NASCAR Whelen Euro Series announced yesterday that the 2023 NASCAR Arctic Ice Race has been postponed due to global supply chain issues.

NASCAR Whelen Euro Series has made the tough decision to indefinitely postpone the inaugural NASCAR Arctic Ice Race due to the global supply chain issues, the series announced yesterday.

The announcement came after the series had announced the full format of the Arctic Ice Race on 3 December 2022.

“The NASCAR Whelen Euro Series announced today that amid global ongoing issues to the supply chain, the NASCAR Ice Race scheduled for March 4-5 in Rovaniemi, Finland, has been postponed indefinitely,” said the series on their official announcement.

“Supplying the cars with the equipment needed to perfectly adapt to the ice conditions proved not to be possible in the current conditions and the NWES organization opted to postpone the event.”

NASCAR Whelen Euro Series’ founder, CEO and President Jerome Galpin, who is currently in Saudi Arabia due to his participation in the 2023 Dakar Rally, has expressed his intention to stage the event in the near future.

“It is really unfortunate and we feel sorry for all the NASCAR fans eagerly waiting for this event to take place. With the current situation, it is difficult to get every component we need to prepare the cars for this kind of event,” said Jerome Galpin. 

“As we do for all the events of the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series, we want to deliver with the Ice Race the best possible experience for everyone at the track and at home, so we prefer to take the time to have optimal conditions. This event should be the highlight of a new concept and we want it to be perfect.”

Disclaimer: Unless noted on the photo, all photos used in this article are courtesy of NASCAR Whelen Euro Series / Patrick Trocelli.

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