Three fast female drivers will fight for glory in the 2022 NASCAR Whelen Euro Series finale at Automotodrom Grobnik in Croatia. Luli Del Castello leads the Lady Trophy classification in EuroNASCAR 2 37 points ahead of three-time champion Arianna Casoli and Alina Loibnegger, who are tied in points. In fact, Aliyyah Koloc is second but the Buggyra ZM Racing driver will miss the Finals. Therefore, it’s a three-way battle for the big trophy that will be awarded at the Fracasso NASCAR GP Croatia.
Del Castello gained a lot of momentum at Circuit Zolder with two wins in the special classification. The Italian driving the #54 Chevrolet finished ninth in Belgium on Saturday to score her second top-10 result of the season. A 13th place on Sunday was enough to collect her sixth Lady Trophy win in 2022. The CAAL Racing driver is the favorite in the battle for the Lady Trophy when the championship will culminate on October 29-30.
“I started in 21st on Saturday and finished ninth after a thrilling race,” said Del Castello. “It was an amazing race and the whole CAAL Racing team showed what we’re capable of. On Sunday we scored another win in the Lady Trophy and we are now looking forward to the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series Finals. I want to cap my first season in EuroNASCAR by grabbing the title and beating my fellow competitors. I’m looking forward to seeing you at Automotodrom Grobnik.”
The three-time Lady Trophy champion Arianna Casoli will give her best and rely on her vast experience in a EuroNASCAR car to challenge Del Castello in the title fight. The Italian driving the #14 Speedhouse Ford is always good for a surprise and will for sure work hard to overtake the trophy leader in the very last event of the season. The winningest Lady Trophy driver with 32 victories on her tally is still looking for her first win in the 2022 season. Stepping on the highest step on the podium in Croatia, would be a good start to mix up the Lady Trophy order.
Alina Loibnegger is fast: she scored her second EuroNASCAR top-10 result at Circuit Zolder and took second in the Lady Trophy ranks. Just like at Autodrom Most though, the Sunday race was a setback for the Austrian driver, who joined the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series back in 2021. The 27-year-old is looking for a trouble-free race weekend with NWES newcomer Racingfuel Motorsport from Switzerland. With her experience and her solid pace, Loibnegger could also tip the scales in the 2022 Lady Trophy battle.
The 2022 Fracasso NASCAR GP Croatia will take place on October 29-30 at Automotodrom Grobnik. Qualifying and all races will be broadcast live on EuroNASCAR’s YouTube channel, Motorsport.tv and several TV services from around the world. All breaking news will be published on EuroNASCAR.com and all NWES social media profiles: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook.