Garcia Nabs First Euro Series Oval Victory

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Borja Garcia scored his first victory on an oval during Sunday's NASCAR Whelen Euro Series ELITE 1 race at Raceway Venray. (NASCAR Photo)

VENRAY, Netherlands – Borja Garcia put on a dominating performance to score his first oval track victory during Sunday’s NASCAR Whelen Euro Series ELITE 1 race at Raceway Venray.

The Spaniard led the last round of the Dutch weekend from flag to flag to score his third win of the season and extended his lead in the points standings ahead of the final race of the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series regular season.

As soon as the green flag waved Garcia pulled away to build a solid lead and mastered a restart on lap 20 to give Racers Motorsports their first ever ELITE 1 win.

“This is fantastic. I won at Raceway Venray! I’m really happy and very excited for my team. I’m so proud of them. We had a few challenges before practice but my team is awesome, they made some adjustments and gave me a winning car. I’m really happy,” said Garcia.

Behind the leader, the battle was on and delighted the Dutch fans with plenty of side-by-side action all over the track. Anthony Kumpen was able to fend off every assault to finish second.

Stienes Longin returned to the podium in third with another consistent race to win the Junior Trophy and resisted the pressure brought by Salvador Tineo Arroyo, who had to settle for fourth. Alon Day rounded out the top-five.

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