BriSCA F1 World Final 2009 – Overseas Entrants

A total of twelve overseas drivers are taking part in the 2009 BriSCA World Final at Kings Lynn. Of the twelve, there is a total of eight Dutch contenders with five qualifying from the Dutch Dirt scene and three from Tarmac. Of the remaining four; three hail from New Zealand with the fourth being a solo Australian entrant. Their places on the grid will be decided by time trials on the day of the World Final.


Ron Kroonder (H217)

From Assendelf, the Netherlands.
Was the highest oversea finisher last year at Foxhall with a creditable third place. Since the development of a UK style Dirt track at Emmen; Kroonder has been regularly racing there, winning the meeting Final in May (when the Brits were there for the Golden Helmet Dutch leg) and coming second in the recent September final.

Ron Kroonder (H217). Photo Colin Casserley.

Ron Kroonder (H217). Photo Colin Casserley.


Gary Castell (H247)

From Daventry, Great Britain.
The British driver racing in the Netherlands who was unable to qualify in Holland for the 2007 Kings Lynn World final as he was domiciled in the UK which at the time was forbidden in the BriSCA rulebook. Often makes the journey over to the UK with his Dutch team to race on tarmac. Gary has raced in the World Final before so knows what to expect.

Gary Castell (H247). Photo Colin Casserley.

Gary Castell (H247). Photo Colin Casserley.


Jessie de Bruin (H399)

Relative newcomer Jessie has not yet raced on shale but has become an accomplished tarmac racer. Raced at last year’s World Final meetings and at several others including the European weekend and August’s Skegness.

Jessie De Bruin (H399). Photo Colin Casserley.

Jessie De Bruin (H399). Photo Colin Casserley.


Durk Greidanus (H29)

From Tzum, the Netherlands
Accomplished dirt racer; making the trip to race in New Zealand in 2008 and 2009 and a regular UK World final entrant. Currently the holder of the National Points championship in Holland and wears the silver roof with pride. Unfortunately, went out early on during the 2007 World Final but stayed the distance in 2008 and made the top twenty.

Durk Greidanus (H29). Photo Colin Casserley.

Durk Greidanus (H29). Photo Colin Casserley.


Axel Nijs (H32)

From Hyppolytushoef, the Netherlands
The current Nederlands Kampioenschap (Dutch Open) holder of the title he has held for the past two years. Finished in the top ten at the 2007 World Final and was the second Dutchman home in the 2008 World final in thirteenth place.

Axel Nijs (H32). Photo Colin Casserley.

Axel Nijs (H32). Photo Colin Casserley.


Koen Maris (H61)

From Roden, the Netherlands
Successful young Dirt racer who makes his first appearance in the World Final this year but raced at the 2007 World final meeting and is a regular Dirt racer winning Emmen’s Dash for Cash in June 2009.

Koen Maris (H61). Photo Colin Casserley.

Koen Maris (H61). Photo Colin Casserley.


Mark Woudenberg (H84)

From Nieuwerkerk, the Netherlands
A regular driver on the Dirt scene and successful competitor at Emmen, where he has won a final and regularly been placed in the top three of races. He has been in the World Final as well as holding the Nederlands Kampioenschap title in the past.

Mark Woudenberg (H84). Photo Colin Casserley.

Mark Woudenberg (H84). Photo Colin Casserley.


Wierd Gietema (H76)

From Workum, the Netherlands
This is his debut in the World Final as the first Dutch reserve; after Ouwe Bijlsma (H3) decided not to take part. Has previously raced at the 2006 Coventry World Final meeting and the 2007 World Final meeting so has some UK shale racing experience.

Wierd Gietema (H76). Photo Colin Casserley.

Wierd Gietema (H76). Photo Colin Casserley.


Malcolm Ngatai (NZ 1)

From Christchurch, New Zealand
Won the NZ Superstock Champs in 2009 (equivalent of our world final) and was third in this years World 248s behind first place Frankie Wainman jnr. This is to be his World Final debut. Recent interview HERE.

Malcolm Ngatai (NZ 1). Photo Colin Casserley.

Malcolm Ngatai (NZ 1). Photo Colin Casserley.


Dale Ewers (NZ 2)

From Nelson, New Zealand
Races for the Nelson tigers, whom were second in this year’s Team Champs. Represented New Zealand in the 2006 Coventry World Final making it into the top twenty. Was second in the NZ Superstock Champs (behind Malcolm Ngatai) which is why he races under NZ 2.

Dale Ewers (NZ 2). Photo Colin Casserley.

Dale Ewers (NZ 2). Photo Colin Casserley.


Scott Miers (8p)

From Palmerston, New Zealand
Known as ‘The Tank’ of Team Champs winners Palmerston North Panthers. Scott has won a total of six Team Champs titles including 2009 when the first British team took part. Has been the Promoter of the prestigious Palmerston venue in New Zealand since 1998/1999. Recent interview HERE.

Scott Miers (8p). Photo Colin Casserley

Scott Miers (8p). Photo Colin Casserley


Brett Tobin (AUS 1)

From Brisbane, Australia
Earned a place on the World Final grid by winning the Australian Championship for the Brisbane Stockrods in 2009. Also won this Championship in 2004 and raced at Coventry World Final the same year.

Brett Tobin (AUS1). Photo Guy Parker

Brett Tobin (AUS1). Photo Guy Parker

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