Giving young drivers a helping hand is what the Teen Mazda Challenge (TMC) has always been about, and the National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is excited to announce it is expanding the TMC program nationally. The new TMC will add value and help drivers up to age 20 climb the ladder to success in racing and help them develop skills they need in their careers. The program also will deliver a suite of contingency prizes to help make racing more affordable. For the 2018 season, NASA and a few select sponsors will offer the following benefits for the TMC: Mazda [...]
The National Auto Sport Association is announcing a new partnership with SEBECO Motorsport, which has acquired the NP01 program in its entirety from Élan Motorsports Technologies and, in collaboration with NASA, will resume development and promotion of this groundbreaking prototype racecar. “When the opportunity presented itself to become involved in the NP01 program, we jumped at the chance,” said Ben Cooper, co-owner of SEBECO Motorsport. “We are looking forward to building on the reputation of this car. We also extend our gratitude to Élan Motorsports Technologies, NASA and HAAS Automobile Imports for working with us to make this happen.” With [...]
NASA National has been hard at work over the offseason to continue to be able to offer NASA members exclusive benefits and contingencies programs. Chief among the returning vendors is Racers360.com, an online coaching service with an impressive array of coaches on its roster. If you haven’t used Racers360.com to help you lower your lap times, you are missing out. The instruction is first rate, with real tips and pointers on not only what you can do improve, but how to do it. Racers 360 will offer some exclusive new programs to NASA members in 2020, which will be announced [...]
Seventeen Spec Miata racers rolled into Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta to wrap up the 2019 season at the Santa’s Toy Run event. Teen Mazda Challenge racer Aiden Crouse had already locked up the Southeast Spec Miata championship. However, it was still a four-way battle for second place with Keith Williamson, Yan Dia, Teen Mazda racer Grant West and Brad Miller dueling for the last two podium spots in the Southeast Region championship. Aiden Crouse showed the class how to do it in qualifying by winning pole position with a 1:46.132, followed by West, William Cox, Williamson, Dia and Miller. On [...]
NASA Central recently announced a change of ownership to a new Regional Director. As of December 1, 2019, Randy Lane of Kansas City, Kan., will take over as Regional Director for the NASA Central Region. For the last 15 years, Lane has been the advertising and marketing director for the Associated Wholesale Grocers, the nation’s largest food wholesaler. Lane will be bringing his expertise in brand management and brand building to develop the full potential of the NASA Central Region. Lane will continue with AWG, and he and his wife, Donna, will work as a team to create a more [...]
Spec MX-5 is the latest class to have the full support of Mazda Motorsports, and as the class ramps up for 2020, interested drivers can find new details for the Spec MX-5 Challenge Series at SpecMX-5.com. Mazda also has released build sheets for racers who want to build their own cars. There are also 10 registered shops across the country where you can buy parts and have cars built, serviced and stored. The first 50 drivers to build or have cars built will receive a complimentary set of Toyo RR tires. The 2020 season will feature a prize package of [...]
The 2020 NASA season has a lot of promise. There will be sprints and enduros, of course, but also the first season of NASA’s Team Racing Endurance Challenge series. If you ever wanted to introduce a friend to what racing is all about, the TREC series is just the ticket. Check out your region’s website and mark those calendars! See you at the track! The post Mark Your Calendars: NASA Regions Releasing 2020 Schedules appeared first on NASA Speed News Magazine.
Anyone who says the 1.6-liter Spec Miatas aren’t competitive isn’t paying attention. NASA NorCal racer Roy Fulmer IV dices with Tristan Littlehale and Nick Sommers in the first laps of the Spec Miata race at Thunderhill back in April. Fulmer went on to score a second-place finish and two third places that weekend. Littlehale scored a win, and two seconds. Sommers got a third, and two wins during that weekend of close competition among those three drivers. The post 1.6 Liters in Good Hands appeared first on NASA Speed News Magazine.
NASA Southeast welcomed 19 Spec Miatas to Carolina Motorsports Park in November for the track’s first race under new ownership. On Saturday Aiden Crouse set the fastest time for pole position with a 1:50.813, followed by Yan Dia, P2, Grant West P3, Pat Smith P4 and Keith Williamson P5. After taking the green flag, 19 Spec Miatas thundered down toward Turn 1. Williamson locked up in the brake zone, slid across the track and tapped Smith, sending the both off the track and scattering the SM field like a shotgun blast through covey of quail. Crouse, West, Dia and Brad [...]
In an effort to add more value to your membership, NASA is excited to announce a new partnership with Intrinsic Products, a leading manufacturer of dash cams and action cams, digital rearview systems and accessories. NASA members get exclusive discounts on products like Intrinsic’s OnReal dash cameras, which offer capture TV-quality 1080p video with a 150-degree viewing angle. They also feature a unique magnetic mounting system that makes it easy to move the camera from car to car, or swap out cameras in seconds. One Intrinsic allows for 360-degree camera rotation to capture action from a variety of angles. For [...]
Call it the art of clinching in the rain. NASA Northeast’s 2019 season drew to a close with an exciting weekend at New Jersey Motorsports Park’s Thunderbolt circuit. Saturday’s clear conditions and crisp temperatures led to some great racing and fresh track records. Sunday’s weather took a turn, and racers battled out for every point in blinding rain, dodging puddles large enough to swallow a Miata. In ST2, Mark Petronis arrived hungry to close the gap in points between him, A.J. Hartman, and Doug Winston. The regional championship podium order was to be decided by the final event’s points. Unfortunately [...]