Miracles at Marko Stipp Motorsport: German NASCAR team set for Zolder despite crash!
Marko Stipp Motorsport has prepared both cars for the upcoming EuroNASCAR race at the Circuit Zolder – In Most there had been a heavy accident
The bodywork was broken, parts bent, suspensions destroyed and even the windows and the roof got some damage: Marko Stipp Motorsport from Germany was faced with a wreck after Romain Iannetta’s violent accident in the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series (NWES) race at the Czech Autodrom Most in September. Nevertheless, the #46 Chevrolet Camaro will be on the grid in Belgium.
The team worked hard in the short break between the two races to rebuild the green-and-yellow Camaro from scratch for the race at Circuit Zolder. The #48 Chevrolet Camaro, driven by Yevgen Sokolovskiy in both championships, is also ready. Iannetta will be back in the points hunt in EuroNASCAR PRO, while Miguel Gomes will be racing in EuroNASCAR 2.
“We would like to thank our mechanics Sven Schnabel and Marco Reimer, who have been working day and night on the cars over the past weeks to prepare them for Zolder,” says a statement from the team on social media. “After a violent accident on the last lap of Most, the #46 car had to be rebuilt in a very short time.”
“Our gladiators never gave up and did a great job, so both cars are one hundred percent ready for action at Zolder,” it continues. While Iannetta will be fighting for important points for a strong finish in the EuroNASCAR PRO championship, Gomes still hopes to be in title contention in the Legend Trophy for drivers 40 and over in EuroNASCAR 2.
However, Sokolovskiy is currently the driving force behind the racing team led by German team boss Marko Stipp. The Ukrainian, who lives in Düsseldorf, leads the Challenger Trophy for bronze and silver drivers in the EuroNASCAR PRO Championship and is also at the top of the EuroNASCAR 2 Legend Trophy. With two good results in Zolder, Sokolovskiy has a good chance of claiming two titles at the finale in Grobnik, Croatia.
The NASCAR GP of Belgium will take place on October 8 and 9. After the race in Zolder, which marks the finale of the regular season, the drivers must drop their two worst results of the regular season. The Club Challenge, the regularity test, is already on track on Thursday, October 6. Champion Gordon Barnes (48) and Andreas Kuchelbacher (46) both still have a chance of winning the championship.