In a fancy BMW Z4: Roland Sudniks about to return to National Hotrods
Roland Sudniks will return to the National Hotrods class in 2022 – The Autospeedway veteran has taken over the BMW Z4 from Jeffrey Roeffen
The National Hotrods continue to grow: Roland Sudniks has decided to return to the oval touring car class after more than two decades. To do so, the race driver from Krefeld has bought Jeffrey Roeffen’s BMW Z4. The car was prepared over the winter for the 2022 season and given a new paint job. Sudniks is already looking forward to his first start in the class.
“I took over the BMW Z4 from Jeffrey Roeffen and plan to race at all four tracks – Venray, Ter Apel, Lelystad and Posterholt,” Sudniks tells ‘Leadlap.net’. “I raced in the class back in the 1980s and ’90s and just thought I’d give it another go because it’s always been my favorite class. My goal for the 2022 season is to have some good races and, most importantly, fun.”
The ‘NNO Ter Apel‘ summarized his career on Facebook: Sudniks has been active in the VW class in Baarlo as early as the 1970s, racing both on the continent and in the UK. After about 25 years, retirement came in the 1990s and a long break that Sudniks didn’t end until 2015. He came back and entered the 2l Hotrods class.
After a few successful years, Sudniks will rekindle his old love with his BMW and make the move to National Hotrods. The class will start on the four asphalt ovals in the Netherlands: Raceway Venray, Circuit de Polderputten Ter Apel, Midland Circuit Lelystad and JaBa Circuit Posterholt. In addition to the track championships, there are two major series: the Dutch Championship and the NHRRG Cup.
Roeffen, who sold Sudniks the BMW Z4, will be a competitor of the German next season. The Dutchman has a Ford Fiesta in his garage, which is currently being prepared for the 2022 National Hotrods season. Roeffen will therefore compete in a direct duel against Sudniks and his old car.