NASCAR Whelen Euro Series

EuroNASCAR veteran Casoli signs contract extension with CAAL Racing

Michael Großgarten

Arianna Casoli signed a new contract with CAAL Racing – The Italian wants to win the EuroNASCAR Trophies

Another piece of the puzzle in the 2020 NASCAR Whelen Euro Series (NWES) silly season has been put in the right place: Arianna Casoli stays with CAAL Racing to race the #54 car in the 2020 EuroNASCAR 2 (EN2) championship. Her goal is to win the Lady and Legend Trophy.

Casoli won the women’s championship already two times – the last time in 2019 but without any rival out on the track. But Casoli did very well in the Legend Trophy and grabbed the third place in the special classification that was very competitive last season. The Reggio Emilia native is one of the most experienced drivers on the NWES grid with 47 races under her belt – all of them with CAAL Racing. In the 2020 season, she will get competition in the Lady Trophy as Julia Landauer will join the series.

“I am really happy to be part of the CAAL family for the fifth consecutive season and to continue driving the #54. It is a car I grew very fond of along the years,” said Casoli to ‘EuroNASCAR.com’. “I can’t wait for the season to start and I want to not only defend the Lady Trophy but also try to do better than last year’s third place against the Legend drivers.”

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Casoli is part of CAAL Racing and the NWES since the 2016 mid-season. In 2019 she only missed the race at Venray, that she used as her crossed out result in the regular season. The half-mile oval is one of her favorite tracks and that’s why she wants to be back at Raceway Venray in the 2020 season.

The Italian is already looking forward to her home race at the new location of the NASCAR GP of Italy: the Autodromo di Vallelunga close to Rome. The track, that will host the 2020 playoff opener, has a special place in Casoli’s career.

“I am excited to race at Vallelunga. It is a special track for me and I took part in my very first touring car race there. Then when I came back to racing in 2015 I started from the pole, again in touring cars, due to the inverted grid in my first wet race in 12 years,” concluded Casoli.

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