Legend cars World Finals gather the elite of Legend cars drivers at Botniaring on the third weekend of September. The best Legend car drivers from South Africa, the United States, Latvia, Sweden and Finland are fighting for the championship title in the first World Finals organized outside the US.

Drivers from all over the world, for example South Africa, United States, Russia and Italy, have registered for the Legend cars road course World Finals 2017.

Many top drivers are putting their best efford to win the championship, such as ruling Pro class World Champion Emil Persson from Sweden, three-time Finnish champion and overall standings World Champion Henri Tuomaala from Finland, and the United States Pro class top drivers Jordan O’Brien and Noah Korner as well as Semi-Pro top driver Teddy Hodgdon.

A good candidate for Pro class Champion is also Richard Upton travelling to Finland all the way from South Africa. Upton started racing with Legend cars last year and ended up second in the Semi-Pro class. This year he has been driving in Pro class and is currently leading the South African Legend cars championship.

– What I’m really trying to focus on is the end of the year and the race in Finland, Botniaring, which will be the World Finals. To be truly honest I would love to have an opportunity to be the best in the world at something and if the opportunity comes up this year then I am going to try and grab it! Says Upton.

World Finals is driven in four classes: Pro, Semi-Pro, Masters and Golden Masters. Pro class consists of the world’s best Legend drivers, Semi-Pro has the rookie drivers, Masters class consists of over 40 year olds and Golden Masters from over 50 year old drivers.

Qualifications and heat races will be driven on Saturday and the championship finals on Sunday. Botniaring will be filled with lots of activities throughout the weekend so there will definitely be lots to experience and see for people of all ages while watching the championship racing.

Richard Upton

Picture: INEX Legends South Africa / Tony Alves