Markus Niemela news 2010-06-02

Finnish race car driver Markus Niemela, 25, got his debut oval track victory by a clear margin, taking his first heat win in race 1of VRA Sprint Car Series at Ventura raceway on Sunday morning (European time). For the main event Niemela got 5th ...

Finnish race car driver Markus Niemela, 25, got his debut oval track victory by a clear margin, taking his first heat win in race 1of VRA Sprint Car Series at Ventura raceway on Sunday morning (European time). For the main event Niemela got 5th starting spot and was running 5th until 4 laps to go of the 30 lap main event when he got tangled with another car. The contact caused a puncture making getting to the finish a real challenge. Nevertheless, Niemela continued to fight to the end, securing 16th position.

"Of course I'm disappointed that I lost my top 5 in the main right at the end but otherwise I'm very happy the way things went this weekend. Winning the heat race was great and it makes me more confident for the next race. I have started to get hold of racing on oval track now. We have made some progress with the car in last couple of races so if things keep going this way the rest of the season will be very interesting and I'm looking forward for the next race." said Niemela.

Winner of the 9th race of season was Greg Taylor ahead of Josh Ford. This was Taylors 2nd win after 9 races of the season.

-source: mnr

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Series Sprint
Drivers Josh Ford , Markus Niemela