DF1 Racing will additional strengthen its ambitions to combat for titles and trophies within the 2021 NASCAR Whelen Euro Collection season due to the addition of Henri Tuomaala and Ian Eric Waden to the crew’s lineup. Each drivers will pull double duties for almost all of the season, racing each in EuroNASCAR PRO and EuroNASCAR 2.
After successful the Challenger Trophy in his debut season in 2019, Henri Tuomaala already deliberate to race for DF1 Racing in 2020, however because of the COVID-19 pandemic and the following restrictions, he was compelled to skip the season. In 2021, Tuomaala will lastly pilot the #23 Iceboys / DF1 Racing Camaro.
“My aim is to be within the top-10 frequently. I would be extraordinarily happy if I handle a few top-5 outcomes”, stated the Finn. “I am going to race in each championships in any respect occasions apart from Valencia, to have extra seat time and acquire as a lot expertise as potential. I adopted DF1 Racing and their work in 2019 and obtained the impression that they’re very skilled. We made a deal and now we are going to begin that challenge as soon as once more. Sadly the pandemic and the state of affairs worldwide made it not possible final yr.”
T uomaala’s fellow countryman Ian Eric Waden will likely be on the wheel of the the #44 automotive in his second full-time season in EuroNASCAR 2. After successful the Legend Trophy in his debut in 2019, Waden wasn’t capable of defend his title in 2020 because of the pandemic. After lacking one season, he’s extraordinarily motivated to race once more.
“I am completely thrilled and excited like a toddler at Christmas. I needed to skip final season, now my want to lastly race once more is twice as large”, Wadén stated. “2019 was an ideal begin in EuroNASCAR. That is why I made a decision to purchase my very own automotive. I see myself on this championship sooner or later. So long as I get pleasure from racing and have the will, I’ll proceed. As having enjoyable is an element at my age, I made a decision to work along with DF1 Racing. They handle my automotive and every little thing else, it is a turnkey answer, so to talk. Another excuse was that I actually really feel at dwelling at DF1 Racing. I get alongside effectively with the crew. While you really feel at dwelling, the outcomes will present that. My aim is to win the Legend Trophy and I wish to end the season within the top-10.”
For the season opener in Valencia there will likely be a change within the line-up. Waden on the #44 will race in each divisions, which can give him the chance to check his automotive. Henri Tuomaala will likely be joined on the #23 by the younger Finn Leevi Lintukanto. Lintukanto debuted within the EuroNASCAR 2 at Valencia final season.
“As I already know the monitor from final season, I am fairly optimistic to have a very good run. My aim is to seek out the correct velocity rapidly and to have a very good weekend with none crashes”, Lintukanto stated.
“We’re very pleased that additionally the second Finnish automotive with Ian Eric Wadén is a part of DF1 Racing. Our nice mechanics headed by crew-chief Mike Regulation and engineer Gert van Doorslaer will do their absolute best to make sure each Henri and Ian Eric will attain their objectives”, stated Norbert Walchhofer, Head of Motorsport at DF1 Racing. “Henri’s ends in the EuroNASCAR Esports Collection have been superb and he managed to complete the championship in 4th place. With that he already gained essential factors for the Groups Championship for his #23 automotive. We additionally welcome the third Finnish driver Leevi in our crew!”