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The NASCAR Whelen Euro Series will be featured at the world famous Goodwood Festival of Speed for the third year in a row with an expanded lineup. Four cars will race up the hill in the traditional Shootout Hillclimb, driven by ELITE 2 points leader Giorgio Maggi, up-and-coming NASCAR star Todd Gilliland, former Cup Series driver David Gilliland and NWES President Jerome Galpin.
The presence of the European NASCAR series at one of the most important motorsports meeting in the world – the Goodwood Festival of Speed, taking place on July 4-7 and attracting tens of thousands of passionate fans every year – keeps growing edition after edition and will reach a new high this weekend. Four Euro NASCAR cars will be displayed together with a large NASCAR delegation and will take part in the iconic Shootout Hillclimb competition reaching its culmination on Sunday.
Teams Championship points leader Hendriks Motorsport earned the precious entry for its #50 Ford Mustang and will have ELITE 2 division leader Giorgio Maggi, fresh of his second career win in the NASCAR GP of the Czech Republic, behind the wheel.
“We showed great potential, we are leading the championship and it’s simply incredible to be able to go to Goodwood,” said Maggi. “We have been wanting to go there for many years and I’m really looking forward to be there in person, meet some of the greatest motorsport legends and drive my Euro NASCAR Mustang up the Goodwood Hill!”
With official support from Mars, Incorporated, NASCAR Gander Outdoors Series rising star Todd Gilliland and his father David, who boasts 333 starts in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, will drive a pair of Euro NASCAR Toyota Camry sporting special Mars liveries dedicated to M&M’s and Maltesers.
“Just the excitement around this event is really special to me. I’ve never been to Europe at all. I’ve watched some Euro Series highlights and I’m really excited to get behind the wheel of one of those Camrys. It’s going to be cool just taking it all in and meeting a lot of new people and fans over there,” said Todd Gilliland.
NWES President - CEO Jerome Galpin will return to the Hillclimb Shootout for the third time piloting the official car of the series, the General Tire Chevrolet Camaro.
“We are very happy to offer every year to our Teams Championship leader an invitation to enter this world famous event! It is truly the aim of NWES to offer great opportunities to our teams and drivers,” said Jerome Galpin. “We are also very proud to welcome David and Todd with the support of Mars Incorporated and NASCAR! It will be incredible to see our cars in those legendary paint schemes!”
Several stars will highlight the 16-car NASCAR delegation at Goodwood: NASCAR Xfinity Series race winner Ed Berrier, former Cup Series champion crew chief Andy Petree and European endurance icon Emanuele Pirro will all take part in the Shootout, while Hall Of Famers Richard Petty and Bobby Labonte will drive NASCAR cars in demo runs.
After taking part in practice runs on Thursday and Friday, the Euro NASCAR drivers will take on qualifying for the Hillclimb Shootout on Saturday at 17:30 CEST, while the iconic race up the Goodwood Hill will begin on Sunday, July 7h at 17:00 CEST. All the activities will be streamed live on Goodwood.com.
CMR Racing is scheduled to compete this Wednesday and Saturday at Circus City Speedway in Peru, Indiana. Wednesday nights race is the Firecracker 40's with a spectacular fireworks show to start right after the racing ends for the night. Then right back to the track on Saturday evening for the Stock Showdown. The team is looking for better luck this weekend after last weeks part failure that caused a DNF for the team on their first time back on the track this season.
"We knew there was a possibility of something creeping up and putting a wrinkle in our evening. We chased it down on night and thought we had a ground issue on the electrical system. We come to find out that the cam pulse sensor in the head of the engine failed. This killed the spark going to the spark plugs and thus ending our night as we were not able to get repairs done in time." stated Chad Orr as the team loaded the car up for tomorrow nights race.
"We got everything replaced that went bad when the pulse sensor failed. I then took the car out on our test track and ran some laps to make sure everything ran well and just checking everything over one more time before we load up.!" Chad Orr stated in the CMR Racing shop on Tuesday evening.
Racing starts at 8 pm tomorrow evening as the track has pushed start times back one hour due to the extreme heat wave we are currently experiencing here in Indiana. Gates now open at 5 pm with racing to start at 8 pm. Admission is only $10 for adults and children 12 years or younger get in free. Pit passes are $25.00 for adults and $10.00 for minors 6-12 (non-drivers).
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Rain showers across the Southeastern part of Wisconsin have forced DIRTcar and Wilmot Raceway officials to cancel Tuesday evening’s Summer Nationals event. There will not be a makeup date.
The DIRTcar Summer Nationals and Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals action will continue on Wednesday, July 3 at the Davenport Speedway in Davenport, Iowa.
For those with pit bands, a refund form will be online tomorrow for refunds. Any questions, please call the Track Enterprises Office tomorrow between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm at 217-764-3200
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Five-time NTT IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon took part Tuesday morning in the next step of the development of the Aeroscreen driver safety innovation with a simulator test of a prototype at the U.S.-based Dallara Research Center.
The simulator test of a prototype manufactured by Roush Creative Services comes less than six weeks after INDYCAR announced its ongoing partnership with Red Bull Advanced Technologies to fully design the Aeroscreen concept for enhanced driver cockpit protection. The Aeroscreen is scheduled to be implemented for the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series season.
The RBAT design, which will encompass the cockpit, consists of a ballistic Aeroscreen anchored by titanium framework, but Dixon's simulator test only utilized the framework produced by Roush in this collaborative safety effort. The framework mounts in three areas around the cockpit - the chassis centerline, two-rear side mounts and roll hoop integration - to provide enhanced load-bearing capabilities.
The test included having the Chip Ganassi Racing driver conduct simulated laps around five NTT IndyCar Series tracks, including Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The others were Texas Motor Speedway, Iowa Speedway, Barber Motorsports Park and the Long Beach (Calif.) street circuit.
"I think the technology game moves very quickly in our sport, and I think INDYCAR has always been at the forefront of moving safety additions along," said Dixon, driver of the No. 9 PNC Bank Honda. "I'm very happy to try and help push this forward and be one of the drivers that can help define areas that may be tricky."
The simulation included 20 laps on Indianapolis Motor Speedway's 2.5-mile oval and a half-dozen laps on each of the other tracks.
While the polycarbonate laminated screen was not in place for this test, Dixon said he experienced no visibility issues with the framework of the prototype. He said he only noticed the chassis centerline piece, but it was no more of a distraction than the Advanced Frontal Protection device used on Indy cars the past six races (two ovals, two street circuits and two permanent road courses).
"It was very similar to (the AFP)," Dixon said. "So, everything was pretty smooth."
In addition to visibility, INDYCAR officials wanted Dixon's opinion on the change in center of gravity the Aeroscreen creates and the varying loads associated with it. Dixon also got to experience entry and exit from the cockpit, although he couldn't put weight on the 3D-printed mock-up produced by Roush.
"I think every step of the process has been done very well," Dixon said. "It's not throwing things (at the wall) and seeing what sticks; most of it has been proven previously and getting to this portion on the simulator covers a lot of the bases we'll see when we get to the real world maybe in 30 or 60 days with the first generation (of the Aeroscreen)."
INDYCAR President Jay Frye attended the test along with engineers from the Indianapolis-based sanctioning body, Chip Ganassi Racing and Dallara as well as representatives of Red Bull Advanced Technologies joining remotely.
"It was a successful step in the process of this collaborative safety initiative," Frye said. "We had no issues today, so we can check the box on this test and continue to progress toward the ultimate goal."
The Red Bull Advanced Technologies design will consist of a polycarbonate laminated screen that includes an anti-reflective coating on the interior of the screen, an anti-fogging device through an integral heating element and tear-offs, all of which will be produced by integrated third-party companies. Another feature for the drivers will be a cockpit cooling option that will be designed by Dallara in conjunction with Red Bull Advanced Technologies.
The completed Aeroscreen is projected to be track tested for the first time in September at IMS. Dixon said it has been exciting to be part of INDYCAR's development process.
"Honestly, it's been very well done from the get-go and the full process has been well covered in many different areas," Dixon said. "So, it's been pretty easy."
The NTT IndyCar Series returns to action July 12-14 with the Honda Indy Toronto. The 85-lap race on Sunday, July 14, will air at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN and the Advance Auto Parts Radio Network.
Seven races remain in the 2019 season, culminating with the Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey on Sept. 22 at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca.
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INDYCAR moves to integrated Marketing and Communications departmental structure, adds two motorsports communications veterans02 Jul 2019 Written by Steven B. Wilson
INDYCAR has consolidated its Marketing and Communications teams into one department while adding two award-winning motorsports veterans.
INDYCAR named Mike Zizzo as Vice President of Communications and Kate Davis in the newly formed position of Director of Communications as part of a reorganization to create an integrated and strategically aligned Marketing and Communications department.
Zizzo and Davis will join Vice President of Marketing SJ Luedtke, who joined INDYCAR in February after serving as a Nike executive for nearly the past decade, in developing and executing a comprehensive marketing communications plan.
"Mike and Kate provide INDYCAR with a tremendous amount of motorsports knowledge and communications experience, especially from sanctioning body and promoter perspectives, and they are highly respected both inside and outside the industry," INDYCAR President Jay Frye said. "They will complement SJ on the marketing side and provide INDYCAR with a stronger, more integrated Marketing and Communications department."
Zizzo, who had been serving as a PR consultant for INDYCAR since February, is an award-winning communications executive with 23 years of motorsports experience in his field. He has served in management roles for two sanctioning bodies - CART and NASCAR - and most recently spent the past 13 years as Vice President of Communications for Texas Motor Speedway.
Zizzo is the only two-time recipient of NASCAR's national series track public relations representative of the year award and also received the sanctioning body's "Best Youth Marketing Initiative" honor for his Speeding To Read educational program at TMS. He also is a previous winner of the esteemed Jim Chapman Award for motorsports PR excellence.
His motorsports career began with CART from 1996-2002 and the tenure was highlighted by serving as Vice President of Competition Public Relations for the open-wheel sanctioning body. He then joined NASCAR from 2002-2005 as a Senior Public Relations Manager with an emphasis on competition before moving to Texas Motor Speedway later in '05.
Davis is a veteran communications and content executive who has spent the past 17 years with NASCAR in various broadcast or digital-related capacities. She joined NASCAR in 2001 and served as the Senior Manager of Broadcast Communications before spending the last 12 years with NASCAR Productions and NASCAR Digital Media.
In her most recent role as Senior Director of Content, Davis oversaw the development and production of content that was distributed to NASCAR's television; radio and digital partners; third-party clients; and television and radio affiliates throughout the country. During that tenure, she was part of a team that produced an Emmy Award-winning documentary.
In related moves of the restructuring, Curt Cavin will shift to the role of Senior Manager of Digital Content Editorial while Communications colleagues Kate Guerra and Arni Sribhen continue in the department in similar or redefined roles.
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Another great performance for Solaris Motorsport in this 2019 NASCAR Whelen Euro Series Season, also in Czech Republic the Italian team showed an impressive pace being protagonist of the weekend. In a very hot track and in front of a big crowd, Francesco Sini conquered the sixth place in the ELITE 1 Race 1, while Naveh Talor ended his comeback in Race 2 at the eighth position,bringing home important points that leads the young Israeli rookie very close to the Top10 in the overall standings.
"The sixth place in Race 1 is a great boost for us, it's a good result in a so competitive championship. We are working in the right way and the results are proving that." commented Francesco Sini, firmly protagonist in the ELITE 1 Division. "Race 2 was a pity, an engine issue stopped us in early race. We could bring home another good results, we did a setup change and it was working. We will try again in Hockenheim."
"First of all I have to say I love to drive the track at Most. This weekend was a big unknown for everyone because it was a new track, we wanted to work hard in the practice sessions to get the best setup and feeling. My qualifying was good but was very unlucky with traffic and red flag and I ended just outside the SuperPole. In Race 1 I had a really good start and was able to climb up to 8th from 13th. After the restart, I was pushed out at 200 kph and my weekend risked to be over." said Naveh Talor, that wants to thank all the Solaris Motorsport guys to have managed to fix the car during the night. "It was unbelievable, they did an amazing job. I want to dedicate my comeback from 16th to 8th to them and their efforts. I'm sorry we couldn't do better, we had the pace to be sixth. Overall in the weekend I felt much more confident in the car and am always improving. I know that soon I can be even faster as I am learning more and more every time in my first season in cars."
After the halfway race of the season, the 2019 of Solaris Motorsport will resume in September with the PlayOffs that will distribute double points. The historic track of Hockenheim, the same where Francesco Sini was crowned 2014 EuroV8 Series Champion, will host the SemiFinals scheduled from 20th to 22th September.
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After a long offseason, Mason Ludwig is ready to get back behind the wheel of a limited late model for Leicht Motorsports Driver Development.
Hezemans strikes back with race win on Sunday, after catastrophic engine failure cost him the win on Saturday at Autodrom Most02 Jul 2019 Written by Steven B. Wilson
Last weekend was the seventh and eight round of the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series which took place at Autodrom Most, in Czech Republic. Hezemans took the win on Sunday`s Elite 1 race together with a 1st place finish in the Junior trophy, after a disastrous engine failure on Saturday’s race, which snatched away the win from Hezemans.
Loris Hezemans started the weekend strong after being in the top three spots throughout both practices. Fortunately Hezemans was able to better his practice results, by topping the charts in qualifying. Superpole saw an incredibly tense battle between the #24 PK Carsport car of Nicolo Rocca and the #50 Hendriks Motorsport car of Hezemans, who in the closing stages of superpole got edged out for the first grid spot by 0.032 of a second. This resulted in a front row grid position for Saturday's race where Hezemans was able to make a very strong start, and took the lead going around the outside into turn one. Loris managed to pull away from the #24 with a gap of 1.5 seconds and maintain this steady lead, until with 4 laps to go a big cloud of smoke formed at the braking of turn one and saw Hezemans come to a stand still in the run off zone. The diagnosis was a mechanical engine failure, which snatched his shot at the first win of the season away.
Hezemans commented “The car felt great during the whole race, we had no signs of engine’s issues at all”. “As I came to turn one with 4 laps to go I shifted down to 3rd and then to 2nd and in one go the engine let go, there were no miss shifts or over revving during the whole weekend so the failure came as a real surprise”. “In the end there is nothing I could have done about it, this is racing and it remains a mechanical sport”.
Sunday saw a copy of the first row lineup of Saturday’s Elite 1 race with the #24 of Nicolo Rocca on pole, and the #50 of Hezemans in 2nd place. At the start Hezemans maintained his second position and began putting pressure on Nicolo Rocca, which ultimately resulted in a mistake from the #24 driver running wide coming out of turn 20. As the race continued the gap hovered around half a second between the two, and saw the two front runners building a 7 second lead over 3rd place Stienes Longin. On lap 12 the #24 PK Carsport car started falling back as throttle issues were beginning to hamper its performance. With the rest of the field fighting for the remaining spots on the podium Hezemans was able to grow his gap to an impressive 11 seconds, and cross the finish line in first place.
Hezemans stated in his post race interview “There was no better way to come back from yesterday’s big disappointment after our engine failure to winning the race today, it is an incredible feeling. There is no doubt however that it was a tough race, especially in the first 12 laps as I knew I had to push as hard as I could to keep Nicolo behind me, but whilst not trying to overdrive the car and tyres in case we had a safety car restart. In the end I would like to give a huge thank you to my team Hendriks Motorsport who have worked miracles this weekend by working non stop to get the car where it stands right now in victory lane”.
In the Elite 1 championship standings, Loris Hezemans climbs back to a shared third place with Alon Day, trailing championship leader Stienes Longin by 29 points. Hezemans stands now in 2nd place in the Junior Trophy championship, 12 points behind Nicolo Rocca. In less than 2 weeks time the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series will find themselves on home turf of Hendriks Motorsport and Loris Hezemans, as the spectacle heads to the half mile oval of Raceway Venray in the Netherlands for Round 9 of the championship.
Lightning Larry Wight took advantage of a restart at the halfway point to drive by Matt Sheppard while riding the cushion on the extreme outside line of the half-mile race track. Wight and the Gypsum Racing team went home $10,000 richer and now have a guaranteed starting position in the Billy Whittaker Cars 200 at NAPA Super DIRT Week XLVIII in October at Oswego Speedway. Runner-up Matt Sheppard drove to the front early, passing both Mat Williamson and then leader Brett Hearn in one fell swoop. Sheppard had built a massive half-track lead but after the bottom line went away for him he lost speed. In third place came the No. 27J of Danny Johnson who battled hard in the top ten all night to earn his podium result.
Larry Wight, in his iconic crimson red No. 99L Gypsum Racing Big Block Modified, motored to the lead after starting fourth. Wight hovered around his starting place for the first half of the race, but then his car came to life. “I wasn’t too sure what we had at the beginning. We got into the top five and it just leveled out. I watched Jimmy [Phelps] and Matt [Sheppard] drive away from us and I might have saved my tire a bit more. It seemed I could make the top of turns three and four work well,” said Wight.
The track made for some incredible racing with passing all throughout the field. The fast lane was around the top where at times could get choppy. Wight noted, “It was definitely a handful. It was tougher than 200 laps at Oswego!”
Wight’s been strong in weekly competition in his DIRTcar 358 Modified division picking up multiple wins but this was his first Big Block win of 2019. “In our sport a Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modified win is by far the top of the list of what you want to get. We’ll keep chipping away at these and hopefully, we can catch these guys.”
On the guaranteed start Wight said, “It’s nice to have the guaranteed start for NAPA Super DIRT Week in your back pocket.”
Family is always first for Wight: “I want to thank my Mom and Dad. My wife and daughter are back home watching on FloRacing!”
For the second year in a row, Matt Sheppard is forced to settle for second. The No. 9s grabbed the lead in the early laps and built a massive lead, nearly half the track. A caution flag at halfway and a dislodged implement tire pushed Sheppard out of rhythm and off his preferred line.
“We had a pretty good car. The difference was that Larry [Wight] could get around the top of turns three and four better than I could. I found a pretty good groove there on the bottom but about halfway through the race somebody clipped one of the [implement] tires and moved it out on the track a little bit. That kind of took my line away,” said Sheppard.
After getting passed by Wight, Sheppard said, “From there on out I was following him around. I was hoping traffic might intervene there at the end and it got pretty close. He was just really good on top of three and four.” In fact, in the final five laps, Sheppard closed the gap to Wight significantly but it just wasn’t enough.
Last year’s winner Danny Johnson was strong right off the bat. He was fast in Hot Laps, Time Trials, and took second in his Heat Race. During the Feature, Johnson battled his way up for a podium finish. “We’re happy to get a good finish. I’m really proud of my Sweeteners Plus team. I want to thank C.C. Performance and Bicknell Racing Products for such a great team,” Johnson said.
The fast way around was the top of the race track and Johnson felt he could have been better. “I tried to make the car better on the bottom but we should have gone with the top. We just missed by a little bit,” he noted.
Plattsburgh Airborne Speedway home track racer Mike Mahaney played musical Big Blocks after encountering problems with both of his race cars. Ultimately Mahaney pulled off with a power steering issue. There was a degree of consolation and a belated birthday gift as Mahaney took home a free Hoosier Racing Tire for picking position number twelve in the Dig Safely 811 Redraw.
Matt Sheppard was fast off the trailer. The now two-time runner-up at Plattsburgh was quickest in Time Trials earning him the Billy Whittaker Cars Fast-Time Award.
Next up for the Super DIRTcar Series is the Liberty 100, $7,500-to-win July 4 Independence Day spectacular.
BORDER BATTLE 100 (100 Laps)
1. 99l-Larry Wight ; 2. 9s-Matt Sheppard ; 3. 27J-Danny Johnson ; 4. 98H-Jimmy Phelps ; 5. 25-Erick Rudolph ; 6. 88-Mat Williamson ; 7. 91-Billy Decker ; 8. 66X-Carey Terrance ; 9. 21A-Peter Britten ; 10. 26-Ryan Godown ; 11. 20-Brett Hearn ; 12. 96b-Steve Bernier ; 13. 90-Dany Gagne ; 14. 1-Chris Raabe ; 15. 35B-Francois Bellemare ; 16. 2L-Jack Lehner ; 17. 91NY-Jackie Brown ; 18. R2-Rusty Smith ; 19. 55-Matt Woodruff ; 20. 44-Stewart Friesen ; 21. 35-Mike Mahaney ; 22. 37-Paul StSauveur ; 23. 111-Demetrios Drellos ; 24. 66J-Louis Jackson ; 25. 24-Patrick Dupree ; 26. 17-Marcus Dinkins ; 27. 34f-George Foley 
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A last minute schedule change brought Dave Blaney and the 98H team to Sharon Speedway on Saturday, June 29th where the veteran driver produced his first win of 2019 in front of his hometown crowd in the $3,000-to-win Menards Series race.
“We haven’t been here this year and had a free night so it was great to come out here and run,” Blaney said. “Hopefully it works out next week, too. I thought the track was nice. You could run clear at the top or clear at the bottom and kind of anywhere. Cole Duncan is really, really good on this type of a race track so that was a good test against him and good win beating him. I’d like to thank all of the racers and fans for coming out. It was a fun night.”
Blaney started on the pole on the inside of Carl Bowser, who jumped to an early lead on the top side of the track. Bowser, however, brought out the caution on Lap eight when he hit the turn two wall and suffered a flat right rear. Blaney lead the remaining 23 laps, earning a $3,000 victory over Cole Duncan, Dan Shetler, Jordan Ryan and Chad Kemenah.
The win was his 30th career victory at Sharon Speedway in the 410 sprint car class.
Blaney will look to repeat Saturday's results in this week's Lou Blaney Memorial at Sharon Speedway on Saturday, July 6th with the All Star Circuit of Champions. He became the first two-time winner of the race, which honors the life and accomplishments of his father, Lou, in 2018.
Blaney will also compete at select Pennsylvania Speedweek events this week including Lincoln Speedway on Monday, July 1, Grandview Speedway on Tuesday, July 2, Port Royal Speedway on Wednesday, July 3 and Hagerstown Speedway on Thursday, July 4. The team traveled to Selinsgrove Speedway on Sunday, June 30th but was unable to finish the feature event.
The team would like to thank their 2019 marketing partners: Mohawk Northeast, J&B Medical Supply, Beltline Body Shop, Heavy Duty Industrial, the Ryan Blaney Family Foundation, Bill Davis Trucking and Wicked Energy Gum.
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The Sprint Race Brazil realized the dream of many this weekend, with the international Cup stage on one of the most legendary tracks in the North American territory and the world: Homestead-Miami Speedway. The excitement was the same for all who lived the historical moment for Brazilian motorsports with the premiere of the category.
Everything was new to most of the grid. For some, the track and the car, and for others the ineditism outside of Brazil, can enjoy this great opportunity in their careers, when they shared experiences with international exponents such as the pilots of Formula 1, Rubinho Barrichello and Max Papis, in addition to Jamaica-Canadian Brian Flowler.
There were four different pole positions: Pedro Lopes and Rubinho Barrichello, in the PRO category, and Daniel Coutinho and Eduardo Trindade, by the GP. And in both races the reality was repeated with four winners: Eduardo Barrichello and João Rosate, at PRO, and Daniel Coutinho and Eduardo Trindade, in the GP class.
John Rosate celebrated his conquest this Sunday.
"I am very happy to have won the second race, ahead of Rubinho, even more here in this sensational circuit. I hope that everyone who accompanied the Sprint international Cup have enjoyed as I do this show! "said MR. 858 Rider.
For Rubinho Barrichello The second race was pure adrenaline. On board the Sprint #111, despite having made the pole position, departed from the last position on the grid, but as he loves wet and rain, climbed the platoon and already in the third lap was the third placed. He then fought a dispute with the second place, converting the overturn in the tenth lap with the best lap of the dispute (01min45s739).
Rubinho reached the end of the race quite thrilled, mainly by seeing his son Eduardo in the highest place on the podium of the first race.
"The Sprint Race is a really complete category, I was impressed. In the race, the car was very good, well on the ground, consistent, a fast car until the end. Both me and Dudu go to the podium is wonderful. I take a thank you to Thiago Marques for the invitation and all members of the Sprint Race team for professionalism, "he concluded.
The unprecedented stages in North American soil correspond to the third and fourth stages of the 2019 season of the competition. The second challenge of the Sprint International Cup is scheduled for the next weekend, days 06 and 07 July, on the track of Sebring in Florida.
Three of the nine stages of the Sprint Race 2019 make up the international Cup. In addition to the races in the United States (3rd and 4th stages), the tournament also includes those of Posadas, Argentina (7th stage), on October 20. The disputes will have the same format as the national calendar, with two official workouts, two individual leaderboards and two 23-minute races and one more lap.
During the following week of each stage there will be special materials in the programming of the Channel RedeTV!, the accelerated program-in SBT, YouTube (youtube.com/acelerados) and the program National Sports Channel, channel 26 of Vivo (São Paulo).
Sprint Race Brazil is sponsored by Yokohama, Motul, MILITEC1 and Brazil Roaming.