NASCAR Whelen Euro Series

Justin Kunz confirms EuroNASCAR PRO start for DF1 Racing in 2020

Frank Reipen

Justin Kunz will race for DF1 Racing from Austria in the 2020 NWES season – The German will step up into the EuroNASCAR PRO championship

For the first time in his EuroNASCAR career, Justin Kunz will stay longer than one year in a team. The Appenweier native extended his contract with DF1 Racing from Austria and will race in the EuroNASCAR PRO championship of the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series (NWES). The last time he raced in this division was in 2018.

Kunz is a real NWES veteran: Since 2014 he drove 59 races – 48 in the EuroNASCAR 2 and eleven in the EuroNASCAR PRO championship. The 22-year-old race driver was part of CAAL Racing, PK Carsport, Racing-Total and DF1 Racing. He has never been longer in a team than one year, but this will change with the contract extension with the Austrian outfit.

His best finish was a second place in the EuroNASCAR 2 championship at Tours Speedway in 2018 with Racing-Total. In 2019, he missed a podium with DF1 Racing by just a few inches. If this will be different in the 2020 season is hart to forecast, as Kunz will face the ultimate NWES challenge of the EuroNASCAR PRO championship.

Credits: DF1 Racing

He already made a full-time appearance in the highest NWES class in 2018 for Racing-Total. His best result was a twelfth place in Franciacorta, Italy – the track that has been replaced by Vallelunga in the 2020 schedule. But the consistency Kunz found at DF1 Racing may be the key to success to set a new personal record in the EuroNASCAR PRO class.

Do not forget: Kunz grabbed his third consecutive top-10 result in the EuroNASCAR 2 point standings in 2019. The 22-year-old race driver from the Schwarzwald knows what it takes to be successful in Europe’s official NASCAR series. After four years of learning and finding the right team, Kunz has to make the next step to celebrate his first big achievement in EuroNASCAR racing.