“It was just amazing”, said the Danish rookie. “I would have never thought about it when I was climbing into the car. I would have been happy with a top-10. I was lucky because there were some spins and crashes ahead of me. When you come from 26th you also need a little bit of luck. I want to thank my team Dexwet-df1 Racing and my awesome sponsor flexlease.nu. I’m so happy for everyone. It’s going pretty well right now here in the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series.”
Advait Deodhar, driving the #31 CAAL Racing Chevrolet SS, came from eighth to second, also conquering his first ever NWES podium finish and Venturi managed to bring home third place. Vittorio Ghirelli was fourth and took the ELITE 2 Division points lead.
“This is technically my second home race as I live in London,” said Deodhar. “CAAL Racing was the third team for me in this season. They are amazing, I’m so happy, I don’t know what to say. It was a crazy race right from the beginning. I am sure the spectators enjoyed it as well. It was a funny race for a driver and it was going crazy until the very last lap.”
Points leader Giorgio Maggi had a troubled race: he had to serve a drive-through penalty after the contact with Castro, while the American got the same penalty following a clash in restart with Myatt Snider.
Michael Bleekemolen ended up seventh after a strong run in his #69 Ford Mustang. It was the first Legend Trophy win for the former Formula One driver. He edged Eric De Doncker and Ian Eric Waden. Bleekemolen is the fifth different Legend Trophy winner in the 2019 season so far. Arianna Casoli won the Lady Trophy.