NASCAR Whelen Euro Series

EuroNASCAR calendar 2022: Hockenheim will host season opener

NASCAR Whelen Euro Series

During the 2021 season finale in Italy, EuroNASCAR has unveiled its calendar for the coming year – Hockenheimring 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. 

In previous years, the season has traditionally kicked off at Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Spain – with the exception of the 2020 season, when Italy became the first stop on the schedule. But in 2021, the Valencia circuit will no longer provide the first race of the season either, as the Hockenheimring in Germany has been given the contract for the season opener. The first event will take place on April 9 and 10.

The traditional German track in Baden-Württemberg thus returns to the calendar after a two-year break due to Corona. The series will then head to Spain on May 14 and 15, followed by the visit of Brands Hatch in the UK on June 11 and 12. Instead of a long summer break, the NWES will host an All-Star race for the first time. The non-championship race is to be held in Italy – the track, date and format are yet to be determined.

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)9.-10. April
Circuit Ricardo Tormo (Valencia, Spain)14.-15. May
Brands Hatch (Dartford, UK)11.-12. June
All Star Event (TBA, Italien)TBA
Autodrom Most (Most, Czech Republic)3.-4. September
Circuit Zolder (Heusden-Zolder, Belgium)8.-9. October
Automotodrom Grobnik (Rijeka, Croatia)29.-30. Oktober
Winter Classic (TBA,TBA)TBA