Day drives to historic Brands Hatch win

Day drives to historic Brands Hatch win

Israeli claims his first ever victory in Britain

Andrew Sherwood is the Jewish News Sport and Community Editor

Israeli racing driver Alon Day claimed his first win on British soil after winning the ELITE 1 Division at the NASCAR Euro Series at Brands Hatch on Sunday.

In what was the third round of the season, the 24-year-old, who drives a Chevrolet SS, started the final race from pole and although never relinquished his lead, only pipped Frederic Gabillon by .132 seconds, just holding him off in a spectacular last lap, as he claimed his second win of the season, the fifth of his NASCAR career.

He said: “I’m really happy! This is my first win at the historic Brand Hatch and I want to thank all the fans for coming out this weekend, my outstanding team CAAL Racing for doing such a great job and all my sponsors for making this possible.

“That was such a great finish! I didn’t know exactly what to expect before the race, it was my first NASCAR race with wet tires and I drove as hard as I could, but Fred was always right there, putting pressure on me all race long.

“I’m really looking forward to the next race. I have to think about the championship now.”

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