First overall podium for Thomas Krasonis at Brands Hatch!

Thomas Krasonis started his racing commitments at the Brands Hatch circuit in an impressive way.

In the first race of the Nascar Whelen Euro Series category “2” for the third race weekend of the season, the Greek driver climbed to the third step of the podium in the overall standings! This is the first podium at overall classification level for Thomas Krasonis in his EuroNASCAR career to date.

“The category 2 race was one of the best of my career! Everything went as planned with Alon Day. A key moment was a pass I made, which allowed me to break away from the group of drivers in fourth place and below. As soon as I found a clear road in front of me, I was able to move quickly and this very important result was achieved,” said Thomas Krasonis.

In the PRO category race Thomas started from 11th position. Driving wisely, he managed to recover several positions, with the checkered flag dropping, eventually finding him in eighth place in the overall classification and third in the junior category.

The day program will be completed on Sunday with the races of the two categories. Specifically, at 3.35 p.m. the start of the second race for EuroNASCAR PRO will be given, followed at 6.45 p.m. by the EuroNASCAR 2 race. In the EuroNASCAR 2 race, Thomas will start from pole position for the first time in his EuroNASCAR career, as he also set the fastest lap in Saturday’s race!

All the action can be watched via the EuroNASCAR YouTube channel

Krasonis: “Brands Hatch is my favorite track”

England is a favourite destination for Thomas Krasonis, who actually took the first big steps of his international career several years ago on British soil.

Brands Hatch, in particular, is one of the tracks that Thomas loves to drive on, mainly because of its special characteristics, which make it one of the most exciting tracks on the Old Continent.

“I really, really like Branch Hatch. Without exaggeration, I would say it is my favourite track of those included in this year’s Nascar Euro Whelen programme. The season has started very well for us and I think we are on a very good level. Of course our goal remains to be on the podium at every race weekend, which is what we will be aiming for this race as well,” said the Greek driver.

He added: “What we want is to improve in every race. In Vallelunga I had one of the best race weekends in recent years, moving up several positions during the races, avoiding mishaps and collecting valuable points in both Championships. We continue strong, committed to our goal and totally focused.”

Thomas Krasonis at Brands Hatch

This year’s great “adventure” of participating in the Nascar Euro Whelen continues for Thomas Krasonis, who after the excellent results in Spain and Italy, returns to a country dear to him: the UK.

The first Greek professional racing driver is already in Brands Hatch, where the third race weekend of this season’s EuroNASCAR will take place.

With a length of 1,944 metres, six corners and no real straights for the 400 hp V8 engines to… unleash their virtues, Brands Hatch has gained a reputation as one of the most difficult circuits in the EuroNASCAR calendar. The reason, of course, is none other than the track’s physical profile, which creates unique corners, such as the steep downhill section at Paddock Hill Bend immediately followed by the uphill Druids hairpin. It takes perfect harmony between driver and car to become the king and prince of NASCAR in the UK.

The historic Indy Circuit of Brands Hatch will once again welcome the EuroNASCAR gladiators for the eleventh running of American SpeedFest. SpeedFest has proved to be an amazing spectacle for competitors and fans alike and with more than 50,000 people attending the tenth anniversary edition in 2023, expect the 2024 edition to live up to its hype with even more Pure Racing on-track action and a huge variety of off-track activities.

Thomas Krasonis is competing this year in both EuroNASCAR classes, EuroNASCAR 2 and EuroNASCAR PRO, with the team with which he made the big step in his racing career in 2023, Marko Stipp Motorsport.

Thomas is driving the number “46” Chevrolet Camaro at all Championship tracks this year, following a full schedule to maximise his track time and challenge for both titles.

The three-day race schedule begins on Friday with a total of four practice sessions, each lasting 30 minutes.

PRO qualifying will take place on Saturday at 10.50 a.m. (local time) for both classes.

The first PRO category race will be held on Saturday at 3.35 p.m. (local time), while the first PRO category race will be held at 6.50 p.m. (local time).

The three-day programme will conclude on Sunday with the two categories’ races. Specifically, at 3.35 p.m. the start of the second race for EuroNASCAR PRO will be given, followed at 6.45 p.m. by the EuroNASCAR 2 race.

All the action from the Valencia weekend can be followed via the EuroNASCAR YouTube channel

NASCAR GP UK 2022: Next stop – Brands Hatch!

The 2021 NASCAR Euro Whelen Series continues this weekend at the Brands Hatch circuit, and Thomas Krasonis will be competing in the EuroNASCAR PRO category, with Αcademy MotorSport.

It’s been a lengthy break between the opening race weekend in Valencia to this coming weekend in England, West Kingsdown.

The 1.944 km circuit is the Indy version of Brands Hatch. Situated in the southeast of England, it offers a unique challenge for the monstrous NASCAR machines, with just 6 corners, all but one being right handers.

After the first two races of the season, Thomas Krasonis is at the P12 in the standings, after his impressive comeback in both races at Circuit Ricardo Tormo.

‘Brands Hatch is definitely the most exciting race for me personally,’ said Thomas Krasonis.

‘For one, it’s my favorite circuit on the calendar, and secondly, I have had my best ever finish in the series there. Therefore I am looking forward to race again in British ground in a high level competition once again.’

Find below the full schedule of the race weekend, which you can watch on EuroNASCAR’s YouTube channel.

EuroNASCAR Brands Hatch: Top 10 finish for Thomas Krasonis on Race 2

Thomas Krasonis climbed up 7 places to grab P9 in an amazing Race 2 at the Brands Hatch circuit.

After a dismal Race 1 in a track that Thomas knows very well and likes as much as any circuit, Race 2 saw him getting a hard-fought top 10 finishing position.

Having started from P16, since he had achieved the 16th fastest lap time during Saturday’s race, he had an uplift battle to score points.

And battle he did, as he gained two positions on the opening lap, and steadily built on that.

One retirement in front of him, helped him reach P13, and then had his eyes set on a top 10 spot.

In the next 10 laps, he clinically passed his opponents, with his last battle for P9 being the most impressive, as he closed up to Veronesi, who was 4 seconds ahead of him. He cut down the gap, and then made the pass to ensure he had a good spot to stay in the top 10, and in the meantime he had achieved a lap time of 50.6 seconds, the 5th fastest of the race.

In a track where the overtaking is difficult, due to its narrow straights and many medium-speed corners, Thomas put on a show and he achieved his goal, which is always a top 10 finishing position.

In addition to the points that P9 awards in EuroNASCAR, Thomas gained 4 more points for his overtakes during the race.

You can watch the whole race in the player below:

Photo credits: Bart Dehaese

Press Release: Top10 club in EuroNASCAR UK GP

Thomas participated in the 5th and 6th round of NWES, the weekend of 1 and 2 June 2019 at Brands Hatch. The UK GP brought us a Super Pole entry during qualifying, a great Saturday race leading in a P7 finish, and a bitter Sunday race when a racing incident at Druids corner led to a drive through penalty that resulted in P25.



“Saturday was an incredible day since I managed to enter my first super pole and finish in the TOP-10 for the first time in the 7th position.

On Sunday things didn’t work out the same way , while fighting for 15th place I got a drive through penalty and ended up 25th.”




“I want to thank my amazing team Alex Caffi Motorsports for the work they put in to make my car extremely competitive and my Spotter!

See you all at the next race.”

NASCAR Whelen Euro Series Brands Hatch


30 May – 2 June 2019


Car: Ford Mustang (5.7l V8) #1

Team: Alex Caffi Motorsports

Elite 2 Driver: Krasonis Thomas



Thursday, May 30

18:00 All PADDOCK OPENS for installation of teams in pit-boxes

Friday, May 31

08:00 – 13:00 All CARS TECHNICAL INSPECTIONS (Technical pit-box)
11:30 – 12:00 All MANDATORY BRIEFING Drivers / Crew-chiefs / Spotters (Briefing Room)
14:05 – 14:35 Elite 1 FREE PRACTICE 1 (30 min)
14:40 – 15:10 Elite 2 FREE PRACTICE 1 (30 min)
16:25 – 16:55 Elite 1 FREE PRACTICE 2 (30 min)
17:00 – 17:30 Elite 2 FREE PRACTICE 2 (30 min)

Saturday, June 1

09:50 – 10:00 Elite 1 QUALIFYING (10 min)
10:05 – 10:10 Elite 1 SUPERPOLE (5 min)
10:20 – 10:40 Elite 2 QUALIFYING (20 min)
10:20 – 10:40 Elite 2 SUPERPOLE (5 min)
13:28 – 14:08 Elite 1 ELITE 1 RACE 1 (38 LAPS – 74.10 Km) – Green Flag 1 Pace lap
16:58 – 17:28 Elite 2 ELITE 2 RACE 1 (30 LAPS – 58.50 Km) – Green Flag 1 Pace lap

Sunday, June 2

10:00 – 10:10 All WARMUP (10 min)
13:23 – 14:03 Elite 1 ELITE 1 RACE 1 (38 LAPS – 74.10 Km) – Green Flag 1 Pace lap
16:28 – 17:03 Elite 2 ELITE 2 RACE 2 (30 LAPS – 58.50 Km) – Green Flag 1 Pace lap




ELITE 1 & ELITE 2 Qualy – 10:40 CEST / 4:40 am EST

ELITE 1 Round 5 – 14:13 CEST / 8:13 am EST

ELITE 2 Round 5 – 17:43 CEST / 11:43 am EST


ELITE 1 Round 6 – 14:08 CEST / 8:08 am EST

ELITE 2 Round 6 – 17:13 CEST / 11:13 am EST

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