Joey Hanssen

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Joey Hanssen
Nationality Netherlands Dutch
Born (1991-07-01) July 1, 1991 (age 26)
Venray, Netherlands
Karting KZ2 career
Current team Lenzo Kart
Engine LKE
Previous series
1997-2008
2007

2007-2008
2008
2009

2010-present
Karting
Formula Azzurra
BRL Light
Formula Gloria
Dutch Formula Ford Zetec
BRL V6
NASCAR Canadian Tire Series
Karting
Championship titles
2007 Formula Gloria
Awards
2009 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Rookie of the Year
Last updated on: August 3, 2013.
NASCAR Pinty's Series career
13 races run over 1 year
Car no., team No. 40 (DJK Racing)
Best finish 8
First race 2009 Tufoil 250
Last race 2009 Z-Line Designs 250
Wins Top tens Poles
0 4 0
Statistics current as of August 3, 2013.

Joey Hanssen (Venray, July 1, 1991) is a Dutch racing driver. He currently races in the CIK Stars of Karting Series in the KZ2 class.

Career history[edit]

Karting[edit]

Joey started kart racing competitively in 1997. He raced under the NAB-NFK sanctioning body, which then organized the official Dutch karting championships. He won his first title in 2003 in the Junior ICA class. In the Dutch championship Junior ICA, Joey finished second. At 15 years old he stepped over to the shifter karts. Until 2008 Joey had raced mainly in the Netherlands. In 2008 Joey would compete in the DSKM in Germany. He also competed in the WSK International Series and the European championship KZ2. This resulted in a tenth place in the DSKM, a twelfth place in the WSK International Series and a sixth place at the European championship.

Auto racing[edit]

In 2007 Joey made is debut in formula racing. The Formula Gloria was an amateur spec racing class, it is based on the Formula Azzurra. Joey finished second in the first race and won the second race.[1] Eventually Joey went on to win six out of nine races and securing the championship.[2] As a reward for winning the championship Joey competed in two races of the Formula Azzurra championship at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza. Joey finished fourth in the first race and seventh in the second race.

Joey also made his touring car racing debut in 2007, in the BRL Light. The first race for Joey was at the TT Circuit Assen halfway through the season. The BRL Light held two support races during 2007 Bavaria Champ Car Grand Prix weekend. Joey won the second race for a crowd of 61,200 fans. For 2008 Joey failed to secure a full-time race seat. Instead he focused on karting. He raced one race weekend in the Dutch Formula Ford 1800 winning both races. Joey also focused on 2009 for which he secured a full-time race seat in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series. His seat was funded by lifelong sponsor Primechamp, one of the largest producers of mushrooms in the Netherlands.

In 2009 Joey raced a Dodge Avenger for DJK Racing. He made his oval debut at Autodrome St. Eustache where he finished fifteenth and was the last car running. He achieved his best result at Barrie Speedway he started the race nineteenth but finished in eighth position. Whole season long fellow rookie Dexter Stacey was his main rival fighting for top rookie honors. By finishing way in front of Stacey in the final round at Kawartha Speedway, Joey Hanssen secured the rookie title. Joey Hanssen finished thirteenth in the final standings just in front of Dexter Stacey who was fourteenth.

Return to kartracing[edit]

After failing to secure an autoracing seat for 2010, Joey returned to kartracing halfway through the season. He drove in the KZ2 class in a Lenzo Kart. The following year, 2011, Hanssen was signed by the Lenzo Kart factory team Luxor Racing Team. His biggest achievement was to win the CIK-FIA World Cup for KZ2. In 2012 Joey returned to the DSKM championship securing a fourth place in the championship. Driving for Lenzo Kart Australia Joey moved to Australia to race in the CIK Stars of Karting Series in the KZ2 class.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "DNRT: 15-jarige Joey Hanssen wint zondagrace Formule Gloria". Autosport.nl. Retrieved 3 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "DNRT: Joey Hanssen kampioen Formule Gloria". Autosport.nl. Retrieved 3 August 2013. 
  3. ^ "JOEY HANSSEN TO LINE UP IN 2013 STARS OF KARTING". CIK Stars of Karting Series. Archived from the original on 30 October 2013. Retrieved 3 August 2013. 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Jason White
NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Rookie of the Year
2009
Succeeded by
Derek White