Thomas Krasonis got P12 in Race 1 at Autodromo Vallelunga, in an up-and-down 60 km run with lots of overtakes and a Safety Car period.
This year’s EuroNASCAR championship ends at Vallelugna, outside Rome, and the goal was and is the same: a finishing position at the top 10.
Thomas started Race 1 from P16, and what was about to happen for the next 15 laps was an amazing rollercoaster of events.
He climbed up to P15 after the first couple of laps, and after that, he lost some ground battling it out with the other drivers. That meant he lost 3 positions, going back to P18 for the better part of the race.
However, with 5 laps remaining, #56 lost the control of his car, unable to continue, meaning that the Safety Car had to go out and set the pace while the track was cleared of the stationed car.
Thomas took advantage of the situation and got back to P15, just before the SC was deployed.
After it left the track, and with just 2 laps remaining, he managed to grab 3 more positions to finish in P12, securing a +6-finishing position on the results.
In a grid that is so competitive, with everyone trying to get every inch of advantage they can, this result is one to hold on.
Photo Credits: NASCAR Whelen Euro Series / Klemen Sofric