NWES Season 2022: Superpole in the EuroNASCAR PRO championship
After a two-year break, the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series is bringing back the Superpole – The extra segment is only coming to EuroNASCAR PRO
On April 9 and 10, the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series (NWES) will kick off the new season at the Hockenheimring. This marks the return of the traditional German road course to the calendar after a two-year break due to the Corona pandemic. But the Hockenheimring is not the only returnee, as 2022 will see the first Superpole session since 2019.
Until the outbreak of the Corona pandemic, the ten fastest drivers battled for pole position in this format – in both EuroNASCAR PRO and EuroNASCAR 2. In the new season, Superpole will only be held in EuroNASCAR PRO for the best European NASCAR drivers. The format in the EuroNASCAR 2 series for young talent and gentleman drivers remains unchanged.
“The return of the SuperPole is the result of many requests we received from our teams and drivers. This shows how competitive they are, always aiming for more challenges,” explained NWES President and CEO Jerome Galpin. “Our goal has always been to offer them and our fans the ultimate, purest racing on track with powerful cars, no electronic aids, real door to door battles and fierce competition. The 5-minute Superpole is clearly going this way!”
As is customary through 2019, qualifying will continue to be held on Saturday morning. The EuroNASCAR PRO drivers will start with a 15-minute qualifying session. Then, the top-10 drivers battle it out in Superpole – a 5-minute shootout – for pole for the first race of the weekend.
After a short break of 15 minutes, the 20-minute qualifying session of EuroNASCAR 2 will follow. The starting grid for Sunday will again be determined by the fastest race laps from Saturday. The fastest drivers in each of the two divisions will start from pole position accordingly.