National Auto Sport News
Published on September 15, 2009 16:25
The 4th annual NASA Championships wrapped up on Sunday, September 13th, 2009 at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, UT. NASA would like to thank every competitor that made the trip to Utah to take part in the event. For official race results from the 2009 NASA Championships, please visit here. Official Time Trial results will be posted shortly to the www.nasachampionships.com website.
The exciting flag to flag video coverage featuring select classes from the 2009 NASA Championships will also be available on demand at the www.speedcasttv.com website starting early next week. If you missed the exciting action live, be sure to check it out after its posted next week.
Published on September 10, 2009 10:05NASA is excited to announce our first community photo contest. To enter, become a fan of the National Auto Sport Association facebook page, and then upload your best photos to the wall. After the event, we'll have the NASA membership vote and the winner will receive a $500 gift certificate for any NASA event.
By posting a photo on the fan page, you agree to grant National Auto Sport Association a perpetual non-revocable license to use the photo.
Published on August 11, 2009 07:48The National Auto Sport Association announces it is renewing its longtime partnership with Toyo Tires; extending its contract for an additional three years beginning January 1, 2010. As a part of this extension, all NASA spec tire classes will be going back to the Toyo Proxes RA1 as the required tire. This will become effective January 1, 2010 with a three-weekend grace period to allow the use of the previously allowed R888 tires. “This move was made in response to customer input, and we hope the racers will be pleased by this announcement. The RA1 has become a favorite amongst many NASA racers and has proven itself for speed, consistency, and longevity,“ said NASA’s National Chairman Ryan Flaherty.
Published on August 04, 2009 15:09The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) announced today that it would extend the reduced price of $599 for registration at the NASA Championships until August 31st instead of raising the price as planned. After September 1st, the late entry fee of $999 will still apply.
“We felt this price break would allow more people an opportunity to register at a later date” said Ryan Flaherty, NASA National Chairman. “We hope this extension of the reduced price helps out folks that decided to wait until the end of August to register for the event and perhaps even persuades some racers who are still on the fence to come out and join the fun.”
With live webcast coverage from the event, select classes receiving television coverage, and a wide array of contingencies available, the fourth annual NASA Championships presented by Toyo Tires looks to be the best yet, so don’t delay in getting yourself registered for this year’s event at Miller Motorsports Park.
Published on July 21, 2009 11:15NASA is pleased to announce the certification of the first three Official NASA Showroom Spec Miata sealing centers. They are Balanced Performance in Sugar Hill, Georgia; MCE Racing in Willows, California (Thunderhill Raceway); and Rossini Racing Products in Stewartsville, NJ and Walkertown, NC.
All of these shops will be able to provide the comprehensive sealing procedure as well as many other services an SSM competitor might need. Call or email and schedule an appointment today!
Published on June 26, 2009 11:55
The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to announce that 2009 NASA Championship Spec Miata Race presented by Mothers® Polishes·Waxes·Cleaners will be broadcast on cable TV shortly after the race at Miller Motorsports Park on September 13, 2009.
“We are excited to announce that we have secured TV coverage which will allow millions of fans to experience the excitement of the Spec Miata National Championship race,” said Jeremy Croiset, Sponsorship Manager for NASA. “In addition to the live webcast coverage, TV placement will allow us to reach a very wide audience, which will enhance the visibility of the Spec Miata racing class along with providing the sponsors supporting the race excellent exposure for their investment. We are working hard to secure additional funding for more classes to join the TV package, but we wanted to share this good news with everyone and let the Spec Miata community know that this year’s race will air on television. We look forward to bringing our racers more exciting news regarding the event in the near future.”
Published on June 19, 2009 11:08The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to announce that the Speedcast TV production of the 2008 NASA Championship Spec Miata Race presented by Mothers® Polishes·Waxes·Cleaners will air on VERSUS on Friday, June 26, at 5 p.m. ET., “This will mark the first major television broadcast for any of the Speedcast TV NASA National Championship races and we couldn’t be more excited,” said Jeremy Croiset, Sponsorship Manager for NASA. “Speedcast TV will join us again at Miller Motorsports Park and will offer the most enhanced video coverage we have seen to date. NASA is working diligently to secure additional sponsorship which will enable television broadcast of the Speedcast coverage of the 2009 event, so we look forward to releasing more good news soon.”
In addition to featuring the exciting Spec Miata race at the Championships, the June 26 telecast on VERSUS will also include a few short segments about NASA’s offerings explaining how easy it is to participate in motorsports activities with NASA. If you ever wanted the opportunity to show your family and friends what NASA is about, this is it.
Check http://www.versus.com/schedule for providers in your local area with the Versus channel. Chances are you already have it.
Published on April 29, 2009 17:36The national office is excited to report a tremendous growth phase in the German Touring Series (GTS) class on the West Coast. In prior years, GTS fields were smaller on the West Coast in comparison to the large groups seen in NASA Mid West and East Coast areas. With the announcement of the NASA National Championships moving to Miller Motorsports Park in Utah for 2009, GTS interest has been steadily growing.
Published on April 28, 2009 15:19The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to announce that Racetech North America will offer over $60,000 in available contingency awards during the 2009 NASA season in the form of “Racetech Bucks” along with a program for the NASA Championships.
Published on April 23, 2009 16:02The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to announce that OG Racing, NASA's official Motorsports Safety Equipment Supplier, will offer a very generous program to NASA competitors in 2009. Anyone unfortunate enough to incur damage to their competition vehicle during a NASA event in 2009 which renders their current competition seat of any brand unfit for use will be eligible to purchase a new Sparco seat from OG Racing at the substantially reduced price of 50% off the retail price. If you are not local, shipping will be the only additional cost.
Published on April 09, 2009 16:36The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) announced today that fans will be able to watch the exciting action live from select races at the 2009 NASA Championships which will be held at Miller Motorsports Park on September 13, 2009. The coverage will be made possible by a new effort from Speedcast Productions, which has produced the video coverage of the NASA Championships in years past. Following the launch of their ground-breaking new website, SpeedcastTV.com, Speedcast Productions announced that the company will produce live multi-camera coverage of the 2009 NASA Championships at Miller Motorsports Park. The live webcast will be available to Silver Members on SpeedcastTV.com. To introduce this program, SpeedcastTV.com is offering a 50% discount on the cost of becoming a SpeedcastTV.com Silver member for a limited time.
Published on April 08, 2009 16:54
Officials at Miller Motorsports Park announced today that a co-sanctioning agreement has been reached between the track and the National Auto Sport Association (NASA) that will result in the Miller Park Racing Association (MPRA) being co-sanctioned by NASA.
Published on April 08, 2009 14:14
The Northern California office announced today that there will be significant television coverage for the 2009 25 Hours of Thunderhill. Airtime will be purchased on the Versus Channel (formerly Outdoor Life), to air sometime in early 2010. The show will be at least a one-hour production and focus on the action in the race, as well as feature select race teams.
"The plan is to spread coverage around so that each team will get something," said Event Director, Jerry Kunzman. "However, we will have interviews and stories with several feature teams. This will give the production some life to it, and make it more like reality TV."
Published on April 02, 2009 09:46The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) and their official apparel supplier, Gogogear.com, have introduced a new line up of merchandise for two of their hottest classes, German Touring Series (GTS) and 944Spec. Working with the class directors, the team has come up with various apparel to advertise these popular classes. GTS enjoys hundreds of fans especially on the East coast. 944Spec is equally popular across the US and features intense competition in equally prepared cars.
Fans and participants can now visit www.gogogear.com and not only order officially licensed NASA merchandise but class gear as well. The site is open to the public and anyone can order the same gear worn by the racers.
Published on April 01, 2009 07:06The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) announced today that rules in all spec tire classes will be changed effective immediately to allow the use of the both the Toyo R888 or the Toyo Proxes RA-1 until the end of the 2009 season. This change is being made in partnership with Toyo to better allow racers to use up remaining RA-1's they had on hand and ease the transition to the new R888 without racers having to replace tires before the end of their useful life. Rule updates will be completed shortly and posted to the main www.nasaproracing.com site.
Published on March 17, 2009 14:05The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to announce that Hoosier Racing Tire will offer a generous contingency program to NASA members in 2009.
Published on March 17, 2009 14:02The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) has been working in conjunction with select companies to bring you a number of new member benefit programs over the past few months to further increase the value of a NASA membership. There are a number of fantastic programs available specifically for anyone that holds a current NASA membership, so make sure to visit the "Member Benefits" page on the main www.nasaproracing.com site to capitalize on the many programs that can cover the cost of membership and more with just one purchase. The link can always be found on the right hand side of the NASA home page and new benefits are being added nearly every month as more companies extend generous offers to NASA members who support them.
For complete details on the benefits being offered by companies like Konig Wheels, Exedy Racing Clutches and more, visit the Member Benefit page today. If your company has an interest in offering a benefit for NASA members and you would like to talk to someone about creating a program for your products or service, please contact us here.
Published on March 03, 2009 16:29
The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to announce that Hawk Performance will remain the "Official Brake Product of NASA" for the 2009 season. As part of this partnership, Hawk Performance has renewed their national contingency program, which offers substantial benefits to NASA's membership. In addition to all regional events, Hawk will also provide a comprehensive contingency program for the National Championships at Miller Motorsports Park. Although the contingency program has been renewed, the process for collecting your award has been drastically changed for this year to make the process much easier. The program is thoroughly explained in the contingency guidelines linked below.
"NASA continues to be a major force in the North American motorsports market" stated Carl Harbert, Director of Global Marketing, "'We are very excited to be continuing our relationship with NASA for 2009. We hope the changes implemented in the contingency program will make it easier for racers to take advantage of the awards Hawk is offering." Jerry DeMarino, Director of Performance Products added "Considering our dominate position with the NASA community, we felt it was important to show our support and create a means to educate new racers about the significant advantages of our brake pad products."&
NASA estimates that the 2009 Hawk Performance contingency program is worth over $600,000 in cash and "Hawk Bucks" and is immediately available for all NASA competitors to enjoy.
The Hawk Performance contingency program will apply to every class at all NASA regional events and the National Championship event. For complete details and information on the Hawk Contingency Program, please visit our details page
Published on February 24, 2009 07:35The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to announce the introduction of a new race classification called Super Touring R (STR) for tube frame constructed race vehicles. This new class will be introduced on a provisional basis for 2009 to test interest before being afforded a permanent place in the organization. Two classes will be available using the popular Super Touring format with simple power to weight ratios and other modification factors used to determine placement into STR1 (5.5:1 minimum adjusted ratio) or STR2 (8.7:1 minimum adjusted ratio). The STR1 and STR2 classes will be available immediately in all NASA regions and will also be offered at the National Championships at Miller Motorsports Park. For more information please visit the Super Touring section at www.nasaforums.com.
Published on February 12, 2009 16:42The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to announce that Exedy Racing Clutch will again offer a contingency program as well as substantial discounts on Exedy products including clutch kits and flywheels to NASA members in 2009. This is a continuation of the program they offered to NASA members in 2008.
The contingency portion of this program is called the "Exedy 3 pucks of Luck". It will offer a $50 pre-paid credit card at every NASA regional HPDE and racing event across the nation to one lucky winner (drawn at random) that has the required Exedy stickers on their car. This program is open to HPDE entrants and racers alike. If the selected entrant has the required Exedy stickers on their car, they will be able to walk away with $50 compliments of Exedy. What could be simpler? Required stickers can be obtained at the track or by contacting Exedy at 1-800-346-6091.
More details and information on the Exedy discount program and the Exedy 3 Pucks of Luck program can be found at http://www.nasaproracing.com/forms/2009/Exedy.pdf.
Published on February 09, 2009 14:42The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to announce the release of the Speedcast Productions DVD of the 2008 NASA National Championships presented by Toyo Tires at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. The high resolution TV-quality production features full flag-to-flag coverage of the Spec Miata, Super Unlimited/ Super Touring 1, Honda Challenge, 944 Cup, American Iron, Factory Five, Spec E30, and GTS Challenge National championship races on two DVD's in an attractive case.
The DVD makes a great gift for your favorite racer or as a thank you present to the sponsors who have supported you all year. Click Here to Purchase - secure your copy now!
Published on February 06, 2009 12:18The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to announce that Pfadt Race Engineering will offer over $250,000 in available contingency awards during the 2009 NASA season in the form of "Pfadt Cash".
Published on January 26, 2009 15:29The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to announce that OG Racing, a leading safety equipment retailer based in Sterling, VA, has been named the Official Motorsports Safety Equipment Supplier of NASA for 2009. OG Racing was founded in 1990 with the intent of "Making Racers Safer" and they plan to continue with that tradition through 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.
Published on January 22, 2009 16:48The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to announce the renewal of Mazda's contingency program worth nearly $500,000 for drivers competing in Mazda vehicles in 2009. Rewards are available for drivers in NASA's competition racing and Time Trial programs. The regional program will pay up to $1000 to the top driver in a region or $1200 if a local champion chooses to attend the NASA Championships presented by Toyo Tires at Miller Motorsports Park. The program will also pay cash rewards down to 5th place for year-end finishes in each NASA Region.
As part of the program, Mazda has posted a very generous payout for the podium finishers at the NASA Championships with a total cash value of $8750 per class where the champion can walk away with a $4,500 award. Mazda owners also have the chance to vie for two National Championships since many of the cars fit well into more than one NASA class, so with the right combination and focus, a Mazda owner could walk away with $9000 if they win 2 titles.
For complete details on the 2009 MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development contingency awards program and any requirements which must be fulfilled, please visit our detailed information page
Toyo Tires Remains Presenting Sponsor for NASA Championships and Continues Generous Contingency Program
Published on January 22, 2009 16:27The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to announce that Toyo Tires will remain the presenting sponsor of the 2009 NASA Championships to be held at Miller Motorsports Park September 10-13, 2009. Toyo has continued their generous contingency program that allows top-finishing racers at the Championship event to walk away with up to $4,000 for a class win. The contingency program worth over $200,000 in cash and "Toyo Dollars" will be open to competitors competing on the Toyo Proxes R888 competition DOT radial Tire at the Championship event. It was announced late last year that NASA was adding Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah as the site for the 2009 and 2010 National Championship events and that Mid Ohio Sports Car Course would remain the East Coast site for the 2001 and 2012 events. The addition of the Miller facility to the roster is a key part in NASA's plan which will rotate the event every few years to make it more accessible to a larger group of racers and help continue to attract a greater number of participants. The Toyo contingency program will make contingency awards available to every class at the 2009 NASA Championship event. Complete details on the 2009 Toyo Tires contingency program for the NASA Championships including payout structure and requirements are contained in the links provided below.
2009 Toyo Tires NASA Championship Contingency Program Details
2009 NASA Championships Non-Spec/Time Trials Rebate