How to Install Extended Ball Joints in a Spec Miata

Before the rules changed, the only way to get more negative camber from the front suspension on a Spec Miata was to lower the car. It worked, but it also could put you down into the bump stops in hard cornering and abrupt suspension moments such as driving over kerbs. Changes in the Spec Miata rules now allow the use of offset upper control arm bushings in the front and the Bauer Suspension extended lower ball joints. Both options allow for more negative camber without having to lower the car more. NASA rules allowed the lower ball joints first, and [...]

February 19th, 2019|

Justin Casey Wraps up NorCal Spec Miata Championship

NASA NorCal Spec Miata finished its season with a solid 31-car field for the weekend. With the WERC Enduro on Saturday, it forced a three-race Sunday for Group A. Justin Casey had a solid lead in points and, much to his credit, did not miss a single regional race, including a trip to NASA Championships at COTA in which he finished fifth. But he could not rest the last weekend because of the double-points format, and he finished with solid P3 finishes in two of three races to secure the NorCal Championship. Congratulations to Justin! Unfortunately, the track was experiencing transponder [...]

February 19th, 2019|

Yan Dia and Pat Smith Finish on Top in Spec Miata at Carolina Motorsports Park

On Saturday, a short qualifying session, red flagged after one lap, scrambled rather than sorted the 20-car field. Jason Ball claimed pole position with a 2:01.430, followed by Matt Gieseke, Rod Walker, Ann Morey and Bob Manker. At the start, as the field charged down to Turn 1, Yan Dia went down the center briefly making it four-wide entering the turn. Everyone kept it clean and made it through as some of the faster cars moved up through the field. At the end of the first lap, Dia had moved up from P15 to P5 with the rest of the [...]

February 12th, 2019|

NASA Central Region Announces New Series Leaders

Adam Spence has raced across two continents and brings more than 15 years of experience to the table as NASA Central’s new Time Trial series leader. He started out in karts, moved into autocross, endurance racing, Time Trial and sprint Racing. His current car is ST1/TT1 6.2-liter LS-powered Miata. Spence has been instructing for several years and enjoys seeing drivers excel in all aspects of their driving. His energy and enthusiasm will bring fun and excitement to NASA Central’s TT program. Adam Spence “I am looking forward to 2019 and beyond as we grow Time Trials in the Central Region,” [...]

February 12th, 2019|

NASA Announces Racers360 as Official Driver Coaching Partner

The National Auto Sport Association is pleased to announce that Racers360 has been named the Official Driver Coaching Partner of NASA. Racers360 introduced a radical new way to offer elite-level coaching in a personal and affordable way that is available to drivers of all levels. As part of the brand-new driver- coaching partnership, NASA drivers will receive a 10 percent discount on Racers360’s flagship service, one-lap analysis coaching. Racers360 is changing the model of the traditional coaching structure. By leveraging technology, the very best professional coaches in the business no longer cost thousands of dollars a day. With Racers360, you [...]

February 5th, 2019|

NASA Announces New Endurance Racing Class Rules for 2019

Building on the success of its updated Super Touring rules structure, the National Auto Sport Association is excited to announce that it also will adopt Super Touring rules for its endurance racing series across the country. That means the new endurance class rules will apply to the Western Endurance Racing Challenge series and will also be eligible for NASA’s new Team Racing Endurance Challenge that debuted in 2018. Existing endurance classes will equate to the new ST classes as follows: ESR = SU ES = ST1/ST2 E0 = ST3 E1 = ST4 E2 = ST5 E3 = ST6 NASA has [...]

January 28th, 2019|

Competition Motorsport Named 2019 NASA Official Motorsports Supplier

The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is proud to announce Competition Motorsport (CMS) as the new Official Motorsports Equipment Supplier of NASA for 2019. As a leader specializing in premier motorsports equipment, NASA members will be able to take advantage of CMS’s extensive knowledge and industry-leading customer service with a massive selection of motorsports gear and equipment. Through this partnership, NASA members are immediately eligible for an exclusive Members-Only discount program providing special discounts on motorsport products from the most popular brands. In addition, Competition Motorsport will offer other programs unique to the industry that will benefit all NASA participants [...]

January 2nd, 2019|

NASA Names Neil Daly as new Western Endurance Racing Challenge Series Leader

In a changing of the guard for the Western Endurance Racing Challenge series, NASA has named Neil Daly as the new series leader, replacing longtime series leader Shawn Sampson. “Shawn Sampson has been instrumental in helping the WERC series grow and prosper, and we’re grateful for his leadership,” said NASA National Chairman and SoCal Regional Director Ryan Flaherty. “Shawn is excited to see new ideas injected into the series, so we’re looking forward to what Neil Daly can deliver for the series.” A dedicated sprint and endurance racer himself, Daly has been racing in Spec E30 and the WERC series [...]

December 20th, 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|
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