It’s a pleasant surprise for all racing fans from the United Kingdom: The Davidson family has formed its own NASCAR Whelen Euro Series team, Lux Motorsport, and will field the #21 Chevrolet Camaro in the 2024 season. Jack Davidson, who made his NWES debut in 2023 with Marko Stipp Motorsport, will sit behind the wheel of the 400-horsepower V8 beast and compete for the EuroNASCAR 2 title. The reigning Rookie Trophy Champion will team up with his father, John Davidson, who will serve as the Team Manager. Simon Guest is going to be the team’s crew chief.
Backed by GT Omega, Lux Motorsport is looking to make an impact right from the start of the 2024 season and with the experience gained in the debut season, Davidson is ready to aim higher and take the next step in his racing career. The Scot has run his own family team in other motorsport categories in the UK, so competing in a racing championship under its own banner is nothing new for the Davidson family.
“We have the experience to build, maintain and prepare a race car,” said Jack Davidson, who unveiled his new team at the 2024 Autosport International in Birmingham, UK. “We want to bring our experience to an international series, to EuroNASCAR. We also want to connect with drivers from the UK who want to learn more about European NASCAR. Being based in the UK is a big advantage for us to race in the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series, but also a good thing for the championship to have another footprint here.”
Lux Motorsport is looking to complete the lineup with a fast EuroNASCAR PRO driver. In January 2024, the #21 Chevrolet will be on display at Autosport International to attract potential drivers and sponsors, but also to infect British racing fans with the NASCAR virus that already attracts tens of thousands of fans to tracks across Europe. The team is based in Stirling and will begin preparations for the 2024 NWES season immediately following the Autosport International.
The #21 Camaro shines in bright pink, and Davidson has a reason for the special livery – which may have something to do with his hair being dyed pink for the 2023 season. “You can see the car from all over the track. When the sun is shining on it, it will be very, very bright. It will make you stand out when you have a unique car on the grid. Not many guys in the sport in general wear pink, so I want to do something different. GT Omega is back and I’m really grateful for that. We want to get some good results. We want to do some testing and prepare as well as we can to feel the car a little bit better.”
The NASCAR Whelen Euro Series season kicks off April 13-14 at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia, Spain. In 2024, the official European NASCAR championship will visit seven countries for seven events and 28 races across Europe. One of the many highlights will be the return of oval racing on June 29-30 at Raceway Venray in the Netherlands. The new playoffs promise exciting racing at the Motorsport Arena Oschersleben and Circuit Zolder, while Lux Motorsport will have its home race at Brands Hatch, UK, earlier in the year. Fans in Italy and the Czech Republic will have the opportunity to watch EuroNASCAR races at Vallelunga and Most.