April del Rio
La Jornada newspaper
Saturday, January 30, 2021, p. a11
Andrik Dimayuga, driver of the new generation of Mexican motorsports, celebrated the dream of having raced a few days ago at the famous Daytona racetrack – where he placed tenth in the 45-driver test -, signing with the Peruvian team Lira Motorsports and achieving the license to run in the ARCA Minards serial, a Nascar United States development category.
It was something unusual, because the level in the United States is very competitive, so it is a lot of pressure, but the advantage is that I was in permanent communication with the team and they guided me very well, said the 16-year-old, who will combine that experiences with races in Mexico, in Challenge, the training category in Nascar Mexico.
It was a new, very pleasant experience; Running in Daytona you can’t say every day that you just did it, so it was very impressive, noted the young man who qualified to participate in the ARCA Menards Series, which is made up of 20 races, but he will do it in the Eastern Division, which takes place in eight short tracks.
The season will begin with a pair of races in Florida in February and will crown the champion of the East at Bristol Motor Speedway.
It will be a learning stage for Andrik, so he will only run the most important races, the ones with the greatest visibility, this because of the sponsors. In that sense, the pilot is very confident in the opportunity provided by the Peruvian team, which somehow returns from retirement, but with experience in Nascar training.
For now, Andrik is convinced that he will be able to get off to a good start and in the future achieve an evolution in the category of stock cars in the United States, a category in which he hopes to focus his career.
Given what it meant to run in the middle of the pandemic in 2020, Dimayuga thanked his father for the support and a group of sponsors.