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Whelen Euro Elite 1: Kumpen Puts His Hands On The Title

Gian Luca Guiglia, NWES

Anthony Kumpen (#24 PK Carsport Chevrolet SS) grabbed his fifth win of the season – the seventh ih his NASCAR career – on his home track by conquering the first race of the American Festival Circuit Zolder NASCAR Finals. After a good start from second place, the Belgian took advantage of an early contact between polesitter Alon Day (#54 CAAL Racing Chevrolet SS) and Frederic Gabillon (#3 Tepac RDV Compétition Ford Mustang) to take the lead and maintain it until the checkered flag. Kumpen won by 8 tenths of a second on a charging Gabillon, who completed a spectacular comeback.

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Qualifying: Finals Pole For Day And Longin

Gian Luca Guiglia, NWES

The nail-biting battle for the ELITE 1 pole position went to Alon Day (#54 CAAL Racing Chevrolet SS), who edged points-leader Anthony Kumpen (#24 PK Carsport Chevrolet SS) by a mere 14 one-thousandths of a second, while Stienes Longin (#11 PK Carsport Chevrolet SS) dominated the ELITE 2 Superpole en route to his third pole of the season.

Both the Israeli and the Belgian won this season’s Race And Win Pole Award and will reiceve an exclusive Race And Win Chronograph at the NASCAR Night of Champions Touring Awards at the NASCAR Hall Of Fame in Charlotte, USA on December 10.

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PRACTICE: Day And Longin Fastest At Zolder

Gian Luca Guiglia, NWES

Title contender and NASCAR Next driver Alon Day (#54 CAAL Racing Chevrolet SS) opened the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series Finals weekend by posting the fastest lap time of the two free practice sessions at Circuit Zolder, while Stienes Longin (#11 PK Carsport Chevrolet SS)  led the way in ELITE 2 with a dominant performance.

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News & Notes: Zolder Finals

Gian Luca Guiglia, NWES

Twenty-four weeks after the green flag dropped in Valencia, the 2016 NASCAR Whelen Euro Series will reach its culmination on October 8-9 at Circuit Zolder, Belgium, with an extraordinary event, packed with action, drama, fun and passion on and off the track.

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Jeff Gordon Named Grand Marshal For The NWES Finals

Official Release

In what will be a historic moment for the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series and NASCAR fans all over Europe, 4-time NASCAR Champion Jeff Gordon is scheduled to visit the Euro-NASCAR Finals in Zolder on Sunday, October 9th and serve as Grand Marshal for the ELITE 1 race that will determine the European Champion title.

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Alon Day Takes Another Step Forward With NCWTS Debut

Gian Luca Guiglia, NWES

NASCAR Next driver and NASCAR Whelen Euro Series title contender Alon Day completed a solid a debut in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series  in the Unoh 175 on Saturday. In what was his first ever NASCAR start on a 1-mile oval, the Israeli brought the #71 FLwaterfront.com Chevrolet Silverado to the 24th position under the checkered flag at the end of cosistent, clean race.

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Whelen Euro Elite 1: What A Day!

Gian Luca Guiglia, NWES

Alon Day (#54 CAAL Racing Chevrolet SS) dominated the last ELITE 1 race of the 2016 American Speed Weekend Semi Finals, leading unchallenged from green to checkered and crossing the finish line with an impressive 9.470 seconds advantage over second place Anthony Kumpen (#24 PK Carsport Chevrolet SS). The Israeli won his third race of the season – the sixth in his NASCAR career – reducing his gap in the standings down to 29 points over the 2014 NWES champion. 

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Whelen Euro Elite 2: Longin Stretches His Lead

Gian Luca Guiglia, NWES

After finishing second in the ELITE 2 Race on Saturday, Stienes Longin (#11 PK Carsport Chevrolet SS) and Gabriele Gardel (#24 PK Carsport Chevrolet SS) dominated once again the ELITE 2 Division, but this time it was Longin who led from flag to flag for another PK Carsport one-two finish at Adria International Raceway. With his seventh win of the season, Longin tied a NASCAR Whelen Euro Series record for the most wins in a season across the two divisions and stretched his lead in the points standings to 80 points on Gardel, who moved up to second.

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Whelen Euro Elite 2: Gardel From Flag To Flag

Gabriele Gardel (#24 PK Carsport Chevrolet SS) ruled the Adria International Raceway today in the first round of the 2016 NASCAR Whelen Euro Series playoffs and parked his #24 PK Carsport Chevrolet SS in Victory Lane after starting from the pole in the ELITE 2 Semi Finals. The Swiss driver took the checkered flag just ahead of his team mate Stienes Longin, who increased his lead in the point standings. 

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Whelen Euro ELITE 1: Kumpen retakes the lead

Gian Luca Guiglia, NWES

Anthony Kumpen (#24 PK Carsport Chevrolet SS) delivered a spectacular performance in the ELITE 1 Semi Final 1 at Adria International Raceway to bring home his fourth win of the season and retake the points lead from Frederic Gabillon (#3 Tepac RDV Compétition Ford Mustang). It was his sixth career win and the second in the playoffs after his 2014 title-winning campaign.

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