The summer break brought back to all the NASCAR fans a regenerated and very competitive Max Lanza. The Italian driver showed a very solid pace in the Czech Republic, which allowed him to fight for the overall classification all the weekend long. At Most, Lanza finished each session in the overall Top-10, bringing home the lead in the Legend Trophy, with an 8 points advantage on the rest of the field.
Despite the inclement weather and a continuous change between dry and wet conditions, Max Lanza put his #88 Camaro on top in practice on Friday, clocking the best time of the day. After the fifth row conquered in an unlucky qualifying session, the #88 Camaro gained back some ground in both races, gaining the 7th and 8th overall positions. This also means a victory and a podium in the Legend Trophy, taking the lead the of the class.
“What a weekend! Tricky track due to the weather, but we had a lot of fun. We never gave up and at the end we brought home the result we worked for: we are the new leader of the Legend Trophy!” commented a very satisfied Max Lanza. “A wonderful weekend for our #88, thanks also to the victory of Alon Day on Saturday in the EuroNASCAR PRO Division. A bit disappointed for Race 2, my car was slowed by some contacts and I had to race thinking especially about the trophy classification. We could have aimed to the overall podium, we were fast, we started from the 4th row and we could have had a good result. No problem, we will try again in Croatia!”
The next round of the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series is scheduled on the Grobnik Circuit, Croatia, on 18 and 19 of september.
Featured Image Credits: NASCAR Whelen Euro Series / Bart Dehaese