The proprietor of Exotics Racing Las Vegas takes second place within the NASCAR Manufacturers Hatch 200 Elite Division Dash Race
“A second podium in three races is encouraging, but I want more,” said Thievin.
Las Vegas, Nevada (PRWEB)
May 22, 2012
Brands Hatch 200, the second official event of the inaugural season of the NASCAR Touring Series EURO-RACECAR, took place this weekend with Romain Thievin, a Las Vegas resident and co-owner / CEO of Exotics Racing, an exotic driving experience in Las Vegas, finishing second in the Sprint race of the elite division. The race took place on May 19th at the Brands Hatch Circuit outside London, England.
Thievin started the Brands Hatch 200 Sprint Elite race from pole position after finishing first in qualifying races on May 18. Thievin also finished third in the Brands Hatch 200 Elite Division Endurance Race on May 20.
“A second podium in three races is encouraging, but I want more. It’s difficult to overtake on this tour and I expected a better performance,” said Thievin.
Thievin drove the # 99 Dodge Challenger on behalf of Still Racing-Exotics Racing. The car has also been driven in two races by Exotics Racing Las Vegas co-owner / CEO and Las Vegas based David Perisset. Perisset finished twelfth in the Open Division sprint race on May 19. On May 20, Perisset finished seventh in the Open Division endurance race and finished second in the Gentleman Trophy category.
Last month, Thievin finished second in the Nogaro 200 Elite Division sprint race in Nogaro, France. The race, which was the first official event of the NASCAR Touring Series EURO-RACECAR, took place on April 7th in Nogaro, France, at Circuit Paul Armagnac. Perisset finished seventh overall in the Nagaro 200 Open Division Endurance race, fifteenth in the Open Division Sprint race, and was awarded second place in the Gentleman Trophy. Thievin and Perisset will participate in other EURO-RACECAR NASCAR Touring Series events including Spa 200 in Belgium (June 8-10) and Tours Speedway 200 (July 7th-8th) in France.
The EURO-RACECAR NASCAR Touring Series is operated under the supervision of American NASCAR representatives (National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing). EURO-RACECAR is registered as an FIA International Series. Team FJ founded the series in 2009 and runs the event. EURO-RACECAR is the third international series to fall under the NASCAR touring banner – along with the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series and NASCAR Mexico Series – and the first outside of North America.
About Exotics Racing
Exotics Racing’s 1.4-mile private circuit is approximately 20 minutes from the Las Vegas Strip and includes eleven corners and a 1,800-foot straight. The track was designed by award-winning French stunt driver and racing driver Romain Thievin and his team. Known for his work as Matt Damon’s stunt double in The Bourne Identity, for which he won a Taurus World Stunt Award, Thievin started Exotics Racing in Las Vegas in 2009. Thievin has worked on more than 150 films and is a five-time racing champion and co-host of the television program “Fast Club” which airs in France and Belgium. Thievin co-owns Exotics Racing Las Vegas with David Perisset, a former Lehman investment banker.
Exotics Racing owns over 30 exotic cars including Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Porsches as well as a McLaren MP4-12C, an Audi R8, a Mercedes SLS and an Aston Martin V8 Vantage. Exotics Racing’s private track and adjacent reception system are located in the Las Vegas Motor Speedway complex on 6925 Speedway Boulevard. Las Vegas Nevada 89115 and is visible from I-15. The route is open to the public Tuesday through Sunday and is available for group and private events, including a stunt driving experience in specially equipped mini coopers. Company events are also possible for groups of 15 to 400 guests per day.
Exotics Racing has received over 40,000 satisfied customers. Guests visit the circuit from around the world to drive today’s most exciting supercars with professional racing instructions on a real racetrack. The racing school program integrates lessons, induction laps and correct seat instructions in real time into a comprehensive, safe and exciting driving experience. Details about the racing school can be found at http://www.exoticsracing.com or by calling (702) 405-7223.
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