EuroNASCAR Recruitment Program

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21 February 2021

The first NWES recruiting days of 2021 will take place March 11-12 at the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series test track in Fontenay Le Comte, France. With travel restrictions affecting the December date in Valencia, the NWES test track will give even more riders the chance to drive the bestial EuroNASCAR V8s and show off their skills. Top pilots will receive scholarships to compete in the 2021 NWES season.

The NWES Pilot Recruitment Program has proven to be the best way to enter the world of EuroNASCAR as a pilot. The experienced pilot coaches will look after the participants and monitor the pilots’ progress on the track. Off track, DRP riders will have the chance to meet NWES President – CEO Jerome Galpin and the series organizing team.

Several DRP drivers have already achieved significant success in the official NASCAR series in Europe, including 2019 EuroNASCAR PRO champion Loris Hezemans, 2020 EuroNASCAR 2 champion Vittorio Ghirelli and 2020 Rookie Trophy winner Tobias Dauenhauer.

“This Driver Recruitment Program is now a highlight of our winter season! It’s a real pleasure to meet pilots from all over the world to discover our EuroNASCAR! In recent years we have seen a lot of very talented riders join us… and there is no better way to build the future than to welcome new talent! That’s why we’re here to help them and financially support them to run with us! ”

Following these tests, the NWES and their partners will offer the best candidates scholarships to race in the 2021 NASCAR Whelen Euro Series season. The scholarships will range from € 8,750 – the registration fee for the season – to € 25,000, which is a good chunk of the season’s budget.

The pilot recruitment program is open to all pilots:


    • Professional pilots with the goal of making history and entering the NASCAR Hall Of Fame


    • Young talents eager to start a career in NASCAR


    • Female drivers wanting to fight for the title and the Lady Trophy


    • Pilots who want to evolve at a high level and have fun at an affordable cost


    • Kart drivers with no racing experience


Special grants ranging from € 2,000 to € 4,000 will also be available for beginners in competition wishing to participate in the championship based on regularity, the EuroNASCAR Club Challenge and wishing to take their first steps in motorsport.