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Published on April 22, 2010 12:45SFI has issued the following press release. Please review this carefully:
Impact Racing has withdrawn its appeal of the decertifications of its products bearing SFI 3.2A, 3.3, 16.1, and 16.5 specifications manufactured in the years 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008. The decertifications of these products are now permanent.
The decertifications are based upon a number of the affected products being non- compliant with SFI specifications concerning labeling and construction. In addition to the presence of non-compliant SFI tags and the absence of DOMs on products, 3.2A/5 suits made prior to 2009 have been constructed with non-compliant materials that, in SFI’s judgment, pose a safety risk to users of these suits.
Impact Racing is permitted to maintain the certification for products bearing SFI 3.2A, 3.3, 16.1, and 16.5 specifications manufactured in 2009 and 2010. SFI’s investigation of the labeling and construction of these products is ongoing. Impact’s participation in the SFI specification programs ends June 22, 2010.
Any Impact product with SFI specifications 3.2A, 3.3, 16.1, and 16.5 without a date of manufacture (DOM) is deemed to be a decertified product unless the manufacturer has provided the product user with proof that it was manufactured in 2009 or 2010. This proof must be presented to track officials upon request. Impact believes that its products made in 2009 and 2010 have the DOMs affixed to products to the extent mandated by SFI specifications.
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Published on April 22, 2010 09:45NASA is pleased to announce that registration for the 2010 NASA National Championships will open on Monday May 3rd. The fifth running of this premiere event will once again be presented by Toyo Tires and will include road racing and time trial competition in over 30 different classes. Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah will be the location for the 2010 championship event before returning to Mid Ohio in 2011.
Competitors registering early in the season will benefit from first choice of car numbers, best availability on garages and RV electrical hookups and discounted “early registration” entry fees. Competitors may register online via the http://www.NasaChampionships.com website.
Published on April 20, 2010 13:26Impact Racing has released the following statement on April 20th:
Be advised that SFI has made the decision that as of April 27th, 2010 our products manufactured in 2008 and previous years are decertified. Impact strongly disagrees with this decision. SFI's decision does not apply to products purchased in 2009, 2010 and forward.
In light of the decertification, if any of our customers have to replace their products we can offer firesuits at a discounted price based on date of purchase, restraint systems at the trade-in price and free shipping.
Published on April 07, 2010 14:33Richmond, CA - The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to announce that OG Racing, NASA’s Official Motorsports Safety Equipment Supplier, will offer a new contest on the NASA forums which all NASA members are eligible for. A new section on the NASA forums called the “OG Racing Video Section” was created for people to post their video submission for entry into the contest. Each month, OG Racing will pick 5 finalist videos from all the videos submitted in the first 3 weeks of each calendar month. Those 5 finalists will have their videos posted in a single topic where any registered user of the NASA forums will have an opportunity to vote for the video they believe should be the winner that month. At the end of the calendar month, voting will close and the winner will be decided and awarded the prize for that specific month. Contest guidelines and rules are posted in the new section of the forums for the OG Racing contest. They can be found here.
If you’d like to participate in the new OG Racing Video Contest, head on over to the new section on the forums here and post up a video you might have from your recent NASA event.
OG Racing, NASA’s Official Motorsports Safety Equipment Supplier was founded in 1990 with the intent of “Making Racers Safer”. OG Racing specializes in automotive racing safety equipment and is a distributor for most of the major companies in the safety equipment world like Sparco, Simpson, Bell, Hans, G_Force, Alpinestars, Racetech, ATL, and many others. They offer an extensive inventory that allows them to ship 98% of their orders the same day they are placed.
Published on April 01, 2010 17:11Update April 2, 2010 from SFI: “As things stand right now, and with full agreement from Impact Racing, all driver restraint systems with an Impact date of manufacture prior to 1/1/09 will be decertified on April 27th. If any of your participants has difficulty determining the date of manufacture due to improper labeling (no date of manufacture punched out on the SFI tags, etc.), they should contact Impact Racing immediately.”
Impact Racing, LLC and SFI Foundation, Inc., in the litigation pending in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, have agreed that:
- Impact Racing, LLC has provided sworn testimony that, upon review and investigation, no counterfeit SFI Conformance Labels have been used on Impact Racing products during the production years of 2009 and 2010.
- Impact Racing, LLC has provided sworn testimony that, upon review and investigation, all Impact Racing products manufactured and sold during the production years 2009 and 2010 meet SFI specifications.
- Based upon this sworn testimony, the decertification against Impact Racing products for the production years 2009 and 2010 is lifted. The decertification of the production years prior to 2009 and 2010 remains in effect. The parties will continue to work cooperatively in an effort to resolve the issues relating to decertification in these years.
- Impact Racing stands behind the safety of all products it has manufactured and to which SFI Conformance Labels have been affixed. SFI will continue to monitor compliance with product specifications.
- Impact Racing, LLC and SFI Foundation, Inc., will cooperate in determining whether any Impact Racing product bears a counterfeit SFI Conformance Label and if any safety issue exists in regard to products manufactured in years prior to 2009 and 2010.
- If any Impact Racing product does not bear the date of manufacture the purchaser or user is instructed to immediately contact Impact Racing who will provide verification of the date of manufacture. Impact Racing, LLC will immediately notify SFI Foundation, Inc. of this occurrence. Impact Racing, LLC and SFI Foundation, Inc. will work with the sanctioning bodies to determine the best method for product users to present verification of the date of manufacture.
Published on April 01, 2010 13:00Richmond, CA - The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to announce that OG Racing, NASA’s Official Motorsports Safety Equipment Supplier, will offer all NASA instructors a special discount on any purchase made during 2010. NASA instructors will receive 10% off any purchase from OG Racing if they have instructed at 1 event in the last 12 months. As an added bonus, any instructor who instructed at 4 or more events in the past 12 months will be eligible for a 20% discount on any purchase they make from OG Racing.
To receive the discount on purchases from OG Racing, NASA instructors must call OG Racing at 800-934-9112 and provide their membership number. OG Racing will then verify instructor status and process orders with the newly applied discount. Instructors who are not pre-approved must contact their local regional director or instructor leader to get added to the approved instructor list.
OG Racing, NASA’s Official Motorsports Safety Equipment Supplier was founded in 1990 with the intent of “Making Racers Safer”. OG Racing specializes in automotive racing safety equipment and is a distributor for most of the major companies in the safety equipment world like Sparco, Simpson, Bell, Hans, G_Force, Alpinestars, Racetech, ATL, and many others. They offer an extensive inventory that allows them to ship 98% of their orders the same day they are placed. To see what OG Racing has for yourself, go to www.ogracing.com
Make sure to watch the NASA site in the coming weeks for further exciting programs in 2010 from NASA’s Official Motorsports Safety Equipment Supplier, OG Racing.
Published on April 01, 2010 11:52The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to announce the introduction of an exciting new Spec class featuring the sporty yet affordable Daewoo Lanos.
Noted Daewoo tuner Tong Kumong added that “People always think that the Lanos is such a raging [expletive]box but true hardcore enthusiasts will recognize that this car is loaded with potential.. A lot of people say you can’t polish turds, but in this case you sure can make a Lanos sparkle with the right parts and enough rubbing.”
The class will be limited to the 1997-2002 Lanos and the spec parts will be delivered by NASA using its clandestine fleet of black helicopters after drivers swear a blood oath of loyalty to the class.
Videos of NASA’s testing of the new spec package can be found at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXVvzZLtXds&feature=related and rules can be found here.
Published on March 26, 2010 15:03SFI Foundation, Inc., has issued a Notice of Decertification; Notice of Cease and Desist, and a notice terminating all Contracts of Participation to Impact Racing. Effective April 27, 2010, all products manufactured and/or distributed by Impact Racing pursuant to SFI Specification Programs 3.2A, 3.3, 16.1, and 16.5 are decertified. Evidence obtained by SFI shows that over a period of years Impact Racing has engaged in the production and use of counterfeit SFI conformance labels and patches, and affixed them to Impact products for use in motorsports. Under the Contracts of Participation between SFI and Impact, SFI conformance labels and patches may only be obtained from SFI and no other source. Evidence shows that Impact had counterfeit SFI labels and patches made in Asia and then affixed them to Impact products it distributed to members of the racing community. To SFI’s knowledge, Impact never advised its customers that its products contained phony SFI labels and patches. Impact never advised SFI of its systematic and longstanding practice of counterfeiting and distributing SFI patches and labeling.
Published on March 25, 2010 17:54RICHMOND, CA - The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to announce that the “Survive the 25” telecast which aired on Versus is now available on demand via the NASA channel at Speedcast TV located here.
“Survive the 25” is a documentary filmed at the 2009 25 Hours of Thunderhill which focused on the triumphs and struggles of four teams attempting to win their respective classes in North America’s longest endurance race, NASA’s 25 Hours of Thunderhill.
For more information on the 25 Hours of Thunderhill, please visit www.nasa25.com. For more information on SpeedcastTV, please visit www.speedcasttv.com.
Published on March 17, 2010 10:14RICHMOND, CA - The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to announce that on Monday, March 22, at 5 p.m. ET, the premier of “Survive the 25” will air on VERSUS, the fastest growing sports cable network in the country.
“Survive the 25” is a documentary filmed at the 2009 25 Hours of Thunderhill which focuses on the triumphs and struggles of four teams attempting to win their respective classes in North America’s longest endurance race. NASA’s 25 Hours of Thunderhill is well known for being one of the most grueling endurance races in the world and attracts challengers from all over the globe. Tune in on Monday, March 22, at 5 p.m. ET, to see what the NASA 25 is really about.
VERSUS, available in more than 75 million homes, is the cable television home of NHL, IZOD IndyCar Series and the Tour de France, among others. To find VERSUS in your area, check with your current television provider or call 1-877-VERSUS-ON. It was also recently announced that VERSUS is once again available on DIRECTV
Published on March 15, 2010 17:00RICHMOND, CA - The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to announce that Goodyear Tire has introduced a new NASA contingency program for the 2010 season. The Goodyear program will be open to all race competitors at all NASA regional events and pays out one tire to the class winner. The Goodyear contingency program is valued at more than $600,000 for the 2010 season. For complete program details, please visit HERE.
Published on March 12, 2010 18:00RICHMOND, CA - The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to announce that it has secured a brand new contingency program for NASA racers from Yokohama tire. The program is valued at more than $4 Million in product for the 2010 season and will be administered by Southern California-based Trackside Performance. The program pays out 3 tires to the first place finisher in eligible classes and up to 4 tires per class for any open tire racing class. This generous program can enable a successful competitor to take home up to 6 tires for 2 race wins in a single weekend. Any competitor wishing to take part in the Yokohama contingency program must register before they can be eligible for a contingency award. Registration forms can be found at HERE.
For complete details on the NASA Yokohama contingency program, please visit HERE.
Published on March 11, 2010 21:06RICHMOND, CA - The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to announce that the Hoosier Racing Tire contingency program has been renewed and expanded for 2010. The Hoosier program will now pay out up to 4 tires per class in every open tire class at all NASA regional events and is valued at more than $5 Million in product. To take advantage of the program, competitors must register with Hoosier before any contingency award can be collected. Please visit HERE for complete information on the Hoosier contingency program for 2010.
Toyo Tires Remains Presenting Sponsor for NASA Championships and Continues Generous Contingency Program
Published on March 09, 2010 16:21RICHMOND, CA - The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to announce that Toyo Tires has been named the presenting sponsor of the 2010 NASA Championships to be held at Miller Motorsports Park September 16-19, 2010. In addition to the Toyo tires contingency program which is currently available to every NASA member competing in a NASA class which specify the use of the Toyo Proxes RA1 or R888 competition DOT radial Tires, Toyo has also elected to continue their generous contingency program which allows top-finishing racers at the Championship event to walk away with up to $4,000 cash, for a class win. The contingency program worth over $200,000 in cash and "Toyo Dollars" will be open to competitors competing at the NASA Championship on the Toyo Proxes RA1 or R888 competition DOT radial Tires. Complete details on the 2010 Toyo Tires contingency program including payout structure and requirements can be found here. 2010 Toyo contingency details.
Published on March 05, 2010 10:21RICHMOND, CA - The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to announce that new versions of the 2009 NASA Championship videos are now complete. These new productions of the NASA Championship video coverage feature professional commentary with Ken Stout and Clark Cambern which adds a new dimension to the previously released live race coverage. The new versions are available now at www.speedcasttv.com/nasa.
Published on February 26, 2010 13:28Richmond, CA - The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to announce that OG Racing, a leading safety equipment retailer based in Sterling, VA, will continue on as the Official Motorsports Safety Equipment Supplier of NASA for 2010. OG Racing was founded in 1990 with the intent of “Making Racers Safer” and they plan to continue with that tradition through the continuation of this agreement. OG Racing specializes in automotive racing safety equipment and is a distributor for most of the major companies in the safety equipment world like Sparco, Simpson, Bell, Hans, G_Force, Alpinestars, Racetech, ATL, and many others. They offer an extensive inventory that allows them to ship 98% of their orders the same day they are placed.
Make sure to watch the NASA site in the coming weeks for some exciting programs in 2010 from NASA’s Official Motorsports Safety Equipment Supplier, OG Racing.
Published on February 24, 2010 06:51
The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to announce a new racing series for Porsche Boxster 986 chassis cars. NASA has secured the rights to the already successful Boxster Spec series created and managed by Bill Bodine, a long time Porsche racer from Southern California. Bodine will continue his involvement with the series as the National Director.
“We’re very excited to be working with Bill to take the Boxster Spec program to the next level”, said Ryan Flaherty, NASA’s National Chairman. “This is a great platform to work with and we hope to combine our national presence with Bill’s proven leadership to get more folks involved with the series”
Bill Bodine added that “NASA’s high quality nationwide events will not only provide our current Boxster Spec drivers with more and better racing opportunities, but will encourage those in the Midwest, East and South to jump onto the Boxster Spec party-wagon. This couldn’t be better timing for the growth and continued success of Boxster Spec Racing.”
More information on the Boxster Spec series can be found at www.boxsterspecracing.org.
Published on February 23, 2010 08:28RICHMOND, CA - The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to announce that Hawk Performance will remain the “Official Brake Product of NASA” for the 2010 season. As part of this continued partnership, Hawk Performance is continuing their substantial national contingency program which benefits every NASA competitor. In addition to all regional events and rally sport events, Hawk will again provide a significant contingency program for the NASA Championships at Miller Motorsports Park.
NASA estimates that the 2010 Hawk Performance contingency program is worth nearly $600,000 in cash and “Hawk Bucks” and is immediately available for all NASA competitors to enjoy. For more information on the Hawk Performance contingency program, please visit the Hawk Performance contingency page on NASA’s main website at http://www.nasaproracing.com/contingency/hawk.html.
Published on February 10, 2010 11:43The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to introduce a new streamlined safety inspection procedure for racers at NASA events. Instead of having to turn in forms and visit the technical inspection area each morning, racers will now be able to secure an annual inspection sticker after turning in two forms to their local region. This annual inspection sticker will be good in every NASA region and will greatly reduce time spent waiting in line for forms to be completed while ensuring that cars still meet safety requirements with random inspections in impound for required items as has been the current practice for many years. The new forms can be found at http://www.nasaproracing.com/forms.html and annual inspection stickers will be available at events after March 8, 2010. Until that date, racers can continue to use the same processes as before and will only need to turn in the new forms at their first event after March 8 to obtain their annual tech sticker if they already have an annual inspection in place. Racers will not have to redo their annuals but will only need to show their logbook with a current annual in place to a NASA inspector at their first event after the annual stickers become available. If you have any questions, please contact your local NASA regional office for more details.
Published on February 03, 2010 13:33
The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to announce the selection of Shawn Meze to the positions of National Director for NASA's Super Touring series and Assistant National Director for NASA's Performance Touring and Time Trial series. Shawn will be joining Dr. Greg Greenbaum to form a cohesive and experienced team to manage three of NASA's fastest growing and most exciting groups. Greg developed and started the Super Touring Series in 2007 and has been the National Director since then. "Since I started and developed the National Time Trial Program in 2004, the Performance Touring Series in 2006, and the Super Touring Series in 2007, I have competed in TTB, TTC, TTD, PTB, and PTC, and I have been the National Director for all three series. I plan to compete in ST this year and it will be great to have Shawn as our National Director. Shawn is an excellent choice and we will work closely together on building all three series in the future."
Shawn came to his first NASA event at the urging of his friend in 2005 where he went on to win the regional TTE championship in NASA's Southern California Region. Since then, Shawn has been deeply involved in the Time Trial program where he also instructed HPDE 1 drivers and eventually also obtained his competition license. Shawn finished 2nd in a rented Spec Miata competing in PTE at the first National championship in 2006, and also finished 3rd in a Spec Focus in TTE. "It was a great experience where I met alot of great competitors who have since become good friends" said Shawn. In 2008, Shawn became the Time Trial Assistant Director as well as the PT & ST Co-Director for the Southern California Region. Shawn has also worked as a NASA Race Director at the 2008 and 2009 National Championships at the Mid Ohio Sports Car Course and Miller Motorsports Park. Shawn has also worked very closely with Greg Greenbaum maintaining the rules for the TT, PT and ST programs and will continue that role in his new position. Shawn also co-drives a Mazda RX-8 in TTD and competesin the NASA's WERC enduro series. Shawn added that "The tracks are truly great but the people are what makes it so much fun!"
Published on December 10, 2009 12:15
Published on October 05, 2009 13:43The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to announce that the Spec Miata race presented by Mothers® Polishes●Waxes●Cleaners from the 2009 NASA Championships will be telecast on the Versus network October 27, 2009 at 5:30 p.m. EST.
In addition to this exciting news, the live coverage from SpeedcastTV which featured a majority of the classes from the 2009 NASA Championships presented by Toyo Tires at Miller Motorsports Park is available on demand for free at http://www.speedcasttv.com/nasa. We are also in the process of putting together post production versions of these covered classes from the event which will be available on the Speedcast TV website as soon as they are ready.
Published on September 30, 2009 13:25The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to announce that Todd Covini has been selected to be the National Series Director for NASA’s American Iron® Series and Al Fernandez was recently chosen to take on the role of National Director for the Camaro Mustang Challenge.
Published on September 25, 2009 15:25The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to announce that Dr. David Saliba has won the Facebook photo contest for the best picture at the NASA National Championships presented by Toyo Tires. Dr. Saliba's shot of the start of the 944 Spec race start at Miller Motorsports Park bested all the other amazing shots taken by fans at the event as voted by NASA members on Facebook. Dr. Saliba will receive a $500 gift certificate good for entries in any NASA region across the country courtesy of the NASA National Office. Congratulations to Dr. Saliba and thanks to all the folks that sent in photos for the contest.
Published on September 17, 2009 07:31We're looking for the best photo of the 2009 NASA National Championships, and leave it to our fans to decide what that is. Go over to our voting page and pick your favorite photo. The winner will win a $500 gift certificate valid for any NASA event.
The winner will be announced on Friday, September 25th 2009.