“NASCAR has been a tremendous partner for Whelen Engineering, and having our products at the tracks and used by teams is really at the core of what we’re about,” said Phil Kurze, vice president of motorsports for Whelen Engineering. “We enjoy helping to provide people with exciting weekend entertainment, and providing an opportunity for drivers, mechanics, crew chiefs and fabricators to display their talents. As we continue to expand our distribution throughout Europe, partnering with Team FJ is a natural fit.”
Whelen Engineering is a company specializing in the development and sale of audio and visual signalization and safety equipment for fire trucks, rescue, police and army security vehicles. The group, which employs 1400 people, has a worldwide impact and is based in Chester (Connecticut). Whelen is a moving force on the motor racing landscape, and has decided to link up with Team FJ to take part with the French squad in the development of the series in Europe.
“NASCAR is a globally recognized brand that is synonymous with excitement, family entertainment, and close door-to-door competition,” said George Silbermann, NASCAR vice president of regional and touring series. “And that’s exactly what the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series represents in Europe. We are extremely proud to partner with Team FJ and Whelen Engineering, and help take this series to the next level.”
In just five years, the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series – like its races – has enjoyed a quick and spectacular rise to prominence. Each week, more drivers, teams and fans have discovered this concept from the United States that is unique in Europe. The drivers entered in the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series come from all over the globe to pursue their career in NASCAR racing.
The championship is open to all levels of drivers (Pros and amateurs aged 16 and above) in two Divisions, Elite and Open, plus classifications in the different trophies. The top drivers are also recognized at the NASCAR Night of Champions Touring Awards, held at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte (North Carolina, USA), along with the champions from all of NASCAR’s touring series.