Tuesday, April 26, 2016

2016 NASCAR Whelen Euro Series Highlights

Saturday Highlights | Valencia NASCAR Fest 2016


The first green flag of the 2016 NASCAR Whelen Euro Series season waved on April 23 at the Circuit De La Comunitat Valenciana Ricardo Tormo in Valencia, Spain with the third edition of the hugely popular Valencia NASCAR Fest.

2016 NASCAR Whelen Euro Series Highlights


Alon Day (#54 CAAL Racing Chevrolet SS) started from the pole and led every lap to grab the checkered flag  in an eventful ELITE 1 Round 2 at the Circuit De La Comunitat Valenciana Ricardo Tormo to celebrate CAAL Racing’s 40th anniversary in motorsport. The Tel-Aviv-native fought off every attach brought by Anthony Kumpen (#24 PK Carsport Chevrolet SS) and Frederic Gabillon (#3 Tepac RDV Comp├ętition Ford Mustang) in a race that saw an incredibly tight battle for the lead.

“This one was the hardest win of my life,” said the driver of the #54 CAAL Racing Chevrolet, who won for the fourth time in the last six NASCAR Whelen Euro Series and also led the Junior “Jerome Sarran” classification. “I knew Fred and Anthony were faster than me, the pressure was incredibly high but we managed to win anyway and it is a fantastic feeling!”


2016 NASCAR Whelen Euro Series Highlights

Stienes Longin (#11 PK Carsport Chevrolet SS) swept the season opening weekend in the ELITE 2 Division at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia, Spain by leading from flag to flag the ELITE 2 Round 2. The Belgian started from the pole and perfectly mastered two early restarts to take the checkered flag with a 2.7 margin on his rivals at the end of an intense 8-lap dash to the finish after the second and last caution of the race.

“It was a tough race and I had to manage two restarts, but I was able to control the situation and stretch my lead in the end,” said Longin, who won his third career NASCAR race. “The team gave me a perfect car and now we are in a really good position for the championship.”



Apr 23 ELITE 1 Round 1 – Valencia American Festzzz

  • Anthony Kumpen Pole & Winner

Apr 23 ELITE 2 Round 1 – Valencia American Fest

  • Stienes Longin Pole & Winner 

Apr 24 ELITE 1 Round 2 – Valencia American Fest

  • Alon Day Pole & Winner

Apr 24 ELITE 2 Round 2 – Valencia American Fest

  • Stienes Longin Pole & Winner



Feature: Lauda & Hunt were back on track 40 years after their parents’ legendary battle for the Formula 1 World Championship.  Mathias Lauda and Freddie Hunt wrote a new chapter of the motorsports history book by sharing the #66 DF1 Racing Chevrolet SS in NASCAR Whelen Euro Series. Lauda will raced in the ELITE 1 pision, while Hunt will took on the ELITE 2 pision in his first NASCAR season. 

Lauda finished tenth in race one and fourteenth in race two.  Hunt finished twenty-third in race one after competing only two laps and a respectable eighth in race two.

UP NEXT : Venray Raceway - May 15 -16

 

Source: nascar.com

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