Owner of Exotics Racing Las Vegas Places Second In NASCAR’s Brands Hatch 200 Elite Division Sprint Race

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Las Vegas residents and business partners Romain Thievin and David Perisset compete in second official European NASCAR Touring Series event

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Romain Thievin qualifies to start the Brands Hatch 200 Sprint Elite race from pole position

"A second podium in three races is encouraging, but I want even more," said Thievin.

Brands Hatch 200, the second official event of the inaugural season of 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 car driving experience in Las Vegas, placing second in the Elite Division Sprint race. The race was held on May 19 at Brands Hatch Circuit, just outside of London, England.

Thievin started the Brands Hatch 200 Sprint Elite race from pole position after placing first in the qualifying races on May 18. Thievin also placed third in the Brands Hatch 200 Elite Division Endurance race on May 20.

"A second podium in three races is encouraging, but I want even more. On this tour, it is difficult to overtake and I expected better of my performance," said Thievin.

Thievin drove Dodge Challenger #99 on behalf of Still Racing-Exotics Racing. The car was also driven by Exotics Racing Las Vegas co-owner/CEO and Las Vegas resident David Perisset in two races. Perisset placed twelfth in the Open Division Sprint race on May 19. On May 20, Perisset placed seventh in the Open Division Endurance race and placed second in the Gentleman Trophy category.

Last month, Thievin placed second in the Nogaro 200 Elite Division Sprint race in Nogaro, France. The race, which was the first official event of NASCAR Touring Series EURO-RACECAR, took place on April 7 in Nogaro, France on Circuit Paul Armagnac. Perisset placed seventh overall in the Nagaro 200 Open Division Endurance race, fifteenth in the Open Division Sprint race, and was awarded the second place Gentleman Trophy. Thievin and Perisset will compete in other EURO-RACECAR NASCAR Touring Series events, including Spa 200 in Belgium (June 8-10) and Tours Speedway 200 (July 7-8) in France.

The EURO-RACECAR NASCAR Touring Series is operated under the supervision of American NASCAR (National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing) officials. EURO-RACECAR is registered as a FIA International Series. Team FJ founded the series in 2009 and manages the event. EURO-RACECAR is the third international series to fall under the NASCAR touring banner – joining the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series and NASCAR Mexico Series – and the first outside of North America.

About Exotics Racing

Located approximately twenty minutes from the Las Vegas Strip, Exotics Racing’s private 1.4 mile track includes eleven turns and a 1,800-foot straight. The track was designed by award-winning French stunt driver and racecar 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 launched Exotics Racing in Las Vegas in 2009. Thievin has worked on more than 150 movies and is a five-time racing champion, as well as the co-host of television show “Fast Club”, which airs in France and Belgium. Thievin co-owns Exotics Racing Las Vegas with David Perisset, a former Lehman’s 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 facility is located in the Las Vegas Motor Speedway complex at 6925 Speedway Boulevard; Las Vegas Nevada 89115, and is visible from the I-15 freeway. The track 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. Corporate events are also available for groups of 15 - 400 guests per day.

Exotics Racing has hosted over 40,000 satisfied customers. Guests visit the track from around the world to drive today’s most exciting supercars with professional racing instruction on a real race track. The racing school program integrates classroom education, familiarization laps and real-time right seat instruction into one comprehensive, safe and exciting driving experience. Details for the racing school can be found on http://www.exoticsracing.com or by calling (702) 405-7223.

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