New 'Elite Club Division' in NASCAR Europe

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  1. ChexOrWrex

    ChexOrWrex Ya gotta wanna

  2. DUN24

    DUN24 Skeptical of the Spectacle

    A racing series where qualifying sessions are the race.... Wow.
  3. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    There's plenty of racing based on individual vehicles being timed over a defined course.

    That's the bit I don't get. It's not the fastest who wins, it's the most consistent? They're right; those won't be races, per se or otherwise.
  4. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

  5. DUN24

    DUN24 Skeptical of the Spectacle

    I'm aware of that, but usually TT racing and NASCAR are worlds apart. The curved grading is fkn weird too.
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  6. Hello DUN24, the ELITE Club Division is meant as the entry level of NWES for drivers with little or no experience, just to have a "competitive" taste of what it's like. It will mean fun for the gentleman and training for the youngster at very little cost. For door-to-door racing there are the ELITE 2 and ELITE 1 divisions :)
  7. 29-4

    29-4 Team Owner

    It's a weird system. Before reading the article, I assumed it was going to be like Rally racing where you get one shot across multiple segments. Certainly not something that will attract spectators, but maybe this is just meant as a fancy way to introduce more European drivers to NASCAR-style stocks?
  8. Precisely. The other divisions, ELITE 1 and ELITE 2, will race as usual: two 45-minute races per weekend.

    Think of it of a way to introduce very young drivers to NASCAR and to let anybody have fun at very low cost
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  9. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    Hey, GLG, welcome to the forum! Can I assume from your name that you're already familiar with another, much older Forum? :D
  10. Thanks Charlie! :)

    Hope to be able to contribute, especially on the Euro side :)
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  11. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    Outstanding! We don't get many European posters; understandable, since NASCAR isn't that popular over there. There are half a dozen Brits who are here on and off, but not many from the continent / mainland.
  12. Bet I'm the first Italian ahah. NASCAR's popularity is definitely growing in Europe, especially in countries like Germany, where there is a very good NSCS broadcast. And also thanks to the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series
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  13. donthaveanickname

    donthaveanickname Team Owner

    You forget the German broadcast is not available free-to-air, which is the big problem. Sky Germany has only 4-5 million subscribers, and they don't subscribe to Sky for watching NASCAR, they subscribe for watching Football (Soccer) . I don't know how the ratings for NASCAR are, but I think it's not more than 50,000 people that watch. And I never read about NASCAR in a newspaper that isn't specialized on racing. I always watch the Cup races on Premier Sports on the Internet.
    And the Euro Series IMO is not very popular. No really famous driver, just 6 racing weekends a year and only one oval race. It'll be intersting to see how big the crowd at the stand-alone event at Hockenheim will be.
    And I don't think the ,,Elite Club Division'' will work. Most Gentlemen drivers will be more interested in having battles with other drivers than running on their own.
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