The NASCAR Whelen Euro Series continues to offer its drivers the best opportunities to race in NASCAR all over the world and Loris Hezemans will receive his prize for winning the 2019 EuroNASCAR title in Mexico City this weekend. The Dutchman will take part in the NASCAR Mexico Series final, the Gran Premio FedEx, behind the wheel of the #05 Ford Fusion at the prestigious Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez.
“I’m so happy with this opportunity and I would like to thank the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series and NASCAR for making it happen. I can’t wait to start the weekend in the NASCAR PEAK Mexico Series”, said the 22-year-old from Amsterdam who already made his Xfinity Series debut at Road America on August 24. “It’s amazing to be racing in NASCAR in so many different countries. I’m a competitive person, so I’ll do my best to learn as much as possible as fast as I can about the car, the track and the series to be able to compete at the front. I think we have a good chance at bringing home a good result and a top five would be fantastic, so I’ll get the most out of myself. I absolutely want to have fun and respect the championship candidates, but I’ll give them a good fight.”
Hezemans’ Mexican campaign is also the second stage of the international exchange, which brought current Mexico Series points leader Rubén García Jr. onto the NWES grid in Valencia during the 2019 season opener. García leads the NPMS championship standings and is going for his third Mexican title.
“It’s the duty of EuroNASCAR to give our drivers the best possible opportunities across the globe and help them build up their professional career”, said NWES President CEO Jérôme Galpin. “In the last ten years we have already had more than 25 drivers who race in NASCAR in North America from Late Models to the Cup Series! We are extremely happy to offer Loris this race and we will keep on pushing to develop these programs for all our drivers to race at any level in NASCAR.”
The action at the 1.035-mile long Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez will kick off on Saturday November 30 with two practice sessions of fifty minutes each, followed by qualifying at 4:30PM local time (11:30PM Dutch time zone). The 120-lap race is planned for Sunday December 1 at 1:30PM local time (8:30PM Dutch time zone) in front of a huge crowd of passionate Mexican NASCAR fans.