Date of Birth: 30 November 1969 (age 53)
Birth Place: Geel, Belgium
Debut Season: 2016
Fastest Laps: 3
Marc Goossens’ career started in open-wheel junior formula racing, where he achieved success in the famed Formula Ford Great Britain and the British Formula 3 Championship before moving up to Formula 3000, finishing third in both the 1995 and 1996 seasons.
In 1996, he made his sports car racing debut when he raced a Ferrari 333SP at Le Mans. He moved to Japan in 1997 to compete in both Formula Nippon and JGTC. While his Formula Nippon career faltered, it was a very different story in sports car: An overall victory in the 24 Hours of Zolder, a race win in JGTC with the 5Zigen Supra and a 2nd place finish in the LMP class at Le Mans would kickstart Goossens’ long, successful career in sports car racing.
In the years that followed Goossens won the 24 Hours of Zolder race a record six times, the Belcar championship twice, and has competed in series’ such as FIA GT Championship, American Le Mans Series, European Le Mans Series, and IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
Goossens’ first exposure to stock car racing came in 2006, when he was called by Robert Yates Racing to become a road-course ringer in a Busch Series race at Mexico City. Two more outings at road course tracks in Cup with both Yates and Riley-D’Hondt would follow, but he didn’t achieve much success and returned to sports car racing.
Ten years later, Goossens returned to stock car racing when he joined Jerry de Weerdt’s Braxx Racing as part of Braxx’s expansion in the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series. His biggest success in the series came in 2017, when he won in front of his home crowd at Zolder to become the then-oldest race winner in EuroNASCAR history.
He raced for Braxx for two more seasons before he moved to CAAL Racing in 2020 due to Braxx’s decision to withdraw from the championship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now in the twilight years of his career, Goossens kept his racing skills sharp with his continued participation in the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series while also remaining busy off-track as the program manager of Belgium Racing.
|Starts||Top 5’s||Top 10’s||DNF’s|
|2016||Elite 1||#90 Brass Racing Ford||Brass Racing||343||17th|
|2017||Elite 1||#90 Braxx Racing Ford||Braxx Racing||491||10th|
|2018||Elite 1||#91 Braxx Racing SS
#91 Braxx Racing Camaro
|2019||Elite 1||#78 Braxx Racing Ford
#78 Anecars Ford
|2020||ENPRO||#98 Derdaele+ Ford||CAAL Racing||352||5th|
|2021||ENPRO||#77 Lettner Trans Camaro
#56 TJB Super Yachts Ford
|2022||ENPRO||#14 Garage Vandenplas / Autogepy.it Camaro
#14 IVAR / Autogepy.it Ford
#14 Garage Vandenplas / Autogepy.it Ford
Previous Career Accomplishments:
- 2018 – Belcar Belgian Endurance Championship 3rd Place
- 2016 – 24 Hours of Zolder Overall Winner
- 2014 – 24 Hours of Zolder Overall Winner
- 2012 – European Le Mans Series – GTE Am 3rd Place, Blancpain Endurance Series – Pro Cup 3rd Place
- 2011 – Belcar Belgian Endurance Championship Championship, Belcar GT3 Champion
- 2007 – Belcar 3rd Place, 24 Hours of Zolder Overall Winner
- 2006 – Belcar 3rd Place
- 2005 – Belcar Champion, 24 Hours of Zolder Overall Winner
- 1998 – 24 Hours of Zolder Overall Winner
- 1997 – 24 Hours of Le Mans – LMP Class Runner-Up, 24 Hours of Zolder Overall Winner
- 1996 – FIA International Formula 3000 Championship 3rd Place
- 1995 – FIA International Formula 3000 Championship 3rd Place
- 1993 – British Formula 3 Championship 3rd Place
- 1991 – Formula Ford Festival Winner, Formula Ford Great Britain Champion
Disclaimer: Previous Career Accomplishments are courtesy of Driver Database. Unless noted on the photo, all photos are courtesy of NASCAR Whelen Euro Series / Bart Dehaese / Stephane Azemard / Klemen Sofric.
Last Updated: 4 February 2023