Autoshop Racing Engines Inc. in Orlando, Florida, USA.
Lennart "Bagarn" / "Baker" Bergqvist
Autoshop once started its business in our common hometown Umeå in
the north of Sweden, as shown here by our common idol, late Henry
"Smokey" Yunick in Daytona Beach, Florida.
Chevy HEMI 812 cubic inches (more than 13 Litres!). 1700 horsepower on gasoline. At the time one of two in the World.
"Chemi-Heads" (Chevy + Hemi) designed by Sonny Leonard under a GM Partnumber! Engine built by Lennart
"Bagarn" Bergqvist at Autoshop Racing Engines Inc. for IHRA Pro Stock. Lennart is also the crew chief.
It takes a lot of space that engine...
Driver - and legendary chassis builder - Jerry Haas shoots Billy Dingman's Autoshop Pontiac Grand Am
to mid 6's! Last time at Maryland they "easily" qualified in the quickest ever IHRA Pro Stock field with a
6.610 @ 212.23 mph! 12th spot among 29 teams.
First round win against no 5 qualifier Doug Kirk and because of a bit slower reaction time Haas lost in
second round to points Leader and eventual event Winner Carl Baker - even though Haas had the
quicker ET! This Autoshop Team is heading towards a Winners Circle...
Aerodynamic testing of the monster car at Penske Racing facility...
Autoshop Racing Engines - winning engine concepts from Orlando,