NASCAR Whelen Euro Series

Alex Sedgwick after NWES one off: “Working on more races in the US”

NASCAR Whelen Euro Series / Stephane Azemard

Alex Sedgwick contested an NWES race at Brands Hatch for the first time since 2019 – But it is to remain a one off, as he wants to take off in the USA

In July, Alex Sedgwick contested a race in the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series for the first time since 2019. The Brit took over the #24 car from Academy Motorsports in the EuroNASCAR PRO championship. The 22-year-old immediately kept up with the front runners and even secured a strong fifth place in the second race. However, he is currently ruling out further races as he is concentrating on more participations in the USA.

Back in February, Sedgwick completed an ARCA test at Daytona International Speedway with the support of NBA 2K. Now the Brit wants to compete in the series he’s already raced in at Phoenix 2020 as well as make his NASCAR Xfinity debut. Those are high goals for the 22-year-old, who wants to establish himself in the NASCAR world.

He told ‘Leadlap.net’: “Currently it is just a one off, my main plans for this year that I’m currently working on are to do some more races in the US, ideally split between ARCA and making my NASCAR Xfinity debut. Putting this together is a work in progress but I have amazing people supporting me and hopefully we can put it all together!”

Getting a taste of EuroNASCAR air again was special for Sedgwick, despite his US plans: “It was great to be back on the EuroNASCAR grid for Brands Hatch, it’s such a cool event and I’m really grateful for the support of NBA 2K for the opportunity to be able to race there once again.”

Credits: NASCAR Whelen Euro Series / Stephane Azemard

“It’s definitely tougher racing as a one off, the talent level in the series is so high and those guys have much more mileage in the car, I hadn’t even sat in one since Zolder in 2019,” he continued. “I think it helped that no one has raced at Brands Hatch since 2019, but the practice sessions were tough to try and get up to speed with limited time – it all worked out fortunately!”

While Sedgwick focuses on his US adventure, NWES travels to Autodrom Most in the Czech Republic on August 28-29. The third event marks the midpoint of the season in 2021, followed by trips to Grobnik in Croatia, Zolder in Belgium and Vallelunga in Italy.