American racecar driver Julia Landauer made her European debut in the 2020 NASCAR Whelen Euro Series season driving the #11 Chevrolet Camaro for PK Carsport. The 29-year-old had to quickly adapt to a new environment in a challenging season and left a mark in the EuroNASCAR 2 championship. The New York native finished fifth – the highest of any American driver in series history across the two championships – in the overall standings, won the Lady Trophy, and ended up third in the Rookie Trophy.
During the Super Speedweek at Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia, Landauer became the second woman to step on the overall podium of an NWES race after Carole Perrin in 2012 at Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium. With strong performances in Zolder and Valencia, she collected a total of 3 top-5 results.
“There were a lot of memorable moments in the 2020 NWES season”, said Landauer. “It was really cool to go to Belgium and hang out with the team and be with them as we prepared for the race weekends. The first top-5 in the rain at Zolder was really exciting and obviously getting on the overall podium in Valencia was great.”
Now Landauer is working on her plans for the 2021 season. “I have a lot of sponsorship work to do,” explained the American. One thing is for sure: Landauer is trying to be back on the grid of the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series to become the first female champion in the history of NASCAR in Europe.
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