Photo courtesy of NASCAR Whelen Euro Series

Max Lanza reveals that he will be switching teams to CAAL Racing, driving the No. 88 Chevrolet SS full-time in the EuroNASCAR 2 division for the 2020 season.

To coincide with the 2020 edition of the Sanremo Music Festival, Max Lanza yesterday reveals that he will be racing in the EuroNASCAR 2 division full-time with CAAL Racing in style. Via a red-carpet styled announcement on Sanremo’s Hotel Des Anglais yesterday, Lanza revealed that he will be racing the No. 88 CEPI T.A.A.S. Chevrolet SS full-time this year.

Yesterday’s announcement followed upon the announcement that Lanza made on his Facebook page on 25 January, where he announced that he will leave The Club Motorsport after a two-year stay with the team.

Lanza made his debut in the series in 2018 and has competed in both classes throughout his stay in the series. He made a total of 15 starts in the EuroNASCAR 2 class and 3 starts in the EuroNASCAR PRO class with a best place finish of 4th during the first Elite 2 race of last year’s Valencia NASCAR Fest.  

A driver that has shown glimpses of promise at The Club Motorsport, Lanza is well known for his high social media following with more than 21,300 followers in his Instagram account – more than double of NASCAR Whelen Euro Series’ official Instagram account followers count. He also made a documentary video titled “Driver Lifestyle: American Dream” that provides a behind-the-scenes look towards his participation during last year’s NASCAR GP of Germany at Hockenheim.

“This is the start of a new era for me,” said Lanza to euronascar.com. “I am really happy and honoured to join a top team such as CAAL Racing. I have a lot of expectations for this season because I’m sure I’ll have everything I need to compete at the front and have a chance to conquer the EuroNASCAR 2 title.”

“This year I am particularly looking forward to the Most event because I didn’t have the opportunity to be there in 2019 and it seems to be a fantastic event. Obviously I also can’t wait to race at my home track of Vallelunga. The track is very challenging and there are plenty of fast corners where I think I can really give my best.”

Lanza will be the third driver that has announced their plans to compete in the EuroNASCAR 2 class with CAAL Racing this year after Arianna Casoli and Giovanni Trione announced their plans on 28 and 29 January respectively.

“We are enthusiastic about having Max with us and working with him in the 2020 EuroNASCAR season,” said Luca Canneori, CAAL Racing’s Team Manager to euronascar.com. “We’ll start soon with a series of tests and we believe we can fight for the top spots with him. His first complete season will be a challenge and we’ll do our best to provide all he needs to bring home great results.”

CEPI T.A.A.S., a Rome-based company that provides various services on fire safety, energy saving and workforce training, will continue to become Lanza’s main sponsor in CAAL Racing this year.

Various other Italian-based companies such as start-up software company KO2, safety equipment supplier Ziggiotto & C, security company Safety Squad, fire protection company AF Systems, and roofing company DMG controsoffitti will also sponsor Lanza for this year’s campaign in the EuroNASCAR 2 class.

Disclaimer: Unless noted, all photos used in this article are courtesy of Max Lanza Driver.

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