The final round of the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series season will take place at the Zolder circuit in Belgium this weekend. Alex will, however, have only one aim, to score as many points as possible and secure a top ten finish in the series, bringing to an end a remarkable first year in the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series.
From Alex’s first NASCAR race in Valencia, back in April, which saw him go head to head with veteran Bobby Labonte and the resulting video footage of their side by side racing being screened on Fox TV in America, to double podiums at his home round at Brands Hatch and the Oval World Challenge in Tours, Alex has clearly established himself as a driver to watch, and a future NASCAR star.
At the final round, however, there is still some unfinished business, to achieve a top three finish in the very competitive Junior driver championship, for drivers under 25 years of age, not bad for a nineteen year old in his first year.
Before the racing starts in Zolder, Alex will take a very different drive in his Camaro stock car when he will drive the car from the circuit on public roads to the town of Heusden-Zolder, four miles away to meet the local NASCAR fans.
“Driving my car on the public roads will be amazing and another NASCAR experience I will
treasure. The whole NASCAR experience is so different to any other racing I have taken
part in, and to think it all started after a test in France less than a year ago,” commented Alex
Alex will head to Zolder tomorrow to take part in the drive before free practice starts on Friday.
“The Zolder circuit is a completely new circuit for me. We have not been able to test at the
circuit prior to the race so I have been trying to learn the circuit on iRacing. Having not had
experience of most of the circuits this year, the challenge of learning new circuits is
something I have really enjoyed. I am, nevertheless, fortunate that within Braxx Racing
there is a lot of experience of Zolder so I will be able to count on them to help me,”
With double points at stake in Zolder, a strong performance is required to make up for the
disappointment of the last round at Hockenheim, when Alex experienced his first DNF in Elite 1 when the suspension broke on his car whilst in a strong fourth place.
“Points is the name of the game now and, if I can maximise my haul in Zolder, I can put
myself in a strong position to finish the season in the top ten and hopefully top three in
the Junior championship,” reflected Alex.