November 4, 2010 12:06 PM
The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to
announce the planned growth of the Texas Region.
November 4, 2010 (Richmond, CA) -The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to announce the planned growth of the Texas Region. The region will be expanding to encompass the states of Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Louisiana. With a combined population of 35 million people, the region has the potential for events exceeding 300 entries in a weekend.
Jay and Shannon Matus, the Texas Regional Directors from inception, will be transferring roles to continue their work on the Texas Mile and additional business ventures. The Texas Mile has become a widely popular land speed event over the past seven years and they have initiated expansion efforts that will be forth coming in 2011.
Jay and Shannon and their race team, TxSpeed, will remain active VIP’s in the Texas Region as a competitor and supporting the growth of NASA in the heart and spirit that originally made them decide to launch NASA Texas: “An addictive passion for motor sports and the people involved.” Furthermore, their desire to provide “Fun, Safe, Well Organized Motorsports Festivals” where the drivers get plenty of track time and the families and friends share in memorable experiences together will continue to be the motto in the expanded region.
To accommodate additional dates and venues, Jay and Shannon are transferring their Regional Director roles and responsibilities to Dave and Revkah Balingit as NASA’s regional management for the expansion. Their current role as Regional Directors for NASA Rocky Mountain will continue and they will be balancing their time between the two regions. Dave says he is committed to working for NASA full time and is “eliminating my other business venture to primarily concentrate on effectively running the two regions and spring boarding off the existing foundation to bring NASA Texas to the forefront of motorsports in the Southern Central states.”
For questions, proposed schedule and becoming involved in the expansion of the region, please contact NASA Texas. Phone: 303-539-9363 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
An exciting schedule of events for 2011 is being planned. This schedule will continue to accommodate the Texas Region members with similar dates at their favorite tracks but will expand to accommodate the larger area and increase the popularity and availability of NASA’s signature HPDE and Time Trial programs. Expect that the schedule will be released by late-November.
NASA is proud to present the following staff members at this time. If you are interested in being part of the new team to drive growth, please contact us.
Dave Balingit - Regional Director Dave grew up in California as a race track brat and started doing events with NASA as an HPDE instructor in 1994. His roles for the NASA organization include Regional Director for NASA Rocky Mountain and Event Director for the NASA National Championships in 2009 and 2010. He has raced a variety of cars from Triumph Spitfires in the early days to campaigning a car in Camaro-Mustang-Challenge for the past four years. Like his roles at Rocky Mountain events, his tasks to insure a successful event will vary from a Race Director to Starter, a chef for Saturday night BBQ’s, a Tech Inspector or taking out the trash.
Revkah Balingit - Event Director and Chief of Driver Info Revkah has been a NASA member since 1995 when she did her first HPDE event. She has instructed for NASA and held a NASA competition license, wining her first race event in 1997 while competing in NASA’s Pacific Coast Touring Car Series. In addition to being the Co-Director of NASA Rocky Mountain and running T&S, Registration and Driver Info at their events, she has been the Chief of T&S for the National Championships from 2008 - 2010. If you need something at an event, she will be a great resource to help you get it done.
Wheel to Wheel Racing
The Texas racing program will continue to offer all of the regular NASA competition classes. Watch for growth across the board in all of your favorite classes such as SpecMiata, GTS, AI/CMC, Super Touring and Performance Touring with significant increase of car counts for 944Spec and BoxsterSpecRacer. NASA is committed to making their racing program the best in the area for fairness, quality and quantity of track time balanced with fun for a reasonable price.
NASA’s backbone of their program is their HPDE program. Not many organizations have been doing it for as long as NASA and we’ve been in the business since the late eighties. In addition to growth at all events, select HPDE/TT only events are being added to the schedule.
Additional HPDE instructors will be needed to accommodate the growth. We are looking for 30-40 dedicated individuals who are looking to give back to the sport. If you are a wheel to wheel racer, time trial competitor or a lapping enthusiast with the time and motivation to pass on your love of the sport - please consider becoming a certified NASA HPDE Instructor. We will be holding Instructor Clinics to keep our current instructors at the fore-front of coaching techniques and to provide an opportunity certify to those that want instructing to be their passion.
The NASA Time Trial program is very popular across the various regions and continued success will be seen with NASA Texas. Tracking your car is all about safety, fun and adrenaline. With the NASA TT program, adding the ability to compare your best times to your competitors for season end championship is what brings your experience to the peak of high performance driving.