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Dick Olsson

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Sweden Dick Olsson
Born (1987-03-19) March 19, 1987 (age 33)
Retired2008
Related toAnders Olsson
Swedish Karting Championship
TeamsWallberg Motorsport, Mac Minarelli Swe
Championship titles
2006Swedish Champion, Formula Yamaha

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Dick Olsson (born March 19, 1987) is a Swedish karting driver who won the Swedish Karting Championship[1] and finished 4th in the North European Zone (NEZ) in 2006, racing Formula Yamaha.

Career[edit]

Olsson started his racing career as a Motocross racer for Tibro MK coached by his father Anders who was a successful motocross racer in the 70s and 80s.

In the late summer of 2002, Olsson switched over to karting after seeing his first karting race earlier that summer. In 2006, he won the Swedish Karting Championship in the Formula Yamaha class. The same year he also finished 4th in the North European Zone (NEZ) Championship[2] in Rudskogen, Norway, racing in the same class.

Between the 2006 and 2007 seasons, Olsson tested Formula Renault for a Danish team, but decided to continue to compete in karting for financial reasons.

In 2007, Olsson raced KF2 in the Danish Karting Championship and in 2008 he switched to racing Rotax Max for Wallberg Motorsport in Sweden. That year he finished 7th in the Swedish Championship[3], racing in the same class.


Retirement[edit]

After his retirement in 2008, Olsson became a software developer and contributed to the open source project Drupal.[4]

Since 2015, he has been cycling competitively in London.[5][6]

In June 2014, he came out of retirement to compete in the Acquia DrupalCon Austin Karting Championship. He won first place in the competition.

In October 2015, he set the new lap record of 30.558 seconds at Arnold's Family Fun Center in Oaks, Pennsylvania, United States.

In November 2016, he took top place in a quad racing event in Pontypridd, Wales; besting all his co-workers.

In March 2017, He won the 2017 Together Towards Tomorrow track race in England.

References[edit]

  1. "2006 Swedish Karting Championship Results" (PDF). sbf.se. Swedish Motorsport Association (sv). September 7, 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2017-07-26.
  2. "2006 NEZ Championship Formula Yamaha". driverdb.com. DriverDB AB.
  3. "2008 Swedish Rotax Max Championship Results". maxchallenge.se. Rotax Max Challange. 2008. Archived from the original on 2016-05-13.
  4. "dixon_ on drupal.org". drupal.org. Drupal.
  5. "2016 Surrey League Handicap Series Results". britishcycling.org.uk. British Cycling. April 28, 2016.
  6. "2016 BIG Events Eastern Series Results". britishcycling.org.uk. British Cycling. October 1, 2016.


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