A seventh place in the second EuroNASCAR PRO race at Brands Hatch not only ended Not Only Motorsport’s drought in the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series, but also set a new personal record for Davide Dallara at the wheel of the #89 Chevrolet Camaro. The Italian scored his career-highest finish at the Indy Circuit and is now set to build on the momentum he gained in Great Britain.
Dallara won the Challenger Trophy in his debut year in 2020 and gained important experience since then with Not Only Motorsport – a relatively young team in the series. His best finish that year was the eighth place he earned in Valencia. It took the Italian 16 races to set a new personal record in his NASCAR career that could turn around the 2022 season.
So far, Not Only Motorsport faced plenty of struggles but the team never stopped working hard. Dallara made his breakthrough ahead of his home race at the Autodromo di Vallelunga, Italy, taking place on July 9-10. Dallara is seventh in the Challenger Trophy for bronze and silver drivers in EuroNASCAR PRO and 20th overall and aims to strike back with another strong result on his home soil.
Dallara summed up EuroNASCAR PRO Round 4: “It was the best race of my life, because I scored the highest finish since I started racing in NASCAR. Also starting from 18th on the grid on a track like Brands Hatch, where it’s not easy to pass, is something special. I felt really good in the car, Not Only Motorsport did an amazing job. I had the pace to stay inside the top-10 from the very beginning of the race.”
Dallara enjoyed the passes he made during the race at the 1.944 kilometer long Indy Circuit as he picked up position after position, also taking advantage of some crashes in front of him.
With his first strong result in 2022, Dallara is poised to work on his weaknesses: “My only complaint is Qualifying. I lost precious time behind another car and therefore I was not able to get a proper starting position. I’m fully motivated and optimistic. I’m really looking forward to Vallelunga.”