More good news for DF1 Racing: Justin Kunz again extended his contract with the Austrian team and will be driving the Chevrolet Camaro with number 99 in 2021. Hama Trucks Austria, Sponsor of DF1 Racing since 2020, extended the sponsorship.
Since 2016 the 23 year old Justin Kunz with is a part of the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series. In 2021 He will start into his third season with DF1 Racing. “I’m really happy that we extended my contract. I feel at home in the team and last year we made some progress as a team and me personally. We want to continue where the last season ended and now we can concentrate on that”, said Justin Kunz. With five Top10-results in the highly competitive EuroNASCAR Pro the young German was able to finish his season on the third place in the Junior Trophy. “This is my third year with DF1 Racing. Everyone knows that joining a new team means that first you have to get to know each other, learn how people work, build up friendships and so on. Now everybody knows each other, how everyone works, how to treat each other. I’m sure, that this season will be really good. Due to the simulator and the ENES the practice is something completely different, despite the situation with CoVid19. Our goal is the Junior Trophy and we want to improve further. I’m in the right team for that. I’m really looking forward to the new season and I’m highly motivated.”
“We are very delighted that Justin extended his contract with us. He became an integral part of our team. We see his development as a driver and the decision to move up to the Pro-Division was the right one for Justin. Only two Rookies managed to be in the Top 10 in the overall standings in 2020. Justin was one of them, the other one also was a DF1 Tiger. In the new season our goal with Justin is the title in the Junior Trophy of the EuroNASCAR Pro and we hope we will see him on the podium on a regular basis”, said Norbert Walchhofer, Head of Motorsport at DF1 Racing.
Kenko Miura will join Kunz on the number 99 in the EuroNASCAR 2. He was supposed to race full-time for DF1 Racing in 2020, but due to the pandemic, he was only able to join the team for the final rounds at Valencia. With 3 victories in the Legends Trophy in 4 races, he had an impressive debut. “We hope that the situation worldwide will be stable when the season starts in May and that Kenko will be able to travel without restrictions or quarantine to all seven rounds. We want to continue where the season 2020 ended: On P1 in the Legends Trophy”, Walchhofer said.
After a successful season 2020 for DF1 Racing, Hama Trucks Austria extended the sponsorship and will be the main sponsor on the number 99.
JUSTIN KUNZ (GER)
Born on 11 July 1997 in Appenweier (Germany)
2012 Baden Württemberg Kart Cup Champion
2013 ADAC Youngster Slalom Cup runner-up and Rookie-Champion
2014 ADAC Youngster Slalom Cup Champion
2015 AVD European Sports Car Challenge Rookie-Champion
since 2016 NASCAR Whelen Euro Series
P3 Rookie Trophy EuroNASCAR 2 2016
P3 Junior Trophy EuroNASCAR Pro 2020