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 [...]
Thunder Roadster has been a popular class in certain NASA Regions around the country, and it’s always great fun to watch the Championships races because of how closely matched the cars are. Thunder Roadster is now recognized as a national class. You can read the rules HERE. The cars are available in two preparation levels, one and two. Level one uses an old-school Yamaha 1200 cc of 1250 cc engine. Level two uses a newer stock Suzuki Hayabusa engine, also known as the GTR spec. This is the prep level you’re most likely to see at the Championships. In addition [...]
Before drivers ever show up at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course this September, they have been hard at work, preparing themselves and their cars for the 2019 NASA Championships. To qualify for the NASA National Championships Presented by Toyo Tires, drivers must compete in and score points in five regional races around the country. We caught up with several drivers to see what they’ve been doing to prepare for the 2019 NASA Championships NASA Prototype NASA Great Lakes points leader Barry Brooks is preparing himself and his NP01 for his first Championships event in NASA’s premier prototype racing class. “This [...]
Race grids are filling in for the 2019 NASA Championships presented by Toyo Tires. Some 300 racing and Time Trial drivers have registered to compete at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Sept. 18-22, 2019. To qualify for the NASA National Championships Presented by Toyo Tires, NASA competitors must compete in and score points in five regional races around the country. Drivers will take to the track at Mid-Ohio in 26 racing and six Time Trial classes. The event kicks off Wednesday, Sept. 18, when the gates open at 8 a.m. and registration begins at noon, when drivers can pick up their [...]
NASA Mid-Atlantic has announced that Aaron Johnson will be the new Mid-Atlantic Spec Miata series director beginning at the event at VIR August 17-18. A NASA member since 2010 and competition license holder since 2015, Johnson is the shop manager for All Aspects Motorsports, a full-service prep race-prep shop in Chesapeake, Va. As the newest regional series leader for Spec Miata, Johnson will work alongside Spec Miata National Director Xavier Calderon toward continued growth and camaraderie within the class. “I initially started racing in PT, and I was looking for a bigger challenge,” Johnson said. “Obviously, Spec Miata has a [...]
NASA Southeast’s Bradley Miller had worked his way up to third place at Road Atlanta in June. At the 11:40 mark, Miller tried to pass a Spec E30 back marker at Turn 5, but contact between the two cars ended the race for both of them. Miller included slow-motion and video from the No. 97 Spec Miata ahead of him. The post Great Beginning, Great Racing, Bad Ending appeared first on NASA Speed News Magazine.
NASA racers interested in claiming their place in the history books can still get in on discounted Championships entries if they register before July 31. That’s one week left till entry fees increase to their maximum. Register before July 31 for $999. After that date, entry fees increase, and registration will close on August 31. Entrants also can supersize their entry for just $349 more. Racers can enter Time Trial competition and vice versa. Supersize fees increase to $499 after September 1. Register for the 2019 NASA Championships Presented by Toyo Tires before it is too late! The post Beat [...]
The Team Racing Endurance Challenge (TREC) is a new NASA enduro series that focuses on fun and lots of track time — and you don’t need a competition license to be part of the action. Anyone with a driver’s license can participate in a TREC race. Minors who race with NASA are also eligible to participate. Cars are classed using a combination of time brackets and base classing listed in the TREC rules, and all vehicles compete on tires marked with treadwear 180 or higher by the manufacturer. This new series is a definite departure from the typical NASA competition [...]
TrackDayTire.com has been named as the official tire supplier of NASA and the exclusive redemption partner for Toyo Tires with NASA’s HPDE Awards Program. NASA members nationwide now can take advantage of a singular source for Toyo competition and Hoosier DOT Tires, with excellent pricing and expedited shipping. In an agreement that stretches to the year 2021, all NASA members will be able to take advantage of TrackDayTire.com’s enormous inventory and technical support team focused solely on helping members extract the most from their competition tires on the track. “NASA members will have direct access to tires and up-to-date inventory [...]
NASA Southeast Spec Miata finally escaped the cloud of rainy race weekends and also got one of its biggest fields, with 25 cars taking the grid for qualifying. Aiden Crouse grabbed pole position with a 1:46.370, followed by Bradley Miller, Jose Garcia, Ben Rook and Keith Williamson. At the start, Miller got a good run to Turn 1 and started up the hill trailed by Rook, with Crouse dropping in behind for P3. In Turn 10a/b, Miller got loose, but as he gathered it up, Rook pulled him up the hill for P1. Crouse got beside Miller in Turn 12 [...]
It’s always fun to watch someone who is usually a front runner have to start from the rear of the field. At Sonoma Raceway in June, Teen Mazda Challenge driver Roy Fulmer IV, had a lot of cars to fight through to make his way to the front. The first few laps are pretty frantic and a whole lot of fun to watch. The post Roy Fulmer IV Takes on Sonoma appeared first on NASA Speed News Magazine.