Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Q & A with Asbjorn Herikstad

Asbjorn Herikstad, 38 years old from Bryne in Norway. Asbjorn is the owner of the Mini Rod Tractor called ,,Blower Power´´.

pullingworld.com: What are you doing in your normal life?
Asbjorn Herikstad: I´m selling and supporting machine control systems for the construction industry.

pullingworld.com: What do you like to do in your free time, except Tractor Pulling?
Asbjorn Herikstad: In the little free time what I have, I like to be with my kids and wife.

pullingworld.com: What do you like on Tractor Pulling?
Asbjorn Herikstad: The environment and the big engines.

pullingworld.com: What was your first Tractor Pulling event?
Asbjorn Herikstad: I think that is a local event back in 87 or 88.

pullingworld.com: What is your favourite Event / Pulling track? 
Asbjorn Herikstad: That has to be Brande (Herning), it is like driving at home with all the Norwegian that come there. 

pullingworld.com: When and where do you have driven a Pulling Tractor for the first time?
Asbjorn Herikstad: I tried the old Mini we had back in 2003 in Meeting of the Champions at Havnås (Trøgstad).  

pullingworld.com: What was your biggest success?
 Asbjorn Herikstad: European Champions in 2001 and 2002 in the Mini Modified class.

pullingworld.com: Which Pulling classes do you like too? 
Asbjorn Herikstad: I like the 2.5 Mod class. There are so many different engine combinations there. 

pullingworld.com: What was your biggest disappointment? 
Asbjorn Herikstad: Not qualified for the EC 2015 in Brande (DK).

pullingworld.com: Which things must be change in the future of the Tractor Pulling sport?
Asbjorn Herikstad: I think that we should go back to 2 attempts to reach the pull off. It is a long way for many Teams to go to an event and only try once.

pullingworld.com: What's your plans for the future in Tractor Pulling?
Asbjorn Herikstad: Hopefully have some success with our Tractor and have a lot of fun :-).

pullingworld.com: What was for you the most important moment in the sport?  
Asbjorn Herikstad: I think that have to be the first time me and Glenn were together on the track back in 01.
After that we have shared a lot of good memories both inside and outside the sport.  

pullingworld.com: What was your favourite Pulling Tractor project in the workshop during a winter?
Asbjorn Herikstad: That will be the building of our new workshop for the Mini this winter. We are upgrading from 20m2 to 110m2

pullingworld.com: Something you want to say? 
Asbjorn Herikstad: looking forward to meet everybody again in 2017 the winter can be to long.

pullingworld.com: Thank you for your time and good luck! 

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