Israel’s Alon Day made local motor sport history on Sunday, clinching the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series championship in Zolder, Belgium.
The 26-year-old ended his sensational season by winning Saturday’s race in Zolder and then settling for fourth on Sunday, knowing that he had already secured the title simply by completing the first lap.
Day won four races in all this season, with Saturday’s victory being his third straight in the playoffs and the 10th in the CAAL Racing driver’s career. Day has competed for CAAL Racing for the past three years, finishing his first year with the team in 2015 in second place overall and coming third last year.
Day was extremely consistent throughout this season, registering 11 top-5 finishes to go with his four wins, as well as finishing 10 times in the top-10.
“It is such an amazing feeling,” said Day on Sunday after bringing CAAL Racing a first championship in its 41-year racing history. “We were trying so hard the past three years to win this title, we won so many races but never the championship.
"Finishing the season like this is the sweetest thing I can ask...