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Goodyear Tire Comes on Board with Contingency Program for 2010

Published on March 15, 2010 17:00

RICHMOND, CA - The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to announce that Goodyear Tire has introduced a new NASA contingency program for the 2010 season. The Goodyear program will be open to all race competitors at all NASA regional events and pays out one tire to the class winner. The Goodyear contingency program is valued at more than $600,000 for the 2010 season. For complete program details, please visit HERE.
 
 

New for 2010 Yokohama Tire Contingency Program

Published on March 12, 2010 18:00

RICHMOND, CA - The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to announce that it has secured a brand new contingency program for NASA racers from Yokohama tire. The program is valued at more than $4 Million in product for the 2010 season and will be administered by Southern California-based Trackside Performance. The program pays out 3 tires to the first place finisher in eligible classes and up to 4 tires per class for any open tire racing class. This generous program can enable a successful competitor to take home up to 6 tires for 2 race wins in a single weekend. Any competitor wishing to take part in the Yokohama contingency program must register before they can be eligible for a contingency award. Registration forms can be found at HERE.
For complete details on the NASA Yokohama contingency program, please visit HERE.

Hoosier Contingency Program Returns for 2010

Published on March 11, 2010 21:06

RICHMOND, CA - The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to announce that the Hoosier Racing Tire contingency program has been renewed and expanded for 2010. The Hoosier program will now pay out up to 4 tires per class in every open tire class at all NASA regional events and is valued at more than $5 Million in product. To take advantage of the program, competitors must register with Hoosier before any contingency award can be collected. Please visit HERE for complete information on the Hoosier contingency program for 2010.


Toyo Tires Remains Presenting Sponsor for NASA Championships and Continues Generous Contingency Program

Published on March 09, 2010 16:21

RICHMOND, CA - The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to announce that Toyo Tires has been named the presenting sponsor of the 2010 NASA Championships to be held at Miller Motorsports Park September 16-19, 2010. In addition to the Toyo tires contingency program which is currently available to every NASA member competing in a NASA class which specify the use of the Toyo Proxes RA1 or R888 competition DOT radial Tires, Toyo has also elected to continue their generous contingency program which allows top-finishing racers at the Championship event to walk away with up to $4,000 cash, for a class win. The contingency program worth over $200,000 in cash and "Toyo Dollars" will be open to competitors competing at the NASA Championship on the Toyo Proxes RA1 or R888 competition DOT radial Tires. Complete details on the 2010 Toyo Tires contingency program including payout structure and requirements can be found here. 2010 Toyo contingency details.



New versions of 2009 NASA Championships videos released

Published on March 05, 2010 10:21

RICHMOND, CA - The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to announce that new versions of the 2009 NASA Championship videos are now complete. These new productions of the NASA Championship video coverage feature professional commentary with Ken Stout and Clark Cambern which adds a new dimension to the previously released live race coverage. The new versions are available now at www.speedcasttv.com/nasa.


OG Racing Continues on as Official Motorsports Safety Equipment Supplier of NASA

Published on February 26, 2010 13:28

Richmond, CA - The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to announce that OG Racing, a leading safety equipment retailer based in Sterling, VA, will continue on as the Official Motorsports Safety Equipment Supplier of NASA for 2010. OG Racing was founded in 1990 with the intent of “Making Racers Safer” and they plan to continue with that tradition through the continuation of this agreement. OG Racing specializes in automotive racing safety equipment and is a distributor for most of the major companies in the safety equipment world like Sparco, Simpson, Bell, Hans, G_Force, Alpinestars, Racetech, ATL, and many others. They offer an extensive inventory that allows them to ship 98% of their orders the same day they are placed.

Make sure to watch the NASA site in the coming weeks for some exciting programs in 2010 from NASA’s Official Motorsports Safety Equipment Supplier, OG Racing.

NASA announces the new Porsche Boxster 986 Series

Published on February 24, 2010 06:51

The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to announce a new racing series for Porsche Boxster 986 chassis cars. NASA has secured the rights to the already successful Boxster Spec series created and managed by Bill Bodine, a long time Porsche racer from Southern California. Bodine will continue his involvement with the series as the National Director.

“We’re very excited to be working with Bill to take the Boxster Spec program to the next level”, said Ryan Flaherty, NASA’s National Chairman. “This is a great platform to work with and we hope to combine our national presence with Bill’s proven leadership to get more folks involved with the series”

Bill Bodine added that “NASA’s high quality nationwide events will not only provide our current Boxster Spec drivers with more and better racing opportunities, but will encourage those in the Midwest, East and South to jump onto the Boxster Spec party-wagon. This couldn’t be better timing for the growth and continued success of Boxster Spec Racing.”

More information on the Boxster Spec series can be found at www.boxsterspecracing.org.


Hawk Performance Continues on as “Official Brake Product of NASA”

Published on February 23, 2010 08:28

RICHMOND, CA - The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to announce that Hawk Performance will remain the “Official Brake Product of NASA” for the 2010 season. As part of this continued partnership, Hawk Performance is continuing their substantial national contingency program which benefits every NASA competitor. In addition to all regional events and rally sport events, Hawk will again provide a significant contingency program for the NASA Championships at Miller Motorsports Park.

NASA estimates that the 2010 Hawk Performance contingency program is worth nearly $600,000 in cash and “Hawk Bucks” and is immediately available for all NASA competitors to enjoy. For more information on the Hawk Performance contingency program, please visit the Hawk Performance contingency page on NASA’s main website at http://www.nasaproracing.com/contingency/hawk.html.



Announcing new streamlined safety inspection for NASA racers.

Published on February 10, 2010 11:43

The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to introduce a new streamlined safety inspection procedure for racers at NASA events. Instead of having to turn in forms and visit the technical inspection area each morning, racers will now be able to secure an annual inspection sticker after turning in two forms to their local region. This annual inspection sticker will be good in every NASA region and will greatly reduce time spent waiting in line for forms to be completed while ensuring that cars still meet safety requirements with random inspections in impound for required items as has been the current practice for many years. The new forms can be found at http://www.nasaproracing.com/forms.html and annual inspection stickers will be available at events after March 8, 2010. Until that date, racers can continue to use the same processes as before and will only need to turn in the new forms at their first event after March 8 to obtain their annual tech sticker if they already have an annual inspection in place. Racers will not have to redo their annuals but will only need to show their logbook with a current annual in place to a NASA inspector at their first event after the annual stickers become available. If you have any questions, please contact your local NASA regional office for more details.

Announcing Shawn Meze as the National Director for NASA's Super Touring Series and more

Published on February 03, 2010 13:33

The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to announce the selection of Shawn Meze to the positions of National Director for NASA's Super Touring series and Assistant National Director for NASA's Performance Touring and Time Trial series. Shawn will be joining Dr. Greg Greenbaum to form a cohesive and experienced team to manage three of NASA's fastest growing and most exciting groups. Greg developed and started the Super Touring Series in 2007 and has been the National Director since then. "Since I started and developed the National Time Trial Program in 2004, the Performance Touring Series in 2006, and the Super Touring Series in 2007, I have competed in TTB, TTC, TTD, PTB, and PTC, and I have been the National Director for all three series. I plan to compete in ST this year and it will be great to have Shawn as our National Director. Shawn is an excellent choice and we will work closely together on building all three series in the future."

Shawn came to his first NASA event at the urging of his friend in 2005 where he went on to win the regional TTE championship in NASA's Southern California Region. Since then, Shawn has been deeply involved in the Time Trial program where he also instructed HPDE 1 drivers and eventually also obtained his competition license. Shawn finished 2nd in a rented Spec Miata competing in PTE at the first National championship in 2006, and also finished 3rd in a Spec Focus in TTE. "It was a great experience where I met alot of great competitors who have since become good friends" said Shawn. In 2008, Shawn became the Time Trial Assistant Director as well as the PT & ST Co-Director for the Southern California Region. Shawn has also worked as a NASA Race Director at the 2008 and 2009 National Championships at the Mid Ohio Sports Car Course and Miller Motorsports Park. Shawn has also worked very closely with Greg Greenbaum maintaining the rules for the TT, PT and ST programs and will continue that role in his new position. Shawn also co-drives a Mazda RX-8 in TTD and competesin the NASA's WERC enduro series. Shawn added that "The tracks are truly great but the people are what makes it so much fun!"


7th Annual NASA 25 Hours of Thunderhill presented by Mothers

Published on December 10, 2009 12:15

RICHMOND, CA - December 9, 2009. The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) announced today the successful completion of the 7th annual 25 hours of Thunderhill presented by Mothers® Polishes•Waxes•Cleaners. The race has become a traditional feature event on the NASA calendar and the race is a season highlight for endurance racing teams from all over the world. Nearly 70 teams took the green flag to begin the longest closed course road race in North America on their quest to see if they could “Survive the 25”.  The pace of the race was simply staggering this year helped by the uncharacteristically dry and cool weather present for the entire 25 hours of the event. The good weather and lack of full course caution periods helped the overall winning Mercer Motorsports team shatter the previous laps completed record by notching 761 laps and over 2400 miles traveled by the fall of the checkered flag. The event drew the attention of many media outlets including the local Fox television station which offered a great deal of coverage for the event. (FOX40 stories are online here.) Official results from the event have now been posted here.

NASA would like to congratulate not only the class winners, but everyone that competed in the event. “Any team can tell you just how difficult it is competing in a 25 hour long race and each team deserves to be congratulated for taking up that challenge,” said Event Director, Jerry Kunzman. 

The 25 Hour event will also be the focus of a one hour long television show which is set to air in early 2010. More complete details regarding the show will be published at a later date.

NASA Championships Spec Miata Race on Versus

Published on October 05, 2009 13:43

The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to announce that the Spec Miata race presented by Mothers® Polishes●Waxes●Cleaners from the 2009 NASA Championships will be telecast on the Versus network October 27, 2009 at 5:30 p.m. EST.

In addition to this exciting news, the live coverage from SpeedcastTV which featured a majority of the classes from the 2009 NASA Championships presented by Toyo Tires at Miller Motorsports Park is available on demand for free at http://www.speedcasttv.com/nasa. We are also in the process of putting together post production versions of these covered classes from the event which will be available on the Speedcast TV website as soon as they are ready.

Todd Covini and Al Fernandez step in as National Series Directors

Published on September 30, 2009 13:25

The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to announce that Todd Covini has been selected to be the National Series Director for NASA’s American Iron® Series and Al Fernandez was recently chosen to take on the role of National Director for the Camaro Mustang Challenge.


Congratulations to our photo contest winner: David Saliba

Published on September 25, 2009 15:25

The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to announce that Dr. David Saliba has won the Facebook photo contest for the best picture at the NASA National Championships presented by Toyo Tires. Dr. Saliba's shot of the start of the 944 Spec race start at Miller Motorsports Park bested all the other amazing shots taken by fans at the event as voted by NASA members on Facebook. Dr. Saliba will receive a $500 gift certificate good for entries in any NASA region across the country courtesy of the NASA National Office. Congratulations to Dr. Saliba and thanks to all the folks that sent in photos for the contest.



Vote for the best photo of the 2009 NASA National Championships

Published on September 17, 2009 07:31

We're looking for the best photo of the 2009 NASA National Championships, and leave it to our fans to decide what that is.  Go over to our voting page and pick your favorite photo.  The winner will win a $500 gift certificate valid for any NASA event.

The winner will be announced on Friday, September 25th 2009.



2009 NASA Championships Post Event Info

Published on September 15, 2009 16:25

The 4th annual NASA Championships wrapped up on Sunday, September 13th, 2009 at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, UT. NASA would like to thank every competitor that made the trip to Utah to take part in the event. For official race results from the 2009 NASA Championships, please visit here. Official Time Trial results will be posted shortly to the www.nasachampionships.com website.

The exciting flag to flag video coverage featuring select classes from the 2009 NASA Championships will also be available on demand at the www.speedcasttv.com website starting early next week. If you missed the exciting action live, be sure to check it out after its posted next week.


Join us on Facebook for the National Championships and win big!

Published on September 10, 2009 10:05

NASA is excited to announce our first community photo contest. To enter, become a fan of the National Auto Sport Association facebook page, and then upload your best photos to the wall. After the event, we'll have the NASA membership vote and the winner will receive a $500 gift certificate for any NASA event.

By posting a photo on the fan page, you agree to grant National Auto Sport Association a perpetual non-revocable license to use the photo.

Toyo Tires® Renews Longtime Sponsorship with NASA

Published on August 11, 2009 07:48

The National Auto Sport Association announces it is renewing its longtime partnership with Toyo Tires; extending its contract for an additional three years beginning January 1, 2010. As a part of this extension, all NASA spec tire classes will be going back to the Toyo Proxes RA1 as the required tire. This will become effective January 1, 2010 with a three-weekend grace period to allow the use of the previously allowed R888 tires.  “This move was made in response to customer input, and we hope the racers will be pleased by this announcement. The RA1 has become a favorite amongst many NASA racers and has proven itself for speed, consistency, and longevity,“ said NASA’s National Chairman Ryan Flaherty.


NASA Extends Discounted Registration for NASA Championships

Published on August 04, 2009 15:09

The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) announced today that it would extend the reduced price of $599 for registration at the NASA Championships until August 31st instead of raising the price as planned.  After September 1st, the late entry fee of $999 will still apply.

“We felt this price break would allow more people an opportunity to register at a later date” said Ryan Flaherty, NASA National Chairman.   “We hope this extension of the reduced price helps out folks that decided to wait until the end of August to register for the event and perhaps even persuades some racers who are still on the fence to come out and join the fun.”

With live webcast coverage from the event, select classes receiving television coverage, and a wide array of contingencies available, the fourth annual NASA Championships presented by Toyo Tires looks to be the best yet, so don’t delay in getting yourself registered for this year’s event at Miller Motorsports Park.


Showroom Spec Miata Dyno Centers Sign On

Published on July 21, 2009 11:15

NASA is pleased to announce the certification of the first three Official NASA Showroom Spec Miata sealing centers.  They are Balanced Performance in Sugar Hill, Georgia; MCE Racing in Willows, California (Thunderhill Raceway); and Rossini Racing Products in Stewartsville, NJ and Walkertown, NC.

All of these shops will be able to provide the comprehensive sealing procedure as well as many other services an SSM competitor might need.  Call or email and schedule an appointment today!


2009 NASA Championship Spec Miata to be broadcast on television

Published on June 26, 2009 11:55

The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to announce that 2009 NASA Championship Spec Miata Race presented by Mothers® Polishes·Waxes·Cleaners will be broadcast on cable TV shortly after the race at Miller Motorsports Park on September 13, 2009.


“We are excited to announce that we have secured TV coverage which will allow millions of fans to experience the excitement of the Spec Miata National Championship race,” said Jeremy Croiset, Sponsorship Manager for NASA. “In addition to the live webcast coverage, TV placement will allow us to reach a very wide audience, which will enhance the visibility of the Spec Miata racing class along with providing the sponsors supporting the race excellent exposure for their investment. We are working hard to secure additional funding for more classes to join the TV package, but we wanted to share this good news with everyone and let the Spec Miata community know that this year’s race will air on television. We look forward to bringing our racers more exciting news regarding the event in the near future.”


Watch the 2008 NASA Championship Spec Miata Race on Versus!

Published on June 19, 2009 11:08

The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to announce that the Speedcast TV production of the 2008 NASA Championship Spec Miata Race presented by Mothers® Polishes·Waxes·Cleaners will air on VERSUS on Friday, June 26, at 5 p.m. ET., “This will mark the first major television broadcast for any of the Speedcast TV NASA National Championship races and we couldn’t be more excited,” said Jeremy Croiset, Sponsorship Manager for NASA. “Speedcast TV will join us again at Miller Motorsports Park and will offer the most enhanced video coverage we have seen to date. NASA is working diligently to secure additional sponsorship which will enable television broadcast of the Speedcast coverage of the 2009 event, so we look forward to releasing more good news soon.”

In addition to featuring the exciting Spec Miata race at the Championships, the June 26 telecast on VERSUS will also include a few short segments about NASA’s offerings explaining how easy it is to participate in motorsports activities with NASA. If you ever wanted the opportunity to show your family and friends what NASA is about, this is it.  

Check http://www.versus.com/schedule for providers in your local area with the Versus channel.  Chances are you already have it.


GTS Proliferation on West Coast

Published on April 29, 2009 17:36

The national office is excited to report a tremendous growth phase in the German Touring Series (GTS) class on the West Coast.  In prior years, GTS fields were smaller on the West Coast in comparison to the large groups seen in NASA Mid West and East Coast areas.  With the announcement of the NASA National Championships moving to Miller Motorsports Park in Utah for 2009, GTS interest has been steadily growing.


Racetech North America Offers Year End Awards to NASA Racers

Published on April 28, 2009 15:19

The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to announce that Racetech North America will offer over $60,000 in available contingency awards during the 2009 NASA season in the form of “Racetech Bucks” along with a program for the NASA Championships.


OG Racing offers Program to Racers that need it!

Published on April 23, 2009 16:02

The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to announce that OG Racing, NASA's official Motorsports Safety Equipment Supplier, will offer a very generous program to NASA competitors in 2009. Anyone unfortunate enough to incur damage to their competition vehicle during a NASA event in 2009 which renders their current competition seat of any brand unfit for use will be eligible to purchase a new Sparco seat from OG Racing at the substantially reduced price of 50% off the retail price. If you are not local, shipping will be the only additional cost.