The late-model NASCAR-qualifying Asian V8 Championship Series will be held in the country and the Philippine Formula Autosport Foundation, Inc. (PFAFI) signed a memorandum of agreement with NASCAR representatives to become its exclusive regional partner in mounting the first-ever Asian V8 Championship Series, a set of races to determine top Filipino and Asian drivers who will participate in NASCAR-sanctioned United States and European events.
The pact was sealed and the Asian V8 Championship Series was officially presented last night (Feb. 27) at The Atrium in Resorts World Manila and headlined by PFAFI founder and president Tom Pastor, Ed Cox of Orion Motorsport representing US NASCAR East Coast and Alain Veyssiere of Scorpio Motorsport representing US NASCAR West Coast and Euro NASCAR.
Renowned stock car drivers Enzo Pastor from the Philippines, Christian Jones and Callum Whatmoore from Australia, and Joe Merzei from Macau, all stood up to represent Asian V8 Championship Series which will be held in the 2.8-kilometer Clark International Speedway in Mabalacat, Pampanga starting on April 5 and 6; May 3 and 4 at the 3.4-kilometer Batangas Racing Circuit in Rosario, Batangas; and July 5 and 6 back at Clark International Speedway. Official tests and celebrity test runs happens tomorrow (March 1) at the Batangas Racing Circuit.
Winners of the Asian V8 Championship Series Open and Pro categories will be qualified to race in the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series in Europe and K&N Pro NASCAR Series in the US, respectively.
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