As a teenage racing fan he followed the races from the grandstand.
This year he trains the biggest hometown hope himself.
On Sunday the circle can be closed for Daniel Redén.
"I sometimes wish I could leave my own body and be that 17 year old boy again, who's about to run over and sit on the famous E-tribune and enjoy the atmosphere there once again" says the Solvalla trainer about the coming Elitlopp weekend.
He does not have any horse in the Elitlopp but he can still end up one of the big winners on Sunday.
Frode Hamre has a few great cards up his sleeve for the big trotfest at Solvalla.
"Ringostarr Treb will win the Elitlopp wire to wire and of my own horses Giveitgasandgo is my best chance by far" says the Norwegian top trainer.