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ABOUT ALON


Alon Day

Date of birth:  04/11/1991

Nationality:  Israeli/French

Hometown:  Ashdod, Israel

Height:  175cm

Weight:  66kg

Teams:  CAAL Racing, Contreras Motorsports

Favorite car:  Mercedes SLS GT3

Favorite track:  Mid-Ohio

Favorite movie:  Apocalypse Now

Favorite music:  Pink Floyd, Tame Impala, Neil Young, Jeff Buckley

Favorite activities:  Video games, Surfing


 BIO

Alon Day, 26 years old, is the first Israeli professional race car driver. Alon started his professional career at age 10 when he received a go kart driving course as a birthday present.

In his first race everybody was astonished when Alon dashed to the 2nd place in a race with 15 experienced participants.

From that moment on, Alon began to practice and to compete in championships in Israel and won more than 70 different trophies and titles.

After winning second place in the Israel Karting Championship, Alon began to compete in different competitions in England and Germany, such as Rotax and ICA categories.

In 2007, Alon took a driving test in the Formula Renault 2.0 liter car at the Formula 1 track in Hungary. The first time Alon entered the car he achieved a much higher speed result than expected.

At the beginning of 2008, Alon joined the “Asia Racing Team” in China and began practicing with them during the whole season of Formula Renault in the Asian Championship.

In 2009, Alon joined the “Top Speed Racing” team in Shanghai.

He then began to compete with the team at the Formula Renault Asia Championship, which included 14 races; Alon started 8 times from the pole positions, ended 13 races on the podium and won 6 races.

At the end of that year Alon won the title of Asian Champion in 2009.

In March 2010, Alon was supposed to enlist in the Israeli Defense Forces, luckily a special committee of the Israeli Army and the Ministry of Sport granted him a special status of prominent athlete that enabled him to continue his professional career and competitions with nearly no disturbances.

In the 2010 season, Alon went back to Europe to compete in the German Formula 3 Championship for two years. He joined “Performance Racing Team” for his debut year and in 2011 Alon joined “HS-Technik” and finished in 4th place.

That year, Alon also got selected to the FIA Young Driver Academy together with 11 other promising young drivers from all over the world.

In 2012, Alon did a switch to America’s motorsports, driving in IndyLights for “Belardi Auto Racing” and worked as a development driver for an Italian team in the German Formula 3.

In 2013, Alon did his biggest move, switching from single seater racing to GT cars, and moved into a completely different kind of racing. Alon drove for the HTP Racing Team in the GT World Championship in a Mercedes SLS GT3, winning one race and achieving 5 other podium finishes. He finished the year in 5th place overall in his debut year and became one of the strongest GT3 drivers.

Alon kept driving for the German manufacturer in the following year, racing in the German GT3 championship together with the legendary team ZAKSPEED.

In 2015, he switched again, moving from GT into the NASCAR world as he signed together with the Italian team – CAAL Racing. He competed in the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series.

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Alon won 3 out of 12 races, achieved 4 pole positions and 5 top 5. He finished the season as runner up, as Junior Trophy champion (up to age 25), and he also won the Most Popular Driver award.

In 2016, Alon drove again for the Italian squad, and finished the season with 3 wins, 4 pole positions and 7 top 5. He finished 3rd place overall and again won the Junior Trophy and the Most Popular Driver award.

On top of that, Alon was chosen to be a part of the NASCAR Next program, where he was nominated as one of the rising stars in NASCAR.

Alon also completed two races in the Xfinity series in USA, where he finished 13th in his debut at Mid-Ohio, establishing a very strong reputation as one of the fastest drivers in road course race tracks.

Following the success of the Xfinity races, Alon also competed in two more races in the Camping World Trucks Championship, driving for Contreras Motorsport in New Hampshire and Homestead.

In 2017, Alon continued to race for CAAL Racing team in the NASCAR Whelen Euroseries. He finished the season as the European Champion after winning 4 races, achieving 3 pole positions and 11 top 5. Alon also made his debut in the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup race at Sonoma race track, becoming the first driver from the NASCAR Whelen Euroseries to race at the Cup level.