news from Portugal is that Ramona in her premiere came in 6th in SemiFinal 2 scoring 8 points in the overall scoring . Petter Solberg told the press that “That girl can really drive a rallycross car” that is said by a super driver so lets hope that Ramona will be the rising star in RallyCross.
The other notable women driving Saabs today competitively is Emma Kimiläinen from Finland in the Racing series STCC, where she is driving for the PWR Racing Team, The same team as Daniel Haglof. We know little of her knowledge in driving an STCC car but we keep out fingers crossed for her success. Emma is in a extremely professional team with the co-owners Peter “Poker” Wallenberg and Daniel Haglöf. Peter was the Wallenberg guy who managed to find the money through SAAB Aircraft to save the Saab Car Museum
Great ladies in Saabs rallying history is Pat Moss and Elizabeth Nyström in the 1960ies and 10 years earlier Greta Molander pioneering Saab rallying in a Saab 92. More on the “historical ladies in a later story here on SU. Till then enjoy some of the pictures.