Stockcar in Venray: These are the July winners
Three Stockcar classes were at the start in the wake of the Hotrods Supercup at Raceway Venray – These are the winners of the day in the classes
Raceway Venray hosted the National Hotrods Supercup on July 24, but three popular stock car classes were also part of the program: the Stockcar F1, Stockcar F2 and F2 Juniors. While Wim Peeters took the day’s win in the premier class, Chris Weyenberg topped the classification in Stockcar F2. Local hero Rik Maessen came out on top in the junior class.
Stockcar F1: Strong race day for Wim Peeters
Wim Peeters took first place in the Stockcar F1 classification with 65 points from four races. The Dutchman, who has won all the major titles in Stockcar F2 in recent years, moved up to Stockcar F1 in 2022 and immediately adapted to the class. On Sunday he won the final and finished in the top 5 in all races.
Second place went to Patrick Kleijsen, who won the Piet Keijzer Memorial Trophy in 2021. The driver of the #106 car collected three points less than Peeters, but won both the second and third heat. Current Dutch champion Luke Davidson secured the bronze medal with nine points less on his tally than Peeters.
Colin Schutter, who had won the first heat of the day, finished sixth after a solid day of racing behind Mika Ronitz and Wesley Schaap. Geert-Jan Keijzer, Jordan Falding, Rick Lenssen and Stockcar veteran Evert van den Berg completed the top-10. For Danny van Wamelen, who was involved in several accidents, and Roy Maessen it was a race day to forget.
Stockcar F2: Chris Weyenberg at the top
Actually, Peeters and Senna Claes were on a good way to bring in solid results in Stockcar F2, but the two clashed after one race, so both drivers were disqualified from all races for being unsportsmanlike on the track. This cleared the way for Weyenberg.
The driver of the #380 car won the third race as well as the final, securing a total of 44 points. He thus finished ahead of Chris Hendriks, who scored 36 points. The latter did not win a race but finished in the top-5 in all four heats. Sebastiaan Vowinkel completed the top-3 ahead of Kay Lenssen and Jordi Gielen. Gielen won the second heat on Sunday, while Dwayn Rozema took sixth place in the day’s standings with his victory in the first race.
F2 Juniors: Rik Maessen takes the day’s win
Maessen is the grandson of Venray track owner Harry Maessen and was allowed to celebrate in the junior class. The driver of the #140 car won both the third race and the final, thus scoring 45 points – five points more than Jorden Vowinkel in second place. Vowinkel won the first race, setting the stage for a solid race day.
Wout Hoffmans followed with consistent performances in third place, Nico Storb and Jaisen Schouten rounded out the top-5. Schouten won the second race, while Storb was on the podium twice. Nico Klumpen finished sixth ahead of Wessel Drost. The season highlight is scheduled for August at Venray Raceway: the Stockcar F1 and Stockcar F2 Worldcups and the European Ministox Championship from Great Britain will be held on the 20th and 21st.