Burton Victorious in Bristol

Burton Victorious in Bristol

Survives Rain-Shortened K&N Pro East Race

BRISTOL, Tenn. – It may have been a short day at Bristol Motor Speedway, but it was a sweet one for Harrison Burton.

After qualifying for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East was cancelled due to rain on Friday, Burton and his No. 12 DEX Imaging Toyota started from the pole for the Zombie Auto 125 and led all but two of the first 70 laps before the rain began.

Unable to dry the half-mile surface, NASCAR called the event short, handing the victory to the 16-year-old NASCAR Next driver. In his 17th career start, the win is his first on any NASCAR K&N Pro Series.

“I feel like every team circles this race on their calender,” Burton said. “We kind of wanted to run the whole race and win it that way. We were confident our car was good enough that we could win it that way. I feel like it would’ve been cool to cross the line in dry conditions. But, I’ll take it. I never wanted it to rain so bad in my life.”

Finishing second, NASCAR Drive 4 Diversity and NASCAR Next veteran Ruben Garcia Jr. showed potential all weekend after leading the way in Friday’s lone practice session. The Mexico City, Mexico, native drove back into the runner-up spot before coming up short of a win.

“Really, really happy,” Garcia said. “Probably one of the best [cars I’ve ever had]. Between this car and the one we had last race, certainly two of the best cars I’ve ever had in the K&N East.”

Spencer Davis completed the top three while the Martin-McClure Racing duo of Hunter Baize and Chad Finchum rounded out the top five.

With off-and-on precipitation and a hectic NASCAR XFINITY Series race, the start of the race was delayed for nearly two hours. This led to more urgent racing in the opening laps, which saw lead changes and accidents.

“I was pretty agressive to start,” Burton said. “After seeing a few guys blow tires, we wanted to conserve tires. One we heard rain was in the area, we started running a little bit harder.”

For the one and only lead change of the race, Collin Cabre took the top spot before losing it after only two laps. Burton led the rest of the way en route to the win.

It was a troublesome day for Ryan Truex, who started in the rear of the field due to unapproved adjustments, taking his No. 11 Otics USA Chevrolet to the garage after only 10 laps. In what was his first series start since 2010, it ended in the 25th position.

Vinnie Miller spun in Turn 3 after contact from Chad Finchum to bring out the race’s second caution flag before Ronnie Bassett Jr. cut a tire while racing Todd Gilliland for eighth spot.

Collin Cabre came home sixth followed by Julia Landauer, Todd Gilliland, Zane Smith and Eddie MacDonald in the top 10.

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QUALIFYING: Burton Will Start On Point

QUALIFYING: Burton Will Start On Point

Rain Lineup Set For K&N East at Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn. — Harrison Burton may not have had the 2016 season he was looking for, but his production earned him a small bonus Friday when weather washed out qualifying at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Burton, who finished seventh in NASCAR K&N Pro Series East championship points last year, will start on the pole for today’s Zombie Auto 125 after the lineup was set according to the rule book.

This is the third and final race of the 2017 season for the East in which the lineup is based on 2016 results. The Zombie AUto 125 is scheduled for 4 p.m., weather permitting.

Burton, a member of the NASCAR Next class, was third fastest in Friday’s only practice session in his No. 12 Dex Imaging Toyota.

Sheldon Creed, driving the No. 40 A.M. Ortega/United Rentals Toyota, will start second. Creed was the top Sunoco Rookie of the Year candidate in practice in fourth.

Vinnie Miller, Ryan Truex and Hunter Baize round up the top five starters. Collin Cabre will start sixth, followed by Tyler Dippel, Ruben Garcia Jr., Chase Cabre and Jay Beasley.

Because of the weather, there are a number of notable drivers who will take the green flag in the back half of the field.

Garcia, a NASCAR Next alum, was fastest in the practice session. Jesse Little, also a NASCAR Next alum, will start 26th while NASCAR K&N Pro Series West points leader and current NASCAR Next member Todd Gilliland, who is running both East and West full-time this season, will start 21st alongside rookie teammate Chase Purdy.

Former Bristol winner Eddie MacDonald starts 18th and NASCAR Next driver Julie Landauer starts 20th.

STARTING LINEUP

Garcia Tops Sole Practice Session

Garcia Tops Sole Practice Session

Quickest Of K&N Pro Series East Field At Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn. – In a day impacted by weather, Ruben Garcia Jr. still managed the make the most of the opportunity.

Ripping around Bristol Motor Speedway in 15.861 seconds (120.976 mph), the native of Mexico City, Mexico, topped the lone practice session for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East. The sophomore driver ran 55 totals laps in his No. 6 UTI/NTI Toyota.

Finishing second quick was Jesse Little, the 20-year-old who is making his first East start of 2017 in his No. 97 NASCAR Technical Institute Toyota. He trailed Garcia by only 0.001 seconds.

Harrison Burton was third quickest followed by Sheldon Creed and Ronnie Bassett Jr. in the top five.

The track was a popular place in what was only a 55-minute session. All 26 drivers took laps, with Chase Cabre running the most with 74.

Zane Smith was sixth quickest with Hunter Baize, Spencer Davis, Collin Cabre and defending NASCAR K&N Pro Series West champion Todd Gilliland completing the top 10.

Due to inclement weather, qualifying for Saturday’s Zombie Auto 125 was cancelled, putting Harrison Burton on pole for the 125-lap event.

PRACTICE RESULTS

Kennington Pulling Double Duty In 2017

Kennington Pulling Double Duty In 2017

Chasing 3rd Pinty’s Title; Adds Driver Coach Duties With Williams

DJ Kennington will once again pilot the the No. 17 Dodge entry as the 2017 NASCAR Pinty’s Series opens competition next month at Canadian Tire Motorpsort Park.  In addition to seeking his third series championship Kennington and his DJK Racing team have formed an alliance with the Canada’s Best Racing Team (CBRT) group for the coming season. 

DJ Kennington will serve as a driver coach for rookie competitor Armani Williams. The 16-year-old from Detroit, Michigan, will drive the No. 28 for CBRT at six oval track events this season. DJK Racing will provide technical insight and assist with racecar preparations for each race weekend.  It’s a partnership that Kennington is excited about.

“Our team has had success providing good race cars for people to drive, we have the best guys in our group,” Kennington said. “And with Armani moving up to the Pinty’s Series they were interested in some one on one coaching to help him with the learning process and things fell into place” said Kennington.

Kennington has more than two decades of driving experience and knowledge he’ll be able to share and has competed in every level of NASCAR competition including the Monster Energy Cup Series. He fulfilled a lifelong dream to compete in the prestigious DAYTONA 500 this past February.

“Whenever I was moving into a new series I always tried to talk to veteran drivers to get up to speed as quick as I can,” said Kennington. “Now I’m able to share the knowledge that was passed along to me with others”.

Armani Williams brings some solid credentials to this new undertaking. He began competitive Karting at age eight, progressed quickly up the ranks in the Midwest becoming the 2014 New Paris Indiana Champion and the 2015 Diamond Products Champion in the Supercup Series. In 2016 Armani competed in the ARCA Truck Series and participated in the NASCAR Drive For Diversity combine at Daytona.

Adding to Williams story is that he was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) at age two. While initially it appeared his dream to become a racer would go unfulfilled, Williams has continued his progress up the competitive ladder. Following his dreams he looks to continue to climb along with inspiring and mentoring others to do the same and educating others about autism.

CBRT General Manager Joey McColm is excited about the opportunities of bringing all parties together.  

“In addition to Armani driving for us we’ll be working with him on a number of off track marketing partnerships,” said McColm. “That’s a real strength for our team and I think it’s going to be a very busy and productive year for all of us” said McColm.

Race fans are encouraged to keep up to date with the latest DJK Racing team news in several ways:

Race fans should bookmark the team website www.djkracing.ca and follow them on twitter, @djkracing and Instagram. Fans should also “like” the DJK Racing Fan Page on Facebook. Follow Armani Williams on twitter @TeamArmaniRacin Follow CBRT on twitter @CBRTinc

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Rookie Armani Williams will drive six oval track events for Canada’s Best Racing Team in the 2017 NASCAR Pinty’s Series season. Brian Cleary/NASCAR via Getty Images

First Throwbacks Unveiled For Thompson

First Throwbacks Unveiled For Thompson

Rev Racing To Spotlight Two Historic Moments: Larson & Pardo

THOMPSON, Conn. – With the unveiling of their 2017 short track schedule in December, Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (TSMP) Officials announced the return of the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East. The event will be a celebration of the series’ New England roots and the rich history of the division with the Busch North Throwback 100 on Saturday, July 8.

To mark the occasion, NASCAR K&N Pro Series teams are encouraged to wrap their cars in former series paint schemes of pioneering drivers like Joey Kourafas, Jamie Aube, Andy Santerre and others. 

buschnorthlogoRev Racing announced today two of the paint schemes that will be featured.  

The first will be the 2012 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East championship winning car of Kyle Larson, current Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series point leader. 

The No. 6 Toyota will be piloted by Mexico City’s Ruben Garcia Jr. Larson is the first NASCAR Drive for Diversity driver to win a touring series championship as well as the first of the program’s graduates to win a race at NASCAR’s highest level.

The second paint scheme will remember the first Mexico-born driver to win a race in the series: Ruben Pardo.

Pardo drove to a road course win at Connecticut’s Lime Rock Park in 2006. Collin Cabre will proudly display Pardo’s colors, with a slightly different number – the 2 as opposed to Pardo’s No. 12. 

Each throwback paint scheme will feature the current driver’s name over the driver-side door, and the name of the driver the car is celebrating over the opposite side door.

Garcia Jr., Cabre, and the entire Rev Racing team will join other stars of the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park on Saturday, July 8 for the Busch North Throwback 100. 

Thompson has held 27 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East races, dating back to the series’ second season in 1988 when Bobby Dragon drove the No. 71 D.G. Roberston Buick to Victory Lane. Over the years, drivers such as Ricky Craven, Ken Bouchard, Mike McLaughlin, Santerre, Mike Stefanik, Martin Truex Jr., Eddie MacDonald, Matt Kobyluck, Trevor Bayne and Ryan Truex have won at the historic Connecticut oval.

For keep up to date with all of the latest throwback paint schemes for the Busch North Throwback 100, featuring the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East please visit thompsonspeedway.com or follow them on social media.

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Rev Racing will pay tribute to 2006 Lime Rock Park race winner Ruben Pardo (left) and 2012 series champion Kyle Larson at the Busch North Throwback 100 on Saturday, July 8. Howie Hodge (Pardo) and Kevin Liles/NASCAR via Getty Images (Larson)

K&N Pro East Stat Advance: Bristol

K&N Pro East Stat Advance: Bristol

Analyzing The Zombie Auto 125 at Bristol Motor Speedway

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The 2017 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East returns to action Saturday, April 22 with the Zombie Auto 125 at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway. Below is a look at the Zombie Auto 125 and some of the selected participants.

Zombie Auto 125 Race Setup: 
• Ronnie Bassett Jr. leads the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East standings through two races with a win in the season opener at New Smyrna Speedway in February followed by a runner-up finish at Greenville Pickens Speedway.
• Harrison Burton trails Bassett by only seven points and is the only other driver in the series with top five finishes in both races.
• Only one driver entered at Bristol has won there previously, Eddie MacDonald, who is making his season debut this weekend.

At Bristol Motor Speedway:
History:
• Bristol Motor Speedway opened in 1961 and hosted its first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race on July 30 of that year. Jack Smith picked up the win and led 243 of the 500 laps.
• To date, the track has hosted 112 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races, 69 NASCAR XFINITY Series races and 19 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series events.
• Kyle Busch leads all drivers with 16 total Bristol victories, while Darrell Waltrip tops the Cup Series charts with 12 Thunder Valley triumphs.
• The .533-mile concrete oval hosted its first NASCAR K&N Pro Series East event in March 2012 with Brazilian driver Nelson Piquet Jr. collecting the win.

Notebook:
• This is the series’ sixth visit to the legendary Tennessee track.
• For four of the five previous Bristol winners – Nelson Piquet Jr. (2012), Dylan Kwasniewski (2013), Kyle Benjamin (2015) and Chad Finchum (2016) – it marked their first K&N East victory.
• The most cautions for a K&N East race at Thunder Valley is eight (2013) while the fewest is five (2016). The most caution laps were 40 in 2014 and the fewest were 26 in 2016.
• In four races, the lead has changed hands an average of 1.6 times with a high of four changes in 2012.
• The average starting position for the winner is 6.2 while the pole sitter has an average finish of 11.2.
• Bristol is one of three half-mile tracks on the series’ schedule joining South Carolina’s Greenville Pickens Speedway and Florida’s New Smyrna Speedway.

Bristol Data:
Race: #3 of 14 overall
Race Date: Saturday, April 22, 4 p.m. ET
Track Layout: .533-mile high-banked concrete oval
Banking/Corners: Variable, 24-28 degrees
Race Length: 125 laps (66.625 miles)

Qualifying/Race Data:
2016 Winner: Chad Finchum
2016 Pole Sitter: Harrison Burton
1-lap Qualifying Record: Harrison Burton, 122.139 mph (15.71 seconds, April 2016)
125-lap Race Record: Chad Finchum, 53 minutes, 51 seconds (74.234 mph, April 2016)

Category Leaders at Bristol:
Wins
Kyle Benjamin … 1
Chad Finchum … 1
Dylan Kwasniewski … 1
Eddie MacDonald … 1
Nelson Piquet Jr. …. 1

Poles
Harrison Burton … 1
Jesse Little … 1
Michael McGuire … 1
Nelson Piquet Jr. …. 1
Ben Rhodes … 1

Laps completed
Eddie MacDonald … 524
Michael McGuire … 384
Brandon Gdovic … 362
Jesse Little … 320
Ryan Gifford … 270

Laps led
Ben Rhodes … 130
Chad Finchum … 112
Dylan Kwasniewski … 96
Kyle Benjamin … 81
Nelson Piquet Jr. … 62

Selected Driver Highlights:
Hunter Baize (No. 13 Reynolds Wrap/Lightning Auto Sales Chevrolet)
• Finished fourth in the final series standings as a rookie last season with one top five and 10 top 10s in 14 starts.
• Sits fourth in the current series standings with top 10 finishes in both races to date.
• Finished 16th in his only career start at Bristol last season.

Ronnie Bassett Jr. (No. 04 Bassett Gutters & More Chevrolet)
• Earned his first career win in the season opener at New Smyrna in February.
• Leads the current standings with a win and a second-place finish through two races.
• Has a career-best finish of 15th in three career starts at Bristol.

Harrison Burton (No. 12 DEX Imaging Toyota)
• Finished seventh in the final series standings a year ago with one top five and five top 10s in 14 starts.
• Won the pole, the second of his career, at New Smyrna in February and finished fourth to equal his career-best finish set at Columbus last summer.
• Also, finished fourth at Greenville Pickens Speedway earlier this month.
• Won the pole with a new track record at Bristol last season and finished 23rd in his only career start at the track.
• Sits second in the current standings, seven points out of the lead, is one of only two drivers to finish in the top five in each of the first two races this season.

Chase Cabre (No. 4 Max Siegel Inc. Toyota)
• Sits seventh in the current standings as a rookie.
• Made his series debut at New Smyrna in February, where he finished 12th.
• Will make his first K&N Pro Series East start Bristol.

Collin Cabre (No. 2 UTI/NTI Toyota)
• Finished a career-best sixth in the final series standings in 2016 with four top fives and six top 10s in 14 starts.
• Won the season finale at Dover in 2015, site of his only career win.
• Finished sixth at Bristol last season, his best finish in two career starts at the track.

Tyler Dippel (No. 30 TyCar Ford)
• Finished third in the final series standings last season with one win, one top five and eight top 10s in 14 races.
• Won at Mobile in March of 2016 in only his second career series start.
• Finished fifth in the series’ most recent race at Greenville for his first top 10 of the season.
• Finished 17th at Bristol a year ago.

Todd Gilliland (No. 16 NAPA Auto Parts Toyota)
• Is the reigning NASCAR K&N Pro Series West champion, having scored six wins, 11 top fives and 13 top 10s in 14 races in 2016.
• Became the youngest champion in NASCAR touring series history at 16 years, five months, and joined his grandfather Butch Gilliland as a K&N West champion (1997).
• Won three of the first four K&N Pro Series West races this season, including a sweep of Twin 100s at Irwindale on March 25, to give him 11 career K&N Pro Series wins.
• Sits third in the current K&N East standings with one top five and two top 10s through two races.
• Finished ninth in his only series career start at Bristol.

Eddie MacDonald (No. 71 Grimm Construction Chevrolet)
• Leads all current drivers with 192 career K&N Pro Series starts dating back to 2001.
• Has eight career top-10 finishes in the final series standings, including a career-best second place finish in the championship in 2009.
• Is the only driver entered this weekend to have won previously at Bristol, winning there in 2014 from the 13th starting position, highest among any of the five drivers with wins at the track.
• Is making his season debut this weekend.
• Has four top 10s in five career starts at Bristol.

Reid Wilson (No. 66 TruNorth Warranty Programs Chevrolet)
• Sits fifth in the current standings with two top 10s in two races this season.
• Matched his career-best finish with a sixth-place effort in the season opener at New Smyrna.
• Has never competed with the series at Bristol.

Up To Speed:
• The 2017 season is the 31st for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East.
• The 2017 schedule features 14 races at 13 different tracks across the United States.
• Point leader Ronnie Bassett Jr. earned his first career win in the season opener at New Smyrna.
• This marks the sixth consecutive year that the K&N Pro Series East season will race at Bristol during a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series weekend.

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Pennink Puts Ole Blue Back Into Victory Lane

Pennink Puts Ole Blue Back Into Victory Lane

First Points Win For Iconic Whelen Modified Team Since 2009

THOMPSON, Conn. – Rowan Pennink outdueled Bobby Santos on a restart with three laps to go and drove on to victory in the Icebreaker 150 at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park.

Sunday marked the third career victory for Pennink, and first since the 2013 season, which also came at Thompson. It was also the first points race victory for the famed “Ole Blue” No. 3 Cape Cod Copper Chevrolet since 2009.

Coors Light Polesitter Timmy Solomito rallied in the closing laps to finish second and Max Zachem crossed the line third. Santos, who was leading the race on the Lap 147 restart, settled for fourth with Patrick Emerling fifth.

Eric Goodale, Matt Swanson, Woody Pitkat, Justin Bonsignore and Todd Szegedy brought home the top 10.

Pennink led a race-high 109 laps. The race was slowed by caution five times for 35 laps.

Solomito leads Pennink by four tallies in the season standings after two races.

The Whelen Modified Tour will return to action April 30 at Stafford (Connecticut) Motor Speedway.

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Garcia Sweeps Home Weekend

Garcia Sweeps Home Weekend

Dominates Round 2 Ahead Of Gabillon and Day

Borja Garcia (#1 Alex Caffi Motorsport Ford Mustang) swept the first weekend of the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series in the ELITE 1 Division with another dominant win in front of his crowd at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo, but the race definitely wasn’t short of action.

The Valencia native was untouchable in front of his crowd and after passing poleman Frederic Gabillon with a bold move on the outside in a restart on lap 4 to bring home his second consecutive win to start his title campaign and his third career win.  

“It’s unbelievable!  What a fantastic race weekend!  We were fast in practice.  We sat on the pole yesterday and won the season opener. Today we had another great start and another win!  It’s amazing, especially here at my home track for the first two races of the championship in front of my family, my friends and my fans.  It’s so unbelievable!” said Garcia.  “I never dreamed that a weekend like this could happen! We are really looking forward to the rest of the season!  Alex Caffi Motorsports is a great team and i think we have a lot more wins ahead of us there. I’m hopeful these wins will attract additional sponsorship and companies to partner with us this year!“.

The three top drivers that faced troubles on Saturday and desperately needed a solid result all rebounded on Sunday, taking the checkered flag behind the #1 Ford Mustang. 

Frederic Gabillon (#3 Tepac RDV Compétition Toyota Camry) followed closely Garcia all race long but never came within striking distance and had to settle for second for the fourth time in the last five Valencia races, just .552 seconds behind Garcia. Alon Day (#54 CAAL Racing Chevrolet SS) was a solid third, while reigning champion Anthony Kumpen (#24 PK Carsport Chevrolet SS) came from the very back of the field in spectacular fashion to finish fourth. 

Gabillon said, “ We had a really good race today.  After yesterday’s finish, we’re really happy for second place.  The car was very fast but we couldn’t get close enough to Borja to pressure him.   We’re going to work on the car to try and get a bit more speed. We had a solid finish here today and I’m now going to focus on the rest of the season”

Christophe Bouchut (#66 DF1 Racing Team Chevrolet SS)  backed Saturday’s second place with another top-5 for DF1 Racing in a tight battle for fifth place with Salvador Tineo Arroyo (#56 CAAL Racing Chevrolet SS), won the Junior Trophy in sixth place and Thomas Ferrando (#37 Knauf Racing Team Ford Mustang). 

Rodolfo Gonzalez (#2 Alex Caffi Motorsport Toyota Camry) scored his first NASCAR top-10 finish with the eighth place under the checkered flag, leading Freddy Nordstrom (#44 CAAL Racing Chevrolet SS) and Wilfried Boucenna (#73 Knauf Racing Team Ford Mustang).

The Challenger Trophy went to Patrick Simon (#70 Mishumotors Chevrolet SS) for the second time thanks to his 11th place overall.

Yesterday’s runner-up Stienes Longin (#11 PK Carsport Chevrolet SS) got together with Gonzalez in turn five at the beginning of the race, ended up in the gravel outside turn five and was forced to retire.

The NASCAR Whelen Euro Series will head to Brands Hatch, UK on June 10-11 for the fifth edition of the American Speedfest.

Ulysse Delsaux Is A NASCAR Winner

Ulysse Delsaux Is A NASCAR Winner

The Frenchman Takes Toyota To Victory Lane In Valencia

An incredible ELITE 2 Round 2 culminated in an emotional Victory Lane at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo as a determined Ulysse Delsaux (#31 McDonald’s RDV Compétition Toyota Camry) won his first career NASCAR race in dominant fashion. In a unique display of sportsmanship, the Frenchman was joined in his celebrations by a vast group of competitors after he climbed out of the car.

Delsaux’s win also brought Toyota back in Victory Lane in their return to the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series and gave RDV Compétition their first win in the ELITE 2 Division.

“Today is unbelievable!  I won my first NASCAR race!  This has always been my dream!” said Delsaux, who found in racing his way to express himself and work to overcome a condition of autism he was diagnosed with when he was a kid. “I have to give thanks to my team for giving me a really fast car.  I’m very thankful for all the support from my family, friends and fans. With just a couple laps to go, I looked in my mirror and saw that Ferrando was coming.  There was traffic ahead and I had to work to get around a couple of the lapped cars. I knew I had to stay calm and focus on making good passes.  What a fantastic race! Tonight, I don’t think I’ll be able to sleep! ”

The second ELITE 2 race of the Valencia NASCAR condensed all the unique aspects that make the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series the best touring car championship in Europe: lead changes, spectacular contacts, fair door-to-door battles, and frantic action all over the field. So much action that the race replay on Fanschoice.tv will definitely become a must-watch. 

Three drivers took the lead in the first part of the race in a frenetic six-car battle out front. Ferrando led the first lap but had to surrender to Eric De Doncker (#98 Motorsport 98 Ford Mustang) and then to Delsaux for second, when the two had a contact in turn 6. Ferrando fell down to sixth, but put a strong comeback that brought him back up to second with three laps to go. 

In the meantime Delsaux overtook De Doncker for the lead on lap 4 and built a solid lead turn after turn, poised to conquer his first win and took the checkered flag with a 3.5 seconds advantage on Ferrando, who won the dash to the line against Maciej Dreszer (#66 DF1 Racing Team Chevrolet SS) . The Polish Rookie was a contender all race long and earned another podium finish in his first NASCAR weekend to win the Rookie Cup.

“Ulysses did a fantastic job today and I want to congratulate him on his first win,” said Ferrando. “I’m really pleased with today’s second place finish and of course yesterday’s win. We were a bit slow at the beginning of the race until our tires heated up and it was a bit hard to keep some of my competitors behind me. I had to battle with quite a few cars throughout the race to grab this second place finish.  I want to thank my great Knauf race team.  The crew did a really great job preparing the car.  My spotter also did a fantastic job.”

Guillaume Dumarey (#24 PK Carsport Chevrolet SS) and Eric De Doncker (#98 Motorsport 98 Ford Mustang)rounded out the top-5, with the Belgian winning the Legend Trophy for the sixth time in a row at Valencia.

Justin Kunz was a solid sixth, while Paul Guiod (#73 Knauf Racing Team Ford Mustang) won the action-packed battle for seventh over Dario Caso (#8 Racers Motorsport Ford Mustang), Marconi De Abreu (#47 Brazil Team Ford Mustang) and Felipe Rabello (#56 CAAL Racing Chevrolet SS).Carmen Boix Gil (#1 Alex Caffi Motorsport Ford Mustang) won the Lady Cup with the 17th place under the checkered flag.

The ELITE 2 Division will be back in action at Brands Hatch on June 10-11 and Ferrando will enter the event with a one-point lead over Delsaux thanks to the bonus point he got for leading a lap in the Round 2 at Valencia.

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