Glass & Galla in Vojens

Over 300 guests from near and far on Friday afternoon made their way past the Vojens Speedway Center and spent some festive hours in good company.

This celebrated the celebration of Jacob Olsen's takeover of the 44-year-old speedway mecca. It became an approach that exceeded all expectations.

There were many representatives from the local business community, politicians, current and former speedway profiles among the guests.

In a speech, Jacob Olsen thanked his family, his employees and his numerous partners. New Haderslev Mayor Hans Peter Geil (V) welcomed the new initiative, which will help to strengthen the area's sports profile along with, for example, ice hockey and football.

Ole Olsen was very moved in his speech, where he came up with a couple of good anecdotes from Jacob's pure childhood, such as when Ole - in his haste - had forgotten and left Jacob with his former business partner.

There was also a feature with the first medal winner at Vojens Speedway Center, namely Alf Busk, who in 1977 won the U21 World Cup. Alf was presented with 17-year-old Jonas Knudsen, who 40 years later won the 250cc World Cup in Prague.

A spectacular daylight fireworks sent cascades of colorful glimpses of noise and roar over the stadium and Denmark's five individual world champions, Ole Olsen, Erik Gundersen, Hans Nielsen, Jan O. Pedersen and

Nicki Pedersen was presented by journalist Ib Søby.

Today's most touching moment was when Erik Gundersen presented Jacob Olsen with his official FIM diploma for the 1988 World Cup title - which he just won in Vojens. Erik's daughter Nanna, who sang all afternoon with guitarist Jesper Steensbeck, finished with the Danish national tune and a beautiful version of Cher's classic "Believe".

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