First Israeli professional racing driver ever...

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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, 25 years old, is the first Israeli professional race car driver. Alon started his professional career when he was 10 years old, he then 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 60 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 engine.

In 2007, Alon took a driving test in the Formula Renault 2 liter car at Formula 1 track in Hungary, and the first time Alon entered the car he got much higher speed results 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 podium and won 6 races.

At the end this year Alon won the title of Asia Champion of the year of 2009.

On 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 disturbance.

In the 2010 season, Alon went back to the Europe to compete in the German Formula 3 Championship for two years, he joins “Performance Racing Team” for his debut year and on 2011 Alon join “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.

Also in 2011 Alon drove in German Formula 3 championship, this time for the Austrian team “HS-technik”. Finished the season in the 4th place overall.

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

In 2013 Alon did his biggest move, switching for single seater’s racing to GT cars, and moved into completely different king of racing. Alon drove for the HTP Racing Team in the GT World Championship on Mercedes SLS GT3, winning one race and 5 other podium finishes, finishing the year in the 5th place overall in his debut year and becoming one of the strongest GT3 drivers.

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

In 2015 also did another switch, moving from GT into the NASCAR world as he sign together with the Italian team – CAAL Racing. Competing in NASCAR Whelen Euro Series.

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

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

Besides that, Alon have been chosen to be a part of NASCAR Next program, nominate as one of the rising stars in NASCAR.

Alon also did 2 races in the Xfinity series in USA, finished 13th in his debut at Mid-Ohio, establishing a very strong reputation as one of the strongest drivers in road courses.

Follow the success of the Xfinity races, Alon also did 2 more races in the Camping World Trucks championship, driving for Contreras Motorsport in New Hampshire and Homestead.