Nick Schneider makes EuroNASCAR debut: “It’s a shame that it’s not more well-known!”

Nick Schneider makes EuroNASCAR debut: “It’s a shame that it’s not more well-known!”
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In Valencia, Nick Schneider made his debut in the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series – the Marko-Stipp Motorsport driver has already achieved his first goal there

On 6 and 7 May, the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series (NWES) kicked off the 2023 season at Circuit Ricardo Tormo. In addition to many familiar faces, there were also some newcomers in the field. One of them was Nick Schneider, who competes for Marko Stipp Motorsport in EuroNASCAR 2. The youngster is impressed about the series and the racing.

His debut could hardly have gone better. On Saturday, the German-Brazilian only just missed the podium in the Rookie Trophy in twelfth place, despite a time penalty and problems with the gas padel. Only one day later, Schneider was allowed to climb onto the podium. In 13th place, he also confirmed his strong performance from the previous day. “That was definitely mega fun,” the Marko Stipp Motorsport driver was pleased to say in an interview with ‘’.

No wonder, because the German-Brazilian felt comfortable from the moment he sat in a EuroNASCAR car for the first time at the rookie test in Fontenay Le Comte. “There was a certain harmony. Even though there is no ABS, no traction control, there was a certain harmony and consequently I said: this is it, this is what we have to do,” explains Schneider, who is excited about the series precisely because of this pure motorsport.

“It’s actually a shame that the series not more well-known,” the young German-Brazilian continues. Schneider has already achieved his first goal with the podium in Valencia. “For the time being, I didn’t care about the place. I just wanted to be on the podium.”

In the next races, Schneider wants to collect as many podiums as possible and maybe even fight for the title in the Rookie Trophy. “But you shouldn’t build up any pressure there, and I’m not doing that either. I just sit in the car and what will be, will be,” emphasises the Marko Stipp Motorsport driver. After all, racing and one’s position in the race depend on many factors, which is why it is important to “always stay humble” and keep a “cool head”.

Simon Mones