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For Immediate Release
Six Race Weekends Across Europe Highlight Schedule
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Sept. 17, 2014) – The first NASCAR oval race in Tours, France, was so well received that the track was built into a permanent structure and has become the signature race of the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series.
The format was so popular with fans and competitors, NASCAR announced today the 2015 NASCAR Whelen Euro Series calendar will feature a second oval track on the schedule.
The NASCAR Whelen Euro Series will hold six race weekends involving seven European countries, highlighted by the addition of Raceway Venray, a half-mile oval in Venray, Limburg, Holland, on the border of Germany. The series will also feature a new championship round site: Circuit Zolder in Belgium.
The series will return to Tours Speedway, located outside of Paris, France, for the fourth year. The four-event regular season will also feature stops at Valencia, Spain, and Brands Hatch in England.
The semifinal round will take place at Magione in Italy before the 2015 NASCAR Whelen Euro Series champion is crowned in Belgium.
The NASCAR Whelen Euro Series holds two races per weekend for its two divisions, Elite 1 and 2, providing for 24 NASCAR races to be held across Europe.
“We are very proud of this calendar which is the result of collaboration with great tracks and partners,” said Jerome Galpin, NASCAR Whelen Euro Series President and CEO. “This is the first time in our history that every event will be fully dedicated to our Series.”
“We have seen this year in Valencia, Brands Hatch and Tours Speedway, how much our partners, fans, teams and drivers enjoy true NASCAR events. We can definitely promise them even more NASCAR action and fun this coming year.”
- The season will kick-off once again at Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia, Spain with the second edition of the Valencia NASCAR Fest on April 25-26. Yann Zimmer and Ander Vilarino earned Elite 1 wins this year on the 14-turn, 2.517-mile (4.005 km) course.
- The series will race for the first time at Raceway Venray on May 16-17. Located at the border between Holland and Germany, the .55 mile (.880 km) long, 23-degrees banked oval will make its debut in the Whelen Euro Series calendar and will pose new challenges to European drivers and teams.
- Road course racing will be king in June: Brands Hatch Circuit in Fawkham, Kent, England, will host the hugely successful American SpeedFest on June 6-7. Eddie Cheever III scored his first NASCAR win this year on the six-turn, 1.198 mile (1.929 km) layout.
- The classic weekend on the .45-mile (.750 km) Tours Speedway – the European “Daytona 500” – will take place in downtown Tours one week earlier than the last three editions, on June 27-28, closing the Regular Season.
- After the summer break, the playoffs – awarding double points – will begin in Magione, Umbria, Italy, at the Autodromo dell’Umbria di Magione, on September 12-13. The 11-turn, 1.558-mile (2.507 km) course will host the semifinal round for the second year in a row.
- The championship will then be decided in a brand new event on the 10-turn 2.492-mile (4.011 km) Circuit Zolder in Heusden-Zolder, Belgium on Oct. 3-4. The iconic Belgian track is the perfect place to host the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series Finals and welcome NASCAR fans from all over Europe.
“The NASCAR Whelen Euro Series has brought to fans, tracks and sponsors the familiar close-competition and family-friendly entertainment that is the hallmark of NASCAR,” said George Silbermann, NASCAR Vice President, Regional and Touring Series. “Next year’s schedule, featuring a blend of classic road courses and exciting ovals, will showcase the full spectrum of our competitors’ skill and offers something for every racing fan.”
2015 NASCAR Whelen Euro Series Schedule
|Date||Races||Event||Length and Type|
|April 25April 26||Spain 1Spain 2||Valencia NASCAR FestRicardo Tormo||4.005 Km / 2.489 mi Road Course|
|May 16May 17||Holland/Germany 1Holland/Germany 2||Raceway Venray||0.880 km / 0.550 mi Oval|
|June 6June 7||Great Britain 1Great Britain 2||American SpeedfestBrands Hatch||1.944 km / 1.208 mi Road Course|
|June 27June 28||France 1France 2||Courses NASCARTours Speedway||0.725 km / 0.450 mi Oval|
|September 12September 13||Italy – ½ Final 1Italy – ½ Final 2||Magione American StyleAutodromo dell’Umbria||2.507 km / 1.558 mi Road Course|
|October 3October 4||Belgium – Final 1Belgium – Final 2||Circuit Zolder||4.011 km / 2.492 mi Road Course|
acing is starting to leave its mark within the K&N West Pro Series
This week end, Scorpus Racing America, a French owned team, involved in Nascar K&N Pro West Series and directed by Alain Veyssiere, entered for the second time this season, his young (French) driver, 22 years old Anthony Garbarino, in Utah’s Energy Solutions Grand prix.
The timing of this race was particularly dense as it involved, free trials, qualification rounds as well as racing, all within one day, Saturday the 13th
During the morning tryouts, the driver must get a feel of the track and do all the fine tuning needed. As bad luck would have it, no fault of Anthony, an engine break shortened the tryout by 2/3rd.
A race against the clock followed. Scorpus Racing America’s mechanics had less than 3 hours to completely switch the engine and still have time for mandatory technical controls and run the qualification rounds. Due to the engine switch, Nascar officials allowed Anthony only 2 timed runs out of the usual 5.
Nevertheless Anthony placed 12th during his 1st qualifying and very close to the best. Incredible performance considering the morning events.
At the onset of a beautiful sunset, our very own Anthony gave it all from the start for his second race this year, on American soil. He managed skillfully to avoid all the usual fender benders at the start of the race and climbed to 10th place within a few laps, an eye on the leaders ahead. Unfortunately, bad luck strikes again. 2 flats caused by debris thrown by another driver whose car got off the track. 3 laps are lost during pit stop to fix the flats, but Anthony ‘s determination is obvious in the way he comes back and slowly regains momentum which earns him the record for passing (9), unfortunately, not enough time to make up for the down laps.
In the end, Anthony completes his 110 miles earning 16th place with 3 down, but above all, his spirit, his (9) passing performance, and his lap times actually puts him in the top 6 hierarchy of the K&N West.
Scorpus Racing America will see you next in Roseville, CA, short track event and first time on oval for Anthony this season.
This will be Anthony’s first ride with JSR and his first visit as well to the Utah race track.
The Jack Sellers Racing team in conjunction with Scorpus Principal, Alain Veyssiere, is taking a conservative approach to the race but fully expects that the combination of professionalism and experience on tap from the Jack Sellers Racing crew, coupled with solid, competitive machinery, Anthony’s Euro-bred race craft and a little good luck should stand all involved in good stead.
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