Braxx Racing signs Goossens and van Laere for the 2020 NWES season
Marc Goossens and Sven van Laere will share the Brax Racing Chevrolet Camaro for the 2020 NWES season
Braxx Racing will send a Belgian duo consisting of Marc Goossens and Sven van Laere into the title fight in the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series (NWES). While Marc Goossens will compete in the EuroNASCAR PRO, Sven van Laere is ahead of his first full-time season in the EuroNASCAR 2 championship. The two of them will share the #91 Chevrolet Camaro.
Goossens is one of the most experienced drivers on the NWES grid at the age of 50. “The Goose” has gained experience in US NASCAR, IMSA and the 24h of Le Mans. In four part-time seasons in the NWES he has so far scored 13 podiums and one victory. In 2020 he wants to fight for the NWES title.
“It’s great to be back with Braxx Racing for a full season. It is my 5th year competing in the series with this team and we are working very well together. It’s also great to share a car again with my good friend Sven van Laere,” said the Geel native. “Of course the goal is to aim for the championship. If not we wouldn’t be here. As the championship keeps growing, the competition gets tougher, but we are better prepared this year and we want to be stronger in single race.”
Van Laere made his debut last year at the NWES finals in Zolder. He finished 16th and 22nd in the rain of Limburg and has his roots in endurance racing, where he has celebrated many class wins, especially at the 24h of Zolder. In 2017 he won the title in the Renault Clio Cup Benelux.
“I’m very happy to compete in the 2020 Championship together with Marc and Braxx Racing. Although we had a difficult try out at last year’s Finals in Zolder, due to the weather and the combination of doing also a GT race on the same weekend, I was charmed with the championship and made it my priority for this year,” said van Laere. “2020 will be a learning year, but I would not compete without a challenge for myself and that’s to try to race for the podium in the Legend Trophy.”