NASCAR on ice

The first NASCAR race car to be driven on ice

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A NASCAR race car was driven on an ice surface for the first time on March 26th at Val Thorens, France.

Having seen success on many surfaces, Europe’s official NASCAR car tried its luck on an ice and snow surface which it dealt with resounding success too.

The 1225 Kg / 400 Hp EuroNASCAR car was driven by NASCAR Whelen Euro Series President – CEO Jerome Galpin.

“That was super fun! To be honest we didn’t expect this first test on ice to go so well. The EuroNASCAR car has a great balance, so it is very easy to swing around on the ice,” said Jerome Galpin. “It is probably among the most versatile race cars ever built, able to race on every track and every surface, in every condition. The level of performance is also pretty impressive: with only one day of testing, we were able to set one of the fastest times around the track for a rear wheel drive car”.

Not only was the car exciting to watch but it also turned out to be quicker than all specifically-designed rear wheel drive cars and close to all-wheel-drive ice prototypes lap times.

“This test will definitely open up new horizons and spark new ideas for the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series. We have to see what’s the next step but for sure this was a very special day.” added Galpin. “It doesn’t matter the surface you drive on, the shape of the track or the kind of driver you are: the Pure Racing character of the EuroNASCAR car is contagious and you will not want to stop driving it!”

The test could lead to future projects with EuroNASCAR cars on ice.

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