EuroNASCAR 2 Entry List: Unpredictable and spectacular

The wait is finally over! Next week the green flag will wave on the 2020 NASCAR Whelen Euro Series season at the Autodromo di Vallelunga in Rome, Italy with two action-packed days of Pure Racing. After a 20-week delay due to the global COVID pandemic, 25 cars and more than 40 drivers, representing 17 different countries, are eager to hit the track in the highly anticipated first edition of the Delphix / NSR American Festival Of Rome.


With an exciting two-day format, featuring two EuroNASCAR 2 races Saturday, September 12 and two EuroNASCAR Pro races on Sunday, September 13, the first visit to the 4 Km Autodromo Piero Taruffi of Rome will be a must-watch for all motorsport fans around the globe.

EuroNASCAR 2: Unpredictable and spectacular

The EuroNASCAR 2 championship welcomes a bunch of promising talents from around the world who want to make themselves a name in the highly competitive European NASCAR Series. As always it’s the most unpredictable championship in EuroNASCAR, a guarantee for nail-biting races throughout the season.

A total of 13 rookies will hit the track on September 12-13 when the NWES will make its debut on the Autodromo di Vallelunga in Rome, Italy. The cards will be shuffled as experience may not matter as much as usual on a track unknown to many of the protagonists.

Two drivers start as the clear favorites, having won a race each in 2019: Nicholas Risitano, who joined Solaris Motorsport in 2020 after grabbing his maiden win at Valencia last year, and Vittorio Ghirelli, who mastered the oval at Raceway Venray. The Italian signed with Hendriks Motorsport to share the #18 car with Giorgio Maggi.

After missing the 2019 season, Guillaume Dumarey will return with clear title ambitions at PK Carsport. The Belgian finished second in points in 2017 and will want to pick up where he left in 2018, in Victory Lane.

Andre Castro moved to DF1 Racing and already won the EuroNASCAR Esports Series, earning 40 precious points in the Teams Championship standings for the Austrian squad. The American will return in the EuroNASCAR 2 championship, looking for much more than his first career NASCAR win.

Martin Doubek, who will be back in the #7 Hendriks Motorsport Ford Mustang, is one of the NWES veteran in EuroNASCAR 2 with five years of experience in the series. The Czech is still waiting for his first win, but his 63 starts and 3 podium finishes across the two NWES categories will be an important advantage.

There are plenty more drivers with NWES experience to add to the list, all with solid ambitions in 2020: Alessandro Brigatti at Feed Vict Racing, Dylan Derdaele, Arianna Casoli, who will have fierce competition in the Lady Trophy, and Massimiliano Lanza at CAAL Racing, Matthias Hauer at Speedhouse. Alex Ciompi will make his NWES return after a couple of appearances in the past seasons.

Giovanni Trione will step up from the Club Challenge after becoming the runner-up in EuroNASCAR’s regularity-based challenge in 2019. The Italian will share the #31 CAAL Racing Chevrolet with his father Mauro.

As usual for the EuroNASCAR 2 championship, rookies are many and all very talented.

PK Carsport signed Julia Landauer from the United States to drive the #11 Chevrolet Camaro. The 28-year-old has plenty of NASCAR experience as she raced in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series and the Canadian NASCAR Pinty’s Series and clearly wants to become the first female NWES champion.

Vladimiros Tziortzis, who will be the fist Cyprian race driver to drive a NWES race in the series’ history, will drive for Alex Caffi Motorsport / Race Art Technology. Feed Vict Racing will field Simon Pilate, a young a Belgian driver who impressed in the Feed Racing academy despite his little experience. Francesco Garisto will make his EuroNASCAR debut with 42 Racing, while Gasper Dernovsek will drive for Marko Stipp Motorsport. The German team will also field the #48 Camaro for former WTCR driver Kris Richard. NWES champion Loris Hezemans will share his #50 Mustang with German newcomer Tobias Dauenhauer.

DF1 Racing fields two very promising rookies on the #66 and #99 Camaro: Andreas Jochimsen from Denmark and Marcel Lenerz from Germany. Last but not least: Not Only Motorsport will make its debut as a team in the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series with Davide Dallara.

With Eric Quintal, (Mishumotors), Roberto Benedetti (The Club Motorsport), Casoli (CAAL Racing) and Hauer (Speedhouse) fighting for the Legend Trophy in 2020, there will be for sure a new champion in the special classification for drivers aged 40 and over.

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