American Fan Fest - Nascar WES

Experience the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series semi-finals at the American Fan Fest from 14 to 16 September 2018

The 2018 season of the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series provides fans with twelve rounds on six race weekends on the best European circuits pure excitement! Based on the success of the first American Fan Fest last year, the semi-finals of the series will take place in 2018 at the Hockenheimring. This is where the season's turning point begins, as in the playoffs phase drivers are rewarded with double points to move closer to the European NASCAR title. Exciting races are guaranteed in the Motodrom!

Already last year, more than 60 top riders from 21 countries fought against each other with wheel-to-wheel duels and plenty of metal contact. The American Fan Fest offers not only the motorsport highlights but also off the racetrack in the Fan Area. Many attractions around the theme of the automobile and the American Life Style was shown. So this should also be a major attraction at the semi-finals of the race series this year:
“After the brilliant premiere with an exceptionally positive feedback from participants, our partners and above all the fans, we are looking forward to hosting the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series in the next couple of years. Furthermore, we are really proud that the Semi Finals will take place at the Hockenheimring in 2018. It is an appreciated reassurance of the presentation and organization of this year’s American Fan Fest. Our goal is to provide a tight-paced program of motorsports, action and entertainment for fans and families, on and beside the race track.“said Jorn Teske, Head of Marketing, Hockenheim-Ring GmbH.

„We are really proud to offer to European fans, teams, drivers and partners this very well-balanced calendar, a great mix between some of the most iconic names in Motorsports – Hockenheim, Brands Hatch, Valencia and Zolder – and emerging high-action short tracks such as Tours and Franciacorta. We all share a common vision to make every NASCAR GP a unique fan experience and provide great family fun on and around the track. In few years, the NWES events have emerged as some of the best and most attractive in Europe. Pure racing and great fun are in our DNA and we will keep pushing this way!” said NWES President / CEO Jerome Galpin.


  • 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:


You would like to experience the starting grid of the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series live? Then secure your personal Gridwalk ticket* by phone, mail or online ticket shop. Please note that these tickets are limited, so be quick! Booking via our ticket hotline (Tel.: +49 (0) 6205 950 - 222), by e-mail to or in the online ticket shop.

*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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