NASCAR Whelen Euro Series and Hockenheimring announced today that the 2017 NWES race at the legendary German track will take place on July 29-30, moving from its initial slot at the beginning of July to take the date usually reserved to the Formula 1 Grand Prix.
This new announced race is now called „American Fan Fest“ and of course has the NWES races as the main attraction.
“Hockenheim is one of the best circuits in Europe and I rely on our teams and drivers to offer a great show. This first NASCAR German event at Hockenheimring promise to be memorable!” said Jerome Galpin, NASCAR Whelen Euro Series President - CEO
„Having NASCAR in Hockenheim is a dream coming true. The NWES as well as the side show with thrilling races with cars and bikes, exhibitions of NASCAR racing cars, dragsters and US street cars and many more attractions in or around the paddock takes us to a new level of Racing. We hope everybody will enjoy a great weekend at the Hockenheimring“, said Jörg Bensemann, president oft he organizing club at Hockenheim.
With this date change, Hockenheim will become the last round of the 2017 NWES regular season and will be decisive in shaping up the playoffs.
About NASCAR Whelen Euro Series
DThe NASCAR Whelen Euro Series was founded in 2008 and established the NASCAR official European Series in January 2012 thanks to a long-term partnership signed with NASCAR (National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing), Team FJ, a Motorsports company located in Blois, France, and Whelen Engineering as title sponsor of the Series.The season is made up of 24 races, equally split among ELITE 1 and ELITE 2 divisions, on the best European tracks. Euro NASCAR introduced a stunning innovation on July 7-8, 2012 by organizing the first ever NASCAR race on an oval track in Europe on a half-mile speedway built in the downtown of Tours (France). With four races in two days, these 400 HP V8 monsters provide pure racing action and thrilling bumper-to-bumper battles as well as a lot of family fun around the track! In the pure NASCAR tradition, race fans can get closer to the action than ever and feel the unique in Europe paddock atmosphere thanks to drivers, teams and cars always available for the spectators.The series attracts drivers from all over the world, all willing to fight on track for the win and take the first step towards becoming a NASCAR star in the U.S.