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Teen Mazda Adds NASA Texas as Central Region in Ladder System

Published on January 21, 2011 15:59

NASA Texas is proud to announce the TEEN MAZDA CHALLENGE will now include a Central Division series, in addition to the East & West Coast Division series for the upcoming 2011 season.

NASA Introduces the Mid South Region

Published on January 05, 2011 13:08

The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to announce the introduction of the new Mid South Region.


Increased exposure and prize money for 2011 Nitto Tires United States Touring Car Championship

Published on December 21, 2010 12:18

The Nitto Tires United States Touring Car Championship (USTCC) has announced several improvements for the 2011 racing calendar.  The changes revolve around new support from an old friend, Jerry Kunzman...


HPD Honda Challenge National Championship Race to Air on Versus

Published on November 18, 2010 20:32

RICHMOND, CA -The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to announce that the Honda Challenge race presented by Honda Performance Development from the 2010 NASA Championships will be telecast on the Versus network November 23, 2010 at 5:30 p.m. EST.


NASA National Champion wins Mazda Shootout

Published on November 15, 2010 14:19

RICHMOND, CA -The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to announce that Scott Shelton has won the 2010 Mazda Shootout. Shelton beat out four other NASA National Champions to secure a nearly paid season of racing in the Playboy MX-5 Cup for 2011.



Spec Miata National Championship Race to Air on Versus

Published on November 12, 2010 09:43

RICHMOND, CA - The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to announce that the Spec Miata race presented by Mothers® Polishes●Waxes●Cleaners from the 2010 NASA Championships will be telecast on the Versus Network November 16, 2010 at 5:30 p.m. EST.


NASA to Expand Events in the Southern Central States

Published on November 04, 2010 12:06

The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to announce the planned growth of the Texas Region.



NASA Sanctions 2011 Event: Tire Rack One Lap of America

Published on October 11, 2010 06:21


The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is excited to announce that it will sanction the hallowed Tire Rack One Lap of America event in 2011. NASA will provide insurance and sanction for this storied event that challenges drivers to compete at multiple venues while traveling across the country.

NASA Championships return to Mid Ohio Sports Car Course

Published on October 05, 2010 12:30


The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to announce that the NASA Championship event will return to the world famous Mid Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio in 2011.


Featured Entry: NASA Selects National Spec Miata Director

Published on October 01, 2010 10:34

The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to announce the selection of John Mueller as the National Class Director for the Spec Miata series.  

Official NASA Championship Results

Published on September 21, 2010 12:48

The official results are in! The championship results, organized by group, can be viewed by clicking the links below:

Group A Results (FFR,CMC, CMC2): Click Here 

Group B Results (AI, AIX, STR1/2): Click Here 

Group C Results (Honda Challenge): Click Here 

Group D Results (PTA,ST,SU,ASC): Click Here 

Group E Results (944 Spec,Spec E30,Spec 3): Click Here 

Group F Results (Spec Miata): Click Here 

Group G Results (TT A-F): Click Here 

Group H Results (GTS1-5,BSR): Click Here 

Group I Results (TT R, S, U): Click Here 

Group J Results (PTB-F, Legends): Click Here 

Group K Results (Formula Mazda): Click Here



You can view the results based on events via MyLaps.

2010 NASA National Championship Recap

Published on September 19, 2010 19:42

The 2010 National Auto Sport Association (NASA) National Championships presented by Toyo Tires was held September 16-19, 2010, at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah.  This was the fifth annual National Championships hosted by NASA and the second year the event was ran at Miller Motorsports Park’s three mile road course.  Over 350 competitors descended upon Utah for their chance to earn the prestigious title of NASA National Champion. 

 

Competing drivers also had the opportunity to share over 1.1 million dollars in contingency money and prizes during the event from sponsors including Toyo Tires, Hawk Brakes, MazdaSpeed Motorsports, Honda Performance Development and Mothers Polishes.  After two days of qualifying and two more days of outstanding racing action on the outer road course of Miller Motorsports Park 37 2010 NASA National Champions were crowned.

 

Factory Five Challenge                Scott McKay

Camaro Mustang Challenge          Eric Sjoblom

Camaro Mustang Challenge 2       Jeremiah Kellam

American Iron                               Dean Martin

American Iron Extreme                 Chris Griswold

Super Touring-R 1                        Mark Alger

Super Touring-R 2                        Kyle Kelley

Honda Challenge 1                       Graham Downey

Honda Challenge 2                       Jonathan Meris

944 Spec                                      David Dirks

Spec E30                                      Frans Hansen

Spec Miata                                   Dan McKeever

Legends                                        Justin Irwin

Performance Touring A                 Jeffrey Diffenderfer

Performance Touring B                 Brian Shanfeld

Performance Touring C                 Scott Shelton

Performance Touring D                 Marc Hoover

Performance Touring E                 Tyler Vance

Performance Touring F                 David Golik

Super Touring 1                            George Smith

Super Touring 2                            Ron Farmer

Super Unlimited                             Kyle Kelly

German Touring Series 1              Charles Buzzetti

German Touring Series 2              Vali Predescu

German Touring Series 3              Jay Matus

German Touring Series 4              Alexandra Sabados

German Touring Series 5              Chad Nelson

Pro Formula Mazda                       Patrick O’Neill

Formula Mazda                              Alan McCallum

Time Trial A                                   Rory Alsberg

Time Trial B                                   Matt McIntyre

Time Trial D                                   Fulton Haight

Time Trial E                                   RJ Racing (Gibson)

Time Trial F                                   David Golik

Time Trial R                                   Jon Stokes

Time Trial S                                   Team Howard Racing

Time Trial U                                   Michael Edmondson

 

 


NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS (Saturday Group K)

Published on September 19, 2010 19:20

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Miller Motorsports Park, Tooele, UT

National Auto Sport Association (NASA) 2010 National Championships presented by Toyo Tires.

 

Sponsored by: Toyo Tires, Hawk Brakes, Mothers Polishes, OG Racing, Sampson Racing Communications, MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development, Honda Performance Development

 

Group F National Championship Race, 12:55 p.m. (45 minute race)

Pro Formula Mazda

Formula Mazda

 

Pro Formula Mazda

 

Five drivers lined up for the NASA Pro Formula Mazda National Championship race at Miller Motorsports Park.  A lot was on the line in this race as the winner would eligible for the MAZDASPEED Club Racing Shootout.  The sleek looking and quick Pro Formula Mazdas had a clean start heading down the long straight at Miller Motorsports Park into turn one.  Number 64 Patrick O’Neill pulled away from the group and ended up crossing the finish line alone, ten seconds ahead of the next competitor.  This earned O’Neill the title of 2010 NASA Pro Formula Mazda National Champion.  Bodee Gray in his number 26 Formula Mazda set the fastest lap during the race but it wasn’t enough and he ended up finishing second.  Stan Kohls driving the number 8 Formula Mazda rounded out the podium in third.

 

Formula Mazda

 

In Formula Mazda at the 2010 NASA National Championship race at Miller Motorsports Park it was Alan McCallum in his number 19 Mazda that stood atop the podium as the champion.  In second place was Neil Alberico.  Finishing third was Cameron Parsons.


NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS (Sunday Group B)

Published on September 19, 2010 19:00

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Miller Motorsports Park, Tooele, UT

National Auto Sport Association (NASA) 2010 National Championships presented by Toyo Tires.

 

Sponsored by: Toyo Tires, Hawk Brakes, Mothers Polishes, OG Racing, Sampson Racing Communications, MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development, Honda Performance Development

 

Group B National Championship Race, 2:20 p.m. (45 minute race)

American Iron (AI)

American Iron Extreme (AIX)

Super Touring-R 1

Super Touring-R 2

 

American Iron (AI)

 

The American Iron National Championship race for 2010 was a close battle with most of the field running nearly identical lap times in the 2 minutes 10 seconds range.  Dean Martin, in his RehagenRacingProducts.com sponsored Ford Mustang, came out of nowhere (he didn’t podium in either qualifying races) and fought his way to the front.  When the double checkered flags few Dean Martin became the 2010 NASA American Iron National Champion.  Second place went to David Royce and third place went to Ross Murray, both in Ford Mustangs making AI a pony car sweep.

 

American Iron Extreme (AIX)

 

The National Championship race for American Iron Extreme originally only had two contenders.  Then on Sunday a contingent of Camaro Mustang Challenge guys decided to jump into the fray and have their own little race in the back of the pack to try and grab the final podium spot.  But in the front of the race was Chris Griswold in his Ford Mustang obliterating the field by over fourteen seconds per lap.  Chris drove flag to flag to become the 2010 NASA American Iron Extreme National Champion.  In second place was Jim Pantas in another Ford Mustang.  Moving his way through the field to find a spot the AIX podium in third place was James Ray.

 

Super Touring-R 1 (ST-R 1)

 

In the Super Touring-R 1 National Championship race it was a battle between Mark Alger in his Dodge Viper and Troy Lindstrom in his Super Truck.  Alger, sponsored by NAPA Auto Parts, pulled away early and ended up winning the race making it a clean sweep for him in ST-R 1 (he also won both qualifying races).  Algers efforts earned him the title of the 2010 NASA ST-R 1 National Champion.  Lindstrom fought hard all race long to make sure his Lynam Industries and Jagermeister sponsored number 66 Super Truck finished second.  In third place was Evan Gardner sponsored by Mobius Motor Sports.

 

Super Touring-R 2 (ST-R 2)

 

Prior to the Super Touring-R 2 Championship race, Josh Carroll was favored to win after winning both qualifying races on Thursday and Friday.  But it was Kyle Kelly in his Chevrolet Corvette, sponsored by Upracing.com and Apex, who became the STR-2 2010 NASA National Champion.  Another Corvette, driven by J.R. Smith sponsored by Pfadt Racing and API Speed Shop, finished second.  And the final podium spot went to pole sitter and fast lap of the race holder Josh Carroll in his Mazda RX-7.

 


NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS (Sunday Group J)

Published on September 19, 2010 16:27

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Miller Motorsports Park, Tooele, UT

National Auto Sport Association (NASA) 2010 National Championships presented by Toyo Tires.

 

Sponsored by: Toyo Tires, Hawk Brakes, Mothers Polishes, OG Racing, Sampson Racing Communications, MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development, Honda Performance Development

 

Group J National Championship Race, 1:20 p.m. (45 minute race)

Legends

Performance Touring B

Performance Touring C

Performance Touring D

Performance Touring E

Performance Touring F

 

Legends

 

Justin Irwin, sponsored by Frank’s Supply, walked away with the title of 2010 NASA Legends National Champion.  He pulled away to an early lead and was never tested.  In second place was James Span and in third was Bobby Christensen sponsored by Vision Source.

 

Performance Touring B

 

Brian Shanfeld driving his number 35 Acura TL, sponsored by Honda Performance Development got off to a great start during the 2010 NASA PTB National Championship race.  Shanfeld did his best to keep the Acura out in front of Ricky Johnson in his Mini Cooper S.  Johnson spun in the Attitudes corners but it wasn’t enough of an off to keep him from the podium.  At the end of the forty-five minute race the PTB national championship title went to Brian Shanfeld.  Johnson, sponsored by gobooboogo.com finished in second and Karl Chicca in his Life’s Good Racing Number 33x Chevrolet Camaro sponsored by Hawk Performance and AIP Electronics came in third.

 

Performance Touring C

 

Mazda put the pressure on in the National Championship race for Performance Touring C.  Two Mothers sponsored RX-8s were out front with Scott Shelton winning the racing and becoming the national champion and Dennis Holloway in the other RX-8 finishing second.  Third place went to Donna Gilio in her blue Acura Integra sponsored by Hankook Tires and AIM Tires.

 

Performance Touring D

 

The National Champion for Performance Touring D became Marc Hoover.  Patrick Smith finished second and Chuck Koos finished third.

 

Performance Touring E

 

Tyler Vance, who turned 16 just a few days before the NASA National Championships, won Performance Touring E in his TMG, Rush Motorsport, Sparco Sponsored Mazda Miata.  Chasing Vance was Kyle Jones who finished second.  Miata expert David Vodden rounded out the podium for PTE in third.

 

Performance Touring F

 

David Golik driving a Mazda RX-7 sponsored by MazdaSpeed, Hoosier Tires and Konig won the PTF National Championship. 

 

 


NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS (Sunday Group H)

Published on September 19, 2010 14:14

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Miller Motorsports Park, Tooele, UT

National Auto Sport Association (NASA) 2010 National Championships presented by Toyo Tires.

 

Sponsored by: Toyo Tires, Hawk Brakes, Mothers Polishes, OG Racing, Sampson Racing Communications, MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development, Honda Performance Development

 

Group H National Championship Race, 11:20 a.m. (45 minute race)

GTS1

GTS2

GTS3

GTS4

GTS5

 

GTS1

 

With three competitors in GTS1, each one of them was sure to stand on the podium, however only one of them could become the National Champion.  That honor went to Charles Buzzetti in his Porsche 924s sponsored by John Milledge Engineering.  After a long race Buzzeti became the 2010 NASA GTS1 National Champion.  Second place went to Christopher Allen sponsored by TRE Motorsports and Stokes Tires.  Third place went to Scott Bove driving his number 124 Porsche 944 sponsored by Autobahn Premier Service.

 

GTS2

 

Vali Predescu, sponsored by Euromastercars dominated GTS2 all weekend by sweeping the national championships earning victories in both qualifying races and the national championship race in his Porsche Boxter.  Brad Waite, sponsored by Steinel’s Autowerks, gave it his best shot but had to settle for second place in his Porsche 944 S2.  Third went to Ian Cole, who moved through the field and nabbed the final podium spot in his Volkswagen GTI sponsored by Autobahn Premier Services.

 

GTS3

 

Probably one of the most dominate class winners of the 2010 NASA National Championships was Jay Matus.  Matus crushed the competition in both qualifying races, then during the national championship race he ran away from his class by three seconds per lap to become the 2010 NASA GTS3 National Champion in his Porsche 996 sponsored by Viking Extreme Motorsports.  Second place went to Gregory Dalgam driving the number 631 BMW M3 sponsored by Ultimate Auto Works.  Third went to hard charger Doug Grande sponsored by One Grande Racing.

 

GTS4

 

Jeff Amos won both qualifying races and started on the pole for the 2010 NASA GTS4 National Championship race.  However, it was the girl in the group who came from behind to win the GTS4 championship race.  Alexandra Sabados driving a vintage 1974 Porsche 911 RSR, sponsored by Frenetic Racing crossed the line first becoming the 2010 NASA GTS4 National Champion.  Second place went to Rick Barrett sponsored by Barrettheritage.com in his Porsche 911.  The final podium spot went to Amos.

 

GTS5

 

The qualifying races for GTS5 were all over the place making this championship race a possible win for any of the competitors.  Robert Prilika came out strong at the beginning of the race but then spun at Wind Up corner.  This opened the door for Chad Nelson, sponsored by Ravenswave Recordings, to run away in his Porsche.  When the checkered flags dropped it was Chad Nelson who became the 2010 NASA GTS5 National Champion.  Second place went to Gilbert Galle in his Porsche 911 GT3.  The final podium spot went to David Leyvas, in his number 10 Porsche 997, sponsored by Diversified.

 

 


NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS (Sunday Group D)

Published on September 19, 2010 13:33

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Miller Motorsports Park, Tooele, UT

National Auto Sport Association (NASA) 2010 National Championships presented by Toyo Tires.

 

Sponsored by: Toyo Tires, Hawk Brakes, Mothers Polishes, OG Racing, Sampson Racing Communications, MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development, Honda Performance Development

 

Group D National Championship Race, 10:05 a.m. (45 minute race)

Performance Touring A (PTA)

Super Touring 1 (ST 1)

Super Touring 2 (ST 2)

Super Unlimited (SU)

 

Performance Touring A (PTA)

 

With three competitors running in the Performance Touring A National Championship race, each one was guaranteed a podium spot.  Where they stood on that podium was still to be determined.  After forty five minutes of racing action it was Jeffrey Diffenderfer, in his Fireball Racing Mazda that earned the title of 2010 PTA National Champion.  David Leyvas finished second in his Porsche sponsored by Diversified and Matthew Seech, sponsored by Climatec, finished third driving his BMW. 

 

Super Touring 1 (ST 1)

 

The National Championship race for Super Touring 1 was looking like it may be easily owned by Aaron Pfadt, who had the pole after wining both qualifying races in his Pfadt Race Engineering Chevrolet Corvette.  But during the race a mechanical issue arose allowing Corvette driver George Smith, sponsored by Smith Marketing Services, to capitalize.  When the checked flag dropped it was Smith as the 2010 NASA Super Touring 1 National Champion.  Mark Alger, sponsored by NAPA Auto Parts, put his Dodge Viper in the second spot.  Third place went to Michael Edmondson, in a Chevrolet Corvette, sponsored by Tachitup Motorsports.

 

Super Touring 2 (ST 2)

 

Similar to the issues in Super Touring 1, the pole sitter and winner of both qualifying races, John Gordon, was looking good to win ST 2 but ended up with his own mechanical issue in his Porsche 996 during the championship race.  This left the door wide open and Ron Farmer, in his Chevrolet Corvette Z06, sponsored by US LED Racing, was the one to take advantage and become the 2010 NASA Super Touring 2 National Champion.  Team Howard Racing in a Mazda RX-7, sponsored by the Rotary Shack, picked up the second spot and Jon Van Canegham, sponsored by 7s Only Racing, in his Mazda GT finished on the final podium spot.

 

Super Unlimited (SU)

 

Pete Johns in his Chevrolet Monte Carlo took off and picked up an enormous lead at the beginning of the Super Unlimited 2010 National Championship race.  But his lead would not hold when he had a mechanical failure early in the race.  This gave Kyle Kelly, sponsored by UpRacing.com and Apex, a chance to win.  But in order to do it he had to hold off Jon Stokes in his Norma M20 F, sponsored by Stokes Tire Pros, who had won one of the qualifying races.  In the end it was Kelly who became the 2010 NASA Super Unlimited National Champion.  Stokes had to settle for second place and third place went to Donald Uhlir in a Pontiac sponsored by GAT Racing.

 

 

 


NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS (Saturday Group F)

Published on September 19, 2010 10:01

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Miller Motorsports Park, Tooele, UT

National Auto Sport Association (NASA) 2010 National Championships presented by Toyo Tires.

 

Sponsored by: Toyo Tires, Hawk Brakes, Mothers Polishes, OG Racing, Sampson Racing Communications, MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development, Honda Performance Development

 

Group F National Championship Race, 4:10 p.m. (45 minute race)

Spec Miata

 

Spec Miata

 

Spec Miata was the largest field, with 41 competitors in evenly matched MX-5 Mazda Miatas, at the 2010 NASA National Championships presented by Toyo Tires and MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development.  Drivers who win a National Championship in Spec Miata are eligible for the MAZDASPEED Club Racing Shootout which can earn them a ride in the Playboy MX-5 cup pro series.  Additionally there was over $8,000 in cash available to the winner between Mazda and Toyo tires.  This gave every Mazda driver plenty of incentive to run hard.  The field was filled with heavy hitters in the Spec Miata world including Randy Evans (Spec Miata Champ), Dean Thomas (who just won the Ford Racing Mustang Driver Shootout at Miller Motorsports Park a few weeks prior to the NASA Nationals at Miller) and newly 16 year old (by just a few days) Tyler Vance.  In the qualifying races for the grid positions for the Spec Miata National Championship race Dan McKeever lost an engine so he had to start in the 26th position.  Sammy Valafar started on the pole.

 

When the green flag dropped Sammy Valafar ran away with the race, but a National Championship was not to be.  Due to some impound issues with the struts on Valafar’s Mazda he was disqualified after the race.  At the start, Dean Thomas, on the front row, was alone in the airflow, allowing a train of Miatas to his left to bump draft passed him.  Sixteen year old Tyler Vance was in the hunt for the first third of the race but then fell back to finish tenth.  The success story in Spec Miata was Dan McKeever in his black and orange number 10 Mazda Miata sponsored by Falcon Graphics and Reynolds Racing.  McKeever moved up though the tight field from 26th position all the way to the front to win the 2010 NASA Spec Miata National Championship.  In second place was Darin Polsley in his blue and silver number 51 Miata sponsored by Evil Genius Racing.  The final podium spot went to Tyler Dahl sponsored by Race Engineering and MiataCage.com.

 


NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS (Saturday Group E)

Published on September 19, 2010 09:18

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Miller Motorsports Park, Tooele, UT

National Auto Sport Association (NASA) 2010 National Championships presented by Toyo Tires.

 

Sponsored by: Toyo Tires, Hawk Brakes, Mothers Polishes, OG Racing, Sampson Racing Communications, Mazda, Honda Performance Development

 

Group E National Championship Race, 12:55 p.m. (45 minute race)

944 Spec

Spec E30

 

944 Spec

 

One of the largest fields at the 2010 NASA National Championships presented by Toyo tires was 944 Spec with 28 Porsches rolling toward the start/finish line waiting for the green flag to drop.  Into corner 1 out in front was David Dirks in his red number 76 Porsche 944 sponsored by 944 Motorwerks.  Dirks pulled away and never looked back.  But behind him was Tyler Palmer in his lime green Porsche in an epic battle with Todd Bellwood, Charles Buzzetti and Scott Bove.  Palmer eventually pulled away and left the rest of the mob of 944s to battle it out for third place.  As the race continued on Palmer began to reel Dirks in.  On the last lap, final corner, Palmer went for an inside pass on Dirks to go for the win but couldn’t get it done.  David Dirks became the 2010 944 Spec National Champion with Tyler Palmer finishing second.  Buzzetti, sponsored by John Milledge Engineering, finished third.

 

Spec E30

 

Eleven closely matched BMWs lined up for a standing start for the Spec E30 class race at the 2010 NASA National Championships presented by Toyo Tires at Miller Motorsports Park.  Previous National Champion, Chris Cobetto, sat on the front row with Frans Hansen to his left.  When the green flag dropped Hansen got the jump on Cobetto by a mere fraction of a second but Cobetto didn’t give up and they headed into turn one side by side.  The black number 69 BMW of Hansen, sponsored by Cruisweb.com, pulled out and began to put some space in between his lead and a tight pack of E30s battling for second place.  In that battle was Gary Rieger in his number 291 BMW, sponsored by Berkeley Motor Works, and Chris Cobetto, sponsored by Delta V Motorsports.  Because of the spec nature of this class the racing was tight for entire race and the drivers in Spec E30 from second place to seventh mixed it up and had a chance to finish on the podium.  But in the end it was Hanson who became the 2010 Spec E30 National Champion.  Rieger finished second and Cobetto third.

 

 


NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS (Saturday Group C)

Published on September 18, 2010 20:28

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Miller Motorsports Park, Tooele, UT

National Auto Sport Association (NASA) 2010 National Championships presented by Toyo Tires.

 

Sponsored by: Toyo Tires, Hawk Brakes, Mothers Polishes, OG Racing, Sampson Racing Communications, Mazda, Honda Performance Development

 

Group C National Championship Race, 1:40 p.m. (45 minute race)

Honda Challenge 1 (H1)

Honda Challenge 2 (H2)

 

Honda Challenge 1 (H1)

 

The 2010 NASA National Championship Honda Challenge 1 race sponsored by Honda Performance Development (HPD) ended with Graham Downey earning his third Honda Challenge National Championship in a row driving his Honda Civic sponsored by Redstone Racing, Honda Performance Development, Toyo Tires, Carbotech Brakes and BlackTrax.  Graham led flag to flag, including the restart after a yellow flag session in the middle of the race.  Graham said he won all three national championships with the same Honda Civic.  Brandon Kraus finished second in the race in his black Honda Prelude.  Brian Shanefeld in his 4-door Acura TL finished third.

 

Honda Challenge 2 (H2)

 

Honda Challenge 2 National Championship race earned Jonathan Meris, sponsored by Midnight Peformance the right to call himself a National Champion.  Donna Gilio driving her blue Acura Integra sponsored by AIM Tires came in second and Gregory Neuwirth finished third.

 

 

 


NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS (Saturday Group A)

Published on September 18, 2010 15:04

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Miller Motorsports Park, Tooele, UT

National Auto Sport Association (NASA) 2010 National Championships presented by Toyo Tires.

 

Sponsored by: Toyo Tires, Hawk Brakes, Mothers Polishes, OG Racing, Sampson Racing Communications, Mazda, Honda Performance Development

 

Group A National Championship Race, 10:45 p.m. (45 minute race)

Factory Five Challenge

Camaro Mustang Challenge (CMC)

Camaro Mustang Challenge 2 (CMC 2)

 

Factory Five Challenge

 

The 2010 NASA National Championship Factory Five Challenge race held at Miller Motorsports Park was filled with a field of twelve beautiful high horsepower Factory Five Racing cars running on Toyo RA-1 tires.  The rolling start race began with TC McNett, sponsored by Just Cruzin and Alarmco, leading the mob of loud Cobras into turn 1 also known as Sunset Bend.  A few laps later it was Scott McKay, sponsored by McKay Law Firm, in his orange and blue number 64 Factory Five Cobra moving up through the field and grabbing the lead spot.  In the early portions of the race Paul Kaiser was putting the pressure on McKay, then Kaiser fell back with some mechanical issues.  John George, sponsored Factory Five Racing and Tinboats.net, drove his flat black Cobra (with the headlights on) and stayed patient during the race, slowly making his way toward the front of the pack.  TC McNett held onto second for a large portion of the race until George got by him.  McNett ran hard to try to get that second position back (set the race’s fastest lap at 2:13.013) but ended up spinning, risking a podium finish.  McNett was able to get back on track and stay ahead of the fourth place car to the finish.  At the line under the double checkered flags was Scott McKay becoming the 2010 NASA Factory Five Challenge National Champion.  John George earned the second place position and on the final podium spot was TC McNett.

 

Camaro Mustang Challenge (CMC)

 

The Camaro Mustang Challenge 2010 National Championship race had an outstanding last lap battle and pass for the win with David Balingit in his Ford Mustang getting past Rob Liebbe in his Chevrolet Camaro.  But all of that hard racing was for not, as both cars were disqualified in impound.  That made Eric Sjoblom in his number 65 Ford Mustang the 2010 NASA Camaro Mustang Challenge National Champion.  Sjoblom ran a smart conservative race and stayed out of trouble which gave him the win.  In second place was Don Lariviere in a Ford Mustang and in third place was Team Incidental Contact also in a Ford Mustang making the CMC national championship finish a Mustang podium sweep.

 

Camaro Mustang Challenge 2 (CMC 2)

 

The Camaro Mustang Challenge 2 NASA National Championship race also found itself in the throws of impound drama as the first place number 33 Chevrolet Camaro turned out to be too low.  This allowed for Jeremiah Kellam, who drove door to door with the Camaro on the last lap, to become the 2010 CMC2 National Champion in his Ford Mustang.  Kellam was sponsored by Bright Futures Foundation.  Nick Steel started on the pole and had the lead early in the race but ended up going two wheels off in Tooele corner, giving up his lead and moving back in the pack.  Steel kept his calm and kept his pace earning him a second place finish for his Unbalanced Engineering Chevrolet Camaro.  The final podium spot went to James Ray in his Ford Mustang sponsored by Diamond Warranty Corp. and Steeda.

 

 

 


NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS (Friday Group J)

Published on September 18, 2010 13:17

Friday, September 17, 2010

Miller Motorsports Park, Tooele, UT

National Auto Sport Association (NASA) 2010 National Championships presented by Toyo Tires.

 

Sponsored by: Toyo Tires, Hawk Brakes, Mothers Polishes, OG Racing, Sampson Racing Communications, Mazda, Honda Performance Development

 

Group J Qualifying Race 2, 5:45 p.m. (25 minute race)

Legends

Performance Touring B

Performance Touring C

Performance Touring D

Performance Touring E

Performance Touring F

 

Legends

 

Justin Irwin, who finished second in Thursday’s qualifying race, moved up and won Friday’s qualifying race in the Legends class.  Justin Irwin, who set the fast lap of 2:16.144, was sponsored by Frank’s Supply.  In second place was Bobby Pugh (who won Thursdays qualifier) sponsored by Stillwater Suzuki.  Cody Poage finished third (where he finished the day prior as well) in his Elite Motorsports sponsored Legends car.

 

Performance Touring B

 

Ricky Johnson, sponsored by goboogoogo.com, pulled off the win in his Mini Cooper S during the second qualifying race.  In second place was Karl Chicca in his Life’s Good Racing Number 33x Chevrolet Camaro sponsored by Hawk Performance and AIP Electronics.  Third place went to James Ray in his Ford Mustang sponsored by Diamond Warranty Corp. and Steeda.  Ray finished third in both qualifying races earning him a front row spot for the championship race grid.

 

Performance Touring C

 

The Performance Touring C second qualifying race was a mix up from the previous qualifying race.  Donna Gilio put her Acura Integra across the line first (she was third previously).  She is sponsored by Hankook Tires and AIM Tires.  Scott Shelton finished second in an RX-8 sponsored by Mothers, Hoosier Tires and Mazda Speed.  In third was Dennis Holloway, also in an RX-8 sponsored by Mothers, Hoosier Tires and MazdaSpeed.

 

Performance Touring D

 

Marc Hoover driving his HooverSpeed, NRA, Hoosier Tire sponsored Mazda Miata won his second qualifying race at the NASA 2010 National Championships earning him a pole position start for the championship race.  Patrick Smith, sponsored by Voodie Racing, Hoosier Tires and Hawk Brakes finished second (for the second time) in PTD qualifying races, and he will start on the front row for the championship race.  Derrick Malcolm, sponsored by Enterprise Automation finished third.

 

Performance Touring E

 

Kyle Jones, sponsored by BVTAmerican.com, won his second qualifying race earning him the pole position for the PTE national championship race.  In second place was 15 year old Tyler Vance sponsored by TMG, Rush Motorsport and Sparco in his Mazda Miata.  In third place was another Mazda Miata driven by Randy Evans.

 

Performance Touring F

 

Again running alone in PTF, and thus winning his second qualifying race, was David Golik driving a Mazda RX-7 sponsored by MazdaSpeed, Hoosier Tires and Konig.

 

The two separate qualifying races (one Thursday and one Friday) determine grid positions for NASA National Championship races Saturday and Sunday September 18-19, 2010, at Miller Motorsports Park.

 

 


NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS (Friday Group H)

Published on September 18, 2010 12:20

Friday, September 17, 2010

Miller Motorsports Park, Tooele, UT

National Auto Sport Association (NASA) 2010 National Championships presented by Toyo Tires.

 

Sponsored by: Toyo Tires, Hawk Brakes, Mothers Polishes, OG Racing, Sampson Racing Communications, Mazda, Honda Performance Development

 

Group H Qualifying Race 2, 5:00 p.m. (25 minute race)

GTS1

GTS2

GTS3

GTS4

GTS5

 

GTS1

 

Scott Bove picked up the pace (after finishing second in the first qualifying race) and set the fast lap during the second qualifying race (2:19.521) and won, securing a pole position for the GTS1 championship race.  Scott’s Porsche 944 was sponsored by Autobahn Premier Service.  Team B&W Racing came in second place.  Bennett McMicking finished third.

 

GTS2

 

Vali Predescu, sponsored by Euromastercars, seems unstoppable in GTS2 winning both qualifying races and setting the fastest lap by three full seconds.  Fighting for the next available podium position was Robert Maples who finished second in both races.  Brad Waite, sponsored by Steinel’s Autowerks, grabbed the third finishing position during the GTS2 second qualifying race.

 

GTS3

 

Jay Matus, in his Porsche 996 sponsored by Viking Extreme Motorsports, stayed way ahead of the competition (three seconds a lap) and won the second qualifying race in GTS3 (he also won the first race).  In second place was Dan Goodman in his BMW M3 sponsored by BimmerHaus and Hoosier Tires.  The third place finisher was Gregory Dalgarn in his BMW M3 sponsored by Ultimate Auto Works.  This finishing order was a mirror of qualifying race 1 and this will set up the grid for the championship race.

 

GTS4

 

Jeff Amos won the second qualifying race in GTS4 (he also won the first qualifying race on Thursday).  Amos will start on the pole for the national championship race in his T-Mobile, Hoosier Tire, Hawk Brakes, and Forgeline sponsored Porsche GT3.  Finishing in the second spot was Rick Barrett sponsored by BarrettHeritage.com.  The third and final spot went to the lady in the class, Aledandra Sabados, in her old school 1974 Porsche 911 RSR sponsored by Frenetic Racing.

 

GTS5

 

Robert Prilika set down the fastest lap with a 2:00.437 and won the second qualifying race in GTS5.  Robert was sponsored by Powers Electric and Cor/Shield.  In second place was Chad Nelson sponsored by Ravenswave Recordings and third place went to David Leyvas sponsored by Diversified in his Porsche 997. 

 

The two separate qualifying races (one Thursday and one Friday) determine grid positions for NASA National Championship races Saturday and Sunday September 18-19, 2010, at Miller Motorsports Park.

 

 


NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS (Friday Group F)

Published on September 18, 2010 09:06

Friday, September 17, 2010

Miller Motorsports Park, Tooele, UT

National Auto Sport Association (NASA) 2010 National Championships presented by Toyo Tires.

 

Sponsored by: Toyo Tires, Hawk Brakes, Mothers Polishes, OG Racing, Sampson Racing Communications, Mazda, Honda Performance Development

 

Group F Qualifying Race 2, 4:35 p.m. (25 minute race)

Spec Miata

 

Spec Miata

 

Sammy Valafar, sponsored by TheMessBeforeSuccess.com, won the first qualifying race in his Mazda Miata and then set the pole in morning qualifying for the second Spec Miata qualifying race.  Dean Thomas, sponsored by Evil Genius Racing, qualified second just a tenth behind Valafar (Dean finished third in the first qualifying race).  When the green flag dropped three Spec Miatas pulled away from the pack, Valafar leading, Thomas in second and Tyler Vance, sponsored by TMG, Rush Motorsport and Sparco, right behind Thomas.  Valafar held his lead but Thomas would peek his nose in at Club House Corner and Wind Up.  Every time Thomas would try a pass on Valafar, Vance would close the gap on Thomas.  On the white flag lap Thomas looked to one side of Valafar at Club House, then he switched to another side at Wind Up desperately trying to get by Valafar before the start finish line.  This back and forth gave Vance the opportunity he was looking for and he snuck by Thomas.  Valafar drove off to win his second qualifying race, earning him the pole for the championship race on Saturday.  Thomas and Vance had a drag race to the finish line with Thomas finishing the Spec Miata race in second, earning him the number two grid spot for the qualifying race.  Vance finished a close third.

 

The two separate qualifying races (one Thursday and one Friday) determine grid positions for NASA National Championship races Saturday and Sunday September 18-19, 2010, at Miller Motorsports Park.

 

 


NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS (Friday Group E)

Published on September 17, 2010 22:12

Friday, September 17, 2010

Miller Motorsports Park, Tooele, UT

National Auto Sport Association (NASA) 2010 National Championships presented by Toyo Tires.

 

Sponsored by: Toyo Tires, Hawk Brakes, Mothers Polishes, OG Racing, Sampson Racing Communications, Mazda, Honda Performance Development

 

Group E Qualifying Race 2, 3:45 p.m. (25 minute race)

944 Spec

Spec E30

 

944 Spec

 

David Dirks won the second qualifying race for Spec 944 (against 26 competitors).  Dirks, in his 944 MotorWerks Porsche, also won the first qualifying race.  But the fast lap of the race was set by second place finisher Tyler Palmer, sponsored by Black Forest Porsche with a lap of 2:19.868.  Third place went to Austin Newmark, sponsored by DHE & German Auto in his number 47x Porsche 944.

 

Spec E30

 

The second qualifying race for Spec E30 saw its National Champion and first qualifying race winner, Chris Cobetto, slip to third place.  The win went to Frans Hansen, sponsored by Cruiseweb.com, who set the race’s fastest lap with a 2:22.114, two solid seconds faster then everyone in his class.  Frans finished third in the first qualifying race, which should help him with his grid position for the National Championship race.  Gary Rieger, sponsored by Berkeley Motor Works, finished in second place.

 

The two separate qualifying races (one Thursday and one Friday) determine grid positions for NASA National Championship races Saturday and Sunday September 18-19, 2010, at Miller Motorsports Park.