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 [...]
Two years ago, Jason Griepentrog and Jeff Abrams formed Team Irie Racing to race in Spec Miata in the NASA Arizona Region. They used the team format to share financial and mechanical responsibilities, and they split the driving duties down the middle. That model might work well for endurance racing where one driver can take over for the other during a fuel stop, but it’s a bit more difficult to administer in sprint racing, and could be a recipe for friction. Not only did they make it work, but the two found themselves on top of the points standings at [...]
A field of 25 Spec Miata competitors kicked off 2020 at Chuckwalla Valley Raceway in February. Setting fast lap, Team Just Send it posted the fast lap in qualifying and started from pole, followed by Hannah Grisham. Team Just Send it got the jump from pole and defended from start to finish, taking the win, with Grisham in second, SoCal’s Eric Slivkoff in third, Blake Minasian in fourth and Chase Gilhart in fifth. For qualifying on Sunday, Grisham posted the fast lap, but stayed out and kept in touch with her crew in the event she was outpaced. The strategy [...]
The NASA-sanctioned United States Touring Car Championship series just announced that it has approved the Victor Racing Smart Active Aero drag-reduction system wing for use in 2020. The first of its kind, Victor Racing’s Smart Active Aero wings are standalone systems with built-in computers and sensors that automatically control the position of the rear wing using sophisticated software algorithms to optimize downforce needed to maximize the performance of the cars to produce the quickest lap times possible. As the sole provider of Active Aero products for the USTCC, Victor Racing offers several different models, which can be used by a [...]
Aiden Baker Crouse was rounding Turn 1 on Bayani Dia’s rear bumper at Road Atlanta during the Santa’s Toy Run event in December 2019, and ended up going off track and barely avoiding another car that had spun in Turn 1. Crouse’s quick reaction helped him avoid the other car, but unfortunately not the tire wall on the outside of the track. You can drive your car on America’s greatest racetracks with NASA, and it’s easy. Sign up for a NASA membership at drivenasa.com, click the “Events” pull-down menu to find an event near you. Register for the event, show [...]
When you put a whole mess of Spec Miatas on a short track for a quick sprint race, you get a good candidate for a Move of the Month video, or in this case, moves of the month. NASA Arizona racer Jason Griepentrog and the rest of the Arizona Spec Miata crew dice it out for an action-packed race at Wild Horse Pass East, giving the commuters on Interstate 10 something fun to watch as they pass by on cruise control. The post Nonstop Action appeared first on NASA Speed News Magazine.
NASA Southeast Spec Miata kicked off the 2020 season at Roebling Road with an 18-car field. Qualifying on pole was 2019 Mark Donohue Award recipient, Broderick Bauguess, with a 1:22.764, with Keith Williamson P2, just .001 second in front of P3 Yan Dia, Grant West P4 and Aide Crouse P5. At the start, Bauguess had the inside line and got a good run, leading Dia and Crouse out of Turn 2. West picked off Williamson entering Turn 3. On the next lap, Bauguess — racing for the first time in Spec Miata — got a lesson in the value of [...]
In 2019, NASA and Toyo Tires announced new placement requirements for decals in spec classes. The new location requirements were enforced at the 2019 NASA Championships presented by Toyo Tires, and now that the 2020 season is upon us, they also will be mandatory in regional competition. Proper placement will be necessary to ensure you can collect the many contingency prizes offered by Toyo Tires. You can find specifics on the NASA Forums thread The post 2020 Toyo Tires Decal Requirements Detailed appeared first on NASA Speed News Magazine.
The one expense that NASA members typically incur during a race weekend is lodging. NASA has now partnered with Choice Hotels so NASA members can save up to 15 percent at more than 7,000 properties worldwide. Choice Hotels is one of the largest and most successful lodging franchisors in the world, with hotels like Comfort Inn and Suites, Quality Inn, Mainstay Suites, and Rodeway Inn you’ll find the right hotel for your trip and your budget. Use it for leisurely trips or when you are needing a room for that next race weekend. Follow the link on ChoiceHotels.com to access [...]
The National Auto Sport Association is pleased to announce that the Hawaii Rally Sport Association will be organizing the newest NASA region for the 2020 season and beyond. The NASA Hawaii Region initially will focus on continuing HRSA’s successful rallycross series, but will expand into other areas of motorsport as new facilities are built in the Hawaiian Islands. “We are happy to be able to offer NASA programs to our friends in Hawaii,” said John Lindsey, NASA’s General Counsel. “We look forward to growing the sport and also helping however we can to get more facilities built in Hawaii for [...]
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 [...]