Alon Day competes at Circuit Zolder: Last minute deal with Speedhouse
Alon Day has found a cockpit for the NWES race in Zolder at the last minute – The Israeli will start for Speedhouse, because PK Carsport did not have any seats left
The entry list for the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series (NWES) Belgian GP got a prominent addition on Thursday: Alon Day will surprisingly sign on with Speedhouse and take over the #40 car. PK Carsport had no more seats for the Israeli, who the team says has signed a five-race contract. With Anthony Kumpen making his comeback with the racing team and Pol van Pollaert as well as Christian Malcharek set, there was no room for Day at the last minute.
Therefore Day, who is chasing his fourth title as the winningest driver in NWES history, approached Speedhouse team boss Lucas Lasserre, who welcomed the top driver with open arms. This means that Day will not have to record two zeros in Zolder, but will be able to score some real points in the final race of the regular season. Important: At the finale in Grobnik, Croatia, Day will be back behind the wheel for PK Carsport.
“I appreciate the fact that Alon called me,” said Lasserre at the track. “We have been very strong since the beginning of the year and we know Alon is a great driver and always competitive. We are in a good position and this is just the beginning. Alon knows that.” With that, Speedhouse will have the two championship rivals, Day and Brands Hatch race winner Alexander Graff, who’s second in the overall standings behind the Israeli, in its ranks for the NASCAR GP Belgium.
“We have Alexander in the title battle, he’s been at Speedhouse from the beginning of the year,” Lasserre continued. “Now, I’m helping Alon a little bit to be here. The message is clear: we have Marc Goossens, who’s very strong, Alexander in the title battle, Paul Jouffreau, Cosimo Barberini, Arianna Casoli and Neo Lambert. All drivers are battling for their championships and Trophies. We are 100 percent attractive to fast drivers. We will handle Alexander and Alon, we are professionals.”
“We agreed with Alon to have Belgium as his joker weekend in the 2022 NWES season,” Kumpen said. “I found a solution to drive myself at Zolder and therefore I didn’t have a seat left. He found a way and that’s good for him. He’ll be back with us for the Finals at Automotodrom Grobnik to fight for the EuroNASCAR PRO title and we are looking forward to having him back there.”