Video: A NASCAR racecar takes on an ice track

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The NASCAR Whelen Euro Series took one of its racecars to an unusual place a few weeks ago: an ice track in Val Thorens, France.

The test took place on March 26 with series president/CEO Jerome Galpin behind the wheel. The car was outfitted with studded tires and according to Galpin it turned in quicker lap times than all specifically designed rear wheel drive cars and had close lap times compared to all-wheel drive ice-racing prototypes.

“That was super fun,” Galpin said in the release. “To be honest we didn’t expect this first test on ice to go so well. The EuroNASCAR car has a great balance, so it is very easy to swing around on the ice.

“It is probably among the most versatile race cars ever built, able to race on every track and every surface, in every condition. The level of performance is also pretty impressive. With only one day of testing, we were able to set one of the fastest times around the track for a rear-wheel drive car.”

Galpin added that the test will “open up new horizons and spark new ideas” for the Euro Series to try in the future.

“We have to see what’s the next step but for sure this was a very special day,” he said. “It doesn’t matter the surface you drive on, the shape of the track or the kind of driver you are: the pure racing character of the EuroNASCAR car is contagious and you will not want to stop driving it.”

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Comments (5)

  • I never watched the Whelen Euro Series, but if they eventually race on ice I will!!

      20 days ago
  • The first thought I had was, damn, that must be really cold!

      20 days ago
  • I need to watch this series

      20 days ago
  • I'd be down for a lap

      20 days ago
  • That looks fun, I want a go 😁

      19 days ago