As Mishumotors and Hockenheimring promotes the upcoming 2020 NASCAR Whelen Euro Series Finals that is scheduled to be held at Hockenheim for the first time in series history on this year’s Essen Motor Show, Geigercars owner Karl Geiger speaks to euronascar.com on the plans that he have in store for the upcoming 2020 season.
Essen Motor Show, described as the “Performance Festival of the Year” by its official website, is an annual automotive exhibition show that is held in the city of Essen in Germany. For this year’s edition – which was held on 30 November to 8 December at the Messe Essen GmbH building, Hockenheimring has struck a deal with Mishumotors to help promote the upcoming 2020 NASCAR Whelen Euro Series Finals to the visiting motorsport and automotive enthusiasts.
The promotion includes a special 2+1 package that is only available to purchase on the Essen Motor Show. As the name implies, fans can buy two tickets for the price of just one at the official Hockenheimring booth in Messe Essen’s Halle 5, stand 5C18. Visitors can spot the booth by spotting Mishumotors’ No. 70 Geigercars Chevrolet Camaro that was showcased in front of the booth.
Hockenheimring has invited several guests to help engage the promotion package to the visiting race fans and one of the guests that were invited is Karl Geiger, the owner of Geigercars. Geiger, who made his NWES debut in the then-Elite Club class at this year’s race in Hockenheim, spoke to euronascar.com on his experience with driving the NWES-specification Camaro at Hockenheim earlier this year.
“It was an awesome experience driving this powerful V8 car with a simple four gears H-pattern gearbox,” said Geiger to euronascar.com. “The brakes are like they have been built in the good old days. The car was perfectly set up for the Hockenheimring and it was just old-school racing without any electronic aids. This series is perfect for people who have gasoline pumping through their veins.”
In the article released by euronascar.com yesterday, Geiger – who is friends with Mishumotors’ owner-driver Mirco Schultis – reveals that he plans to compete in Hockenheim again for next year and his daughter Jacqueline – who also competed in the Elite Club race at Hockenheim back in September – could potentially make several starts in the series as well.
“Mirco is a good friend of mine and I will drive the car for him in Hockenheim for sure,” said Geiger. “But we will discuss other plans with him as well. My daughter wants to race in the series too and we will take a look if we can make this happen. If everything works out, she will be on the grid in the 2020 season.”
The 2020 NASCAR Whelen Euro Series season will start with the traditional season opening round at Circuit Ricardo Tormo on 25-26 April and will end with the first-ever season finale race at Hockenheim on 17-18 October. Just like this year, the 2020 season will be held in 13 races across 7 tracks in Europe and all races will be streamed live through NASCAR Whelen Euro Series’ various social media platforms.
Disclaimer: Unless noted, all photos used in this article are courtesy of NASCAR Whelen Euro Series / Geigercars.