Maggi, who started from the pole, spent the entire race on Soerensen’s rear bumper. After winning the inaugural ELITE 2 race at the Autodrom Most, Maggi ended up second in Round 8 to increase his championship lead to 16 points on Vittorio Ghirelli, who got a one championship point penalty for not giving back one position after a turn 1 shortcut.
“It’s great to expand the championship lead,” said Maggi. “The start was okay, but Lasse was able to overtake me. I tried a few times to make a move in turn 1. He blocked very well, so there was nothing I could do. I tried to force him into a mistake but he was very consistent. In the end I’m happy with the second place. I’m looking forward to Venray as I have some experience there. It’s something new for me and I’m very excited.”
PK Carsport driver Ghirelli ended up third under the checkered flag. By grabbing his third podium finish of the 2019 NASCAR Whelen Euro Series season, the Italian only lost one point to Maggi and still sits second in the ELITE 2 championship. The overall podium mirrored the Rookie Trophy classification.
Nicholas Risitano finished fourth on his #8 Racers Motorsport Camaro securing his second top-5 finish so far this year. The Rome-native capped the Czech weekend with a solid performance by coming from ninth on the grid. Coming from a strong weekend in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series, Myatt Snider gained six positions on track to close the top-5 for the second time since debuting in Euro NASCAR.
After finishing in the top-10 for the first time ever on Saturday, Freddie Hemborg doubled up with another strong performance on Sunday. The Memphis Racing driver from Sweden started twelfth and crossed the finish line sixth.
Advait Deodhar went on a spin in the very first corner of the race, but produced an impressive comeback in his #31 CAAL Racing Chevrolet SS securing seventh place at the end. Deodhar now sits fourth in the overall ELITE 2 standings, 36 markers behind the leader.