After closing the 2017 season on the rise by scoring its first NASCAR victory with Marc Goossens, Braxx Racing is taking the next step.
The Belgian team will arrive at Valencia, Spain for the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series season opener with strong title ambitions and an expanded three-car lineup, featuring cycling legend Tom Boonen and Rallycross and GT driver Pedro Bonnet alongside owner/driver Jerry De Weerdt and returning ace Marc Goossens.
To further reinforce the team’s core, Braxx Racing will also bring to the track motorsports legend Bill Riley to serve as track engineer.
Braxx Racing founder and driver Jerry De Weerdt, a two-time Legend Trophy winner and a Challenger Trophy winner, is proud of the big step forward the entire organization is taking.
“We’re aiming for the biggest goal this year. With Marc we have a very fast, professional and consistent driver and with the addition of Bill, who worked with Marc for 20 years, I think we can go for the title. It won’t be easy because everybody is getting better and better, but we’ll be in the best shape we’ve ever been. We will also try to score as many podiums as possible in the Trophies,” stated De Weerdt. “With Tom and Pedro we have drivers with very different backgrounds and I’m confident they’ll do great things for us and the series. At Braxx we are committing to the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series long term, I’ve been going to America and we’re linked with Patriots Motorsports. We want to grow even more. Our new shop will be ready in April and we’ll have very interesting news for our fans about it soon.”