Speedhouse announced today that perennial title contender Marc Goossens has joined the team to race the #14 Ford Mustang in EuroNASCAR PRO during the 2022 NASCAR Whelen Euro Series season. With one victory and 17 career podiums in the EuroNASCAR Premier Division, Goossens will leave among the favorites in the race for the NASCAR European Championship.
“First of all, I believe in the competitiveness of the team. Especially when you look at the regularity with which Lucas Lasserre scored points last year. This resulted in a top-three finish in points,” said the 52-year-old from Geel, Belgium. “The objective is to adapt quickly to the team and score points regularly. Of course, a driver always tries to win, but consistency is essential in the NWES. I feel very motivated and ready for the Spanish race. It will be a big event with a lot of cars. The championship continues to grow as the FJ team puts on an impressive show. I’m sure we’ll see a very strong and close race. Let’s start the season and put on a great show for fans around the world!”
Goossens made his NASCAR Whelen Euro Series debut in 2016 with a broad and eclectic background ranging from single-seaters to endurance racing and the NASCAR Cup Series. He won at Brands Hatch in 2017 and finished 5th overall in points in 2020. Taking a partial schedule in 2021, the Belgian finished 14th in points with 3 top-5s and 7 top-10s.
Team owner Lucas Lasserre is confident the entire team, which will grow to four cars in 2022, will benefit from Goossens’ presence and professional attitude, and not just on the track.
“Having a top driver with Marc’s personality is a big advantage and strong additional support for the team,” Lasserre said. “When I was a teenager, I lived in Pau in France and I saw Marc compete and finish 2nd in Formula 3000 in my city. He was like a hero to me because my dream was to be a race car driver and race around my city like he did, and now he’s with us. With his incredible career, I’m sure Marc will be totally dedicated to our project and will share his experience with other Speedhouse riders.
With veterans Marc Goossens and Alexander Graff leading the team in EuroNASCAR PRO alongside newcomer Cosimo Barberini, team owner Lucas Lasserre will step out of the cockpit and focus on his managerial role at Speedhouse. The French team is well on the way to finding its place among the powerhouses of the European NASCAR series.
The 2022 NASCAR Whelen Euro Series season kicks off May 14-15 at Ricardo Tormo Circuit in Valencia, Spain. Qualifying and all races will be broadcast live on EuroNASCAR’s social media profiles – Youtube, Facebook and Twitch – as well as on Motorsport.tv and other TV channels around the world.