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Santiago Canizares to Race in EURONASCAR at Valencia

NWES • April 24, 2015

Spanish sports legend to drive in Saturday’s ELITE 2 opening round

Valencia, Spain - April 24th, 2015 - World famous retired Spanish goalkeeper Santiago Cañizares had his first taste of the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series this weekend at the Circuit de la Comunitad Valenciana Ricardo Tormo, in the contest of the EuroNASCAR season opener. The 45-year-old Madrid-native took the wheel of the #4 Efficaciter S.L Team Racing Ford Mustang during Free Practice and immediately appreciated the car’s behaviour.

"Santi" will take part in the first ELITE 2 race of the Spanish weekend on Saturday, starting at 5:20 PM CET. "The car is really nice and fun to drive," said the former goalkeeper of the Valencia Club de Fðtbol and the Spanish "La Roja" National Team. "With the rear wheel drive and a lot of power under your right foot, you have to be smooth on the throttle and it’s definitely a great feeling. I look forward to a great race tomorrow"

With his 397 games for the Valencia team between 1998 and 2008, Cañizares is a sports legend in Spain and especially in the city hosting the 2015 EuroNASCAR’s first event, but is also a passionate rally driver.

On Sunday it will be Moises Soriano to take the wheel of the #4 Ford Mustang. The 20-year-old Valencia-native talent, coming from karting and Formula 3, will make his NASCAR debut in his home race at 10:30 AM CET.