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National Hotrods in Venray: Dreschel tops the day’s classification

MSL-Fotografie / Marcus Liebsch

Lars Dreschel won two of three races of the National Hotrods at Raceway Venray last Sunday and secured the first place in the daily standings

Finally, spectators were again allowed at the racing complex in Venray, the Netherlands. In the National Hotrods races it was all about points for the track championship on the Autospeedway oval of Raceway Venray. Lars Dreschel won the two heats last Sunday and secured the day’s victory with a third place in the final race.

Things went really well for the driver of the #94 Opel Corsa in the first race of the day: Dreschel established himself at the front, but had to defend himself in the final phase against veteran John van den Bosch, who was ultimately just 0.567 seconds off the winner. The second race was even closer: Dreschel crossed the finish line just 0.327 seconds ahead of the fast Dutchman.

In the final race, the man from Recklinghausen only managed to finish in third place, but the veteran was still able to celebrate the day’s overall victory. Dreschel collected a total of 52 points, which was just enough for first place. Van den Bosch collected a total of 51 points with his three second-place finishes, narrowly missing out on the day’s victory.

Credits: MSL-Fotografie / Marcus Liebsch

Niek Damstra, who won the final in the #44 car, finished third with 50 points after ending up third and fourth in the heats. Behind them, Rolf Ahrens and Patrick Bruckschlegel completed the top-5. While Arens recorded a solid fourth place in the final, Bruckschlegel impressed with his consistency in his historic Ford Fiesta.

A total of eleven drivers competed on the first race day in front of spectators at Raceway Venray. The three runs only counted towards the track championship. There will be no Dutch Championship in the 2021 season due to the coronavirus pandemic. The NHRRG Cup will start on August 8 on the oval at Posterholt in the Netherlands.