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2014 NASA Eastern States Championships Highlights Videos

Published on September 17, 2014 17:10

The biggest race of the year for the East Coast Regions is in the books, and here are the highlights from the event. You will hear from racers on their quest to become a 2014 NASA Eastern States Champion, and why it is critical to get the most out of yourself, and your car, for the one race that matters the most - Sunday's final. We also have thrilling class recaps for Spec Miata and Honda Challenge aficionados, where door handles were becoming thoroughly acquainted. Share these videos with your friends and get in the mood for the NASA Western States Championships coming up Nov 7-9!

2014 NASA Eastern States Championships Highlights 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7itgjvDJ38s&feature=youtu.be

2014 NASA Championships Spec Miata Highlights

2014 NASA Championships HPD Honda Challenge Highlights
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTq_aHdRwYs


September's Issue of Speed News Magazine is Here!

Published on September 04, 2014 11:07

Road America takes center stage in the September issue of Speed News. Four regions converged on this historic racetrack in August for a weekend of world-class NASA racing, and you’ll get an inside look at all the action. You’ll also learn a quick way to repair a damaged bumper fascia and discover some of the nuances of alignment settings for racing suspensions. Remember, you can’t win if you don’t read! Read the September Speed News today!







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Crowned at Road Atlanta

Published on August 31, 2014 20:17

NASA Championships presented by Toyo Tires Champions Crowned at Road Atlanta

BRASELTON, Ga. (Aug. 31, 2014) - The National Auto Sport Association's (NASA) ninth annual NASA Championships presented by Toyo Tires Eastern States Championships crowned its winners today. 
 
After two days of qualifying races the 300+ NASA Eastern Championships competitors at Road Atlanta lined-up to compete for bragging rights and the NASA Eastern States Championship trophy.
 
American Iron Extreme, American Iron, Spec Iron, CMC
In the first of the days 45-minute championship races Chris Griswold, No. 71 Ford Mustang, and Brian Faessler in his No. 018 Ford Mustang continued their nose-to-tail racing with Griswold taking the early advantage in American Iron Extreme. On lap  eight Faessler passed and began to gap Griswold by three seconds, but on lap 11, Faessler did not come back around handing the Championship win to Griswold, his sixth (2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014). Griswold's fast lap time was a 1:27.26 and he is the winningest driver in NASA Championship history with six American Iron Extreme wins.
 
"The last half of the race was easy," Griswold said. "At the beginning Brian was right there battling with me and swapping the lead. I decided to back off a little and save my Hoosier tires. He then pulled off on the back stretch, I am not sure what happened to him. This is my sixth NASA Championship. It feels good. I had a great day. It felt good and I feel great about all of the work we put in early in the week."
 
In American Iron (AI) Will Stukas led the field early in his No. 93 Chevrolet Camaro from pole position. On lap 12 Scott McKay took over the lead of American Iron in his No. 171 Ford Mustang. 
 
"We got a shaggy start yesterday, I didn't finish the race with a broken throttle cable," McKay said. "We put it all back together and started sixth on the grid. We had a good run going moving up to second place for a while behind Will and then he had some issues. I took the lead and then with three laps to go I dropped a cylinder. I started looking in my rearview mirror for cars coming, but by that time we built up a big enough lead and took the win."
 
In Spec Iron it was Corey Rueth, Saturday's qualifying race winner, heading the field in his No.13 Ford Mustang. By lap nine Rueth was able to give himself a three-second cushion to his closest pursuer.
 
"It was a fantastic race," Rueth said. "We got a great run with the Late Model Restoration Mustang. I got to thank my crew Jeff Brooks, Robert Beaudreau and my wife Lisa Rueth for helping me get the car prepped. Paul Costas set-up the car with Witch Doctor Racing and got the Mustang just right for this track. All I had to do was pilot the car and keep it together. I managed to stay a couple of turns ahead of the drama. It was a long race and I was glad to see the checker."
 
In CMC the No. 93 Camaro driven by Derek Wright was the class of the field.
 
"The start of the race was fantastic," Wright said. "I was able to get a pretty good lead and I was letting traffic go by without losing too much time. I was maintaining my pace, cruising a little. Then with two laps to go something in the rear gear began to go. I went from a five second lead down to the next guy right on my bumper. It became exciting at the end. The early work paid off. I won by a half of a car length."
 
Super Unlimited, FFR ST1, ST2, ST3
In the Super Unlimited Championship race Joseph Freda in his No. 22 Chevrolet Camaro and Alan Palmer in his No. 3 West WX10 car took turns leading the fast field. On lap five a full caution flew as the No. 25 ST2 Lotus of Greg Vannucci was in the wall on the front stretch. Palmer was the overall leader at the yellow. The race restarted on lap nine. Marc Cantor led ST2 in the No. 26 BMW M3. In the Factory Five Racing Class Paul Arnold was running upfront in his No. 5 Factory Five Racing car  and held on for the win. In ST3 the No. 85 of David Ziegler took the win in his Chevrolet Corvette Z06. In ST2 it was Matt Isbell in his No. 88 Chevrolet Corvette. As the checkered flag dropped surprise ST1 winner Benjamin Lesnak took overall honors in his No. 98 Chevrolet Corvette. In Super Unlimited it was Mike Howard in his No. 00 Chevrolet Corvette taking that championship trophy.
 
"It was a blast," Howard said. "I didn't have anything for the little sports racer. I raced him real clean and he broke before I did this time. I broke in the first two races this weekend, so I was due. I was catching him at the yellow, but the yellow helped me cool the car down."
 
"It was really a matter of attrition," Isbell said. "Greg Vannucci had me by three-thousandths of a second, but he had that big off coming out of the exit of 12. After that I just had to manage the gap, which I had three seconds on and well as manage my car. I hope Greg is ok. I am glad for MTI, we have won three national championships together and I thank them."
 
"It was a hot day," Lesnak said. "The track was slowing down. The Viper which was my main competition had me down the straights. I was making my plan to get around him. I made an early move into Turn Seven and then he repassed me. I was able to get by him again coming down the hill into 12. The yellow helped and I was able to get away after the caution."
 
"I started on the pole," Ziegler said. "I ran into some slower ST2 traffic and I got passed and fell to second. We were racing hard for a few laps. The yellow saved my tires. I think at the end of the day it came down to managing the slower cars."
 
"I missed last year as I was mending from a back injury," Arnold said. "It has taken me most of the year to get the feel of the car again. We had a good battle and I was in a good position to take the win. This has been a long time coming."
 
Spec E30, Spec 3
Eric Palacio, pole sitter, in his No. 175 BMW 325 brought the 39 car field to the green. Immediately he began swapping the front spot with Robert Grace in the No. 174. By lap 11 Steven Lako, No. 81 BMW 325, took the lead and had a two second gap to the second place of the No. 609 of Robert Gagliardo.  In Spec 3 the No. 23 of Barry Battle took the race by two seconds over the No. 07 BMW 325 of Jon McAvoy.  
 
 "It was awesome," Lako said. "Five of us took off and had a great race for 40-minutes. We battled, exchanged potions, working together with different people. A little entanglement mid-race helped me get up in the lead. I had some clean track and that really helped. Nobody on my bumper I was able to run my line as they battled behind me."
 
"The weekend started a little rough," Battle said. "In the first qualifying race my ABS went out on the first lap so I had to drive through that failure. Saturday was pretty smooth I dropped to second on the last lap. Today's race was pretty clean. There was a lot of Spec E30 traffic, but altogether a great race."
 
Spec Miata
Matthew Pombo, winner of both qualifying races, led the 34 car field to the green for the Championship race in his No. 60 Mazda Miata. Danny Steyn was able to get a run on Pombo at the exit of Turn One and lead the first lap in his No. 39 Miata. By lap four  the No. 57 driven by Alex Bolanos joined the front pack. On lap seven Bolanos moved by Pombo into second and two laps later drove to the overall lead. On lap 12 Bolanos was relegated to third with Steyn back in the lead and Pombo in second. The trio were circulating bumper-to-bumper. By lap 13 the three combatants had amassed a three second lead to the fourth place runner. On lap 14 Steyn was able to get some separation as Pombo and Bolanos were running side-by-side. James Drago, No. 2, moved into third position on lap 16 as Pombo began to fade. By lap 18 it was a two car race between Steyn and Bolanos as they changed positions  over the last couple of laps. At the checker it was Bolanos, Steyn and Pombo for the Spec Miata Championship podium.
 
"It is really hot out today," Bolanos said. "It was really about managing tires for the full 45-minutes of the race. We usually line-up and start passing later, but the popping started earlier than usual. Even in the lead pack I tried not to abuse the tires through the esses. I was able to have some rubber at the end and pick them off one at a time. We had a clean race, no cautions and I got to the checkered flag first."
 
"It was an amazing run," Steyn said. "All of us were like a train the first few laps. We knew Alex would be a threat. He has been on form all year. Matt Pombo, my teammate, and I worked together well in the qualifying races. I knew if we got split up things were going to change. Matt dropped off later in the race and Alex had a little more than me and was the better driver today. He earned it."
 
"Unfortunately mid-way through the race coming through Turns Three and Four the car just lost power," Pombo said. "I had to shut it off and restart it. It did it to me three or four times during the race, so it cost me. I have to thank Tom and Tracy Fowler and all of the OPM Autosports gang. We have a 1999 Miata and the 02s had the legs on me, but we proved it was competitive. I just wish we didn't have the problems in the Championship race we had. Spec Miata is such a great class and the best racing series in the country. If you can run with these guys you can race with anyone."
 
GTS 1-4
In GTS the GTS4 car of Randy Mueller continued to be the class of the field on the weekend. Following up on a qualifying race win from yesterday Mueller jumped into the early lead. On lap 10 a full course caution bunched the field. The caution eliminated a 10 second gap that Mueller had amassed, but on the restart he was able to go away for the overall class win. The victory is Mueller's fourth NASA Championship win (2007, 2011, 2012, 2014).  In GTS3 it was Edgar Cabrera in the No. 777 BMW. Rafael Torres won the GTS2 race in his BMW 328, but was later disqualified for non-compliance promoting DJ Fitzpatrick to the top step on the podium. In GTS1, Tim Pruitt drove his No. 329 Porsche 944 to the win.  
 
"It was hard, I went from first to fourth," Torres said. "A guy tried to put me off early and then on the restart he waved me by. I was able to get back on my horse and retake the lead. My BFGoodrich tires were great today they helped me to drive to the front and take the win."
 
"It was extremely hot out there," Mueller said. "I started on the pole and opened up a gap early on, but then the yellow bunched it up. The Porsches in my rear view mirror on the restart got my attention. I just put my head down and ran fast laps."
 
"It was a good race," Pruitt. "I changed position with the Team Fire Engine car about three times during the race. When I got in the lead I could hold him off. On the restart he got by me and I was able to reign him in and get by and I was able to drive to the win."
 
"It was incredible," Cabrera said. "I had a guy behind me at the end that I had to hold off. The caution period brought everyone back together. I had a lead and the yellow took away the gap that I worked so hard for from the beginning."
 
HPD Honda Challenge Class 1-2
In HPD Honda Challenge 1 twin qualifying race winner Kris Popovic in his orange No. 9 Acura Integra led the field to the green. By lap 10 Popovic had raced to a five second lead over David Isbell in his No. 7 Acura Integra. In Challenge 2 Robert Paskiewicz, No. 10 Acura Integra, was locked in a battle with the No. 31 Honda Accord of Karl Kandor. The race was red flagged on lap 15. The stoppage erased Popovic's seven second lead. The race took the green and white flags making it a one lap trophy dash to the checker. Popovic was able to hold off the field for one lap and sweep the qualifying races and the win the Challenge 1 Championship. Isbell second and the No. 75 of John Oldt was third in his Honda S2000.  In Challenge 2 it was Kondor getting by Paskiewicz on the last lap. Kevin LeClair, No. 79 Honda Civic came home in third.
 
"Wow, I swept the weekend," Popovic said. "I worked hard and it paid off. I have to thank my engine tuner Jason Suge from Suge 1 Motorsports. We built a motor at the last minute on Thursday morning. I had a good gap before the red flag came. I thought  they were going to end the race. At the double yellow I had low fuel. I knew once we went green again that I had the power to get them down the straights."
 
"It was incredible," Kondor said. "The last couple of laps my car is running hot and we are under caution. I was wondering if we were going to go green. We get the green, I am pushing really hard and there is traffic in front of us. We ran into some traffic on the back straight and use it to my advantage to get by through the chicane. Without the red/yellow and restart I may have been able to get a look, but not to get by."
 

Spec Z
Jay Pellegrini III took the lead in his No. 12 Nissan 350Z with the No. 0 of John Baldwin close behind in his 350Z. The race was reflagged on lap 15. The race was restarted with one lap remaining. Pellegrini was able to hold off Brian Kleeman, No. 23, for the win with Baldwin taking the last step on the Spec Z podium.
 
"It was a wild run," Pellegrini said. "I didn't have any grip in the rear tires the first few laps. I was drifting all over the place. We had a close race up front with the 23 of Kleeman and William Dryer. I want to NASA, Nissan and BFGoodrich for a great event, great car and great tires."
 
944 Spec, PTB-F
At the start of the 944 Spec and PTB-F race the race went full course on lap one. The race went green on lap four with Dan Pina leading the Spec 944 field in his No. 149 Porsche. On lap 12 Daniel Williams, No. 76 Porsche, passed Pina to take the lead and held on to take the checkered flag. In PTB David Schotz, No. 34 Pontiac Firebird, was able to pass Jeremiah Fox in his No. 033 Subaru Impreza on the restart lap. Schotz and Fox were locked in a two car battle the entire race distance. On lap Fox retook the lead, with Schotz retaking the point on the very next lap and holding on for the win. In PTE it was Ben Anderson on the top step of the podium in his No. 38 Mazda RX7. The PTF winner was Ken Brewer in the No. 6 Toyota MR2.
 
 "That was an experience of a lifetime," Williams said. "The camaraderie of the team and how we came together to make it all work is amazing. I had some cars spinning in front of me and then I hit a patch of oil made it a little dramatic. The hardest thing was to stay focused when I was in the lead. I just wanted to keep my mind on the track. Keep it in the now. If you make one mistake these guys will be all over you."
 
"It was an incredible battle," Schotz said. "Traffic played a part in it. I tried to keep a couple of these cars between me and Jeremiah because I know he has a lot of top speed. It was a great race. My car has a few issues, but we were able to make to the finish and the win. I want to thank CarboTech and Hoosier tires for a fun weekend."
 
"Road Atlanta is tough when it is hot like this," Anderson. "We have by far the heaviest car, by 500 lbs. and it is all about tire management. It is 95-degrees and it is one of the hardest cars to drive managing the tires. I was in second for a few laps and then was able to pass and I had a gap. The yellow came and I was able to keep the focus and pull off the win."
 
"My car is really stock," Brewer said. "I bolted up fresh Hoosiers for the race. I started third as I didn't make qualifying. I had to borrow an ECU from a fans street car so I could make the race today. My competitors are great and fun to race with. It was a fun weekend and taking home the trophy makes it a great weekend."
 
Highlights of the Weekend
Chris Griswold drove his No. 71 Ford Mustang to a record six NASA Championship win (2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014). The win makes him the winningest driver in Championships history.
 
Fast race lap of the weekend was put in by Alan Palmer in his West WX10 a 1:27.666 lap time.
 
Benjamin Lesnak won the ST1 Class in his No. 98 Cadillac XLSR as well as the TT1 Class in his Corvette.
 
Randy Mueller drove his No. 0 BMW M3 to a fourth NASA Championships title (2007, 2011, 2012, 2014). 
 
2014 NASA National Championship Winners - Provisional
 
American Iron Extreme, Chris Griswold, No. 71 Ford Mustang *Six time Championships winner

American Iron, Scott McKay, No. 171 Ford Mustang

Spec Iron, Corey Rueth, No. 13 Ford Mustang

CMC, Derek Wright, No. 913 Chevrolet Camaro

Super Unlimited, Mike Howard, No. 00 Chevrolet Corvette

ST1, Benjamin Lesnak, No. 98 Cadillac XLSR

ST2, Matt Isbell, No. 88 Chevrolet Corvette

ST3, David Ziegler, No. 85 Chevrolet Corvette

Factory Five Racing, Paul Arnold, No. 5 Factory Five Racing

Spec E30, Steven Lako, No. 81, BMW 325

Spec 3, Barry Battle, No. 23 BMW 325

Spec Miata, Alex Bolanos, No. 57 Mazda Miata

GTS4, Randy Mueller, No. 0 BMW M3

GTS3, Edgar Cabrera, No. 187 BMW M3

GTS2, DJ Fitzpatrick, No. 186 BMW M3

GTS1, Tim Pruitt, No. 329 Porsche 944

HPD Honda Challenge 1, Kris Popovic, No. 9 Acura Integra

HPD Honda Challenge 2, Karl Kondor, No. 31 Honda Accord

Spec Z, Jay Pellegrini, No. 12 Nissan 350Z

PTB, David Schotz, No. 34 Pontiac Firebird

PTE, Ben Anderson, No. 38 Mazda RX7

PTF, Ken Brewer, No. 6 Toyota MR2

944 Spec, Daniel Williams, No 74 Porsche 944

TT1, Benjamin Lesnak, No. 98 Chevrolet Corvette

TT2, Greg Vannucci, No. 25 Lotus Exige

TTU, Reese Cox, No. 9, Chevrolet Corvette

TTB, Jeremiah Fox, No. 033 Subaru Impreza STI

TTC, Chi Ho, No. 10X Honda S2000

TTD, Jon Kozlow, No. 36, BMW M3
 
Complete information on the NASA Championships presented by Toyo Tires can be viewed at nasachampionships.com.
 
The weekend's schedule from Road Atlanta can viewed at http://www.nasaproracing.com/nationals/East_Combined_2014.pdf
 
Road Atlanta is a 2.54-mile, 12-turn undulating road course located in Braselton, Ga., just 50-miles north of Atlanta. Road Atlanta is known as one of the most exciting places to drive a race car. The ultra-fast circuit has only one slow corner, Turn Seven, which leads onto the long back straight. The approach to the fast downhill Turn 12 is blind challenging drivers to carry a lot of speed down the hill that leads to the front straightaway and in to Turn One. The stretch out of Turn One to Turn Five consists of a set of esses and lefts and rights that will reward a good handling car.
 
The NASA Championships presented by Toyo Tires Western States Championships will take the green flag at Sonoma Raceway, Nov. 7-9.
 
For additional information, please contact NASA Championships Media Director, Kyle Chura at kyle@kcapr.com or (248) 821-0468.  More detail can be found at nasaproracing.com or nasachampionships.com.      
 
To qualify for the NASA National Championships presented by Toyo Tires, NASA competitors must compete in and score points in four regional races around the country, five for the Western States Championships.  The 2014 National Championship presented by Toyo Tires Eastern weekend will feature over 300 competitors racing for the NASA National Champion trophy in 36 racing classes and nine Time Trial divisions around the famed Road Atlanta circuit home to Petit Le Mans.

NASA Championships presented by Toyo Tires Racing at Road Atlanta Day One

Published on August 29, 2014 17:29

Qualifying races a glimpse at tight racing

BRASELTON, Ga. (Aug. 29, 2014) - The National Auto Sport Association's (NASA) ninth annual NASA Championships presented by Toyo Tires Eastern States Championships is underway.  More than 300 competitors from across the country are racing for championship honors this weekend at Road Atlanta.  
 
In near 100-degree temperatures the NASA Eastern Championships began today. In the opening qualifying race of the weekend, Brian Faessler in his No. 018 Ford Mustang made easy work of the American Iron Extreme field with Will Stukas winning the American Iron Class in his No. 93 Chevrolet Camaro Z28.
 
"It was fun," Stukas said. "I started from back in eighth on the outside. I was able to get a few guys on the outside into Turn One and run down the rest throughout the race. Road Atlanta is my home track. I want to run the qualifying races up front and try and start on the pole for the big race on Sunday. I hold the track record here in this class with a 1:33.2. I don't think we will get close to that time in this heat this weekend."  
 
In the Spec Miata race, the 37 car field took the green and instantly began mixing it up. Danny Steyn in his No. 39 Miata took the early lead. Steyn had the No. 60 of Matthew Pombo glued to his bumper in the early going. Jonathan Czarny made it a three car race in his No. 21 green Miata. On lap eight, Pombo went by Steyn and won the qualifier. The fast lap of the race was put in by James Drago in his No. 02 Miata turning a 1:45.104.
 
"It was a good way to start the weekend," Pombo said. "I looked at it like a qualifying session. I was just trying to be smooth and keep it in the top five. My car was heating up so I switched spots with Danny. He got racing with Czarny and they kind of let me go. The car handled like a dream. There is a lot of racing left to go, another qualifying race tomorrow and the big race on Sunday. My dad won two National Championships here at Road Atlanta and I grew up watching him. This place has a lot of history for the Pombo family. We just tend to click very well here. The strategy for Sunday is to get the OPM Motorsports/Pombo Racing Spec Miata to the front and stay there and see who is going to win on the last couple of laps."
 
In Spec E30, another big field at this year's NASA Eastern Championships, with over 40 cars the qualifying race was full of great action. The No. 30 BMW of Jared Stoops took the early lead. On lap four Sandro Espinosa in his No. 32 BMW 325i took the lead and never looked back. The new Spec 3 Class qualifying race was won by Barry Battle in his No. 23 BMW 325.
 
"I started the day qualifying on new tires and I didn't like the handling," Espinosa said. "I went back into the trailer and dug up some old tires that are a few race weekends old and it came right back to me. This is the third weekend on these tires, but they are shot now. I think I am going to look in the trash can for some tires or look to my buddies for some used rubber. My strategy for this weekend is to find old tires. This is my home track. I wanted to run new tires for the big weekend, but my car just doesn't seem to like them."
 
In 944 Spec Jason Stanley made easy work of the near 40 car field in his No. 60 Porsche 944. He was followed to the line by No. 76 Daniel Williams and the No. 96 of Jason Walsh.
 
"I didn't have much clear track in qualifying, so I didn't get the pole like I wanted," Stanley said. "I was third on the first lap. I tried to pass Pina (Dan, No. 149 Porsche) coming into Turn Ten, but he made it tough so I tucked in behind and did some bump drafting. Pina had a burble and I went by him. I was able to move to the lead and I put my head down, hit my marks and drove to the win. I am still looking for the sweet spot with my tires and we may get some rain on Sunday. If it rains, I have a good wet set-up so we are looking pretty good. My goal is to drive a safe race tomorrow and get a good starting position for Sunday's main event."
 
In the HPD Honda Challenge Class, Kris Popovic in his No. 9 Acura Integra took the qualifying race win. Kevin Helms turned the quick lap of the Challenge 1 group with a 1:38.895, but retired with one lap to go while in a heated battle with Popovic. In  Challenge 2, the No. 8 Honda S2000 of Jeremy Lucas took the win.
 
"It was a tough one," Popovic said. "Kevin was on me for a while. He pulled off coming into Turn Ten. You have to finish it to win it. I was able to get the win. I have my fingers crossed that everything stays together for the rest of the weekend. We have had a good year.  I won a few races here at Road Atlanta early and then had some mechanical issues. I just need my motor to last and we will be good."
 
"There was a lot of back and forth up front, I did not lead the whole way," Lucas, Challenge 2 winner said. "We were pushing each other really hard all race. It was fun. I started the race from pole, went up into Turn Three and I was second, at the end of lap one I was third. I was able to come back and take the win. The car has a lot of weight at 2900 lbs. I need to keep the tires in check. In a 40-minute race it will be tight. This is my first race at this track with this car."
 
In the Spec Z Class Brian Kleeman drove his No. 23 Nissan 350Z to the qualifying race win.
 
"It is hot out there," Kleeman said. "I started on pole and was able to keep the lead. Jay (Pelligrini Jr., No 51) was right on my tail keeping me honest the whole way. Unfortunately he pulled in with a problem and I was able to cruise the rest of the way. The dash isn't working, so I don't know what the temps are, hopefully not too high. I want to get out front and stay out front the rest of the weekend."
 
Ralf Lindackers won the last qualifying race of the day in his No. 01 BMW M3 in the GTS Class.
 
"It was a great run," Lindackers said. "It was a little confusing at the beginning with two pace laps. I had a decent start, I went back to third from second. I was able to get up front and race with John van Houten, which was a really fun."
 
Complete information on the NASA Championships presented by Toyo Tires can be viewed at nasachampionships.com.
 
The weekend's schedule from Road Atlanta can viewed at http://www.nasaproracing.com/nationals/East_Combined_2014.pdf
 
Live timing from the Road Atlanta Championships can be viewed at   http://www.nasaproracing.com/liveresults/champs
 
Road Atlanta is a 2.54-mile, 12-turn undulating road course located in Braselton, Ga., just 50-miles north of Atlanta. Road Atlanta is known as one of the most exciting places to drive a race car. The ultra-fast circuit has only one slow corner, Turn Seven, which leads onto the long back straight. The approach to the fast downhill Turn 12 is blind challenging drivers to carry a lot of speed down the hill that leads to the front straightaway and in to Turn One. The stretch out of Turn One to Turn Five consists of a set of esses and lefts and rights that will reward a good handling car.
 
The NASA Championships presented by Toyo Tires Western States Championships will take the green flag at Sonoma Raceway, Nov. 7-9.
 
For additional information, please contact NASA Championships Media Director, Kyle Chura at kyle@kcapr.com or (248) 821-0468.  More detail can be found at nasaproracing.com or nasachampionships.com.      
 
To qualify for the NASA National Championships presented by Toyo Tires, NASA competitors must compete in and score points in four regional races around the country, five for the Western States Championships.  The 2014 National Championship presented by Toyo Tires Eastern weekend will feature over 300 competitors racing for the NASA National Champion trophy in 36 racing classes and nine Time Trial divisions around the famed Road Atlanta circuit home to Petit Le Mans.


Racer Connect Announced Official Classified Partner of NASA

Published on August 27, 2014 08:10

Napa Valley, CA - The National Auto Sport Association is pleased to announce Racer Connect as the Official Classifieds partner for all NASA members to buy, sell and trade their cars and car parts. This exciting new partnership allows NASA members to leverage Racer Connect’s search features and advertise racing and related items for free!

Racer Connect’s Classifieds has twelve categories along with many more sub-categories to be able to fine-tune searches and pin-point target searches. Search fields also include maximum and minimum pricing, country, and region. 

But there is more than just Classifieds, Racer Connect includes a ‘Social’ section where racers can now share racing experiences, keep track of the competition, where they’re racing, how they finished, and photos from events. The ‘Racing Wiki’ is rich with information and knowledge where racers can research and share information about race tracks, racing terms, a how-to DIY section, racing literature, and race cars. 

The ‘Racing Directory’ (under development) will allow information sharing for nearby parts sources, recommended shops, online vendors, and assistance for hard to find parts. Enthusiasts can search via keywords, categories, and geographical location. Users can also read fellow racer reviews or contribute their own reviews. 

Race on over to the site and experience it for yourself at www.racerconnect.com.

NASA Championships presented by Toyo Tires Ready for Green

Published on August 26, 2014 08:43

SONOMA, Calif., (Aug. 26, 2014) - The National Auto Sport Association's (NASA) ninth annual NASA Championships presented by Toyo Tires Eastern States Championships is ready to take the green flag this weekend at Road Atlanta. Over 300 drivers will be vying for Championships, Aug. 29-31.
 
The NASA Eastern States Championships are promising to be the most competitive in the organizations nine years of bringing together the nation's best amateur drivers. The Road Atlanta 2.54-mile, 12-turn circuit demands precision and strategy. Several race groups have drawn large fields. The Spec Miata Class will start over 35 cars. American Iron will have more than 20 competitors lining up this weekend. In the largest class of the event the Spec E30 race will see over 40 cars racing for the Eastern States title. Scott McKay (Bradenton, Fla.) is among the Spec E30 championship hopefuls. He is bringing his No. 65 Mad Motorsports BMW 3 Series.
 
"Ideally, I'd like to win either the Spec E30 BMW race, or the American Iron race that my Mustang is running," McKay said. "My Spec E30 is ready to go. I am still thrashing on my Mustang, but we will be ready with that car as well. In Spec E30 it is anyone's race, but I think it will be myself or Anthony Magagnoli, Eric Palacio, Sandro Espinosa, Robert Grace, Steve Lako or David Walsh taking the trophy. I've booked a nice suite at the Chateau Elan, and plan to bring and drink plenty of craft beer."
 
Anders Sjoblom (Rochester Hills, Mich.) ran his qualifying races at Mid-Ohio and Road Atlanta. Sjoblom is looking to add a third Championships trophy to his mantle.
 
"I'm driving my red No. 65 2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302S put together and set-up by my main sponsor Rehagen Racing," Sjoblom said. "My plan for this weekend is to be the front runner at Road Atlanta. I'm hoping I can stay with the top dogs in the big American Iron field. I think my partner Robin Burnett is one to really look out for in the class as well. My other sponsors include Steeda Autosports for performance parts and Cortex Racing for suspension technology. My good friends at Meva Energy AB, Dunne-Rite Performance and Ford Racing are giving me some extra help to make the event costs more manageable." 
 
Will Faules, NASA Championships event manager, has his team ready to make it a memorable Eastern Championships for everyone involved.
 
"I can't believe it is here already," Faules said. "Every NASA region has been working hard to make this first of two Championships weekend a success. We are ready for our first Championships event at Road Atlanta. All systems are go. Our southeast region has put in a lot of effort to lay the ground work for three days of racing. The drivers have been working just as hard on their cars. There are a lot of guys who have done their qualifying races at Road Atlanta, so I am looking forward to some great competition on the track."
 
"In addition to the great on track competition, drivers are racing for contingency awards as well," Faules continued. "A short list of NASA Championships contingency sponsors include: Toyo, Mazda, HPD, Royal Purple, Hawk Performance, Ford Racing, Nissan and GoPro to name a few."
 
Road Atlanta is a 2.54-mile, 12-turn undulating road course located in Braselton, Ga., just 50-miles north of Atlanta. Road Atlanta is known as one of the most exciting places to drive a race car. The ultra-fast circuit has only one slow corner, Turn Seven, which leads onto the long back straight. The approach to the fast downhill Turn 12 is blind challenging drivers to carry a lot of speed down the hill that leads to the front straightaway and in to Turn One. The stretch out of Turn One to Turn Five consists of a set of esses and lefts and rights that will reward a good handling car.
 
Complete information on the NASA Championships presented by Toyo Tires can be viewed at nasachampionships.com.
 
The weekend's schedule from Road Atlanta can viewed at http://www.nasaproracing.com/nationals/East_Combined_2014.pdf
 
Live timing from the Road Atlanta Championships can be viewed at   http://www.nasaproracing.com/liveresults/champs
 
The NASA Championships presented by Toyo Tires Western States Championships will take the green flag at Sonoma Raceway, Nov. 7-9.
 
For additional information, please contact NASA Championships Media Director, Kyle Chura at kyle@kcapr.com or (248) 821-0468.  More detail can be found at nasaproracing.com or nasachampionships.com.      
 
To qualify for the NASA National Championships presented by Toyo Tires, NASA competitors must compete in and score points in four regional races around the country, five for the Western States Championships.  The 2014 National Championship presented by Toyo Tires Eastern weekend will feature over 300 competitors racing for the NASA National Champion trophy in 36 racing classes and nine Time Trial divisions around the famed Road Atlanta circuit home to Petit Le Mans.
  


Behind the Zoom Road Atlanta Forum

Published on August 25, 2014 17:52

BEHIND THE ZOOM ROAD ATLANTA FORUM BEGINS TUES, AUG 26
 
Tomorrow night marks the first forum component in the BEHIND THE ZOOM series 
of installments; first up, Road Atlanta. The BEHIND THE ZOOM campaign is a series of segments where 12 Mazda factory drivers and champions break down many of the main tracks and venues you will race at. 
 
The two drivers sharing their time and insight during this Tuesday evening forum:
* Tom Long is a Mazda factory driver and a professional driving coach.
* Randy Pobst is a four-time World Challenge GT champion, two-time Rolex 24 at Daytona winner and factory driver in an MX-5 for Freedom Autosport in the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge Street Tuner class.
From 8:30 PM to 9:00 PM EST, Tom Long and Randy Pobst will take you through a turn-by-turn discussion of Road Atlanta to assist Mazda competitors with their preparation before racing the famed Georgia track. Q&A is encouraged throughout the forum. The drivers will use mics, and be able to respond to typed questions by the Mazda racing family by either typing or speaking.
 
The Audience: The forum is exclusive to Mazda competitors and can hold up to 100 participants. While this is intended to assist our Mazda drivers with their preparation for the NASA Eastern Championships this coming weekend, advice and tips will inevitably be transferable to all tracks; all are encouraged to participate.
 
How to Join (we recommend that you register by 8:00 PM EST, at latest, to be able to download the GoToMeeting platform):
* Go to the following URL: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1499595682525352194
* Enter the Webinar ID: 154-781-379
* Enter your First Name, Last Name, and Email, then click "Register."
* Once you have registered, you will be prompted to download the GoToMeeting software, if you have not already done so; this process typically takes less than 15 min.
What You'll Need to Have: A computer and an internet connection.

Thank you for your support. We hope the BEHIND THE ZOOM resources are helpful in preparing you for Road Atlanta!
 


Twenty-Five Hours of Thunderhill presented by Hawk Performance Opens Registration

Published on August 19, 2014 12:40

SONOMA, Calif. (Aug. 19, 2014) - The 2014 25 Hours of Thunderhill presented by Hawk Brakes has opened registration. The twice around the clock plus one hour event sanctioned by the National Auto Sport Association (NASA) will take place at Thunderhill Raceway in Willows, Calif., Dec 6-7.
 
Hawk Performance has signed on as the new presenting sponsor for this year's event. Hawk Brakes is a leading supplier of severe duty and high-performance friction products for the motorsports and performance aftermarket.
 
"We are pleased that Hawk Performance is onboard for the 12th running of the 25 Hours of Thunderhill," Jerry Kunzman, NASA executive director, said. "The portfolio of Hawk Performance products is a perfect fit for this event. Their brake pads and performance rotors get a workout during this great event."
 

"This year we are expecting a great field of 72 cars," Kunzman continued. "Thunderhill has recently expanded their racing surface to cover five-miles. We are still in the decision stage if we will use the full five-miles come December. However, 25 around 5 does have a nice ring to it."
 
The load in date for competitors will be Dec. 3, with Dec. 4 and Dec. 5 reserved for track arranged test days. The green flag will fly at 11 a.m. on Sat. Dec. 6 on the field that will consist of over 70 cars in six classes (E0, E1, E2, E3, ES, ESR).
 
For additional information, please contact  NASA Media Director, Kyle Chura at kyle@kcapr.com or (248) 821-0468.  More detail on NASA and the Thunderhill 25 Hour can be found at nasaproracing.com  or  nasa25hour.com.

About Hawk Performance
Hawk Performance is a leading supplier of severe duty and high-performance friction products manufactured in ISO-certified facilities for the motorsports and performance automotive aftermarket. Hawk Performance products are engineered to allow users to control, command and conquer the terrain for which their vehicles are designed.
Decades of experience in developing friction materials for aerospace, industrial, military, automotive and motorsports applications give Hawk Performance an advantage over the competition. In the past decade Hawk Performance friction products have won more motorsports championships than any other friction manufacturer. More information available at hawkperformance.com.
 

NASA Championships presented by Toyo Tires Attracting Top Drivers

Published on August 14, 2014 06:39


SONOMA, Calif., (Aug. 13, 2014)-The National Auto Sport Association's (NASA) ninth annual NASA Championships presented by Toyo Tires Eastern States Championships is gearing up for their weekend at Road Atlanta, Aug. 29-31.
 
The NASA Eastern States Championships are three weeks away. The 2.54-mile, 12-turn undulating Road Atlanta circuit has NASA drivers excited for a high-level of competition with competitors they see on regular weekends and familiar faces from across the country. Over 300 entries have been received so far with additional filings still coming into the office. Drivers that have been a factor in past Championships as well as returning winners crowd the driver lineup for the Eastern States Championship at Road Atlanta. 
 
Kevin Helms is bringing his No. 05 Honda Civic Honda Challenge 1 car with help from sponsors Hondaworks, Carbotech, RLZ Engineering & Tuning and Hasport Motor Mounts, HPD and Ferrea Racing Components. Helms has been runner-up in the Championships and will be looking for the top step at the end of the month.
 
"I've raced at Road Atlanta in 2010 in the ARRC Championship as well as World Challenge in that same year," Helms said. "I qualified for the Championships at Virginia International Raceway and Summit Point in the Mid-Atlantic Region. The Honda Challenge 1 Class is always competitive and everyone steps up their preparation and competitiveness for the Championships. Anyone in the field can win it.  I hope to use my Road Atlanta knowledge to give me that slight edge come the end of the month."
 
Yiannis Tsiounis is the 2012 National Champion in Spec Miata (SM), which took place at Mid-Ohio. He will drive his No. 69 Mazda Miata with sponsorship from YUSHINO (a game of Scrabble with numbers). Tsiounis ran his qualifying races at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park in Connecticut.
 
"I have raced in two Majors races at Road Atlanta in March of 2013 and 2014," Tsiounis said. "Unfortunately I have not been very lucky there yet. My best finish has been fourth in the STL class, three times, two in 2013 and one in 2014 and I have had several mishaps, including a non-trivial accident in 2014, where I was hit by no less than four cars after someone spun me at the start of the race, in front of 40+ angry bees. There are at least 10 drivers in the SM Class who are extremely good and it can be anyone's race. I have participated in seven NASA races in Spec Miata. My goals for the Eastern Championship is to have fun, keep myself and the car in one piece and perform to the capabilities of the car and WIN!"
 
Ben Lesnak from Brooklyn, New York drove to TTB and TTA time trial national championships in 2011 and 2012. Lesnak is looking forward to the competition at Road Atlanta.
 
"I qualified for the Eastern Championships at New Jersey Motorsports Park and at Road Atlanta," Lesnak said. "I am driving my Corvette C5 with help from AJ Hartman Racing and Mantic Clutch. I am looking forward to racing again at Road Atlanta as I enjoyed driving the track from my qualification races, I also watched the first two Petit Le Mans races there a few years ago. My goals for the Championships are simple, have fun, bring the car back in one piece and win!  The field is full of good cars and drivers so it won't be easy."
 
Will Faules, NASA Championships event manager, likes the way the fields for the Eastern Championship are taking shape.
 
"The fields for the upcoming Eastern Championships are getting bigger by the week," Faules said. "In Spec Miata we are at 40 cars with entries still coming into the office. The always competitive American Iron class is nearing 25 cars. We are also expecting over 20 Porsche 944 competitors.  These great grids are going to make for some exciting racing around Road Atlanta at months end."
 
Road Atlanta is a 2.54-mile, 12-turn undulating road course located in Braselton, Ga., just 50-miles north of Atlanta. Road Atlanta is known as one of the most exciting places to drive a race car. The ultra-fast circuit has only one slow corner, Turn Seven, which leads onto the long back straight. The approach to the fast downhill Turn 12 is blind challenging drivers to carry a lot of speed down the hill that leads to the front straightaway and in to Turn One. The stretch out of Turn One to Turn Five consists of a set of esses and lefts and rights that will reward a good handling car.
 
Complete information on the NASA Championships presented by Toyo Tires can be viewed at nasachampionships.com.
 
The NASA Championships presented by Toyo Tires Western States Championships will take the green flag at Sonoma Raceway, Nov. 7-9.
 
For additional information, please contact NASA Championships Media Director, Kyle Chura at kyle@kcapr.com or (248) 821-0468.  More detail can be found at nasaproracing.com or nasachampionships.com.      
 
To qualify for the NASA National Championships presented by Toyo Tires, NASA competitors must compete in and score points in four regional races around the country, five for the Western States Championships.  The 2014 National Championship presented by Toyo Tires Eastern weekend will feature over 300 competitors racing for the NASA National Champion trophy in 36 racing classes and nine Time Trial divisions around the famed Road Atlanta circuit home to Petit Le Mans.


NASA Championships presented by Toyo Tires Headed for Road Atlanta

Published on August 07, 2014 06:03

SONOMA, Calif., (July 30, 2014) - The National Auto Sport Association's (NASA) ninth annual NASA Championships presented by Toyo Tires is preparing for the first of two nationwide events. The first of the twin bill will be the Eastern States Championships to run at Road Atlanta, Aug. 29-31. Going from a single national championship event to a double, the NASA Western States Championships will take the green flag at Sonoma Raceway, Nov. 7-9.
 
Entries for the NASA Eastern States Championships are flowing into registration. The 2.54-mile, 12-turn undulating Road Atlanta circuit is drawing top competitors from the east, as well as from across the country. So far nearly 300 entries have been received with the larger classes being Spec Miata (SM), Honda Challenge (HC), Spec E30 and American Iron (AI).
 
Brian Fassler is returning to the NASA Championships in his new American Iron Extreme (AIX) Class Ford Mustang. Fassler will be a driver to to watch in what will be one of the weekend's fastest events.
 
"I've only been to Road Atlanta three times," Fassler said. "Once in 2010, in my first year of racing, and twice this year. I enjoy the track and I can't wait to see how the Championships go in a month. My goal for the weekend is to represent my sponsors as well as I can. I wouldn't be able to go to the Championships without them. Secondly, I'm going to try my hardest to win my first Championship next month. I see Chris Griswold being my main competition. He and I battled it out last year at Miller Motorsports Park and I know we've both stepped our games up since last year. It's going to be a hard race with some strategy put into it. 
This will be my fourth attempt at the NASA Championships with some success. I started on pole in 2012 at Mid-Ohio in STR2 and led the first half of the race. I started on pole in AIX last year at Miller (first time there) and reset the track record by over a second. I've finished fourth in AI in 2012 and third in STR1 last year at Miller.  I'm driving my 2014 Ford Mustang with help from Paul's Automotive Engineering, Precision Turbo, Hoosier, Technitron Rotary Table Interfaces, Wiseco Pistons, Ford Racing, JRi Shocks, Cometic Gasket and Hawk Performance."
 
Florida's Alex Bolanos has been in contention in Spec Miata (SM) the last two years and is looking for the overall win at Road Atlanta next month.
 
 "I qualified for the Championships at Sebring by getting the pole, setting fast lap and winning in all four races," Bolanos said. "I am driving my No. 57 Spec Miata sponsored by Momo, Autotechnik, and Apex Alignment. I've raced at Road Atlanta twice a year for the past few seasons. I have over seven podiums and a win in this year's SCCA Major there.  My goal is to win. I was in the hunt in 2011 at Mid-Ohio and had a hub failure and finished a close second in 2012 to Yannis (Tsiounis). I see Yannis and Steyn (Danny) being strong next month and I am sure there will be locals in the hunt as they were at Mid-Ohio.  I was second in TTE in 2008 at the Championships. In 2011 I won one of the qualifying races and had a failure during the race in SM and in 2012 I finished second in SM."
 
Will Faules, NASA Championships event manager, is happy with the level of enthusiasm for the new format with a month to go before racing begins.
 
"We have a strong contingent of drivers from the east as we expected," Faules said. "We also have groups coming to Road Atlanta from as far as Colorado, California and Arizona. The list of competitors is drawing other racers in from across the country. Road Atlanta is a great facility with a lot of paddock room. The track is second-to-none and we are looking forward to some great racing all weekend come August."
 
Road Atlanta is a 2.54-mile, 12-turn undulating road course located in Braselton, Ga., just 50-miles north of Atlanta. Road Atlanta is known as one of the most exciting places to drive a race car. The ultra-fast circuit has only one slow corner, Turn Seven, which leads onto the long back straight. The approach to the fast downhill Turn 12 is blind challenging drivers to carry a lot of speed down the hill that leads to the front straightaway and in to Turn One. The stretch out of Turn One to Turn Five consists of set of esses and lefts and rights that will reward a good handling car.
 
Complete information on the NASA Championships presented by Toyo Tires can be viewed at nasachampionships.com.
 
For additional information, please contact NASA Championships Media Director, Kyle Chura at kyle@kcapr.com or (248) 821-0468.  More detail can be found at nasaproracing.com or nasachampionships.com.      
 
To qualify for the NASA National Championships presented by Toyo Tires, NASA competitors must compete in and score points in four regional races around the country, five for the Western States Championships.  The 2014 National Championship presented by Toyo Tires Eastern weekend will feature over 300 competitors racing for the NASA National Champion trophy in 36 racing classes and nine Time Trial divisions around the famed Road Atlanta circuit home to Petit Le Mans.

August's Issue of Speed News Magazine is Here!

Published on August 06, 2014 10:02


Volume 3, issue 8 of NASA's Speed News Magazine is available here

July's issue of Speed News Magazine now available!

Published on July 18, 2014 09:16


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

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: