American Fan Fest - Nascar WES

Experience the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series semi-finals at the American Fan Fest from 20 to 22 September 2019

The NASCAR Whelen Euro Series continues to grow: seven events and 26 races are scheduled for the 2019 season. The official European NASCAR spin-off will stop off in eight different countries and cause a sensation with exciting races on some of the toughest and most well-known tracks in Europe. These racing weekends are as much of a must for die-hard fans as they are for families keen on motorsport!

“We expect the 2019 calendar to offer fans and families the best racing experience at NASCAR events in Europe,”

says Jerome Galpin, NWES President and Managing Director. “We guarantee pure racing with spectacular races and an American atmosphere with lots of attractions by the track. We offer all the fans unique access to the teams, drivers and cars. This is about celebrating our passion together for racing, which we all love.”

The starting grid has some prominent new blood for the new season: With ex-Formula 1 World Champion, Indy-500 winner and ex-CART Champion Jacques Villeneuve and the former DTM driver Ellen Lohr, two more high-calibre drivers will now be aiming for the title in the Euro NASCAR.

Given the busy calendar, drivers and teams will have their hands full throughout the season. And with double points again in the play-offs, tension is mounting. Ultimately, this is where the champion will be crowned. For the second time in a row, the play-offs will start at the American Fan Fest at the Hockenheimring. The races will take place from 20 to 22 September on the 3,692 kilometre-long version of the course.

Even if the focus is on the NASCAR races at the American Fan Fest, which deliver pure racing action and plenty of body contact with 400 HP V8 cars, spectators should not miss out on the fantastic events programme with lots of show acts, exhibitions, traders, open pit walk, autograph sessions, kids club and much, much more.

Bigger, better, more exciting: The NASCAR Whelen Euro Series is ready for the 2019 season.

The NASCAR Whelen Euro Series will continue its exponential growth by expanding its calendar to seven events and 26 races in 2019. The official NASCAR series in Europe will touch eight different countries. Exciting door-to-door NASCAR racing on some of the most challenging and historic tracks in Europe, a wide variety of different road courses, the fastest half-mile oval of the Old Continent and seven American-themed events are the distinctive features of a season already promising to be a must for fans and families.

“This 2019 calendar is based on the strong willing to provide the best racing experience to fans and families coming to NASCAR events in Europe. We guarantee pure racing with spectacular battles as well as a great American atmosphere with lots of animations around the track,” explained NWES President / CEO Jerome Galpin. “We also provide every fan with unique access to teams, drivers and cars. It’s all about celebrating together our passion for racing and we all love it!”

The playoffs – four double-points races for each NWES Division – will once again decide who will be crowned European NASCAR Champion and 2019 will put even more pressure on drivers and teams, thanks to a compact schedule.

The iconic Hockenheimring in Germany will open the most crucial phase of the season for the second year in a row on September 20- 22, hosting the Semi Finals on its 3,692-km layout in the context of the American Fan Fest. After another hugely popular edition of its American Festival, Circuit Zolder will once again crown the European NASCAR Champion on October 5-6.

The regularity-based ELITE Club Division will contest its 3rd season on four track inside the NWES calendar: Valencia, Franciacorta, Hockenheim and Zolder.

Bigger, better and more exciting than ever, the 2019 NASCAR Whelen Euro Series season is ready to roll!



  • 4 NASCAR Whelen Euro Series races
  • spectacular & international support races
  • free pit walk including autograph session
  • American folk festival for the whole family
  • US car meetings & taxi rides
  • American Food Mile
  • Kids Club
  • and more specials
* Program items subject to change

US car meeting

As part of the American Fan Fest - NASCAR Whelen Euro Series, there will be an exclusive exhibition space for US cars in the paddock area. The meeting is supported by the South-Side-Cruisers Mannheim. If you also want to attend the meeting with your US vehicle, you will find the registration form here soon.

About the South Side Cruisers:
Founded in 2012, the South Side Cruisers Mannheim today consist of a total of 31 members with 29 vehicles. The team spirit is great, because everyone is welcome who owns an American branded car - model or age of the vehicle does not matter. More information on the locations and meetings of the South-Side Cruisers can be found online at:


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*Gridwalk tickets are valid only in conjunction with a grandstand ticket.

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About NWES

The 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.

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