NWES powerhouse PK Carsport will be busy during the summer break building a third car, which will be fielded in the 2019 Euro NASCAR playoffs. The brand new Ford Mustang will be driven by Dylan Derdaele and Pol van Pollaert, making it an all-Belgian car.
PK Carsport and Dylan Derdaele are already working together in endurance racing and will now also cooperate in the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series.
"It’s the ideal time to build a new car," said PK Carsport’s two-time NWES Champion Anthony Kumpen. "The next race is scheduled in September, so there is enough time to prepare the car. We already built a new car in the summer break last season and we had no problem. It’s a win-win situation and Dylan has the skills to be very successful in NWES."
"We will expand our engagement in the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series," continued Kumpen. "We have the skills and the experience to make this new adventure a great success."
Derdaele already drove a PK Carsport Euro NASCAR car in last year’s NWES final at Circuit Zolder and impressed by finishing 13th and 8th in his NASCAR debut. Van Pollaert made his debut in the ELITE Club at Hockenheim in 2018, finishing third.
"Last year I decided to give Euro NASCAR a try," said Derdaele, who is 27-year old and will compete in the ELITE 1 Division. "The weekend in Zolder was not perfect, but I made it into Superpole. There I started to think about racing more in the series. I will start in Hockenheim on a completely new car. Of course I want to be successful, but I do not want to interfere in the title race between my new teammates Stienes Longin and Nicolo Rocca and in effect, due to the championship rules I will not take away any points."
The Belgian team also field the #11 Chevrolet Camaro for ELITE 1 points leader Longin and the 24# Chevrolet Camaro for title contender Rocca, who sits third in the standings. The two are separated by just 8 points. At Hockenheim the team will run three cars for the very first time in Euro NASCAR history.