NASCAR GP Spain – 2021 Valencia NASCAR Fest Preview

The 2021 NASCAR Euro Wheelen Series begins this weekend at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia, and Thomas Krasonis will be competing in the EuroNASCAR 2 category, with the EuroNASCAR FJ 2020 car.

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 2021 season, in Valencia.

It’s a track Thomas knows very well, having raced there previously in 2019, in his first year in the EuroNASCAR championship.

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.

Thomas and the other 29 drivers will also have a crowd to cheer them as they go after the track announced that it will allow the presence of 2000 spectators in the grandstands for the whole weekend.

The schedule for the race weekend:


Facts about the track:

  • Length 4.005 km (2.488 mi)
  • Turns 14
  • EuroNASCAR track record: 1:40.764 – Alon Day (Chevrolet Camaro NASCAR)

Announcement for the 2021 season

In 2019, we participated in a new category for us, the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series.

In 2021, we continue our journey and we’re really happy about that.
I will be competing in the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series, but with a few changes since the last time.
Our partnership with Alex Caffi’s team, called Academy Motosport, will continue, with me joining the team in the EuroNASCAR Elite 2 category, driving the #2 Ford Mustang. On top of that, Jacques Villeneuve, F1 champion and all-around motorsport legend will be my teammate during this season.
As you read these lines, I will be already taking part in the first official test ahead of the new season, getting to grips with the beast that this 500 HP Mustang is, and getting to know the talented competition that this category provides.
The championship commences in 3 weeks, on 15-16 of May, with the first two races at Circuito Ricardo Tormo in Valencia, and it will conclude in fall, at the Vallelunga Circuit, after 7 race weekends and 14 races.
I look forward to this challenge, for all the on-track battles, for the competition. I can’t wait to get back in the car, get my seatbelt done and go pedal to the medal!
In this journey, I want you with me.
I will update you on everything, from my website and my social media.
It’s on!
-Thomas Krasonis

The first Greek in Euro NASCAR: Thomas Krasonis building himself a NASCAR career

The first Greek in Euro NASCAR: Thomas Krasonis building himself a NASCAR career

Συνέντευξη: Ο Θωμάς Κρασώνης μιλά εφ’ όλης της ύλης

Συνέντευξη: Ο Θωμάς Κρασώνης μιλά εφ’ όλης της ύλης

Total Racing Interview of Thomas Krasonis

Press Release: Bittersweet symphony in EuroNASCAR Czech Republic GP

Thomas participated in the 7th and 8th round of NWES, the weekend of 29 and 30 June 2019 at Autodrom Most. The Czech Republic GP was a bittersweet experience as we had an engine failure during qualifying, a good Saturday race starting at the very end and managing a P16 finish, and again a bitter Sunday starting P13 when racing incidents at the first corners created minor body damage that led to tire failure and retirement although we had already climbed to P9 and were fighting for P8.




“I had to start the first race from the back of the grid due to an engine failure that happened during qualifying. I managed to finish 16th.

In the second race i started 13th but after a tire failure i had to retire while fighting for 8th place.”




“I want to thank my team Alex Caffi Motorsport for the support and huge amounts of effort they put into making my car competitive.
Next race will be announced soon.”

NASCAR Whelen Euro Series Most


27 – 30 June 2019


Car: Ford Mustang (5.7l V8) #1

Team: Alex Caffi Motorsports

Elite 2 Driver: Krasonis Thomas



Thursday, June 27

09:00 All PADDOCK OPENS for installation of teams in pit-boxes
12:00 – 17:00 All CARS TECHNICAL INSPECTIONS (Technical Area)

Friday, June 28

08:35 – 09:20 Elite 1 PRIVATE PRACTICE ELITE 1 (45 min)
09:20 – 10:05 Elite 2 PRIVATE PRACTICE ELITE 2 (45 min)
12:10 – 12:40 Elite 1 FREE PRACTICE 2 (30 min)
12:50 – 13:20 Elite 2 FREE PRACTICE 2 (30 min)
15:30 – 16:00 Elite 1 FREE PRACTICE 3 (30 min)
16:10 – 16:40 Elite 2 FREE PRACTICE 3 (30 min)
17:30 – 18:00 All MANDATORY BRIEFING Drivers / Crew-chiefs / Spotters (Briefing room)

Saturday, June 29

09:55 – 10:05 Elite 1 QUALIFYING (10 min)
10:10 – 10:15 Elite 1 SUPERPOLE (5 min)
10:25 – 10:45 Elite 2 QUALIFYING (20 min)
10:50 – 10:55 Elite 2 SUPERPOLE (5 min)
13:30 Elite 1 National anthems (USA followed by Czech Republic)
13:40 Elite 1 ELITE 1 RACE 1 (17 LAPS – 71.57 Km) – Green Flag 1 Pace lap
17:00 Elite 2 ELITE 2 RACE 1 (14 LAPS – 58.94 Km) – Green Flag 1 Pace lap

Sunday, June 30

08:40 – 08:50 All WARMUP (10 min)
10:15 Elite 2 ELITE 2 RACE 2 (14 LAPS – 58.94 Km) – Green Flag 1 Pace lap
14:30 Elite 1 National anthems (USA followed by Czech Republic)
14:40 Elite 1 ELITE 1 RACE 2 (17 LAPS – 71.57 Km) – Green Flag 1 Pace lap




?9:45 CEST – Qualifying

?13:25 CEST – ELITE 1 Round 7

?16:45 CEST – ELITE 2 Round 7


?10:00 CEST – ELITE 2 Round 8

?14:25 CEST – ELITE 1 Round 8

Nascar Whelen Euro Series: Thomas Krasonis interview

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.”

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