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Extension for using Toyo RA-1 for spec tire classes

Published on April 01, 2009 07:06

The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) announced today that rules in all spec tire classes will be changed effective immediately to allow the use of the both the Toyo R888 or the Toyo Proxes RA-1 until the end of the 2009 season. This change is being made in partnership with Toyo to better allow racers to use up remaining RA-1's they had on hand and ease the transition to the new R888 without racers having to replace tires before the end of their useful life. Rule updates will be completed shortly and posted to the main www.nasaproracing.com site.

Hoosier Racing Tire Offers Big Rewards to Racers!

Published on March 17, 2009 14:05

The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to announce that Hoosier Racing Tire will offer a generous contingency program to NASA members in 2009.

Do you know about NASA Member Benefits?

Published on March 17, 2009 14:02

The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) has been working in conjunction with select companies to bring you a number of new member benefit programs over the past few months to further increase the value of a NASA membership. There are a number of fantastic programs available specifically for anyone that holds a current NASA membership, so make sure to visit the "Member Benefits" page on the main www.nasaproracing.com site to capitalize on the many programs that can cover the cost of membership and more with just one purchase. The link can always be found on the right hand side of the NASA home page and new benefits are being added nearly every month as more companies extend generous offers to NASA members who support them.

For complete details on the benefits being offered by companies like Konig Wheels, Exedy Racing Clutches and more, visit the Member Benefit page today. If your company has an interest in offering a benefit for NASA members and you would like to talk to someone about creating a program for your products or service, please contact us here.


Hawk 2009 Contingency Program Now Available

Published on March 03, 2009 16:29

The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to announce that Hawk Performance will remain the "Official Brake Product of NASA" for the 2009 season. As part of this partnership, Hawk Performance has renewed their national contingency program, which offers substantial benefits to NASA's  membership. In addition to all regional events, Hawk will also provide a comprehensive contingency program for the National Championships at Miller Motorsports Park. Although the contingency program has been renewed, the process for collecting your award has been drastically changed for this year to make the process much easier. The program is thoroughly explained in the contingency guidelines linked below.

"NASA continues to be a major force in the North American motorsports market" stated Carl Harbert, Director of Global Marketing, "'We are very excited to be continuing our relationship with NASA for 2009. We hope the changes implemented in the contingency program will make it easier for racers to take advantage of the awards Hawk is offering."  Jerry DeMarino, Director of Performance Products added "Considering our dominate position with the NASA community, we felt it was important to show our support and create a means to educate new racers about the significant advantages of our brake pad products."&

NASA estimates that the 2009 Hawk Performance contingency program is worth over $600,000 in cash and "Hawk Bucks" and is immediately available for all NASA competitors to enjoy.

The Hawk Performance contingency program will apply to every class at all NASA regional events and the National Championship event. For complete details and information on the Hawk Contingency Program, please visit our details page


NASA Announces New Super Touring R Class

Published on February 24, 2009 07:35

The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to announce the introduction of a new race classification called Super Touring R (STR) for tube frame constructed race vehicles. This new class will be introduced on a provisional basis for 2009 to test interest before being afforded a permanent place in the organization. Two classes will be available using the popular Super Touring format with simple power to weight ratios and other modification factors used to determine placement into STR1 (5.5:1 minimum adjusted ratio) or STR2 (8.7:1 minimum adjusted ratio). The STR1 and STR2 classes will be available immediately in all NASA regions and will also be offered at the National Championships at Miller Motorsports Park. For more information please visit the Super Touring section at www.nasaforums.com.

2009 Exedy Contingency Program Announced

Published on February 12, 2009 16:42

The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to announce that Exedy Racing Clutch will again offer a contingency program as well as substantial discounts on Exedy products including clutch kits and flywheels to NASA members in 2009. This is a continuation of the program they offered to NASA members in 2008.

The contingency portion of this program is called the "Exedy 3 pucks of Luck". It will offer a $50 pre-paid credit card at every NASA regional HPDE and racing event across the nation to one lucky winner (drawn at random) that has the required Exedy stickers on their car. This program is open to HPDE entrants and racers alike. If the selected entrant has the required Exedy stickers on their car, they will be able to walk away with $50 compliments of Exedy. What could be simpler? Required stickers can be obtained at the track or by contacting Exedy at 1-800-346-6091.

More details and information on the Exedy discount program and the Exedy 3 Pucks of Luck program can be found at http://www.nasaproracing.com/forms/2009/Exedy.pdf.


2008 National Championships DVD Boxed Set Now Available

Published on February 09, 2009 14:42

The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to announce the release of the Speedcast Productions DVD of the 2008 NASA National Championships presented by Toyo Tires at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. The high resolution TV-quality production features full flag-to-flag coverage of the Spec Miata, Super Unlimited/ Super Touring 1, Honda Challenge, 944 Cup, American Iron, Factory Five, Spec E30, and GTS Challenge National championship races on two DVD's in an attractive case.

The DVD makes a great gift for your favorite racer or as a thank you present to the sponsors who have supported you all year. Click Here to Purchase - secure your copy now! 

Pfadt Engineering Continues Contingency Awards for NASA Drivers in 2009

Published on February 06, 2009 12:18

The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to announce that Pfadt Race Engineering will offer over $250,000 in available contingency awards during the 2009 NASA season in the form of "Pfadt Cash".

OG Racing Becomes Official Motorsports Safety Equipment Supplier of NASA

Published on January 26, 2009 15:29

The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to announce that OG Racing, a leading safety equipment retailer based in Sterling, VA, has been named the Official Motorsports Safety Equipment Supplier of NASA for 2009. OG Racing was founded in 1990 with the intent of "Making Racers Safer" and they plan to continue with that tradition through 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.


Mazda Renews Lucrative Awards Program for NASA Competitors

Published on January 22, 2009 16:48

The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to announce the renewal of Mazda's contingency program worth nearly $500,000 for drivers competing in Mazda vehicles in 2009. Rewards are available for drivers in NASA's competition racing and Time Trial programs. The regional program will pay up to $1000 to the top driver in a region or $1200 if a local champion chooses to attend the NASA Championships presented by Toyo Tires at Miller Motorsports Park. The program will also pay cash rewards down to 5th place for year-end finishes in each NASA Region.

As part of the program, Mazda has posted a very generous payout for the podium finishers at the NASA Championships with a total cash value of $8750 per class where the champion can walk away with a $4,500 award. Mazda owners also have the chance to vie for two National Championships since many of the cars fit well into more than one NASA class, so with the right combination and focus, a Mazda owner could walk away with $9000 if they win 2 titles.
For complete details on the 2009 MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development contingency awards program and any requirements which must be fulfilled, please visit our detailed information page

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

Published on January 22, 2009 16:27

The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to announce that Toyo Tires will remain the presenting sponsor of the 2009 NASA Championships to be held at Miller Motorsports Park September 10-13, 2009. Toyo has continued their generous contingency program that allows top-finishing racers at the Championship event to walk away with up to $4,000 for a class win. The contingency program worth over $200,000 in cash and "Toyo Dollars" will be open to competitors competing on the Toyo Proxes R888 competition DOT radial Tire at the Championship event. It was announced late last year that NASA was adding Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah as the site for the 2009 and 2010 National Championship events and that Mid Ohio Sports Car Course would remain the East Coast site for the 2001 and 2012 events. The addition of the Miller facility to the roster is a key part in NASA's plan which will rotate the event every few years to make it more accessible to a larger group of racers and help continue to attract a greater number of participants. The Toyo contingency program will make contingency awards available to every class at the 2009 NASA Championship event. Complete details on the 2009 Toyo Tires contingency program for the NASA Championships including payout structure and requirements are contained in the links provided below.

Quick Links:
2009 Toyo Tires NASA Championship Contingency Program Details
2009 NASA Championships Non-Spec/Time Trials Rebate  
Dealer List


2008 NASA Championships GTS Video Release

Published on January 20, 2009 11:49

The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to present the eighth and final video production from the 2008 NASA Championship created by Speedcast Productions. This eighth feature chronicles the exciting action that took place in the GTS Challenge class at the 2008 NASA Championships presented by Toyo Tires. The GTS Challenge production was sponsored by Tom Hatem Automotive, OS Giken, and Toyo Tires.

The GTS Challenge class race video production is now available on the NASA Championships website at http://nasachampionships.com/2008media.html. Please check back soon for details on the 2008 NASA Championships DVD that will include all of the productions produced from the event.

Toyo Tires Continues as NASA's Official Tire for 2009

Published on January 09, 2009 13:48

The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to announce the continuation of Toyo Tires' sponsorship of NASA programs for 2009. Toyo will remain the Official Tire of NASA and the spec tire for NASA racing classes with spec tires rules. Toyo has continued their generous "Toyo Dollars" program that allows top-finishing racers to receive rebates on their future tire purchases. All NASA spec tire classes will run on Toyo's next generation Proxes R888 competition DOT radial tire which offers excellent value and creates an even playing field for racers in those classes. The Toyo contingency program provides over $1,300,000 of contingency value to NASA racers, which makes this program incredibly beneficial to the competitors and one of the most lucrative programs in the sport. 13 racing classes are included in the spec tire program and Toyo has included every NASA class in the 2009 contingency program. For regional contingency program awards, a top driver in one of the spec tire classes can receive up to $2,000 in contingency for regional race wins over a season. Furthermore, Toyo will pay out awards of $1000, $500, and $250 in additional contingency money to the top 3 finishers in the regional Championship battles for spec tire classes. The 2009 contingency program also includes lucrative rewards for open tire class competitors and Time Trial competitors who finish well at the 2009 NASA Championships at Miller Motorsports Park. Complete details on the Toyo contingency for the 2009 NASA Championships will be released soon.

Forms and details are available at http://www.nasaproracing.com/news/2009/Toyo.html.

NASA adds Showroom Spec Miata to class lineup

Published on January 09, 2009 13:19

The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to announce the addition of the Showroom Spec Miata (SSM) class to its current lineup of competition classes. SSM will serve as a complement to the extremely popular, but increasingly expensive, Spec Miata class.  With a greater emphasis on low cost, more restrictive rules and the inclusion of only 1990-1993 Miatas with sealed 1.6 liter powerplants, the new class aims to satisfy those with neither the budget nor the mindset for consistent development that is commonplace in Spec Miata.

NASA welcomes Tage Evanson as the new Arizona Regional Director

Published on January 09, 2009 12:17

The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to announce that Tage Evanson will be stepping into the role of Regional Director for Arizona. Evanson is taking over from the team of Marty Saltzman and Jason Boles, who were instrumental in reviving the Arizona Region and building it into a thriving program. Both Saltzman and Boles will remain in positions as officials in Arizona and will also continue participating as racers and officials in other regions as well. Evanson has an extensive background in both autocross and Time Trial and has been part of the Arizona leadership team for many years, so the transition will be an easy one with great possibilities going forward. "I'm very pleased to see Tage carrying on the great work that Jason and Marty have been doing for the past few years", said John Lindsey, NASA's Chief Divisional Director. Evanson added that "I am very excited to take over NASA Arizona Region.  Jason and Marty will be a tough act to follow, but I have every intention of continuing to make this region a success!"
 
For more information on the Arizona Chapter, please visit www.nasaarizona.com.
 

NASA Announces New Spec Class for E36 BMW's

Published on January 09, 2009 10:17

The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to introduce a new spec class for BMW E36 chassis cars (1993-1995 325i-is) called Spec 3.   Spec 3 rules are based largely on the tried and true format that exists for NASA's successful Spec E30 class for E30 chassis BMW's.   Spec 3 will be a regional level class initially and will convert to a national level class once class participation is high enough.  Spec E30 National Champion and Mid Atlantic Regional Director Chris Cobetto has written the rules for the class and stated "The BMW 3 series platform has traditionally been a fun and very reliable platform. Our idea in creating Spec 3 was to adapt the successful Spec E30 philosophy to E36 chassis cars.  Spec E30 succeeds because the cars are inexpensive to build and maintain, reliable, and competitive without being overly complex.  This combination has proven attractive to both new and experienced drivers looking for cars that do not require complex sorting.  We have spent much of the 2008 season sorting our Spec 3 test car and have come up with what we think is a package for the E36 that works very well."


2008 NASA Championships Spec E30 Video Release

Published on January 02, 2009 13:42

The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to present the seventh video production from the 2008 NASA Championship created by Speedcast Productions. This feature will chronicle the exciting action that took place in the Spec E30 class at the 2008 NASA Championship presented by Toyo Tires.

The Spec E30 video production was sponsored by PointSix Racing and Toyo Tires with assistance from Bimmerparts and Ireland Engineering.

The Spec E30 class race video production is now available on the NASA Championships website at http://nasachampionships.com/2008media.html. Please watch this website for further video production releases in the coming weeks.

2008 NASA Championships Factory Five Challenge Video Release and Event Photos

Published on December 19, 2008 08:44

The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to present the sixth video production from the 2008 NASA Championship created by Speedcast Productions. This feature will chronicle the exciting action that took place in the Factory Five Challenge class at the 2008 NASA Championship presented by Toyo Tires.

The Factory Five Challenge video production was sponsored by the class's most avid supporter, Factory Five Racing along side Toyo Tires.

The Factory Five Challenge class race video production is now available on the NASA Championships website at http://nasachampionships.com/2008media.html. Please watch this website for further video production releases in the coming weeks.

Additionally, Head On Photos has a fantastic gallery of the event.
 

NASA Announces Toyo Tire R888 Transition Period

Published on December 03, 2008 12:42

The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) announced today a change in NASA's spec tire program for the 2009 season. Beginning January 1st, 2009, NASA's spec tire program will transition from the required Toyo RA-1 tire to the new R888 tire as the RA-1 is phased out of production. To assist with this transitional period, competitors will be eligible to use the Toyo RA-1 or R888 tire for the first 2 race weekends of the 2009 season in their respective region. However, this rule will not apply to the classes which have already transitioned to the R888. This change was enacted to allow competitors ample time to use any remaining tires they may have left over from the 2008 season. After this period, the Toyo R888 will be the only tire allowed in the Toyo tire classes.


2008 NASA Championships American Iron Video Release

Published on December 03, 2008 12:34

The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to present the fifth video production from the 2008 NASA Championship created by Speedcast Productions. This feature will chronicle the exciting action that took place in the American Iron and American Iron Extreme classes at the 2008 NASA Championship presented by Toyo Tires.

The American Iron video production was sponsored by three long time class supporters, Maximum Motorsports, Agent 47, and Toyo Tires.

The American Iron and American Iron Extreme class race video production is now available on the NASA Championships website at http://nasachampionships.com/2008media.html. Please watch this website for further video production releases in the coming weeks. 

2008 NASA Championships 944 Cup Class Video Release

Published on November 21, 2008 15:34

November 21, 2008. The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to present the fourth video production from the 2008 NASA Championship created by Speedcast Productions. This fourth feature will chronicle the exciting action that took place in the 944 Cup Class at the 2008 NASA Championship presented by Toyo Tires.

The 944 Cup video production was sponsored by Hardent, Mantis Sport, Paddock Motorsport, and Toyo Tires.

The 944 Cup class race video production is now available on the NASA Championships website at http://nasachampionships.com/2008media.html. Please watch this website for further video production releases in the coming weeks.

2008 NASA Championships Honda Challenge video release

Published on November 19, 2008 08:35

The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to present the third video production from the 2008 NASA Championship created by Speedcast Productions. This third feature will chronicle the exciting action that took place in the Honda Challenge H1 and H4 classes at the 2008 NASA Championship presented by Toyo Tires (www.toyo.com). The Honda Challenge video production was sponsored by Hasport (www.hasport.com), and Toyo Tires (www.toyo.com).

The Honda Challenge H1 and H4 class race video production is now available on the NASA Championships website at http://nasachampionships.com/2008media.html Please watch this website for further video production releases in the coming weeks.


2008 NASA Championships Super Touring video release

Published on November 12, 2008 12:21

The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to present the second video production from the 2008 NASA Championship created by Speedcast Productions. This second feature will chronicle the exciting action that took place in the Super Unlimited and Super Touring 1 classes at the 2008 NASA Championship presented by Toyo Tires (www.toyo.com). The Super Unlimited/Super Touring 1 video production was sponsored by Pfadt Race Engineering (www.pfadtracing.com), and Toyo Tires (www.toyo.com).

The Super Unlimited and Super Touring 1 class race video production is now available on the NASA Championships website at http://nasachampionships.com/2008media.html Please watch this website for further video production releases in the coming weeks.


Cale Kastanek-Rest in Peace

Published on November 11, 2008 14:24

The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) regretfully announces the passing of Cale Kastanek of Hagerstown, MD from injuries suffered as a result of an accident on November 9, 2008 at Summit Point Raceway in Summit Point, WV. Cale was a champion competitor, seasoned instructor, and great friend to many in the motorsports community and the NASA Mid Atlantic family. Cale was active in many forms of motorsports including Time Trial, autocross, and also many other activities related to his love of the Honda S2000. Cale was also a professional pilot and an avid mountain bike enthusiast. Cale will be missed sorely and we wish him Godspeed.

Viewing and Memorial Services for Cale Kastanek:

Funeral Viewing - November 13, 7-9 pm
Memorial Service - November 14, 1:30 pm
Douglas Fiery Funeral Home
1331 Eastern Blvd
Hagerstown, MD
301-791-7759

Cale's family asked that in lieu of flowers please
send donations to:
 
http://www.angelflightmidatlantic.org/Give/
 
or
 
Angelflight Mid-Atlantic
4620 Haygood Rd., Suite 1
Virginia Beach, VA 23455

2008 NASA Championships Spec Miata video release

Published on October 13, 2008 14:26

The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to present the first of the 2008 NASA Championship video productions created by Speedcast Productions. The first feature will chronicle the exciting action that took place in the Spec Miata National Championship race at the 2008 NASA Championship presented by Toyo Tires (www.toyo.com). The Spec Miata video production was sponsored by Mothers Car Care Products, Toyo Tires, and Mazda. The Spec Miata race was also presented by Mothers Car Care Products.

The Spec Miata Class race video production is now available on the NASA Championships website at http://nasachampionships.com/2008media.html. Please watch this website for further video production releases in the coming weeks.