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Spec E46 Series Announced

Published on July 17, 2014 18:10

Napa Valley, CA - The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to introduce the new Spec E46 series. This class will host BMW 3-series platforms from 2001-2006 and cater to those who want close Spec racing utilizing a modern German platform. Designed to sit between the popular Spec E30 series and the highly developed cars of the German Touring Series, it will take advantage of the plentiful source of E46 street cars currently available in the $3k-$6k range.

With a minimum weight of just 2850lbs with driver and a spec ECU tune providing competitors with plenty of legal power, the cars will deliver exceptional performance on a reasonable budget. Focus will be on moderate chassis tunability using a spec MCS single adjustable shock allowing the opportunity to highlight driver ability while still providing for some adjustability to suit different driving styles. The series will also utilize the venerable Toyo Proxes RR tire providing fast and consistent laps times in a long lasting tire which will minimize operating costs.

The series will enjoy a condensed 2014 schedule with the first exhibition race taking place during the NASA Eastern States Championship event at Road Atlanta, Aug. 29-31. The two remaining races of the season will take place at the Virginia International Raceway before returning to the Road Atlanta facility for the final 2014 event. On the west coast, Spec E46 cars will compete at the NASA Western Championships and the 25 hours of Thunderhill.  A complete schedule for 2015 will be released later this year.
 
The series will boast an impressive list of contingency sponsors allowing racers to subsidize their competition costs. Toyo will provide their lucrative contingency program for each event while Motion Control Suspension, Bimmerworld, Apex Wheels, and Ground Control will offer additional awards to series competitors. Complete information on all contingency programs will be posted as they become available.

For more information on the series, please visit 
http://spece46.com/



Update from Hawk Performance

Published on July 03, 2014 15:40

Effective immediately - New for the 2014 racing season Hawk Performance Contingency Certificates for the National Auto Sport Association (NASA) are to be redeemed on the Hawk Performance website.   In order to better serve the racing industry, we have allowed our contingency support to be fulfilled directly at www.hawkperformance.com. Each Racer now can use their contingency coupon code and order their products direct.  
For racers in the Spec 3 class redeeming Hawk Performance Contingency Certificates can order the Hawk Performance Spec 3 equivalent part numbers from the www.hawkperformance.com website. Those part numbers are as follows;

Front pads       HB136G.690 
Rear pads        HB227W.630

The pads specified above are now legal in the NASA Spec 3 class.

Will Faules Appointed NASA Texas Regional Director

Published on June 22, 2014 18:18

Napa Valley, CA - The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) and NASA Texas are pleased to announce that Will Faules, NASA’s Assistant Divisional Director, will assume the responsibilities of Regional Director of the NASA Texas Region. Faules will be taking over the region from Dave and Revkah Balingit who have effectively managed the Texas Region for the last 4 years during a period of growth and prosperity. Dave will still have an active role in the region working side by side with Will to ensure a smooth transition and Faules gets up to speed. This new change will allow Dave and Revkah the opportunity to focus on their home region of Rocky Mountain as they continue growing the fantastic events NASA members have come to expect in the Rocky Mountain Region. 

This move for Faules will all be in addition to his current duties as National Event Manager and Assistant Divisional Director for NASA. “This is a dream come true for me” said Faules. “ Dave and Revkah have done wonders for NASA and I’m excited to step up into this additional role. NASA has some of the finest customers, staff, and tracks that I am fortunate to get to work with. The addition of Texas hospitality makes this experience even better. I look forward to working with all the great people of NASA Texas, continuing on the huge growth we’ve seen over the last year, and most of all putting on the best amateur events in Texas.”

Faules has been involved with NASA since the mid-90’s. He was the first ever licensed NASA teen driver at the age of 13 after several years racing go-karts. He’s raced in many NASA classes and highlights include the 2003 25 Hours of Thunderhill Class Winner, 2005 NorCal SM Season Championship Winner, 2005 Western Endurance Racing Championship E-2 Winner, and 2006 NASA Championships PT-E Winner.

June's Issue of NASA's Speed News Magazine available

Published on June 04, 2014 09:18

Volume 3, issue 4 of NASA's Speed News Magazine is available here


'Survive the 25' now on NASA YouTube Channel

Published on May 13, 2014 12:14

Napa Valley, CA - ‘Survive the 25,’ the documentary that originally aired on NBC Sports, is now on our YouTube page, NASA SpeedNews. The show highlights four teams on their journeys through the 2013 iteration of the famed United States Air Force NASA 25 Hours of Thunderhill.

Witness the triumphs and struggles of each team as they battle through the longer endurance race in North America. No other road race in North America tests man and machine quite like this modern classic.

Watch the program in HD to enjoy the excellent cinematography that will capture your imagination, and leave you with an impression of what trying to race flat out for 25 hours really entails.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTuFF0zeX5g


May's Issue of NASA's Speed News Magazine available

Published on May 07, 2014 10:23

Volume 3, issue 4 of NASA's Speed News Magazine is available here


Announcing the 2014 Maxxis Tire Contingency Program

Published on April 22, 2014 12:08

Napa Valley, CA —The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to announce a brand new contingency program for 2014, the official 2014 Maxxis Tire contingency program. The program is available to all NASA competitors beginning immediately. 

This new for 2014 contingency program provides Regional Racing competitors with up to 8 free tires per class per weekend. Additionally, Maxxis is also extending rewards to our National Championship competitors awarding each class with up to 18 tires per event! 
For complete details on the new Maxxis Tire Contingency program, please visit:



OG Racing Remains Official Safety Equipment Supplier for NASA in 2014

Published on April 17, 2014 10:53

The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to announce that OG Racing will remain the Official Safety Equipment Supplier of NASA for 2014. The continuation of this partnership program will allow NASA members the opportunity to collect on numerous rewards and incentive programs that will be announced throughout the year.

OG Racing will again be on hand at a number of NASA events servicing members trackside ensuring they have just what they need for a great experience at the race track. The experts in racing equipment, driving gear and garage accessories; they have been serving racers of all kinds since 1990, offering products from most of the major manufacturers like Sparco, Bell, ATL, Hans, Hawk Performance and much more.

Their mission of ‘Making Racers Safer,’ is evident from their display of product knowledge and customer support. This degree of knowledge can only come from being racers themselves, and OG Racing pride themselves on that fact. Based in Sterling, Virginia, OG Racing ship out 98% of orders the same day when placed before 2pm EST. which our members really appreciate. 

“OG Racing is a perfect fit for our members at NASA,” explains Jeremy Croiset. “Having such a knowledgeable and reputable partner to fulfill any of our members safety equipment needs is a clear advantage to getting members on track quicker and easier. I know that any NASA member calling OG Racing will get the right information required to purchase exactly what they need in time to get on track and at a great price. ”

Head over to their site and see for yourself the extensive range of safety equipment available through OG Racing ranging from head and neck restraints, fire suppression systems, fuel cells, seats and more. Shop at www.ogracing.com.


2013 Survive the 25 to Air on NBC Sports April 18 at 4:00pm ET.

Published on April 09, 2014 18:20

Napa Valley, CA —The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to announce that the 2013 edition of “Survive the 25” presented by Mazda and Hankook Tire will air on NBC Sports April 18, 2014 at 4:00pm ET.

Follow along with four teams as they battle to complete and win one of the toughest endurance races in the world; the NASA 25 hours of Thunderhill. The telecast puts you right in the mix and does an excellent job of demonstrating just how incredibly difficult it is to conquer what has become one of the world’s most grueling and challenging to win endurance races. See as these four teams endure obstacles and hardship through three days of competition in an attempt to come out on top. 

Make sure to join us (or set your DVRs) for the telecast on the NBC Sports Network April 18, 2014 at 4:00pm ET. 


April Issue of NASA's Speed News Magazine available

Published on April 02, 2014 09:14


Volume 3, issue 3 of NASA's Speed News Magazine is available here


2013 Spec Miata National Championship Race Airing on NBC Sports Tomorrow, 4-2-14

Published on April 01, 2014 11:42

Napa Valley, CA —The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to announce that thanks to the generosity of Mazda, the 2013 NASA Championship Spec Miata Race will air on NBC Sports tomorrow, April 2, 2014  at 4:30pm EST.

Make sure to set your DVR’s tonight to capture the exciting race on the NBC Sports Network. 



Hawk Performance Increases Rewards Drastically for NASA Members in 2014

Published on March 26, 2014 17:18

Napa Valley, CA — The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to announce that Hawk Performance will begin immediately offering a fantastic new rewards program for NASA members to take advantage of. The heart of the program will remain the contingency program Hawk Performance has been offering NASA competitors for the previous five seasons with one large difference being a massive increase to the rewards available for race finishes. 

Competitors will be eligible to win up to $150 per weekend toward the purchase of Hawk Performance Products. The program will award 1st place finishers with a $150 in Hawk bucks for a race win while 2nd and 3rd are eligible for $100 and $75. The program will be made available immediately to all NASA competitors across all classes. For complete details on the new contingency program, please visit http://www.nasaproracing.com/contingencies

Additionally, all NASA members will be eligible for a 25% discount toward the purchase of any Hawk Performance Products. This offer is being extended to all NASA members and can be applied toward the purchase of race products or street products for HPDE or Tow vehicles.  Please visit the membership benefits page here http://www.nasaproracing.com/benefits for complete details.

Announcing the 2014 Yokohama Contingency Program

Published on March 18, 2014 14:20

Napa Valley, CA —The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to announce the official 2014 Yokohama contingency program. The program is available to all NASA competitors beginning immediately and Yokohama is also including any events that preceded this announcement during the 2014 season. 
For complete details on the Yokohama Contingency program, please visit:



Official NASA Branded Apparel and Merchandise Now Available

Published on March 07, 2014 14:39

Napa Valley, CA — The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to announce that Officially licensed and branded apparel and merchandise is now available for purchase directly at www.NASARacingGear.com.

Through a recently concluded multi-year agreement, NASA has named SPS Promotional the officially licensed apparel and merchandise provider for NASA.

“We are thrilled to work with NASA to provide our logo apparel and merchandising expertise,” said Dave Whitworth, Managing Partner.  “We are excited to showcase our products to the NASA membership and to the NASA Regions as well.”

SPS’s Promotional and Apparel Division, located in St. Louis, MO and founded in 2007, is an apparel and merchandise producer with considerable experience in the amateur racing market and provides logo apparel stores and sales to multiple organizations and clubs.

The new merchandise website will be operated under the brand name NASA Racing Gear, and it can be found at the merchandise link on www.NASAproracing.com or directly at www.NASARacingGear.com.   

Logo merchandise and apparel will also be sold at major NASA racing events across the country including the MSX Convention, March 7-9, 2014 this weekend.

"We look forward to this new partnership", said Jeremy Croiset, Director of Sponsorship , NASA. "This new program should provide a very easy process for NASA members to acquire the NASA branded apparel they've been missing for sometime. We hope the NASA membership enjoys this newly available apparel line for many years to come."

For more information on NASA, please visit their website at www.nasaproracing.com. For more information on the newly available NASA apparel, please visit www.nasaracinggear.com or call 888-305-3945.


March Issue of NASA's Speed News Magazine available

Published on March 05, 2014 09:01

Volume 3, issue 2 of NASA's Speed News Magazine is available here


Hawk Performance Remains NASA's Official Brake Product

Published on February 13, 2014 09:39

Napa Valley, CA — The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to announce that Hawk Performance, a division of Carlisle Brake and Friction, Inc. has just signed a multi-year agreement continuing their involvement with NASA.  The new agreement reaffirms Hawk Performance as the Official Brake Product of NASA through 2016 and provides for a variety of other programs NASA members will benefit from including changes to their contingency program and special offers only available to current NASA members. Hawks new contingency program will provide a much more lucrative awards package to NASA members while also making rewards easier to redeem.

“We are thrilled to have Hawk Performance on board with NASA for another 3 years” said Jeremy Croiset, NASA’s Director of Sponsorship. “NASA and Hawk Performance have enjoyed a great working relationship over the years and we are looking forward to the exciting new changes Hawk Performance has planned for the program moving forward. Hawk Performance brake pads are a dominant force in on track competition environments because they provide you with that extra edge you are looking for when going to the brake pedal. This agreement will allow us to keep telling that fact.” 

“We are thrilled to again partner with NASA and continue as their official Brake Product through the 2016 season” said Mike DeFord, Vice President, Marketing and New Business Development, Hawk Performance.  “Hawk Performance has proven to be one of the most competitive, consistent brake pads on the track today and that fact remains today. We are proud to support NASA participants through our contingency and product award programs and look forward to a fantastic new season with NASA.”

More details are soon to be published relating to the new Hawk Performance Contingency offering and the other fantastic programs Hawk has in store for NASA participants. Please check back regularly for updates. 



Announcing the 2014 Hoosier Contingency Program

Published on February 11, 2014 11:44

Napa Valley, CA —The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to announce the official 2014 Hoosier contingency program. The program is available to all NASA competitors beginning immediately and Hoosier is also including any events that preceded this announcement during the 2014 season. 
For complete details on the Hoosier Contingency program, please visit:

Announcing the 2014 BFGoodrich Contingency Program

Published on February 11, 2014 11:42

Napa Valley, CA —The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to announce the official 2014 BFGoodrich contingency program. The program is available to all NASA competitors beginning immediately and BFGoodrich is also including any events that preceded this announcement during the 2014 season. 
For complete details on the BFGoodrich Contingency program, please visit:



February Issue of NASA's Speed News Magazine available

Published on February 07, 2014 12:09



Volume 3, issue 1 of NASA's Speed News Magazine is available here


Ford Racing School Remains Official Driving School of NASA

Published on February 04, 2014 16:23

Napa Valley, CA — The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is excited to announce that it has renewed its agreement with the Ford Racing School for an additional year.  Located just 35 minutes from Salt Lake City at the wonderful Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah, the Ford Racing School has been a great avenue for novice and veteran drivers alike and will continue to be the official driving school of NASA as well as being the only driving school in the world sponsored by the Ford Motor Company. This partnership program will continue to be a valuable asset to all NASA members and will include contingency programs, discounts and other special benefits. 

" The Ford Racing School is thrilled to continue working hand in hand with NASA,” said Cindi Lux, Director of Performance Schools. “We are excited to continue this partnership program which will again see the Ford Racing School the Official Driving School of NASA.”

Founded in 2006, the Miller Motorsports Park is a state-of-the-art road racing facility for automobiles, motorcycles and karts. It is considered one of the finest race tracks of its type in North America and hosts many of the world’s most significant racing series’. “Miller Motorsports Park offers something for almost every motorsports enthusiast”. Said Chad Zulian, Ford Racing School Marketing Manager. “Those who choose to enrol in the driving school will have a chance to tread where legends have left their mark.  Where world-class athletes have pounded the straightaway at nearly 200 MPH.”

"We are happy the Ford Racing School will remain the official driving school of NASA," said Jeremy Croiset, NASA Director of Sponsorship. “They offer a fantastic school that nearly all NASA members could benefit from attending. We look forward to offering NASA members the exciting benefits the Ford Racing School has to offer in 2014.”

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For more information on NASA, visit their website at www.nasaproracing.com. For more information on Miller Motorsports Park or the Ford Racing School, call 435-27SPEED (277-7333) or visit www.fordracingschool.com or www.MillerMotorsportsPark.com.



Announcing the 2014 Toyo Tires Contingency Program

Published on January 20, 2014 10:32


Napa Valley, CA —The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to announce the official 2014 Toyo Tires contingency program. The program is available to all NASA competitors beginning immediately an...

Rotek Racing Audi TT RS Wins USAF 25 Hours of Thunderhill

Published on December 08, 2013 14:20


Top three Audi TT RS, Porsche 997 Cup, Radical

WILLOWS, Calif. (Dec. 8, 2013) - The No. 24 Rotek Racing Audi TT RS won the eleventh running of the United States Air Force (USAF) 25 Hours of Thunderhill today.  Following the Rotek Audi to fill out the overall podium was the No.83 Barrett Racing Porsche GT3 Cup in second and the No. 38 Radical West Radical in third.


December Issue of NASA's Speed News Magazine available

Published on December 04, 2013 11:51

Volume 2, issue 11 of NASA's Speed News Magazine is available here.


Grassroots racers get huge support from Hawk Performance at the 25 Hours of Thunderhill

Published on December 02, 2013 10:25

PARK CITY, UTAH - At this year’s longest endurance race, one race class, E3 is being recognized and supported to epic proportions by Hawk Performance. The company will be rewarding the winning team of the class a title sponsorship for their 2014 NASA racing season. 



NASA Announces RR Transition Plans for Remaining Spec Toyo Classes

Published on November 25, 2013 10:31


NAPA VALLEY, CALIFORNIA - The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to announce that beginning February 1st of the 2014 season, the American Iron, Camaro Mustang Challenge, Honda Challenge, Factory Five Challenge, and 986 Spec classes will transition over to running on the Toyo® Proxes® RR tire during dry weather competition.