Final decision: 2020 NWES race at Brands Hatch cancelled

Final decision: 2020 NWES race at Brands Hatch cancelled
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The NASCAR Whelen Euro Series will not visit Brands Hatch in the 2020 season – No alternative date could be found

For a long time there was hope for the most popular race of the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series (NWES) at Brands Hatch, but now the decision has been made: There will be no American SpeedFest in the UK in 2020. No alternative date could be found, which is why the race weekend will not take place until 2021.

With around 50,000 spectators at the track, the NWES race at Brands Hatch in the UK is the most successful event on the calendar of the European NASCAR series. The travel restrictions associated with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic have made it difficult to find an alternative date. In the end, no suitable weekend for the NWES could be found at Brands Hatch.

“This is a very exceptional situation and we have to act in the interest of all the parties involved, from teams and drivers to partners and sponsors. Our amazing fans are a huge part of the American SpeedFest and we will work together with MSV Motorsport to offer them the best ever event in 2021 and beyond,” said NASCAR Whelen Euro Series President – CEO Jerome Galpin.

The press release states that five events are still planned for 2020. The start of the season is scheduled for September 12-13 in Vallelunga, Italy. According to current planning, the final will take place on December 5-6 in Valencia, Spain. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic it is not excluded that there will be further changes in the NWES calendar.

André Wiegold