Raceway Venray Inks Extension With NASCAR Euro Tour

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The NASCAR Whelen Euro Series will return to Raceway Venray for the next three seasons. (NASCAR Photo)
The NASCAR Whelen Euro Series will return to Raceway Venray for the next three seasons. (NASCAR Photo)

VENRAY, Netherlands – The NASCAR Whelen Euro Series and Raceway Venray have signed a three-year extension to bring the European NASCAR Series to the Netherlands through at least 2022.

CEO Jerome Galpin agreed with track owner Harry Maessen on the contract extension right after the NASCAR GP Netherlands on July 13-14.

“We had some really good races at Raceway Venray this year with cars racing at 160 kph average speed on this 800m high-banked race track. This is totally unique in Europe and our teams and drivers really enjoyed it!” declared Jerome Galpin, NWES President – CEO. “We are proud to offer our teams, drivers and fans a very eclectic calendar mixing F1 and MotoGP tracks alongside legendary circuits. Adding this unique oval makes the Euro NASCAR one of the biggest challenges in European racing!”

In 2019 Raceway Venray hosted the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series for the fourth time and thousands of fans enjoyed pure NASCAR short-track racing at the high-banked half-mile oval. A U.S. car meeting, NASCAR memorabilia and a kids zone also highlighted the first editions of the American Car Fest.

Featuring a new racing format, the weekend saw the ELITE 2 Division take the track on Saturday and Vittorio Ghirelli edged Myatt Snider for the win in the 70-lap feature. On Sunday it was the ELITE 1 Division’s turn and Loris Hezemans grabbed the checkered flag in the 100-lap race.