The 2022 NASCAR Euro Whelen Series begins this weekend at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia, and Thomas Krasonis will make his debut in the EuroNASCAR Pro category, with Academy MotorSport.
It’s been a long time coming for this return in the racing bucket for Thomas. After a very positive test session in Italy a couple of weeks ago, the Academy Motorsport driver is ready to tackle the first round of the 2022 season, in Valencia.
It’s a track Thomas knows very well, having raced there previously in 2019 and 2021.
He will now drive t he Ford Mustang NASCAR, a brand new car for his first outing in the Elite 1 category of the series.
”Testing went well, as we prepared for the new season and learnt some new things on the car,” said Thomas. ”Now, I feel ready to face this new, exciting challenge of driving on the top category of the championship, and score some big points inside the top 10.”
The 4.005 km circuit in the southeast of Spain offers a good mix of slow, tight corners, and more fast kinks that pose a challenge for the drivers, especially when driving these beasts that the NASCAR cars are.
The schedule of the weekend is as follows:
Saturday, May 14
Qualifying: 9:45 CEST
Sunday, May 15:
Race 2: 14:05 CEST