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2008-03-10
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Lithuanian/European Ice-Blokart Champs 2008

Because of an extremely warm winter and no-ice-at-all conditions in the Curonian Lagoon Lithuanian Ice-Blokart Opens took place on 23-24th February on Galvë lake ice in Trakai, Lithuania. The ice was perfectly sailable, 15-20 cm thick.

This proved to be a real European Ice-Blokarting Championship as less than a quarter of participants were lithuanians. 6 british, 4 dutch, 3 estonians and 4 lithuanians totaly 17 pilots were competing in 2 weight divisions. Lightweight division (<85 kg) comprised 11 participants and was divided into 2 subdivisions. Saturday with 10-14 m/s wind had almost the ideal condition to ice-blokart. There were 4 play-off heats carried out in each lightweight division to clear up 6 best lightweight pilots.

Heavyweight pilots had their all 8 heats on Saturday, because there was a drop in a wind forecasted for Sunday. Sunday morning 6 best pilots met on the ice for the final races. 5 heats were carried out in very light winds (4-6 m/s).

The event was closed by the awards ceremony and the expectancy was expressed that the World Ice-Blokart Championship will be carried out in 2009 in the Baltics. Lithuanian capital Vilnius is going to be the Cultural Capital of the Europe in the Year 2009, so maybe Trakai will host this event again?

Prize winners of the Championship:

Leightweight division (<85 kg, 5 heats)
  1. Matas Mizgiris (Lithuania) 7 pts
  2. Justin Heap (Great Britain) 8 pts
  3. Antanas Golubovskis (Lithuania) 10 pts

Heavyweight division (>85 kg, 8 heats)
  1. Orm Valtson (Estonia) 2 pts
  2. Joost Reisch (Netherlands) 10 pts
  3. Frank van Wijk (Netherlands) 26 pts


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