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2014 NASCAR Whelen Euro Series
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The 2014 NASCAR Whelen Euro Series was the sixth Racecar Euro Series season, and the second under the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series branding. The season consisted of six meetings – with two races at each meeting – starting on 12 April at Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia, and ending on 12 October at the Bugatti Circuit in Le Mans.

The Elite division title went down to the final race of the season, and was ultimately decided in favour of PK Carsport driver Anthony Kumpen, by just a single point. Kumpen only won one race during the season, coming at the final race weekend, but with top-ten finishes in each of the season's races, it allowed him to just fend off the defending champion Ander Vilariño of TFT Racing. Vilariño won the most races during the season with four and took the most podium finishes with nine, but lost the title due to the series' double points system that was in effect for the final two events of the season. Third place in the championship went to CAAL Racing's Eddie Cheever III, who took three wins during the season. A total of seven drivers won races in the division during the season, which set a new series record. Aside from the top trio in the championship, Yann Zimmer won at Valencia, Borja García and Frédéric Gabillon both won at the Nürburgring, while Mathias Lauda won a race at Tours Speedway, the series' first race to be held in wet conditions at an oval.

In the Elite 2 class, the championship battle was won by another PK Carsport driver as Maxime Dumarey sealed the title with a fifth-place finish in the final race of the season. Dumarey finished outside the top ten on only one occasion, and achieved a single victory during the season, coming at Magione. Finishing in the runner-up position, seven points adrift of Dumarey, was Renauer Motorsport's Philipp Lietz, who like Dumarey, only finished outside the top ten on one occasion. Lietz won the other race to be held at Magione, and moved ahead of Thomas Ferrando (OverDrive) in the standings, after Ferrando was forced to retire from the final Le Mans race. Ferrando was a double winner during the season, winning both races at the Nürburgring. Eight drivers won races during the season, with no driver winning more than two races. Neal Van Vaerenbergh (Valencia), Wilfred Boucenna (Brands Hatch) and Denis Dupont (Tours) were other double winners, with the remaining race wins taken by Guillaume Rousseau and Gabriele Gardel, at Le Mans.

With championship titles in both classes, PK Carsport were comfortable winners of the teams' championship, which counted points as a whole from both classes. PK Carsport finished 135 points clear of their nearest contenders, TFT – Banco Santander.

Contents

Teams and driversEdit

Elite 1 DivisionEdit

Manufacturer Car Team No. Race Driver Rounds
Chevrolet Chevrolet SS   TFT Racing 2   Ander Vilariño All
7   Anthony Gandon All
  RDV Compétition 10   Franck Violas 2
  Wilfried Boucenna 4–6
23   Romain Iannetta 1–3
  Hugo Bec 4
  Franck Violas 5
28   Frédéric Greiling 6
  PK Carsport 11   Bert Longin All
24   Anthony Kumpen All
  OverDrive 33   Gian Maria Gabbiani 1
  CAAL Racing 25   Nicolò Rocca All
31   Fabrizio Armetta All
51   Eddie Cheever III All
  DF1 Racing by B66 Raceconsulting 66   Mathias Lauda All
77   Christophe Bouchut 1–4
  Yann Zimmer 5
  Brazil Team 82   William Ayer, Jr. 1
  Cassiano Rodrigues 2
  Victor Guerin 3–6
83   Victor Guerin 1–2
  Cassiano Rodrigues 3–4
Chevrolet Camaro   Events4you by Nocentini 6   Fabrizio Del Monte 1
  Marco Spinelli 4–6
  Still Racing 12   Frédéric Gabillon All
44   Freddy Nordström All
  OverDrive 22   Andrea Larini 1–2
  Wilfried Boucenna 3
  Autosport 42 42   Carole Perrin 3
  Flag Racing 52   William Ayer, Jr. 2
  VTS 85 85   Nicolas Gaudin 2, 6
  Eurokart Racing Team 88   Simone Monforte All
  Max Papis Racing 99   Kevin Gilardoni 1
Dodge Dodge Challenger   Brass Racing 78   Jerry De Weerdt 6
Ford Ford Mustang   Ford Autolix Competition 1   Borja García All
4   Victor Gonzalez, Jr. 1
  Pol Rosell 2
  Miguel Angel Dasi Perez 3
  Jose Manuel de Los Milagros 4–6
19   Amir El Hage 1
  TFT Racing 3   Yann Zimmer 1
  RDV Compétition 8   Hugo Bec 1–3
  Didier Bec 4–6
  Exotics Racing by Still 9   Romain Thievin 2
  Bull Racing Team 13   Guillaume Rousseau All
  GDL Racing 67   Gianluca de Lorenzi 5–6
  Renauer Motorsport 86   Dominic Tiroch All
Toyota Toyota Camry   VGJL Motorsports 17   Victor Gonzalez, Jr. 2
  VdeV Sport   Pierre Roché 3
  Racing Club Partners – Marc VDS 32   Bas Leinders All
46   Markus Palttala 2, 4
  Nathalie Maillet 5–6

Elite 2 DivisionEdit

Manufacturer Car Team No. Race Driver Rounds
Chevrolet Chevrolet SS   TFT Racing 2   Eric Quintal All
7   Marsilio Canuti 1
  Léonard Vernet 2–6
  RDV Compétition 10   Ulysse Delsaux 2–6
23   Ulysse Delsaux 1
  Frédéric Greiling 2
  Franck Violas 3–5
28   Franck Violas 6
  PK Carsport 11   Neal Van Vaerenbergh 1
  Jerry De Weerdt 2
  Stienes Longin 3–4
  Gabriele Gardel 6
24   Maxime Dumarey All
  OverDrive 33   Wilfried Boucenna 1–2
  CAAL Racing 25   Nicolò Rocca 1
  Luca Pirri Ardizzone 2, 4
  Lorenzo Marcucci 3
  Gianmarco Ercoli 5–6
31   Francesca Linossi 1
  Gianmarco Ercoli 2–4
  Leonardo Baccarelli 5–6
51   Simone Laureti All
  DF1 Racing by B66 Raceconsulting 66   Francesca Linossi 2–4
77   Marsilio Canuti 2–3
  Brazil Team 82   Marçal Melo All
83   Alex Fabiano 1–4
Chevrolet Camaro   Events4you by Nocentini 6   Alessandro Tonoli 1
  Ruggero Melgrati 4, 6
  Marco Spinelli 5
  Still Racing 12   Frédéric Greiling 1
  Stéphane Sabates 2–3, 5
  Joaquin Gabarrón 6
44   Joseph Cozzella 1–3
  Pascal Hugot 6
  OverDrive 22   Thomas Ferrando All
  Flag Racing 52   Paulo Bonifacio 2
  VTS 85 85   Jack Gaudin 2, 6
  Eurokart Racing Team 88   Erika Monforte All
  Max Papis Racing 99   Luca Pirri Ardizzone 1
Dodge Dodge Challenger   Brass Racing 78   Jerry De Weerdt 6
Ford Ford Mustang   Ford Autolix Competition 1   Salvador Tineo Arroyo 2
  Amir El Hage 3–6
4   Philippe Valenza 1
  Miguel Angel Dasi Perez 3
  Salvador Tineo Arroyo 4
  Carlos Martínez de Campos 5–6
19   Pablo Gallego 1
  TFT Racing 3   Léonard Vernet 1
  RDV Compétition 8   Didier Bec 1, 3–6
  Hugo Bec 2
  Exotics Racing by Still 9   David Perisset 2
  Bull Racing Team 13   Jérôme Laurin 1–2, 4
  Philippe Baudinière 3
  Guillaume Rousseau 5–6
  GDL Racing 67   Gianluca de Lorenzi 5–6
  Renauer Motorsport 86   Philipp Lietz All
Toyota Toyota Camry   VGJL Motorsports 17   Bradley Smith 2
  VdeV Sport   Eric van de Vyver 3
  Racing Club Partners – Marc VDS 32   Denis Dupont All
46   Nathalie Maillet All

Schedule and resultsEdit

The schedule was announced in December 2013.[1]

Elite 1Edit

Round Race Title Track Date Pole position Fastest lap Winning Driver Winning Manufacturer
1 R1 Valencia NASCAR Fest   Circuit Ricardo Tormo, Valencia 12 April   Bert Longin   Ander Vilariño   Yann Zimmer Ford
R2 13 April   Ander Vilariño   Ander Vilariño   Ander Vilariño Chevrolet
2 R3 American SpeedFest   Brands Hatch (Indy), Swanley 7 June   Eddie Cheever III   Ander Vilariño   Eddie Cheever III Chevrolet
R4 8 June   Ander Vilariño   Ander Vilariño   Ander Vilariño Chevrolet
3 R5 Tours Speedway   Tours Speedway, Tours 6 July   Eddie Cheever III   Borja García   Ander Vilariño Chevrolet
R6 7 July   Borja García   Mathias Lauda   Mathias Lauda Chevrolet
4 R7 Nürburgring 200   Nürburgring (GP/D), Rhineland-Palatinate 19 July   Ander Vilariño   Ander Vilariño   Borja García Ford
R8 20 July   Ander Vilariño   Frédéric Gabillon   Frédéric Gabillon Chevrolet
5 R9 Magione – Semifinal   Autodromo dell'Umbria, Umbria 20 September   Eddie Cheever III   Ander Vilariño   Ander Vilariño Chevrolet
R10 21 September   Ander Vilariño   Eddie Cheever III   Eddie Cheever III Chevrolet
6 R11 Le Mans – Final   Bugatti Circuit, Le Mans 11 October   Ander Vilariño   Ander Vilariño   Anthony Kumpen Chevrolet
R12 12 October   Ander Vilariño   Eddie Cheever III   Eddie Cheever III Chevrolet
  Oval/Speedway
  Road Course

Elite 2Edit

Round Race Title Track Date Pole position Fastest lap Winning Driver Winning Manufacturer
1 R1 Valencia NASCAR Fest   Circuit Ricardo Tormo, Valencia 12 April   Neal Van Vaerenbergh   Neal Van Vaerenbergh   Neal Van Vaerenbergh Chevrolet
R2 13 April   Neal Van Vaerenbergh   Neal Van Vaerenbergh Chevrolet
2 R3 American SpeedFest   Brands Hatch (Indy), Swanley 7 June   Marsilio Canuti   Wilfried Boucenna   Wilfried Boucenna Chevrolet
R4 8 June   Wilfried Boucenna   Wilfried Boucenna Chevrolet
3 R5 Tours Speedway   Tours Speedway, Tours 6 July   Maxime Dumarey   Denis Dupont   Denis Dupont Toyota
R6 7 July   Denis Dupont   Denis Dupont Toyota
4 R7 Nürburgring 200   Nürburgring (GP/D), Rhineland-Palatinate 19 July   Thomas Ferrando   Thomas Ferrando   Thomas Ferrando Chevrolet
R8 20 July   Thomas Ferrando   Thomas Ferrando Chevrolet
5 R9 Magione – Semifinal   Autodromo dell'Umbria, Umbria 20 September   Maxime Dumarey   Maxime Dumarey   Maxime Dumarey Chevrolet
R10 21 September   Maxime Dumarey   Philipp Lietz Ford
6 R11 Le Mans – Final   Bugatti Circuit, Le Mans 11 October   Guillaume Rousseau   Denis Dupont   Guillaume Rousseau Ford
R12 12 October   Denis Dupont   Gabriele Gardel Chevrolet
  Oval/Speedway
  Road Course

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2014 Calendar : The promises of a great success!!!". NASCAR Whelen Euro Series. NASCAR Media Group, LLC. 13 December 2013. Retrieved 11 February 2014.

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