Tressler endures mixed debut weekend in Euro-Racecar NASCAR Touring Series
Pacific House’s Neil Tressler, endured a mixed debut weekend in rounds 3 & 4 of the Euro-Racecar NASCAR Touring Series at Brands Hatch, in front of a bumper crowd as support to the DTM. A strong qualifying session saw the Pickup Truck Racing Championship veteran line-up in tenth position on the grid, to which Tressler started staggeringly well, ending the lap in a tussle for sixth position with Pole Position 81’s, Jerome Laurin.
As the pair entered Brabham Straight for the first time, Tressler’s luck would drastically change, with Laurin forcing him into a spin on the start/finish line.
Tressler recovered but in 20th position, and with it all to do, he would only recover to complete the race in 15th position.
Round four of the NASCAR affiliated Series saw Tressler receive his Camaro from former World Touring Car Driver, Harry Vaulkard, in 15th position during the changeover period in the 40-minute endurance race.
Tressler determined to produce a top ten finish on his debut, soon began to pick off his opposition one-by-one, with Philippe Marie, Vito Rodrigues and Enzo Pastor all falling victim to the newcomer.
In the closing stages of the race, Tressler proved that he was able to get that little bit more out of his car compared to his championship counterparts to slot in to 11th position at the chequered flag.
“The weekend started off quite slowly,” explained Tressler. “I was really disappointed with what happened in round three Saturday, I think that we could have been right in the mix come the end of the race.”
“To get an 11th place finish in round four yesterday was a very good feeling. I came here this weekend to show people that I’m prepared and ready to establish myself as a front-runner in the series, and to be honest, I think I have done exactly that.”
“Budget permitting I would like to think that we will be back out racing in the series in the near future, and I’m really looking forward to it.”
Neil will return to the Pickup Truck Racing Championship for his next outing at Donington Park on 28/29 July.