Stockcar racing in Venray: These are the winners of the August round
Last Sunday, the third official race day took place at Raceway Venray – A total of three classic stock car categories were on the grid
Raceway Venray hosted the third official race day of the 2021 season last Sunday and the numerous spectators in the grandstands saw exciting races in the three typical Autospeedway stockcar classes: Stockcar F1, Stockcar F2 and F2 Juniors. These are the winners of the August race.
Stockcar F1: Geert-Jan Keijzer conquers the top
In Stockcar F1, Autospeedway veteran Geert-Jan Keijzer beat the competition in the day’s standings. Keijzer didn’t take a single win in his #6 V8 car, which produces around 650 horsepower, but his consistency nevertheless lifted him to the top of the standings. With a second, a fourth, a fifth and an eighth place, the Dutchman secured a total of 54 points.
However, it was very close at the top: Danny van Wamelen was second with 53 points. The driver of the #47 car also failed to win a race but, like Keijzer, regularly finished inside the top-10 – a total of 27 cars were on the grid. Wesley Schaap in third place in the daily standings won the third race and thus entered his name in the winners’ list.
Race winner Raymund Surink was only 17th in the day’s classification, while Roy Maessen, who won the second race, was twelfth. Jelle Tesselaar clinched the win in the so-called revenge race and secured ninth place in the day’s classification.
Stockcar F2: Wim Peeters Jr. dominates the action
In Stockcar F2, perennial favourite Wim Peeters Jr. was unstoppable. The Dutchman won two races and took first place in the day’s standings with 43 points. Second place went to Sebastiaan Vowinkel, who was five points behind Peeters Jr. in first. The driver of the #33 car was denied a race win.
Kay Lenssen did not win a race either, but finished third in the classification. Stan Coenen won the first race of the day, but he was not consistent enough to be a threat to Peeters. Coenen finished seventh overall. Jan Bekkers from Belgium won the revenge race and moved up to eleventh overall. Best German was Peter Baer in fifth place overall.
F2 Juniors: Hoffmans and van t’Veer share day’s victory
Wout Hoffmans and Andy van t’Veer shared the day’s win in the F2 Juniors, the junior class for the stock car universe in the Netherlands, with 43 points each. Both frontrunners won one race each last Sunday and impressed with their consistency.
Donny Schaap, who won the second race, finished third in the final standings. Race winner Dani van Haarlem finished seventh in the day’s standings. Nico Storb from Germany made his F2 Juniors debut at Venray. He stormed straight to fifth place on his first day of racing in the class. His best results were two fourth places in four heats.
Curious: Storb had actually won a run. Out of sheer joy, however, he forgot to go to the scales, which is why he was subsequently disqualified.