Koloc twins enter EuroNASCAR with Buggyra ZM Racing
Yasmeen and Aliyyah Koloc will make their NASCAR debut in the 2021 NWES season – The twins will drive for new EuroNASCAR team Buggyra ZM Racing
One of the most successful truck racing teams in the world is venturing into the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series (NWES) in 2022: Buggyra ZM Racing. The team has five bases around the world, including one in the Czech Republic. The racing team will field two Ford Mustangs driven by Yasmeen and Aliyyah Koloc. The 17-year-old twins plan to make EuroNASCAR PRO and EuroNASCAR 2 starts.
Team principal is motorsport legend Martin Koloc, who has celebrated six truck titles and a class win in the legendary Dakar Rally with his team. The organisation has been in existence since 1969 and can look back on a successful history in motorsport. NASCAR is new territory for Buggyra, however, so a steep learning curve is expected. The Koloc twins already got their first taste of NWES air in 2021 in Grobnik, Croatia, with CAAL Racing when they competed in Club Challenge – the regularity competition.
“Our NWES participation is our first step into NASCAR ‘territory’. We strongly believe in the NASCAR concept in terms of extremely competitive racing as well as a platform for young drivers’ development and diversity,” said Martin Koloc. Both twins say they are excited about the new challenge and can’t wait to finally compete in NWES.
Aliyyah Koloc has had numerous successes in her young career. She is the youngest winner of a French truck race and has set a speed record in a racing truck over a distance of 500 meters. She has also competed in GT3 races. Her sister Yasmeen comes from a karting background and has made her debuts in GT4 and Formula 4 cars.
The team’s Ford Mustangs will wear the starting numbers 29 (Aliyyah Koloc) and 47 (Yasmeen Koloc). Their entry could result in a four-way battle for the Lady Trophy in the EuroNASCAR 2 championship, should current champion Arianna Casoli and Austrian Alina Loibnegger return to the series. The 2022 season starts on April 9 and 10 at the Hockenheimring in Baden-Württemberg.