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A Day Of Celebration

Gian Luca Guiglia, NWES

The one in the ELITE 1 Semi Final 2 was a truly special win for Alon Day (#54 CAAL Racing Chevrolet SS) and the whole CAAL Racing team. After jumping to the top of the standings with an impressive performance on Saturday, the Israeli dominated again the last race of the NASCAR GP of Italy, giving CAAL Racing its 20th NASCAR win in the team’s 100th race in the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series. 

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Zardo Wins In NASCAR Debut

Gian Luca Guiglia, NWES

In what was his first ever NASCAR weekend, Italian Hillclimb and GT veteran Denny Zardo (#2 Alex Caffi Motorsport Toyota Camry) won his maiden race in impressive fashion for Alex Caffi Motorsport, preceding Saturday’s winner Thomas Ferrando (#37 Knauf Racing Team Ford Mustang), who further reinforced his points lead heading into final event of the 2017 season.

After Saturday’s misfortune – he was involved in a late contact while battling for a place on the podium – Zardo was all smiles in Victory Lane. 

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Ferrando Wins Third In A Row

Gian Luca Guiglia, NWES

Thomas Ferrando (#37 Knauf Racing Team Ford Mustang) was unstoppable in the first ELITE 2 Semi Final at the Autodromo di Franciacorta and won his third consecutive race, the sixth of the season, closing in on Stienes Longin’s record of 8 wins and further consolidating his points lead.

Ferrando took the lead from polesitter Ulysse Delsaux (#3 RDV Compétition Ford Mustang) after a fierce battle on lap 9 and mastered two restarts to take the checkered flag 1.5 seconds ahead of Nicki Petersen (#33 Mishumotors Chevrolet SS). 

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Dominant Win For Day

Gian Luca Guiglia, NWES

With a dominating performance in the first ELITE 1 race of the NASCAR GP of Italy at the Autodromo di Franciacorta, Alon Day (#54 CAAL Racing Chevrolet SS) turned the points standing around and took the lead of the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series championship.

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RDV Competition Sweeps Qualfying

Gian Luca Guiglia, NWES

Frederic Gabillon (#3 Tepac RDV Compétition Ford Mustang) is back! The Frenchman took the first pole of his 2017 season to open the Semi Finals weekend at the Autodromo di Franciacorta, Italy and reassert his title ambition in the ELITE 1 Division, while his teammate Ulysse Delsaux grabbed his second career pole in the ELITE 2 Division.

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Schönau grabs 1st Elite Club win

André Wiegold

Robert Schönau (#70 Mishumotors Chevrolet SS) won the Elite Club Division race at the Autodromo di Franciacorta in Italy. The German race driver pulled constant lap times during the two race sessions in what was his first complete ELITE Club race.

After the celebrations on the podium the German said: "It’s very interesting to drive such a format. The organization was brilliant and the competitors were very good. The cars are awesome and my team is wonderful. They did everything for me. The whole event here in Italy is great."

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PRACTICE: Kumpen And Rabello Lead The Field

Gian Luca Guiglia, NWES

Anthony Kumpen (#24 PK Carsport Chevrolet SS) posted the fastest lap time of the the day on Friday at the Autodromo di Franciacorta in the two practice sessions that opened the Semi Finals weekend in Italy. Brazilian Rookie Felipe Rabello (#56 CAAL Racing Chevrolet SS)  topped the charts in ELITE 2 Division.

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Motorsports Icon Nicola Larini To Join NWES At Franciacorta

Gian Luca Guiglia, NWES

Another world class motorsport icon is about to enter the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series field, making the September 16-17 Semi Finals at the Autodromo di Franciacorta, Italy a must for every race fan. Former Formula 1, DTM and WTCC factory driver Nicola Larini will make his NASCAR debut in the NASCAR GP Of Italy driving the #1 Ford Mustang for Alex Caffi Motorsport in the ELITE 1 Division.

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Playoffs ELITE 2: Ferrando vs. rest of the world!

Gian Luca Guiglia, NWES

Five wins out of eight races and 38 points – one more than Stienes Longin had in 2016 – on second-place make Thomas Ferrando (#37 Knauf Racing Team Ford Mustang) the undisputed favorite in the chase for the ELITE 2 Division title as the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series heads to the Autodromo di Franciacorta, Italy for the September 16-17 Semi Finals, but life will not be easy for the French driver as seven different drivers have led laps in the regulars season in the most unpredictable division of the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series.

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NWES Playoffs: It’s Money Time!

Gian Luca Guiglia, NWES

As the September 16-17 Semi Finals at the Autodromo di Franciacorta, Italy approach, pressure is building on the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series teams and drivers to deliver in the most critical moment of season: the playoffs. 

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