EuroNASCAR president Jerome Galpin would like to bring a NASCAR race to Scandinavia in the future – NWES cooperates with the Swedish V8 Thunder Cars Series
“All together we can certainly continue to grow NASCAR and the V8 racing in Scandinavia with the goal to stand a EuroNASCAR event there in the future as we continue the development of NASCAR across Europe,” said NASCAR Whelen Euro Series (NWES) president Jerome Galpin. There will also be a cooperation between EuroNASCAR and the Swedish V8 Thunder Cars Series (V8TC).
At the end of the season, the best drivers of the Swedish V8 series will get the chance to prove themselves in the NWES recruitment program. Through this programme, the drivers can then receive financial support from the series for a EuroNASCAR entry. The following V8TC drivers are qualified to participate in the sighting day: The top 3 in the overall classification, the top 3 in the junior classification and the top 3 in the gentleman classification for drivers over 40 years of age.
In addition, the V8TC series will start at the Hockenheimring as part of the NWES supporting programme. The Swedish series will celebrates its championship finale in Germany. Before that, the V8TC organisers are planning three races in Sweden and one race in Finland. The final at the Hockenheimring will also decide which drivers will get the places in the NWES recruitment programme.
“Going to Hockenheim and joining NWES is a fantastic opportunity for all the Scandinavian drivers to see all the great possibilities offered by American racing. The racing world in general offers very few opportunities to move up through different series without spending a fortune. We will now create that opportunity by showing that an entry into the V8 Thunder Cars series is the first step in getting ready to race NASCAR in Europe,” said V8 Thunder Cars Coordinator Richard Berggren, whose Memphis Racing team also fields a Chevrolet Camaro in EuroNASCAR.