Nascar Whelen Euro Series finals in Zolder preview

Nascar Whelen Euro Series finals in Zolder preview

10.10.2017: NASCAR Whelen Euro Series 2017 Season NWES Season Reaches Culmination With Titles And

NASCAR Whelen Euro Series 2017 Season

NWES Season Reaches Culmination With Titles And Trophies On The Line

The NASCAR Whelen Euro Series is approaching its grand final at Circuit Zolder for the third year and uncertainty rules supreme across the two divisions of the European NASCAR Championship.

Four drivers – Alon Day, Borja Garcia, Anthony Kumpen and Frederic Gabillon – are still in contention for the NWES title as the season reaches its culmination with Day chasing his first European championship after a stellar performance in the Semi Finals that propelled him at the top of the standings with 37 points on the rest of the field.

Thomas Ferrando enters the NASCAR GP Of Belgium with a solid grip on the ELITE 2 title thanks to his 72-points advantage on arch-rival Ulysse Delsaux, but with double points on the line and a record for the most wins in a season to tie, the Knauf Racing driver will not take a conservative approach.

The battle for Trophies and Cups is so close that it’s impossible to predict the outcome of the last event of the season in any category. From the Junior Trophy to the Lady Cup, no driver will rest easy in Belgium.

The third edition of the Euro NASCAR Finals at Circuit Zolder promises to be unforgettable not only for exciting show on track, but also for the spectacular trackside attraction attractions of an event that grows more popular every year!

ELITE 1 Division

Five Zolder winners -
Five drivers have won previously at Zolder. Alon Day, Anthony Kumpen and Frederic Gabillon won in ELITE 1, while Gianmarco Ercoli and Stienes Longin grabbed the win in ELITE 2. Day scored the most poles with two.

Four drivers for the Junior Trophy
- A mere 16 points separate Junior Trophy contenders Salvador Tineo Arroyo, Stienes Longin, Gianmarco Ercoli and Thomas Ferrando in one of the closest battles for the trophy dedicated to drivers aged 25 and under in NWES history.

Eric Helary returns -
2011 NWES Champion and 24 Hours Of Le Mans winner Eric Helary will make his Euro NASCAR return at the wheel of the #27 Whelen Ford Mustang fielded by the Alex Caffi Motorsport team.

 Together with Anthony Kumpen and Lucas Lasserre, Helary will be the third NWES champion on the grid in Zolder and will race against his former teammate Christophe Bouchut, with whom he won the 1993 24H hours of Le Mans.

ELITE 2 Division

Parity across the field
  - Despite having a clear leader entering the Finals, the ELITE 2 Division is more uncertain than ever thanks to its mix of young talents and experienced veterans: 8 drivers led at least one lap before Zolder and a record-setting 15 drivers scored at least one top-5.

Rookies under the spotligh
t -  The 2017 rookie class is full of talented drivers and three of them will battle for the Rookie Cup in the Zolder Finals, separated by just 13 points. Two-time race winner Felipe Rabello leads Maciej Dreszer and Guillaume Dumarey.

Legend Trophy a matter for four
- The battle for the Trophy dedicated to drivers aged 40 and over is going down to the wire, with four drivers encompassed in 13 points. Mishumotor’s Mirco Schultis leads 2016 trophy winner Jerry De Weerdt, Simone Laureti and Arianna Casoli, who’s also chasing Carmen Boix Gil in the Lady Cup.


Gian Luca Guiglia,  photos NASCAR Whelen Euro Series / Stephane Azemard


10.10.2017 / MaP

Weitere Beiträge

The European NASCAR Champion Will be Crowned at Circuit Zolder
NWES Finals - ELITE 1 PreviewIt’s Time For The Euro NASCAR Finals The NASCAR Whelen Euro Series title is on the line: four drivers from four different countries and four different teams separated by 53 markers and still 96 points to weiter >>
A Day Of Celebration
The Israeli Sweeps The Semi Finals, Wins CAAL's 100th NASCAR race The one in the ELITE 1 Semi Final 2 was a truly special win for Alon Day (#54 CAAL Racing Chevrolet SS) and the whole CAAL Racing team. After jumping t weiter >>
Zardo Wins In NASCAR Debut at Franciacorta
The Italian Delivers An Impressive Performance In Front Of His Fans In what was his first ever NASCAR weekend, Italian Hillclimb and GT veteran Denny Zardo (#2 Alex Caffi Motorsport Toyota Camry) won his maiden race in impressive fashion for Alex C weiter >>
Ferrando Wins Third In A Row
With The Sixth Win Of The Season Closes On NWES Record Thomas Ferrando (#37 Knauf Racing Team Ford Mustang) was unstoppable in the first ELITE 2 Semi Final at the Autodromo di Franciacorta and won his third consecutive race, the sixth of the season, cl weiter >>
Dominant Win For Alon Day in Franciacorta
The Israeli Takes The Championship Lead With a dominating performance in the first ELITE 1 race of the NASCAR GP of Italy at the Autodromo di Franciacorta, Alon Day (#54 CAAL Racing Chevrolet SS) turned the points standing around and took the l weiter >>
Sixth Career Pole For Gabillon In ELITE 1, Second For Delsaux In ELITE 2
Nascar Whelen Euro SeriesFranciacorta, ItalyRDV Competition Sweeps QualyfingFrederic Gabillon (#3 Tepac RDV Compétition Ford Mustang) is back! The Frenchman took the first pole of his 2017 season to op weiter >>
Robert Schönau grabs 1st Elite Club win at Franciacorte
A winning debut for the German driver in this Division NASCAR GP Of ItalyRobert Schönau (#70 Mishumotors Chevrolet SS) won the Elite Club Division race at the Autodromo di Franciacorta in Italy. The German race driver pul weiter >>
Kumpen And Rabello Lead The Field in Franciacorta
NASCAR GP Of ItalyFree Practice Kicks Off The Semi Finals Weekend Anthony Kumpen (#24 PK Carsport Chevrolet SS) posted the fastest lap time of the the day on Friday at the Autodromo di Franciacorta in the two practice sessions that op weiter >>
Nicola Larini joins Nascar Whelen Euro Series at Franciacorta
Former Formula 1, DTM and WTCC Driver To Pilot The #1 Alex Caffi Motorsport Ford Mustang UP NEXT: FRANCIACORTAAmerican NASCAR Weekend Another world class motorsport icon is about to enter the NASCAR W weiter >>
NWES President Jerome Galpin - present and future of NASCAR in Europe
With the tenth season of one of the fastest growing racing series in Europe coming in 2018 and this season’s playoffs approaching fast, NASCAR Whelen Euro Series founders Jerome and Anne Galpin are returning from NASCAR’s headquarters at Daytona Beach, Florida after a summer of work on the future of the European championship. weiter >>
Anthony Kumpen closes the regular season at Hockenheimring
Wins An Exciting Battle With Day To Score 10th Career WinWith a splendid pass for the lead on lap 8, Anthony Kumpen (#24 PK Carsport Chevrolet SS) won a hard fought duel with Alon Day (#54 CAAL Racing Chevrolet SS) to win the last round of the NASC weiter >>
Ferrando Sweeps The German Weekend Grabs Record-tying Ninth Career Win
Thomas Ferrando (#37 Knauf Racing Team Ford Mustang) closed the ELITE 2 Regular Season with a sweep at the iconic Hockenheimring in the first edition of the American FanFest.     The Knauf Racing driver led flag-to-flag in the ELITE 2 Round 8 and sustaine weiter >>
Ferrando Takes Thrilling Nascar Race at Hockenheim
Wins exciting battle ahead of Dreszer, Simmenauer on the podium in NASCAR debut French racer, Thomas Ferrando (#37 Knauf Racing Ford Mustang) showed thousands of race fans just how determined he is to win this season’s ELITE 2 Championship pulling off a stun weiter >>
Borja Garcia Grabs Inaugural Hockenheim Win
Beats Kumpen And Gabillon, Extends Points Lead Borja Garcia (#7 Racers Motorsport Ford Mustang) grabbed the checkered flag in the first ever NASCAR Whelen Euro Series at the legendary Hockenheimring leading flag to flag in a tight battle for the lead with reigning Cham weiter >>
Day And De Doncker Lead Nascar Whelen Hockenheim Practice
The Israeli Sets The Pace At Hockenheim Alon Day (#54 CAAL Racing Chevrolet SS) was the quickest NASCAR Whelen Euro Series driver in practice to open the inaugural American Fan Fest weekend at the Hockenheimring, while Eric De Doncker (#98 Motorsport 98 Ford Mustan weiter >>
Nascar Whelen Euro Series heads to Hockenheimring
This weekend the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series is heading to Germany and the legendary Hockenheimring for the first in its history to close the regular season with the first edition of the American Fan Fest, a brand new and exciting American-themed event that will delight the German Fans and set up the final rush for the European NASCAR crown. NASCAR Whelen Euro Series weiter >>
Borja Garcia Powers To First Oval Win
ELITE 1 Round 6 - Autospeedway American Style Grabs Third Checkered Flag Of The Season, Stretches Points Lead Borja Garcia (#7 Racers Motorsports Ford Mustang) put on a dominating performance to score his first career win on an ov weiter >>
Anthony Kumpen Delivers At Venray
Nascar Whelen Euro Series ELITE 1 Round 5 - Edges Garcia In An Exciting Battle For The LeadAnthony Kumpen (#24 PK Carsport Chevrolet SS) delivered the second win of the season for the #24 PK Carsport team in the ELITE 1 Round 5 at Raceway weiter >>
Felipe Rabello Snatches First NASCAR Win in Venray
ELITE 2 Round 5 - Autospeedway American Style The Brazilian Rookie Overtakes Dumarey In Green-White-Checkered Finish Felipe Rabello (#56 CAAL Racing Chevrolet SS)  led just two laps in the ELITE 2 Round 5 at Raceway Venray, but they wer weiter >>
Nascar Whelen ES Qualifying: En-Plein For PK Carsport at Venray
Second Consecutive Pole For Kumpen And Dumarey  PK Carsport swept the field in qualifying at Raceway Venray for the third event of the 2017 NASCAR Whelen Euro Series season. Anthony Kumpen (#24 PK Carsport Chevrolet SS) and Guillaume Dumarey (#24 PK C weiter >>
Exciting oval racing action up next for Nascar Whelen ES
The European NASCAR Series Goes Short Track Racing In The Netherlands The NASCAR Whelen Euro Series will return to action on July 15-16 in the Netherlands, at Raceway Venray with four exciting oval races that will be crucial on the road to the European weiter >>
NWES Cars Rock At Goodwood Festival Of Speed
Impress For Their Speed And Delight Fans as part of the NASCAR delegation Thomas Ferrando, Jerome Galpin and there Euro NASCAR cars delighted the vast and passionate public of the world famous Goodwood Festival Of Speed with a great NASCAR show and an ama weiter >>
NWES Joins Goodwood Festival Of Speed
Euro NASCAR Recognized Among The Best Cars In The World, Will Race The Iconic Hillclimb After enjoying a spectacular edition of the Brands Hatch American SpeedFest and celebrating its first driver to debut in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, the NASCAR weiter >>
Goodwood Hillclimb schedule
GOODWOOD HILLCLIMB 2017SCHEDULE (CET TIMES)Thursday 29 June 201709:30 - 11:00 Hill Opens - Moving Motor Show14:00 - 15:00 1 x Practice Run10:00 - 18:00 Scrutineering and drivers’ sign-on weiter >>
First NWES Driver To Make Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Debut At Sonoma
Alon Day will drive the #23 BK Racing Toyota Camry Four years after  becoming official NASCAR Series, another page of the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series history will be written on Sunday, June 25th, when Alon Day will become the first NASCAR Whelen Euro weiter >>
NASCAR Champion Bobby Labonte To Race NWES At Brands Hatch
First Cup Champion To Race In Europe Will Highlight The American SpeedFest There will be a legendary new driver on the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series grid on June 10-11, when the European NASCAR Series will stop at Brands Hatch for the second event of th weiter >>
Brazilian Cardoso win first Nascar Whelen Elite Club event in Valencia
The Brazilian Was The Most Consistent Around The Circuit Ricardo TormoThe first event of the 2017 NASCAR Whelen Euro Series season at Valencia marked the debut of a brand new division based on regularity: the Elite Club. The divisio weiter >>
Borja Garcia Sweeps Valencia Nascar Fest
Dominates Round 2 Ahead Of Gabillon and Day VALENCIA NASCAR FESTSunday, April 9th  2017Borja Garcia (#1 Alex Caffi Motorsport Ford Mustang) swept the first weekend of the NASCAR Whelen weiter >>
Ulysse Delsaux Is A NASCAR Winner in Valencia
VALENCIA NASCAR FESTThe Frenchman Takes Toyota To Victory Lane In Valencia An incredible ELITE 2 Round 2 culminated in an emotional Victory Lane at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo as a determined Ulysse Delsaux (#31 McDonald weiter >>


© 2001-2017 full copyright