EuroNASCAR calendar 2022: Hockenheim cancelled, Valencia new season opener

EuroNASCAR calendar 2022: Hockenheim cancelled, Valencia new season opener
Credits: NWES

In February EuroNASCAR has updated its calendar for the coming year – Valencia will be home to the season opener

The 2021 season has ended at the Autodromo Vallelunga, and already 2022 is casting its shadow ahead. It will be a special season for the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series (NWES), as it will be the tenth to be held with Whelen as series sponsor. The calendar for 2022 has now been announced. 

Due to the cancellation of the Hockenheimring event, Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia will host the season opener on May 14 and 15, followed by the visit of Brands Hatch in the UK on June 11 and 12. The planned All Star Race at Vallelunga on July 9-10 has become a regular championship round.

On September 3 and 4, the EuroNASCAR squad will then travel to the Autodrom Most in the Czech Republic, where the title battle will continue. 

Season finale in Croatia – special winter event

EuroNASCAR then makes a trip to Zolder, Belgium, on October 8 and 9. The season finale will take place three weeks later – on October 29 and 30 – for the first time at Automotodrom Grobnik. But that’s not the end by a long shot: the Winter Classic is another new event for the winter break. The route and date for this event will also be announced at a later date.

“It’s so great to be back in full swing in 2022 with this incredible calendar of eight events,” said NWES boss Jerome Galpin. “With some of the most traditional race tracks and a new revolutionary NASCAR event on ice, the stage is set for a fantastic EuroNASCAR season.”

Track Date
Hockenheimring (Hockenheim, Germany)CANCELLED
Circuit Ricardo Tormo (Valencia, Spain)14.-15. May
Brands Hatch (Dartford, UK)11.-12. June
Vallelunga (Vallelunga, Italy)9.-10. July
Autodrom Most (Most, Czech Republic)3.-4. September
Circuit Zolder (Heusden-Zolder, Belgium)8.-9. October
Automotodrom Grobnik (Rijeka, Croatia)29.-30. October
Winter Classic (TBA,TBA)TBA

Simon Mones and André Wiegold