2020 NWES SEASON
Additional date announced for the NWES Drivers Recruitment Program
More talents from all over the world to be evaluated on
February 27, 2020 at Fontenay Le Comte
(December 23, 2019) – Following the huge success of the November and December NWES Recruitment Days, the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series announced today a new date for the NWES Drivers Recruitment Program. The next opportunity for drivers to test a Euro NASCAR car and be evaluated by the NWES organization will be on February 27, 2020 at Fontenay Le Comte, France. The best drivers drivers will receive a scholarship to compete in the 2020 season of the European NASCAR Series.
35 drivers from 14 different countries, featuring the most diverse backgrounds, took the track so far in the first four test days of the 2020 DRP, underlining the Program’s international appeal.
“It is absolutely amazing to see those talents coming from different continents and different racing backgrounds and really enjoy themselves driving our cars,” Said Jerome Galpin, NWES President CEO. “We all gather around our passion for racing and really feel that more and more drivers want to come back to pure racing versus artificial competitions having BOP or too much electronic assistance. Euro NASCAR is all about drivers skills !”
Following the tests, NWES and its partners will offer to the best prospects scholarships to race the 2020 NASCAR Whelen Euro Series season. The scholarships will go from 7500 € – the Season Entry Fee – to 45000 €, representing 50% of the full-season budget.The scholarships will be attributed to different types of drivers:
- Top drivers with the goal to make history and write their names in the NASCAR Hall Of Fame
- Young talents willing to build themselves a NASCAR career
- Female drivers eager to battle for the title and the Lady Trophy
- Drivers wanting to compete at a high level and have great fun at affordable cost
- Special development program for Karting drivers without car-racing experience
- Dedicated scholarships ranging between 2000€ and 4000€ will be available for absolute car racing beginners willing to enter the regularity-based EuroNASCAR Club Challenge and take their first steps in motorsports.
In its first two editions in 2018 and 2019, The NWES Drivers Program brought over 15 drivers to the Euro NASCAR grid. Among them was 2019 NWES Champion Loris Hezemans.
More information about the Drivers Recruitment Program are available on EuroNASCAR.com and drivers can submit their resume via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. A participation fee of 900 € will be asked to each driver joining the Recruitment Program.
Photo credits: NASCAR Whelen Euro Series
NASCAR Whelen Euro Series
The NASCAR Whelen Euro Series was founded in 2008 and established the NASCAR official European Series in January 2012 thanks to a long-term partnership signed with NASCAR (National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing), Team FJ, a Motorsports company located in Blois, France, and Whelen Engineering as title sponsor of the Series.The season is made up of 26 races, equally split among EuroNASCAR PRO and EuroNASCAR 2 championships, on the best European tracks. Euro NASCAR introduced a stunning innovation on July 7-8, 2012 by organizing the first ever NASCAR race on an oval track in Europe on a half-mile speedway built in the downtown of Tours (France). With four races in two days, these 400 HP V8 monsters provide pure racing action and thrilling bumper-to-bumper battles as well as a lot of family fun around the track! In the pure NASCAR tradition, race fans can get closer to the action than ever and feel the unique in Europe paddock atmosphere thanks to drivers, teams and cars always available for the spectators.The series attracts drivers from all over the world, all willing to fight on track for the win and take the first step towards becoming a NASCAR star in the U.S.