National Auto Sport Association Announces New National Teen Mazda Challenge Program

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 [...]

March 14th, 2018|

At Long Last

NASA Mid South Spec Miata racer Jim Drago has been chasing a NASA Championship for several years, and he finally got it done at Mid-Ohio in September. Starting from second, Drago was able to get by Jared Thomas on lap two with a gutsy outside pass into China Beach and Madness. He made it stick and went on to win the Spec Miata championship. The post At Long Last appeared first on NASA Speed News Magazine.

October 8th, 2019|

Jim Drago Takes Top Spot to Earn 2019 Spec Miata Championship

NASA Mid South’s Jim Drago has been chasing a NASA Championship for a long time. Not to give away the ending, but he finally got one. Well, that does kind of give it away, doesn’t it? Drago started from second behind Jared Thomas, with Great Lakes racer Jonathan Davis in third, David Dirks in fourth and Kyle Webb in fifth. When the green flag dropped, Drago didn’t waste any time and got around Thomas on lap two, a position he would hold until a double-yellow bunched up the field. When the race restarted, Drago powered on for the win and [...]

October 8th, 2019|

Race Louvers and Way Now Offer Discounts to NASA Members

NASA has just partnered with two companies that now offer exclusive discounts to NASA members. Race Louvers builds wind-tunnel-tested hood and fender louvers for import and domestic cars popular in HPDE and road racing. Race Louvers now offers NASA members 10 percent off any purchase. To get your discount code, log into, click on the Member Benefits button and scroll down to the Racer Louvers entry to get your discount code. NASA also is excited to partner with WAY — short for What’s Around You — a web portal that offers NASA members an exclusive 5 percent discounts on [...]

October 8th, 2019|

2020 NASA Championships Presented By Toyo Tires to be Held at Utah Motorsports Campus

In keeping with its tradition of moving the NASA Championships to a different track each year, the National Auto Sport Association has announced that the 2020 NASA Championships Presented by Toyo Tires will take place Sept. 10-13, 2020, at Utah Motorsports Campus in Tooele Valley, Utah. NASA pioneered the idea of moving its Championships event from year to year, and it has chosen to return to the Utah Motorsports Campus, a facility that welcomed the NASA Championships in 2013, 2010 and 2009 when it was called Miller Motorsports Park. “Utah Motorsports Campus is a world-class venue,” said NASA Vice President, [...]

September 19th, 2019|

Running a Catalytic Converter and Starting Last — on Old Tires

With EcoBrap, Matt Cresci hopes to show you can minimize the carbon footprint of racing while still having fun and finishing well. NASA NorCal Spec Miata racer Matt Cresci knows a thing or two about winning. He finished fourth in Spec Miata at the 2014 NASA Western States Championships in a car he drove to the track and then home again when the race was over. He finished second in Spec Miata at the 2015 Western States Championships, and drove his racecar home afterward, and fourth again at the Western States Championships in 2016 after finishing in the top spot [...]

September 10th, 2019|

Catch All of the 2019 Championships Action with the NASA Livestream Broadcast

If you can’t make it to the NASA Championships Presented by Toyo Tires at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course September 18-22, you can stay up to date on the all the action with the NASA livestream broadcast. Live on air from Friday through Sunday, the livestream feed will cover all racing and Time Trial groups, with comprehensive coverage from cameras located all around the track and in-car feeds. Announcers John Lindsey, Will Faules, Neil Daily, and Edwin Pardue will be on the air Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for full coverage, which will include live interviews from the pits, garages and, of [...]

September 10th, 2019|

Follow All the Racing Action Live from the 2019 NASA Championships at Mid-Ohio

Racers, fans and family – this year we will have ample amount of options available to you in order to follow all the action LIVE from the 2019 NASA Championships Presented by Toyo Tires at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. We plan to have lots of driver interviews, live drone coverage(weather permitting), plenty on track cameras, and in-car cameras(in some race classes). All the event information will be posted to Please check it regularly for the latest updates and links. Make sure to Subscribe to our YouTube Channel, Like Us on Facebook and Follow Us on Instagram and Twitter. The [...]

September 6th, 2019|

Registration for 2019 NASA 25 Hours of Thunderhill Presented by HAWK Performance Opens Monday, September 9th

Registration for the 2019 NASA 25 Hours of Thunderhill Presented by Hawk Performance will open Monday, September 9th, 2019 at 9 am Pacific Standard Time. Please visit for the latest event information and registration link. Any teams interested in taking part in the longest closed-course endurance race in North America will be able stake their claim on grid at that time. Interested teams also are encouraged to read the 2019 Rules(Under Consideration) for the 2019 event and post any and all feedback on the #DRIENASA Community Forums. Best of luck to everyone. We look forward to seeing all of [...]

September 5th, 2019|

Last Lap Dash for the Last Spot on the Podium

Driver of the camera car Blake Minasian and Eric Slivkoff had been battling all race long for third place in Spec Miata at Buttonwillow in June. Minasian tried again and again to get around Slivkoff, but it’s really hard to pass at Buttonwillow. Finally, on the last corner, Minasian used the outside line to keep more speed in reserve for a drag race to a photo finish. Nice. The post Last Lap Dash for the Last Spot on the Podium appeared first on NASA Speed News Magazine.

September 3rd, 2019|

2019 NASA 25 Hours of Thunderhill Welcomes 12-Hour WERC Teams

Teams are entering the final months of preparation for the 2019 NASA 25 Hours of Thunderhill Presented by Hawk Performance. The 2019 rules have been posted, and teams from the Western Endurance Racing Challenge will be capping of their season at the 25 with a special 12-hour race that will start at the same time, and run concurrently, but end at 11 p.m. Saturday night. The post 2019 NASA 25 Hours of Thunderhill Welcomes 12-Hour WERC Teams appeared first on NASA Speed News Magazine.

September 3rd, 2019|
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