SuperCup National Hotrods 2022: Bos wins, Dreschel from Germany in flames
Reimon Bos won the SuperCup of the National Hotrods in Venray for the third time in a row – Lars Dreschel only finished third because his car caught fire
It was probably the most exciting 40 laps of the 2022 National Hotrods season: The SuperCup at Raceway Venray on July 24 offered the spectators pure excitement and an intense three-way battle for victory. In the end, Reimon Bos prevailed over the competition to win the prestigious Cup for the third consecutive time. Lars Dreschel was the driver, but fell back to third place with five laps to go.
But first things first: Previously, there had been two qualifying races that determined the starting order of the SuperCup. Bos won the first heat ahead of Dreschel, the latter having started from the very back of the grid due to the starting order being drawn. Jeffrey Roeffen finished third ahead of Christian Simon and Leon van de Kevie. In the second qualifying race, Dreschel won ahead of Roeffen and Bos, while Roland Sudniks and Tim Dreschel – Lars Dreschel’s nephew – completed the top-5.
Dreschel thus secured pole position for the 2022 National Hotrods SuperCup in the #94 Opel Corsa, with Bos starting on the outside of row one, while Jeffrey and Erik Roeffen followed behind. And then the green flag waved for the 40-lap race, which resembled a marathon by Autospeedway standards. Dreschel defended his first position and took the lead.
For 35 laps, the race driver from Waltrop in his yellow car managed to defend the attacks of Bos in the #33 car. Again and again, the green Opel Tigra got next to Dreschel’s Corsa, but the Dutchman could not get past. Bos was also struggling with the heat of over 30 degrees, which is why he had to pull out again and again to get fresh air into the engine of his Tigra.
When “Mister Starter Danny” showed the board with five laps left on the flag stand, Dreschel suddenly dropped back on the start-finish straight. Both Bos and Jeffrey Roefen got past the German, who dropped back to third. Dreschel explained to ‘Leadlap.de’ that his seat in the car had caught fire and therefore he could only drive with one hand on the steering wheel. This is the reason why he lost the rhythm for a short time and the lead. In addition, his throttle got stuck a little.
Bos crossed the finish line in first place to celebrate his third consecutive SuperCup win. Roeffen was second despite having engine issues, while Dreschel still defended third place 0.205 seconds ahead of John van den Bosch. Van den Bosch started the race from last place and managed to get close to the top-3 in his Ginetta. Erik Roeffen completed the top-5 behind him.
Bos speaks to ‘Leadlap.de’ after the SuperCup of a “tough race” and an “intense three-way battle” with Dreschel and Roeffen. The Dutchman is “very happy” to have won the race at Raceway Venray for the third time in a row. Dreschel was of course disappointed, as he is sure he would have won the race without the fire in the car, the Waltrop native tells ‘Leadlap.de’.
Simon from Germany finished sixth behind Erik Roeffen, followed by Sudniks, guest starter Colin White from Great Britain, Delia Horstkamp and Pieter van Logten. Horstkamp from Germany put in a solid performance and met her goal of finishing the race without a scratch on her car. The driver of the #92 Peugeot had previously stated this to ‘Leadlap.de’ on the grid. Tim Dreschel and van der Kevie did not finish, while Patrick Bruckschlegel had to forgo a start.