Tours Speedway adds a second banking
Two years after hosting the first-ever Nascar race on an European oval track and one year after hosting the debut of the freshly-branded Nascar Whelen Euro Series, Tours Speedway is ready to write history once again, thanks to the addition of a second 9-degree banking in turn 1 and 2.
Construction of the two new permanent banked corners on the north-west end of the track is almost finished. On July 5th and 6th the Speedway, built in downtown Tours, will host again the Daytona 500 of the European Nascar championship.
Everybody worked really hard on this track project… – said Jerome Galpin, Nascar Whelen Euro Series President-CEO – Now we have a true Nascar oval racetrack, the first ever in Europe. Tours Speedway will be the place to be on July 5th and 6th for every European race-fan to attend breathtaking races.
The new layout brings the track’s length up to almost 1/2 mile, a characteristic that pairs with the 9° (or 16%) banking of the four turns, similar to the legendary Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The four 75-lap races – Elite 1 Knauf 75 and Elite 2 Whelen 75 on Saturday, Elite 1 Michelin 75 and Elite 2 Tours Evenements 75 on Sunday – will take place in the contest of the eighth edition of the American Tours Festival, a unique three-day event entirely dedicated to the American culture and highlighted by country music and rock concerts, custom bike exhibitions, line dance shows and cowboy animation.