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Moog returns as official steering and suspension of NASCAR Whelen Euro Series


Federal-Mogul Motorparts’ globally respected Moog brand is set to begin its second year as official steering and suspension components provider of the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series, one of Europe’s fastest growing and most exciting racing series.

Moog parts, which for 52 consecutive years have helped steer the champions of North America’s Monster Energy NASCAR® Cup Series, will be fitted on every competitor’s car in the 2018 NASCAR Whelen Euro Series. Last year’s EuroNASCAR champions, Alon Day and Thomas Ferrando, also drove to victory using Moog parts.

Moog customers in the UK and Ireland will have an opportunity to win a stunning five-night ‘trip of a lifetime’ to a NASCAR® race in the US. Additionally, 100 lucky runners-up will receive hospitality tickets for the Brands Hatch leg of the EuroNASCAR, while over 500 limited edition runners-up prizes will also be awarded. Entry can be made into both draws until May 11th 2018 via a Freepost form. Further details and full terms and conditions are available from participating Moog distributors.

“Moog is one of the automotive aftermarket service industry’s premier brands, known for state of the art technologies and exceptional quality, reliability and performance,” said NASCAR Whelen Euro Series President and CEO Jérôme Galpin. “This great sponsorship benefits all parties – including our teams, drivers and fans – by increasing awareness of this outstanding, American-bred style of racing as well as the impressive benefits of choosing Moog parts.”

The 2018 calendar will comprise 12 rounds of racing at leading road courses and oval tracks in France, Spain, Italy, the U.K., Germany and Belgium. The series begins April 14-15, 2018, at Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia, Spain, and will conclude with final-round action October 20-21 at Belgium’s Circuit Zolder. The series will also return to Tours, France, with a brand new event, the Oval World Challenge, on June 30-July 1.
Other events and venues include:

  • May 19-20             Franciacorta, Italy (Rounds 3 & 4)
  • June 9-10              Brands Hatch, U.K. (Rounds 5 & 6)
  • September 15-16  Hockenheim, Germany (Semi-Finals)

Established in 2012, NASCAR Whelen Euro Series competition features NASCAR®-sanctioned cars powered by thunderous 400-horsepower V8 engines. Series championships are awarded in two divisions – ELITE, for pro and semi-professional drivers; and ELITE 2, which is restricted for young guns and drivers rated Silver and Bronze levels. More than 150.000 fans attended NASCAR Whelen Euro Series events in 2017. A new logo has been unveiled for the 2018, playing up the series’ alignment with the 70-plus year heritage of authentic American NASCAR®competition.

“The EuroNASCAR’ aggressive, door-to-door style of racing has become extremely popular among motorsports enthusiasts across Europe,” said Paul Tersi, brand manager, chassis, Federal-Mogul Motorparts EMEA. “This innovative sponsorship builds on the Moog brand’s 52 years of leadership in NASCAR® competition and nearly 100-year heritage of developing high-quality products. Every on-track maneuver fans will see in NASCAR Whelen Euro Series competition this season will rely in part on precision-engineered Moog components.”

The 2018 season will mark a number of growth milestones for the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series, with at least five new teams and several high-profile drivers joining the competition. In December, noted American NASCAR Cup team GoFas Racing or endurance team Pegasus Racing, while Solaris Racing recently announced that popular driver Francesco Sini and the #12 Chevrolet will compete in the ELITE division. In addition, well-known Belgian world champion bicycle racer Tom Boonen will make the transition to four-wheel competition this year, and the series has attracted other high-profile competitors to its pre-season driver test days.

To learn more about Moog products, from wheel-end bearings to tie rods, track control arms and more, visit Moogparts.eu.