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|

NASA Renews and Expands Member Benefits Program!

While we’re all laying low, it might be a good time to take advantage of some of the contingency and member benefits programs NASA has put together for its members. Ranging from product discounts to regional and championships contingency programs, these member benefits make it possible to recoup the cost of your NASA membership. Here are the latest in renewals and expansions. Anderson Composites Anderson Composites has robust resources to manufacture carbon fiber and fiberglass products through the latest technologies and best practices. Anderson Composites provides a sponsorship program for exclusive offerings to interested teams. Please email us at: [email protected] [...]

March 24th, 2020|

NASA Announces Konig-NASA Partial Sponsorship Program for 2020 and 2021

Konig Wheels is pleased to offer all active NASA members a benefits program to help support their racing programs. Konig has actively supported NASA racers for more than 10 years and is committed to continuing that support. All active NASA members will be eligible to receive a partial sponsorship of up to 12 wheels per season. This partial sponsorship is in exchange for running the Konig Logo on the vehicle, providing a few high resolution images of the vehicle with the Konig product installed and providing a short 50 – 100 word recap of each event with a few images [...]

March 17th, 2020|

HPDE Drivers Get Toyo Bucks For Climbing the HPDE Ladder

NASA and Toyo Tires have renewed the only contingency program of its kind in all of motorsports, where HPDE drivers qualify to receive Toyo Bucks for graduating from one level to the next. HPDE drivers get $100 in Toyo Bucks for moving from HPDE1 to HPDE2. In similar fashion, drivers get $200 for moving from HPDE1 to HPDE3 and $300 for going from HPDE3 to HPDE4. In addition, HPDE4 drivers qualify for $600 in Toyo Bucks for advancing to Time Trial! Naturally, there are rules and requirements, but it’s all handled online. The post HPDE Drivers Get Toyo Bucks For [...]

March 17th, 2020|

Zach Rubin Appointed Teen Mazda Challenge Series Director

The National Auto Sport Association has named Zach Rubin as the new series director for the Teen Mazda Challenge. Rubin takes over for James Brown, a SoCal driver and crew chief who had led the TMC since 2018. Zach Rubin is a 20-year-old student in his second year at Virginia Tech, where he is pursuing a degree in marketing. Rubin also is an active member of the university’s Formula SAE team. He began his motorsports career in karting and transitioned to sports car racing in 2016, and has since been a driver and regional liaison for Teen Mazda Challenge in [...]

March 17th, 2020|

NASA Statement on COVID-19

As our nation and our world plot a path through the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is working with state and local governments, facility managers, and medical professionals to ensure that the safety of our members comes first. We are actively consulting with both scientific and medical professionals to better understand the risks present and we will use that guidance to determine an appropriate course of action over the coming months. We are following state and federal recommendations to cancel events until March 31st and we will activate a health and safety plan for when events will be [...]

March 17th, 2020|

NASA Announces New and Renewed Contingencies for 2020!

You spend your offseason refreshing your racecar. NASA national spends its offseason scouring the marketplace for more member benefits and contingency prize plans for NASA members. For 2020, Ford Performance Racing has signed on again to offer prize programs for regional and championships competition in Spec Iron, American Iron, American Iron Extreme — and even for Ford drivers in Super Touring classes! Maxxis Tires also has renewed its programs for regional and championships competition. The Maxxis program includes American Iron Extreme, German Touring Series, Super Touring, Time Trial and Rally Sport. What’s more, Maxxis also has also added a new [...]

March 10th, 2020|

Teen Mazda Challenge Driver Aiden Crouse and Veteran Pat Smith Split Spec Miata Wins at Carolina Motorsports Park

Cold weather for Saturday’s qualifying made for some fast times as Grant West claimed pole position with a below-track-record time of 1:50.331, followed by Aiden Crouse, Keith Williamson, Pat Smith and Yan Dia. At the start, the front of the field got through Turn 1 cleanly, with Crouse picking off West with an inside pass at Turn 2 and then beat him to Turn 3 to seal the deal. Tyler Harrell also picked off Dia in Turn 2 leaving the order, Crouse, West, Williamson, Smith, Harrell. Crouse and West started gapping the field on the back straight as they showed [...]

March 3rd, 2020|

NASA Southeast Spec Miata at its Finest

This is great fun to watch. NASA Southeast Spec Miata racer Bayani Dia and the rest of the field dice it up at Roebling Road Raceway at their season opener in January. Take a competitive field on an track with two personalities and add in a little rain and you get a challenging and fun start to the 2020 season. Well done, gentlemen! Bayani Dia The post NASA Southeast Spec Miata at its Finest appeared first on NASA Speed News Magazine.

March 3rd, 2020|

NASA and Toyo Tires Announce Richest 2020 Tire Contingency Prize Package Ever!

For the 18th consecutive year, Toyo Tires has been named the official tire of the National Auto Sport Association. New for 2020, Toyo Tires has revised the payout structure to provide more awards than ever before. In open-tire classes, payouts now include section widths from 305 to 345, with increased payouts all the way to third place for regional and Championships competition! Open tire classes include AIX, Super Touring, German Touring Series and all Time Trial classes. Spec tire classes now benefit from revised decal requirements for uniform placement and better visibility along with larger dollar amounts available to collect [...]

March 3rd, 2020|

Timeout With: Jason Griepentrog and Jeff Abrams

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 [...]

February 25th, 2020|
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