NASCAR Whelen Euro Series

NWES in Zolder: Soerensen, DF1 Racing and Villeneuve penalized

Michael Großgarten

The race control has penalized DF1 Racing, Lasse Soerensen and Jacques Villeneuve after the second race at Circuit Zolder – The penalties have influence on the overall classification

Bad news for DF1 Racing and Lasse Soerensen: On Thursday, the race control issued a retroactive penalty for the second race of the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series (NWES) against the Dane and the team from Austria. Since work was done on the car in the fast lane of the pit lane, there are two penalties. Jacques Villeneuve was penalized for causing a collision.

Lasse Soerensen is given a 30-second penalty and thus falls back from ninth to twelfth place in the ranking of the fourth round of the season. As a result, he no longer receives the four bonus points for most passes. In addition, 15 points will be deducted from the #66 team of DF1 Racing in the team classification.

This means that Alon Day now leads the EuroNASCAR PRO classification with a ten-point lead over Soerensen. Gianmarco Ercoli is in third place, eleven points behind the Israeli, who’s driving for PK Carsport. In the team classification Hendriks Motorsport is leading with its #50 Mustang, the #66 Chevrolet of DF1 Racing shares seventh place after the penalty with the CAAL Racing #54 Camaro.

But Soerensen is not the only driver, who was penalized afterwards. Villeneuve has to deal with a deduction of points, too. The Canadian was deducted three championship points for a contact with Francesco Sini. Sini was sent into a spin in the second race at Circuit Zolder after a contact with Villeneuve.

The next NWES race weekend will take place on November 14-15 at the Autodrom Most in the Czech Republic. The EuroNASCAR PRO, EuroNASCAR 2 and the Club Challenge will be present during the third event of the year.

Credtis: Michael Großgarten