Author: Erlend S. Rokseth/Victoria Fleming Photo: Erlend S. Rokseth Publish date: 02.02.14 15:53
Nobody has ever tried to race so many laps so quickly in the F400 and come out of it so well. This is what Roar Kvilvang is trying to complete. Will he set new guidelines and a new standard for the F400?
Behind the stunt
The brain behind the stunt is actually Roar’s son Jan Kvilvang according his sister Silje.
‘I once suggested that it could be possible to mush right up to the finish, with no more stops than what is mandatory ’ said Jan Kvilvang.
A little rest
The proposal seemed unthinkable, but Roar began thinking more and more about it and decided that it might be possible to do. So far he has rested only 3.5 hours, the least amount of rest out of all the mushers.
‘That's the way I had to do it. Otherwise, I would have ended up behind Elisabeth Edland and remained there’ said Roar.
Kvilvang senior is satisfied that the plan has gone well. The plan has exceeded all expectations up till now, however Kvilvang junior will not be celebrating prematurely.
‘No, we must go past the finish line first, but there is sense that victory is maybe within reach,’ says Jan Kvilvang with a smile.
Jan Kvilvang. Foto: Erlend S. Rokseth