Yesterday, it was announced that Scott Jeffs, who drove for Braxx Racing’s No. 90 team in both classes last year, will move up to the EuroNASCAR PRO class full-time for the 2020 season as he’s scheduled to replace Marc Goossens in Braxx’s No. 78 Ford Mustang team.
“I’m really happy to be back racing in EuroNASCAR, as I always knew 2020 would be a difficult season for me, as I’m currently in my final year at university. However, the opportunity arose and I didn’t want to miss it,” said Jeffs on euronascar.com.
Jeffs, the 22-year old British driver from Stratford, initially competed as the Elite 2 teammate of Alex Sedgwick on his debut season last year. Jeffs showed promising pace, scoring a 6th place finish in his first ever race at Valencia and a 5th place finish in front of his home crowd at Brands Hatch.
He almost scored a 2nd place finish in the chaotic first Elite 2 race at Brands Hatch, but he was later demoted to 16th place in the final classifications after he received a 30-second post-race time penalty for pushing Vittorio Ghirelli to the gravel trap late in the race.
When Jeffs returned to the series at Hockenheim after he was forced to miss the rounds at Most and Venray, he made a surprise decision to move up to the Elite 1 class as Braxx’s sole entry in either the Elite 1 or the Elite 2 class. Jeffs again showed promising pace on his debut week in Elite 1 as he brought home a 13th and 9th place finishes despite having to start from outside the Top 20 in both races.
“EuroNASCAR was the main goal for 2020, as I had a great time racing in the series in 2019. Although I didn’t compete in all the rounds, I think I made a strong impression in both, ENPRO and EN2, after giving some solid performances. I’m looking forward to being back on the grid and seeing what this year holds for me with Braxx Racing,” said Jeffs on his 2019 campaign in the series.
Jeffs, who is also entering his final year of studying Business Management and Marketing at Nottingham Trent University this year, is expecting his first full-season campaign in the PRO class to be a challenging one, but he remains optimistic and aims to follow up on his strong results at Hockenheim with regular Top-10 finishes this year.
“This year I’ll be competing in ENPRO which is always going to be a challenge, but after already finishing ninth and 13th in my debut in Hockenheim last year, I’m quite confident. I feel that it’s a challenge I’m ready for! My goal is to be running within the top-10 regularly which I think is more than achievable with Braxx Racing as they are a great team to work with and always provide a very competitive car. I still have a lot to learn, so once I’m happy with my own performance, I am sure we can be racing for the podium positions!” said Jeffs on his expectations for 2020.
The 2020 NASCAR Whelen Euro Series season will start with the traditional season opening round, the Valencia NASCAR Fest, at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Spain on 25-26 April 2020.
Disclaimer: Unless noted, all photos in this article are courtesy of NASCAR Whelen Euro Series / Stephane Azemard.