Raceway Venray: Van den Bosch scores day victory of the National Hotrods
John van den Bosch topped the standings of the third race day of the National Hotrods at Venray – Tim Dreschel finished first for the first time in his career
Raceway Venray hosted the third race day of the 2021 season last Sunday, with the National Hotrods also on the grid for the second round of the NHRRG Cup. While Autospeedway veteran John van den Bosch secured the day’s win, rookie Tim Dreschel stormed to first place for the first time in his career.
Van den Bosch collected a total of 59 points in four rounds to conquer first place. The experienced Dutchman finished inside the top-5 in all four races in his #6 ar and also won the important final run. Second place went to Johan Sanders, who collected a total of 54 points without winning a race.
Leon van de Kevie, who won the first race of the day, finished third in the day’s standings. Behind him, Reimon Bos and Lars Dreschel completed the top-5, with Niek Damstra winning the so-called revenge race ahead of Lars Dreschel and Bos. The Hotrods stalwart finished seventh overall behind Christian Simon.
The Dreschel family had a reason to celebrate last Sunday: rookie Tim Dreschel, the nephew of Hotrods veteran Lars Dreschel, took the first victory in his rookie season. In his #940 Peugeot 206, he kept the competition at bay in the second heat.
Youngster Dreschel finished 2.215 seconds ahead of the fast Delia Horstkamp, who also kept up with the top drivers in the popular oval touring car class and showed a good pace. Jeroen Kurvers, van de Kevie and van den Bosch rounded out the top-5 of the special run for Tim Dreschel from Germany.
There were not only points for the Venray track championship, but also for the national NHRRG Cup, which is held on four tracks in the Netherlands. After the race days in Posterholt and Venray, Bos leads the standings with 105 points. Van den Bosch in second place is just one point behind the leader.
Kurvers follows in third ahead of Simon and Winnie Holtmanns. Horstkamp is ahead of Tim Dreschel in sixth place. The next round of the NHRRG Cup is scheduled for August 22 at Midland Circuit in Lelystad. The oval track is located near Amsterdam in the middle of the Netherlands.