Thomas Krasonis: NASCAR with Greek colour

Press Release: NASCAR with Greek COLOR !

His debut at Nascar Whelen Euro Series made 18-year-old Thomas Krasonis, who participated in the first double race this season, on the weekend of 13 and 14 April at the Ricardo Tormo circuit in Valencia.

It was the first racing experience for the young Greek driver in this kind of racing, and his … anxiety was obvious to some extent on Saturday’s timings, as after a mistake he made in his quick timed lap, he failed to score the time he could to do.



So in the grid of the first race he was in 21st place among 32 contestants. By making a good start, he quickly passed the slower drivers and found himself in the “train” that claimed seats 13-18. With patience and certainty he started overtaking and taking advantage of his speed, and managed to overtake three other opponents and finish the race in 15th place.

Having already taken … the baptism of fire, Thomas was ready for the second fight on Sunday morning. Beginning 21st again, he felt much more comfortable in the Ford Mustang. And this was manifested in the race as he was stupefying, impressing the organizers of the Championship, who spoke with the best words about the 18-year-old Greek. Besides, in 15 rounds, Krasonis managed to pass 10 cars and finish off marginally out of the top ten, gaining a total of 50 points. Performance that brings him to the eighth place of the Championship score.



“It was an incredible experience! The race was very enjoyable, especially on Sunday, when I felt really comfortable in my car. I was impressed by the attendance of the spectators, as more than 30,000 spectators were found on the track at Valencia on Sunday! I’m looking forward to the next race in Italy” said Thomas Krasonis.

The second double race of the Nascar Whelen Euro Series Championship will be held on 11 and 12 May at the Franciacorta circuit in Italy.


NASCAR Whelen Euro Series Valencia



Car: Ford Mustang (5.7l V8) #1

Team: Alex Caffi Motorsports

Elite 2 Driver: Krasonis Thomas




Press Release: 2019 Racing Activities

Undoubtedly 2019 is going to be a very exciting racing year for me.

We have decided to compete in selective races at the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series, the Italian Mini Challenge 2019 and Peter Auto historic classic car events.



First stop Valencia , Spain on April 13th. ( NASCAR Whelen Euro Series )

Stay tuned!!!

2019 Racing Activities Schedule to be announced next week

Hopefully, for 2019 my circuit life will be very interesting. At the same time my academic obligations are very serious too, and this constitutes one more challenge.

My friends stay tuned, news are going to be thrilling!!




NASCAR Test in Brescia


Returning from the long awaited NASCAR test, I do feel the need to share with you my thoughts about it.

NASCAR racing may be one of the most pleasant driving experiences I had the opportunity to live in my racing life. The car is pretty heavy (1.500 kgs) but has enough power (around 450 BHP) that allows it to overcome inertia and be transformed into a small rocket in the circuit. There is a constant tendency to spin on the exit of every turn, and more than adequate power is always present even in low revs, offering to its driver a brutal acceleration that has to be anticipated and tamed in order to avoid unwelcome and embarrassing series of uncontrollable spins.



To cut a long story short, I would love to be behind the wheel of a NASCAR racing car again, since it offers a wonderful mix of speed and adrenaline, along with degrees of difficulty that challenge a racing driver who tries to drive this beast to the limit.


PS I was delighted to have the honor to meet in person the legendary Jacques Villeneuve.

Getting ready for NASCAR test


Less than a month ahead of us, for the NASCAR WHELEN EURO Series test in Brescia Autodromo di Franciacorta, Italy.


An American taste of motorsport. Looking forward to it!!


NASCAR WHELEN Euro Series Test

A real surprise awaiting in my inbox coming back from Monza!

An invitation from NASCAR Europe series and Alex Caffi to sit behind the wheel of a Euro NASCAR car and try out for the new racing season (2019).

Of course I accepted!


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