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 [...]
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 [...]
Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. has announced that its Proxes RR DOT competition tire has been selected as the specified tire for the newly announced Mazda Spec MX-5 Challenge Racing Series, and Toyo Tires is to be named the presenting partner. This new series creates a single spec applying to multiple sanctioning bodies including National Auto Sport Association and the Sports Car Club of America. The symmetric two-groove Proxes RR comes off-the-shelf in race ready condition with a 4/32nds tread depth. It is considered ideal due to its fast lap times, consistency and excellent wear characteristics. The series targets the 2006 [...]
In keeping its tradition of supporting drivers who use Toyo Tires at the 25 Hours of Thunderhill Presented by Hawk Performance, Toyo Tires has announced its contingency prize money for the 2019 event. All competitors who use Toyo Tires in the 25 Hours of Thunderhill are eligible for the prize money, in addition to the food and hospitality services Toyo Tires provides. Here’s how the program will work in 2019. The post Toyo Tires Announces Contingency Prize Money for the 2019 25 Hours of Thunderhill Winners appeared first on NASA Speed News Magazine.
Hankook Tire just announced that it will pay entry fees to the 25 Hours of Thunderhill Presented by Hawk Performance for any team that races on Hankook Ventus F200 slick tires. All cars must display four Hankook decals and drivers must wear suit patches. Entry fees already paid up front will be discounted off the tire bill. There is also a contingency for drivers who choose to use the Hankook Z214 DOT-R tires. In classes with 10 or more starters, the class winner is awarded four tires, with two tires for second place and a $100 Hankook gift certificate for [...]
Toyo Tires Again Offers VIP Track Services and Hospitality at the 2019 NASA 25 Hours of Thunderhill Presented by Hawk Performance
For the eighth year in a row, NASA 25 Hours of Thunderhill competitors using specified Toyo tires will enjoy access to the Toyo Tires hospitality area including lunch and dinner Friday, breakfast, lunch and dinner Saturday and a midnight snack, and then breakfast and lunch Sunday. The program is open to racers using the Toyo Proxes RS1 full-slick, the Proxes RR DOT competition and the Proxes R888R tires in dry conditions. The Proxes R1R and Proxes RA1 are approved for wet use. This is the 17th year Toyo Tires has been the Official Tire of NASA. “Toyo Tires is proud [...]
Toyo Tires GT Challenge Offers $10,000 Prize to Class Winner at the 2019 NASA 25 Hours of Thunderhill
Toyo Tires is putting up a handsome cash prize for the winner of the Toyo Tires GT Challenge at this year’s 25 Hours of Thunderhill Presented by Hawk Performance. The winner of this year’s GTC4 class in the Toyo Tires GT Challenge will take home a cash prize of $10,000. The Toyo Tires GT Challenge class is open to any vehicle homologated to FIA GT3 or GT4 regulations making ease of entry for teams with these vehicles very simple. However, the cash prize is only available for the GTC4 class which requires the use of the Toyo Proxes RR tire. [...]
With a family that grew up in the Southern California car culture, it was inevitable that Austin Edwards would be racing. Edwards’ grandfather, father, uncle and cousins all raced circle tracks and when he was only a few days old, his family brought him to the track. “I had watched my family do it since I was born,” Edwards said. “I don’t know anyone in my family that hasn’t raced a car. It’s definitely a family thing.” The 14-year-old Edwards hopes to make a name for himself in NASA after joining the Spec Miata class this season. The teenager has [...]