Luke Wright has only been competing in motorsport for ten years, but has already stamped his mark as a leading karter, a top single-seater prospect and now a Nascarstar of the future.
The 22-year-old Anglo-Swede, who hails from Dorset, made an enormous impression in his rookie Renault Clio Cup UK season in 2011. With all rounds supporting the prestigious British Touring Car Championship, Wright belied his total lack of front-wheel-drive experience to secure two podium finishes with ScuderiaVittoria. He also scored a sensational double win when the UK Clio aces took on the Dutch series in an international event supporting the World Series by Renault at Silverstone.
The commitment and bravery Wright has shown since taking his fledgling Â- and decidedly non-tentative Â- steps in the Mini Max karting class at the age of 12 are still clearly on display. His karting career culminated in third place in the 2009 UK KF1 Championship, and he then impressed as a race winner and multiple poduims in the 2010 BARC Formula Renault Championship – his maiden full season in cars.
Luke also proved a star in that year’s Britcar 24 Hours race at Silverstone on a one-off drive in the SEAT Leon Supercopa car; the youngest driver in the race, he eclipsed dozens of veterans on his Touring Car debut.
2015 sees Luke receive an offer with race winning outfit DF1 Nascar Team based in Vienna to drive in the European Nascar series competing with the best drivers from all areas of the sport. The series is 6 weekends at the best tracks in Europe.
Briton Wright Gets Dream
Aspiring NASCAR racer Luke Wright is set for the first round of the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series on 25th/26th April at the Ricardo Tormo circuit at Valencia, where he will be the only British driver in the field.
The 22-year-old, a race winner in Formula Renault, the Renault Clio UK Cup and Britcar, will drive the mighty #77 Chevrolet SS for the Austrian DF1 Racing Team, and is ecstatic to get the chance to prove himself.