NWES season 2021: Marko Stipp Motorsport extends contract with Sokolovskiy
Yevgen Sokolovskiy will continue to compete for Marko Stipp Motorsport in the 2021 NWES season in the EuroNASCAR PRO and EuroNASCAR 2 championships
Marko Stipp Motorsport has set its course for the 2021 NASCAR Whelen Euro Series (NWES). The German team has extended its contract with Yevgen Sokolovskiy, who will compete in both the EuroNASCAR PRO and EuroNASCAR 2 championships as he did last season. His work machine is the #48 Chevrolet Camaro.
Sokolovskiy, who has been active in motorcycle and Late Model racing in his career, made his European NASCAR debut in 2020 for the team led by former racing driver Marko Stipp. The 42-year-old aims to compete for victory in both Challenger Trophy (ENPRO) and Legend Trophy (EN2).
“During my rookie year, I learnt more and more about what it takes to get up to speed. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience, especially with the close battles I had at the season finale in Valencia. In 2021, I want to keep improving to make it to the top step of the Challenger- and Legend Trophy podiums,” said Sokolovskiy.
Team boss Stipp commented on the extension: ““I’m very pleased to continue with Yevgen. 2020 was our first full season as Marko Stipp Motorsport and it’s great to see that we have satisfied our drivers. Yevgen was very easy to work with and he consistently improved his pace during his rookie year. In our second year together, we now can focus to achieve the next level together.”
This means that two of the four possible driver positions at Marko Stipp Motorsport have been filled. The team, based at Raceway Venray in the Netherlands, took a number of podiums in the NWES special classifications last year. The big leap onto the overall podium has so far eluded them. Sokolovskiy will be chasing points for the first time on May 15-16 at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia, Spain.