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BECOME A NASCAR DRIVER

 
The 2020 Drivers Recruitment Program is designed to offer to selected drivers from all over the world a financial support to join the official European NASCAR Series. After the resounding success of the 2018 and 2019 Recruitment Programs, which allowed over 15 talents to become NASCAR drivers, NWES organizer Team FJ decided to extend and enhance the program to provide even more support to different kinds of talents.

Drivers from all over the world can enter the program by submitting their resumes via email to info@euronascar.com.

FOLLOWING THE RECRUITMENT TEST DAYS, NWES AND ITS PARTNERS WILL OFFER TO THE BEST PROSPECTS SCHOLARSHIPS TO RACE THE 2020 NASCAR WHELEN EURO SERIES SEASON:

• FROM 7500,00€ - representing the Season Entry Fee
• TO 45000,00€ - representing 50% of the full Season Budget

RECRUITMENT TEST DAYS

November 7-8 and December 12-13

NWES TEST TRACK - FONTENAY LE COMTE, FRANCE

1-DAY AT TRACK PROGRAM


Including for each driver:
 
  • Two on-track sessions at the wheel of a Euro NASCAR car
  • Meetings with Euro NASCAR technicians
  • Meetings with coach drivers and NWES veterans 
  • Meeting with the NWES media crew 
  • Meeting with NWES President CEO Jerome Galpin
  • Lunch with the NWES organization

 

SCHOLARSHIPS


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
  • GENTLEMEN DRIVERS wanting to compete at a high level and have great fun at affordable cost
  • KARTING DRIVERS without car-racing experience willing to enter a special development program

 
 

DRIVERS REQUIREMENTS


Drivers applying to the Recruitment Program have to: 

  • Present a good racing experience in car or Go-Kart
  • Be eligible for the FIA International License
  • Be able to gather a minimum of 50% of the season budget
  • Be new to the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series
  • Pay a partecipation fee of 900€
  • REGISTER TO INFO@EURONASCAR.COM

 

WHY APPLY

 
FOR THE COMPETITION: The best drivers in Europe battle for the NASCAR European crown, the NWES Champion's ring and to put their name in the NASCAR Hall Of Fame alongside the legends of NASCAR. Special trophies to reward every kind of driver: Junior, Challenger, Legend, Rookie, Ladies.
 
FOR YOUR CAREER: NWES is the ideal stepping stone to build a professional career for every driver aspiring to race in NASCAR or other US Series. Many NWES drivers already crossed the ocean thanks to NWES to race in the US at the highest levels : NASCAR Monster Energy Cup, NASCAR Xfinity Series, …
 
FOR THE FUN: With its 400 HP thunderous V8, absolutely no electronic aids and a driving feeling that fascinated some of the brightest stars in motorsports, the Euro NASCAR car has quickly become the ultimate challenge and a must drive for any kind of driver. Tens of thousands of fans flock to the best European tracks to enjoy the unique atmosphere of the NWES events.

 

SPECIAL BEGINNERS PROGRAM


Dedicated scholarships ranging between 2000€ and 4000€ will be available for beginners willing to enter the regularity-based ELITE Club Challenge and take their first steps in motorsports.
 
To apply this program beginner drivers must meet the following requirements :
  • Open to everyone, having or not a racing experience
  • Want to discover NASCAR racing without pressure
  • Be eligible for a racing license
  • Be able to gather a minimum budget of 10 000 €

TESTIMONIALS

LORIS HEZEMANS

"Before driving a NASCAR I thought it was a car that wouldn't brake, wouldn't go around the corners and wouldn't be fast on the straights, but when you actually drive a Euro NASCAR, you understand it is a very different kind of driving and the car is the exact opposite of what you thought. It’s a car you can really play around with. You can still drive with some oversteer: not all the laps will be perfect, but it’s challenging and very satisfying to drive and it’s really old-school, which is very nice. The atmosphere in the paddock is great and it's you as a driver, together with your team, to make a difference rather than being dependent on a manufacturer performing better or on the BOP, plus budget-wise you can have a lot of fun and career opportunities for an affordable price."
 
 

ALEX SEDGWICK

"When I came across the Recruitment Program last year, I thought it was a dream come true. I've always dreamed of racing in NASCAR, especially in the US, and the Euro Series is the first step towards it. What the Euro NASCAR offers through the Recruitment Program is first of all a way get to have a taste of the car and the series. I had the pleasure to meet both NWES President Jerome Galpin and NASCAR legend Bobby Labonte in my first test. The whole experience really drove me to enter the championship. I knew NASCAR was something I wanted to do, but the Program really convinced me and the support you get with it is unrivaled. The support you get thrugout the year is invaluable."
 
 

The Euro NASCAR car

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SAFETY

FIA Certified Tubular chassis and equipment

SPECIFICATIONS

Weight : 1225 kg – 2690 lbs
Top Speed : 245 km/h
Adjustable suspensions
Data logging system

TRANSMISSION

Rear wheels drive
4-speed dog-leg gearbox
 
 

TIRES

General Tire 11.5/ 27.5 R 15
Dry and Rain
10,5 x 15’’ wheels

BRAKES

Calipers : 4 pot monobloc
Discs : 330 mm vented

100% PARITY

Same car for all drivers
Same parts on every car
Major components sealed

ENGINE

Type: 5,7 liters V8
Power: 400 bhp

3 BRANDS

Chevrolet
Toyota
Ford

DIMENSIONS

Length : 5080 mm 
Width : 1950 mm
Wheelbase : 2740 mm
 
 

Recruitment Days

November 7-8 and December 12-13

NWES TEST TRACK - FONTENAY LE COMTE, FRANCE