EuroNASCAR postpones the Arctic Ice Race in Finland

EuroNASCAR postpones the Arctic Ice Race in Finland
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The EuroNASCAR ice race planned for early March in Finland will not take place – The reason are problems in the supply chain

The Arctic Ice Race in Rovaniemi, Finland, was to be one of the highlights of the upcoming 2023 EuroNASCAR season. For the first time in its 75-year history, NASCAR would have raced on ice and snow. The race was canceled; the event, that wasn’t part of the regular championship, scheduled for March 4 and 5 was postponed indefinitely.

Like the entire automotive industry, the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series (NWES) is struggling with the problem in the global supply chains. As a result, it has not been possible to supply the cars with the equipment needed to perfectly adapt to the ice conditions.

“It is really unfortunate and we feel sorry for all the NASCAR fans eagerly waiting for this event to take place.t,” says EuroNASCAR CEO Jerome Galpin. “As we do for all the events of the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series, we want to deliver with the Ice Race the best possible experience for everyone at the track and at home, so we prefer to take the time to have optimal conditions.”

Galpin also stressed that the All-Star event will be made up at a later date. As a result of the cancellation, EuroNASCAR fans will now have to be patient a little longer until they can see the bolides in action again.

As in previous years, EuroNASCAR will start the new season on May 6 and 7 at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia, Spain. The races will be broadcast on the EuroNASCAR YouTube channel and on many other TV platforms around the world.

Simon Mones