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|

2019 NASA Championships Set For Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course

Continuing the trend of moving its National Championships to a new track each year, the National Auto Sport Association is excited to announce that the 2019 NASA Championships Presented by Toyo Tires will continue as a singular event set to take place at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. Just two short weeks ago, NASA hosted its largest Championship event in the company’s 28-year history with nearly 500 competitors taking part in the historic event at Circuit of The Americas. The 14th annual NASA Championships will take place at the track where it all began, where NASA held [...]

October 11th, 2018|

NASA Announces 2018 Time Trial National Champions

The official results from Time Trial competition at the 2018 NASA Championships Presented by Toyo Tires are in. Time Trial drivers from across the country competed at the Circuit of The Americas Sept. 14-16 for the top honor of being the fastest of the fast. Here’s a breakdown of the 2018 NASA Time Trial champions. TT1 No.  256 Timothy Bidwill was competing in Super Touring 1 and TT1 at Circuit of The Americas, and he won the ST1 qualifying race in the rain on Saturday. Bidwill also posted the fastest lap time in TT1 in his Porsche GT3 Cup car [...]

September 19th, 2018|

2018 Champions Crowned at 2018 NASA Championships

In a little over a month, Formula 1 will be racing at Circuit of The Americas, but this weekend, it was all about the NASA Championships Presented by Toyo Tires. The record number of attendees, more than 450 competitors, came from NASA regions all across the country to race at a track many drivers and even race fans have placed high on their bucket lists. “There’s no better place than COTA to bring back the combined event as a single NASA National Championships,” said NASA Texas Regional Director Will Faules “COTA Vice President Eric Paradis has been totally instrumental in [...]

September 16th, 2018|

Qualifying Races Set the Grids For The NASA Championships Presented by Toyo Tires

More than 25 champions will be crowned Sunday at the National Auto Sport Association National Championships Presented by Toyo Tires in NASA’s largest field ever competing at the Circuit of The Americas. On a day where racers were dealing varying weather conditions, the field is set for Sunday in what promises to be one of the most competitive National Championships in NASA history. The winners of the qualifying races are: NASA Prototype Calling it the most challenging conditions he’s ever raced in, Jeremy Croiset has dominated the NASA Prototype class qualifying this weekend whether the track was wet or dry. [...]

September 15th, 2018|

Peter Ensor Wins Teen Mazda Challenge Race in Toyo Tires Classic

Nine Teen Mazda Challenge racers staged their own race within the Toyo Tires Classic to see who the standouts are among NASA’s youngest up-and-coming drivers. When the dust settled, Peter Ensor had finished first in Teen Mazda Challenge and sixth overall, a finish that netted him $2,500 in prize money. “I was trying to stay clean at the start, but that didn’t work. That was out the window in Turn 1” Ensor said. “I was on the outside and somebody came into me in in Turn 1. I lost a few spots, and then it was just a battle for [...]

September 15th, 2018|

Chris Haldeman Charges to Spec Miata Victory in Toyo Tires Classic

After all the hype, all the preparation for and anticipation of the Toyo Tires Classic at the NASA Championships presented by Toyo Tires, the Spec Miata race result boiled down to a few simple elements: speed, skill and, most of all, determination. Of course, the fate of the podium finishers lies in the hands of tech inspectors, who won’t be finished full inspections on the cars till Sunday. Until then, the results are provisional. Winner Chris Haldeman qualified poorly Saturday morning and found himself starting from 24th in a field of 60 cars. That came after he posted the fastest [...]

September 15th, 2018|

Top Drivers Set Fast Qualifying Times at NASA Championships

NASA Prototypes slashing through Esses at COTA. Running a new qualifying format for the National Auto Sport Association Championships presented by Toyo Tires, racers were dodging rain drops Friday at Circuit of The Americas to secure pole position for Saturday’s qualifying races. Nearly 450 racers were checking forecasts as rain threatened, but didn’t materialize during the early qualifying sessions. By midafternoon, the rains came and most racers couldn’t match their lap times from earlier in the day. Under the new format, the best time from any of the qualifying sessions on Friday determined grid position for Saturday’s qualifying race. A [...]

September 14th, 2018|

New Qualifying Format Debuts at the 2018 NASA National Championships presented by Toyo Tires

Returning to a singular championships event for 2018, the National Auto Sport Association Championships presented by Toyo Tires also will debut a new qualifying format at Circuit of The Americas this weekend. Originally the Championships format started with practice, qualifying and a qualifying race on Friday followed by practice and a qualifying race on Saturday. The combined results of those two races determined your starting position for the Championships race on Sunday. If a racer did poorly in the first qualifying race on Friday, or registered just a few horsepower too high on the dyno, it greatly diminished his or [...]

September 13th, 2018|

Racers Making Final Preparations for the 2018 NASA National Championships Presented by Toyo Tires

As the 2018 National Auto Sport Association Championships presented by Toyo Tires inches closer, the pace becomes more frantic and focused in the garages and shops around the country as NASA racers make their final preparations for the event. We caught with a few contenders to see how their plans are coming along. Dick Hunter, German Touring Series 3 Georgetown, Texas, GTS3 driver Dick Hunter has two wins at MSR Houston this year, one at MSR Cresson and won all three races at Circuit of The Americas in May of this year. That doesn’t guarantee he’ll take it all at [...]

September 8th, 2018|

Follow All the Racing Action Live from the 2018 NASA Championships at COTA

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 2018 NASA Championships Presented by Toyo Tires at Circuit of the Americas. Make sure to Like Us on Facebook and Follow Us on Instagram and Twitter. Check all the links to Live Video, Live Timing and Social Media below. Event Information Page(Schedule, Entry List, Media Guide, Contingencies) : Live Video Coverage at Livestream(Follow the channel): Live Timing will be available exclusively at: Latest Championships News will be posted to: [...]

September 4th, 2018|
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