Waden’s best overall result so far has been the eleventh place in ELITE 2 Round 3 in Italy, while he missed the top-10 by just two spots at the Autodrom Most later in the season. The Finn, who made his NWES debut in 2018 at Hockenheim, believes he has what it takes to challenge Bleekemolen for the Legend Trophy.
“My first season in Euro NASCAR has been frustrating speed wise,” said Waden. “New race tracks every weekend did not make it easier. But racing has been good and I have enjoyed every weekend. I’m hooked into Euro NASCAR! We still have some difficulties to set up the car without having done any testing, but we’re getting there step by step. Hockenheim will be the first track where I have been before, so let’s put some pressure on the others there. The battle for the Legend Trophy is tight and it really does not bother me which way it goes, all the guys deserve it.”
Only two points behind Waden sits Mirco Schultis from Germany. The experienced owner of the Mishumotors team, who drove prototypes all over the world, topped the Legend Trophy classification in the season opener at Valencia. With one top-10 finish in his pocket, Schultis scored several solid results to be right in the middle of the fight for the title.