Whelen Motorsports

Brass Racing Returns Full-Time to the NASCAR Whelen EURO Series

NWES • April 13, 2015

Owner/Driver Jerry De Weerdt To Start The Season In Both Divisions

Daytona Beach, FL - April 13th, 2015 - After taking part in the Le Mans Finals in 2014, Brass Racing will be back in the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series full-time with the #78 Ford Mustang for Owner/Driver Jerry De Weerdt, who will start the season in both the ELITE 1 and the ELITE 2 Division. Ivar, Fuchs, Begetube, Frankische and Roush performance parts importer Highway-express.be all committed to support the team.

De Weerdt has experience in GT Racing in Belgium and took part in selected NWES races between 2013 and 2014. He collected two top-10s in the ELITE 2 Division and finally brought his Brass Racing team to the track in Le Mans as the first step of a long-term project that will start with a complete season in 2015.

"I will be racing both in ELITE 1 and ELITE 2, but i keep the ELITE 2 position open should anyone be interested," said the Belgian. "This is our first complete season in the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series, so it’s all new. We aim to finish as high as possible, of course, and we hope to get as many top-10s and top-5s as we can. Looking at the results we got in Le Mans I think that should be possible."

De Weerdt and his team, leaded by crew-chief Rudi Steylaerts, spent the winter improving Brass Racing’s infrastructure and are already looking ahead to a possible expansion to field a second car.

"We moved to a brand new workshop early this year and we acquired a new two-deck truck to have the possibility to add a second car. It’s hard to predict the future, but I believe that we definitely have one in EuroNASCAR," concluded the Aartselaar resident.

The 2015 NASCAR Whelen Euro Series will consist of six NASCAR-centered events in Valencia (April 25-26), Venray (May 23-24), Brands Hatch (June 6-7), Tours Speedway (June 27-28), Magione (September 12-13) and Zolder (October 3-4).