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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

Cale's family asked that in lieu of flowers please
send donations to:
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 ( 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 Please watch this website for further video production releases in the coming weeks.

NASA Rally X National Championships Coming Soon

Published on October 13, 2008 07:50

The Formula RallyX (FRX) 2008 Finale will be held on November 15-16th at the Desert Empire Fairgrounds in Ridgecrest, CA. The weekend will include three different events including the FRX Championship, the FRX North-South Shootout, and the 2008 NASA RallyX National Challenge. At stake are prizes sponsored by Redline Oil, in addition to a healthy helping of both regional and national bragging rights . Entrants MUST run both days in order to compete for the title.
Registration will open soon, so please visit for more information.

2008 NASA Championships Results Now Available

Published on September 16, 2008 09:23

We're very pleased to post the final standings for the 2008 NASA Championships.  The results are listed at

Thank you all for a great event, and we look forward to 2009!

National Championships to be at Miller Motorsports Park for 2009 and 2010

Published on September 13, 2008 11:00

The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) announced last night that it will be adding a new location for its National Championship event beginning in 2009. In order to continue to hold the Championship event at a high caliber facility and serve a larger geographic area for its members, NASA is pleased to add Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah as the site for the 2009 and 2010 National Championship events. The addition of the Miller facility to the roster is a key part of a 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 2009 event will be NASA's fourth National Championship event and the hope will be to continue the steady growth along with tremendous sponsor support which offered more than $1,000,000.00 in contingency offerings. The Mid Ohio Sports Car Course will remain the East Coast site for the event and NASA will return there for 2011 and 2012 events. National Chairman Ryan Flaherty stated, "This new plan should be a perfect opportunity for our racers across the country to experience Championship level events at two truly world class race tracks." For more information please visit

Follow the National Championships online.

Published on September 11, 2008 07:52

The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to announce that the 2008 National Championships at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course will feature real time coverage over the Internet. Live race statistics will be available at the Live Timing & Scoring page providing up to the minute lap times, positions and information on the racers as it happens. There will also be a live streaming audio radio station featuring commentary from Mid Ohio's experienced broadcast team.

Enjoy the show!

Endurance Racing, is it for you?

Published on July 29, 2008 15:46

Endurance racing is a motorsport which challenges drivers perhaps more than any other type of racing. Those who suit up often endure exposure to extreme temperatures when some races are held in zero degree weather or when temperatures inside the vehicle can reach 130 degrees. It takes a special person to perform the required mental and physical calisthenics to compete in a three, six, twelve, or twenty-five hour race; it takes a person who enjoys a mental as well as physical challenge.

This form of racing is enjoying a surge in popularity as people are realizing how much fun the sport can be and how easy it is to enter a race and compete. In endurance racing, drivers typically drive a road course circuit that, depending on its length, would require more than one driver to take shifts on the course. While that might reduce the fatigue each driver endures, it also requires well-choreographed teamwork to run smoothly.

NASA regretfully announces the passing of NorCal Photographer Norm Cabana

Published on July 28, 2008 13:07

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of long-time Nor Cal photographer Norm Cabana. In June, Norm was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. They did all they could at Stanford medical facility before sending him home. Norm spent the last few days surrounded by his family.

"I have known Norm for about 10 years now," said Jerry Kunzman, Nor Cal Regional Director. "He was a good businessman and always came through for me anytime I needed something special. He was a good man and a good friend. He will be missed for sure."

New Discounts for NASA Honda Challenge Racers

Published on June 20, 2008 09:19

The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to announce that Colonial Honda of Glendale, CA will begin offering NASA Honda Challenge racers a substantial discount on their OEM Honda parts!

6 Hours of Buttonwillow Presented by AEM Race Summary

Published on June 13, 2008 09:44

CORONA, CA- June 10, 2008. The SoCal Region of the National Auto Sport Association is pleased to report the successful conclusion of the 6 Hours of Buttonwillow Presented by AEM. The Mothers Car Care Products Mazda CX-9 pace car led 40 teams determined to put as many laps behind them in the first ever 6 hour endurance race out of the pits just after high noon.

Registration Open for 2008 National Championships

Published on May 28, 2008 07:35

The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) opened registration today for the 3rd annual NASA National Championships presented by Toyo Tires at the Mid Ohio Sports Car Course. The tradition will continue for this year on September 11-14, 2008 with the national championship races taking place on Sunday, September 14, 2008 and Time Trial competition concluding on Saturday, September 13, 2008. The event has featured intense competition and has crowned champions is NASA's national classes for the past two years from fields of over 400 competitors. Contingency awards for last year's event topped $1,000,000 and recent major programs point towards exceeding that mark for this year.

Registration for the event is now open at and more information on the event can be found at Car numbers, garages, and paved paddock parking will be issued on a first come, first served basis, so racers should sign up early to guarantee their preferred selections.

NASA regretfully announces passing of Joe Drey

Published on May 27, 2008 11:12

The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) regretfully announces that Joe Drey of San Juan Capistrano, CA has succumbed to injuries suffered in an accident on May 24, 2008 at Willow Springs International Raceway in Rosamond, CA. Joe was participating in a NASA event behind the wheel of his beloved Mini Cooper S and despite the best efforts of the rescue team onsite and the medical teams at the hospital, he has now left us. Joe started racing at 15 enjoying street drags with his friends. He got into formal track racing with an early 60's Corvette when he was in his early 20's. He eventually transitioned into Porsches, owning several over 3 decades and racing them all over California with a trailer and his own crew consisting of his two sons. As he got older he pulled away from the sport and it wasn't until the new Mini came out and he got the 9th one off the boat that his passion welled up in him again. He began immediately modifying the car and loading up on gear while frequenting his favorite track Willow Springs and taking courses including two trainings with Bob Bondurant. Joe's family has asked that donations be made to the Mission San Juan Capistrano Preservation Fund in lieu of flowers.  Donations can be made at

Hawk Performance becomes the official brake products of NASA

Published on April 16, 2008 16:58

The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to announce that Hawk Performance has become the "official brake products of NASA" for the 2008 season. As part of this new partnership, Hawk Performance has launched a substantial national contingency program that will benefit NASA's entire membership. In addition to all regional events, Hawk will provide significant contingency programs for the National Championships at Mid Ohio and the 25 Hours of Thunderhill.

Nitto to sponsor United States Touring Car Championship (USTCC)

Published on April 01, 2008 14:26

Nitto Tire U.S.A., Inc., has always dedicated itself to supporting grassroots motorsports and the racing industry. To further support grassroots racing this year, Nitto announces its sponsorship of the 2008 United States Touring Car Championship (USTCC) as the official spec tire. The series is a NASA-sanctioned professional series for late-model sports coupes and sedans.

NASA Announces Autocross Program Expansion

Published on March 14, 2008 07:45

The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to announce the expansion of the NASA-X program to include new rules and new leadership for 2008. NASA veteran Jon Felton has been appointed to be NASA-X National Director. This is Felton's 11th season as a NASA official and he is also a very experienced autocrosser and NASA-X organizer.

Hoosier Racing Tire Offers Big Rewards to Racers!

Published on March 10, 2008 07:42

The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to announce that Hoosier Racing Tire will offer a generous contingency program to NASA members in 2008. "We've done quite a bit of evaluation over the past couple years and realize we have a growing number of Hoosier Racing Tire customers competing in NASA," said Bruce Foss, Hoosier Racing Tire Road Racing Product Manager. "We want to include this growing number of racers in our contingency programs so they understand how much we value their support of the Hoosier Racing Tire brand. The purpose of this program is to reward the success of those drivers and ensure Hoosier Racing Tire remains the tire of choice for NASA racers in 2008."

Continuance of Ford Racing Parts Support for NASA'S Spec Focus Programs

Published on February 14, 2008 10:47

The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to announce the continuance of Ford Racing Parts support of NASA's Spec Focus programs. Ford Racing will pay over $9000 in cash to winners in both NASA's Spec Focus Rally and Road Racing programs for 2008 with payouts of $1500 to the winners of the East and West rally programs and the overall champion at the NASA National Championships at the Mid Ohio Sports Car Course presented by Toyo Tires.

Exedy Racing Clutch and NASA Announces Contingency Program

Published on February 05, 2008 12:37

The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to announce that Exedy Racing Clutch will offer a contingency program as well as substantial discounts on Exedy products including clutch kits and flywheels to NASA members in 2008. Releases New Line of NASA Merchandise

Published on February 04, 2008 08:18 and the National Auto Sport Association (NASA) announced the 2008 line up of licensed NASA merchandise that will be available exclusively through

Toyo Tires Continues as NASA's Official Tire for 2008

Published on January 28, 2008 14:01

The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to announce the continuation of Toyo Tires' sponsorship of NASA programs for 2008. Toyo will remain the Official Tire of NASA and NASA's choice for all spec tire racing classes. Toyo has continued their generous "Toyo Dollars" programs that allow top-finishing racers to receive rebates on their future tire purchases. Most NASA spec tire classes will run on the time tested Proxes RA-1 race tire which has proven to provide excellent value and an even playing field for racers in those classes. Additionally, some NASA classes will be racing on Toyo's next generation Proxes R888 competition DOT radial which includes new technology while maintaining the traditional Toyo values of long life, consistent performance, and good value.

National Competition Manager Bryan Cohn Leaving NASA

Published on January 28, 2008 10:08

The National Auto Sport Association's (NASA) has announced that their National Competition Manager Bryan Cohn is leaving after two years in the position. Cohn was instrumental in coordinating and implementing NASA's first National Championships in the Fall of 2006, held at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, OH. He also helped facilitate an overall growth of 10 - 15 % per year for NASA during his tenure

NASA Announces New Family Membership Plans

Published on January 28, 2008 08:21

The national office announced today that an additional of two levels of membership are available, referred to as "Spouse" and "Family." Currently a single membership is $44. Now, upon purchasing a new membership or a member renewing a membership, a spouse may be added for a total of $75. The spouse must be living in the same household.

Announcing 2008 NASASimRacing Competition

Published on January 25, 2008 10:05

The most sought-after online auto racing competition of 2008 will take place in the final weeks of the year at NASASimRacing: The first annual Championships of Online Auto Racing presented by the National Auto Sport Association to crown and recognize the best in the disciplines of Sports Car, Open Wheel, Touring Car and Stock Car sim racing!

Ohio/Indiana Region Update: Now Great Lakes!

Published on January 22, 2008 10:11

The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) today announced that it has renamed the Ohio/Indiana Region to reflect the tremendous growth and extended reach of the program in recent years. The regional program will now be called the Great Lakes Region in recognition of the diverse home states of the drivers in the program and also the location of the tracks that the program visits during the year. The new name was selected by polling members of the region and asking for input on names they felt would accurately represent their chosen region.

Pfadt Race Engineering Offering $400,000 in contingency awards for 2008

Published on January 22, 2008 08:25

The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to announce that Pfadt Race Engineering will offer over $400,000 in available contingency awards during the 2008 NASA season in the form of "Pfadt Cash".