NWES 2020 SEASON
NASCAR GP UK at Brands Hatch to return in 2021
The American SpeedFest will be back bigger and better
(July 23, 2020) – Brands Hatch’s annual NASCAR-headlined extravaganza, American SpeedFest, has sadly been cancelled for 2020. All ticket-holders for this year’s event will be written to very soon with details on how to manage their booking online, including information on how to claim a full refund or to carry their booking across to 2021.
MSV and EuroNASCAR both hoped to be able to reschedule the event later this season, however the potential for further disruption to international travel due to COVID-19, coupled with a shortage of date options at the Kent circuit, has led to the mutual decision to cancel the 2020 edition entirely.
Both parties remain fully committed to Brands Hatch’s showpiece family event, which will return in summer 2021 with another super-sized helping of Stateside-inspired fun. Further details, including the date of the 2021 event, will be announced in due course.
“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.
MSV Motorsport Events Manager David Willey said: “We’re obviously very disappointed that we won’t be hosting the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series in 2020. It’s an event that we all love putting on, but it simply wasn’t possible for us to find a way to make a replacement date work this year. SpeedFest will return stronger than ever though, and we’re all looking forward to welcoming back race fans, car owners, and the entire EuroNASCAR team as soon as possible. This only makes us more determined to work hard and deliver a show stopping experience in 2021.”
The NASCAR Whelen Euro Series will be back in action on September 12-13 at Vallelunga, Italy. The 2020 season will include five events and conclude at Valencia, Spain on December 5-6.
Photo credits: NASCAR Whelen Euro Series / Stephane Azemard
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.