National Auto Sport News
Published on July 29, 2008 15:46Endurance racing is a motorsport which challenges drivers perhaps more than any other type of racing. Those who suit up often endure exposure to extreme temperatures when some races are held in zero degree weather or when temperatures inside the vehicle can reach 130 degrees. It takes a special person to perform the required mental and physical calisthenics to compete in a three, six, twelve, or twenty-five hour race; it takes a person who enjoys a mental as well as physical challenge.
This form of racing is enjoying a surge in popularity as people are realizing how much fun the sport can be and how easy it is to enter a race and compete. In endurance racing, drivers typically drive a road course circuit that, depending on its length, would require more than one driver to take shifts on the course. While that might reduce the fatigue each driver endures, it also requires well-choreographed teamwork to run smoothly.
Published on July 28, 2008 13:07It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of long-time Nor Cal photographer Norm Cabana. In June, Norm was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. They did all they could at Stanford medical facility before sending him home. Norm spent the last few days surrounded by his family.
"I have known Norm for about 10 years now," said Jerry Kunzman, Nor Cal Regional Director. "He was a good businessman and always came through for me anytime I needed something special. He was a good man and a good friend. He will be missed for sure."
Published on June 20, 2008 09:19
The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to announce that Colonial Honda of Glendale, CA will begin offering NASA Honda Challenge racers a substantial discount on their OEM Honda parts!
Published on June 13, 2008 09:44
CA- June 10, 2008. The SoCal Region of the National Auto Sport
Association is pleased to report the successful conclusion of the 6
Hours of Buttonwillow Presented by AEM. The Mothers Car Care Products
Mazda CX-9 pace car led 40 teams determined to put as many laps behind
them in the first ever 6 hour endurance race out of the pits just after
Published on May 28, 2008 07:35The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) opened registration today for the 3rd annual NASA National Championships presented by Toyo Tires at the Mid Ohio Sports Car Course. The tradition will continue for this year on September 11-14, 2008 with the national championship races taking place on Sunday, September 14, 2008 and Time Trial competition concluding on Saturday, September 13, 2008. The event has featured intense competition and has crowned champions is NASA's national classes for the past two years from fields of over 400 competitors. Contingency awards for last year's event topped $1,000,000 and recent major programs point towards exceeding that mark for this year.
Registration for the event is now open at www.drivenasa.com/e/750 and more information on the event can be found at www.nasachampionships.com. Car numbers, garages, and paved paddock parking will be issued on a first come, first served basis, so racers should sign up early to guarantee their preferred selections.
Published on May 27, 2008 11:12The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) regretfully announces that Joe Drey of San Juan Capistrano, CA has succumbed to injuries suffered in an accident on May 24, 2008 at Willow Springs International Raceway in Rosamond, CA. Joe was participating in a NASA event behind the wheel of his beloved Mini Cooper S and despite the best efforts of the rescue team onsite and the medical teams at the hospital, he has now left us. Joe started racing at 15 enjoying street drags with his friends. He got into formal track racing with an early 60's Corvette when he was in his early 20's. He eventually transitioned into Porsches, owning several over 3 decades and racing them all over California with a trailer and his own crew consisting of his two sons. As he got older he pulled away from the sport and it wasn't until the new Mini came out and he got the 9th one off the boat that his passion welled up in him again. He began immediately modifying the car and loading up on gear while frequenting his favorite track Willow Springs and taking courses including two trainings with Bob Bondurant. Joe's family has asked that donations be made to the Mission San Juan Capistrano Preservation Fund in lieu of flowers. Donations can be made at http://www.missionsjc.com/donations.html
Published on April 16, 2008 16:58The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to announce that Hawk Performance has become the "official brake products of NASA" for the 2008 season. As part of this new partnership, Hawk Performance has launched a substantial national contingency program that will benefit NASA's entire membership. In addition to all regional events, Hawk will provide significant contingency programs for the National Championships at Mid Ohio and the 25 Hours of Thunderhill.
Published on April 01, 2008 14:26Nitto Tire U.S.A., Inc., has always dedicated itself to supporting grassroots motorsports and the racing industry. To further support grassroots racing this year, Nitto announces its sponsorship of the 2008 United States Touring Car Championship (USTCC) as the official spec tire. The series is a NASA-sanctioned professional series for late-model sports coupes and sedans.
Published on March 14, 2008 07:45The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to announce the expansion of the NASA-X program to include new rules and new leadership for 2008. NASA veteran Jon Felton has been appointed to be NASA-X National Director. This is Felton's 11th season as a NASA official and he is also a very experienced autocrosser and NASA-X organizer.
Published on March 10, 2008 07:42The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to announce that Hoosier Racing Tire will offer a generous contingency program to NASA members in 2008. "We've done quite a bit of evaluation over the past couple years and realize we have a growing number of Hoosier Racing Tire customers competing in NASA," said Bruce Foss, Hoosier Racing Tire Road Racing Product Manager. "We want to include this growing number of racers in our contingency programs so they understand how much we value their support of the Hoosier Racing Tire brand. The purpose of this program is to reward the success of those drivers and ensure Hoosier Racing Tire remains the tire of choice for NASA racers in 2008."
Published on February 14, 2008 10:47The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to announce the continuance of Ford Racing Parts support of NASA's Spec Focus programs. Ford Racing will pay over $9000 in cash to winners in both NASA's Spec Focus Rally and Road Racing programs for 2008 with payouts of $1500 to the winners of the East and West rally programs and the overall champion at the NASA National Championships at the Mid Ohio Sports Car Course presented by Toyo Tires.
Published on February 05, 2008 12:37The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to announce that Exedy Racing Clutch will offer a contingency program as well as substantial discounts on Exedy products including clutch kits and flywheels to NASA members in 2008.
Published on February 04, 2008 08:18GoGoGear.com and the National Auto Sport Association (NASA) announced the 2008 line up of licensed NASA merchandise that will be available exclusively through Gogogear.com.
Published on January 28, 2008 14:01The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to announce the continuation of Toyo Tires' sponsorship of NASA programs for 2008. Toyo will remain the Official Tire of NASA and NASA's choice for all spec tire racing classes. Toyo has continued their generous "Toyo Dollars" programs that allow top-finishing racers to receive rebates on their future tire purchases. Most NASA spec tire classes will run on the time tested Proxes RA-1 race tire which has proven to provide excellent value and an even playing field for racers in those classes. Additionally, some NASA classes will be racing on Toyo's next generation Proxes R888 competition DOT radial which includes new technology while maintaining the traditional Toyo values of long life, consistent performance, and good value.
Published on January 28, 2008 10:08The National Auto Sport Association's (NASA) has announced that their National Competition Manager Bryan Cohn is leaving after two years in the position. Cohn was instrumental in coordinating and implementing NASA's first National Championships in the Fall of 2006, held at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, OH. He also helped facilitate an overall growth of 10 - 15 % per year for NASA during his tenure
Published on January 28, 2008 08:21The national office announced today that an additional of two levels of membership are available, referred to as "Spouse" and "Family." Currently a single membership is $44. Now, upon purchasing a new membership or a member renewing a membership, a spouse may be added for a total of $75. The spouse must be living in the same household.
Published on January 25, 2008 10:05The most sought-after online auto racing competition of 2008 will take place in the final weeks of the year at NASASimRacing: The first annual Championships of Online Auto Racing presented by the National Auto Sport Association to crown and recognize the best in the disciplines of Sports Car, Open Wheel, Touring Car and Stock Car sim racing!
Published on January 22, 2008 10:11The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) today announced that it has renamed the Ohio/Indiana Region to reflect the tremendous growth and extended reach of the program in recent years. The regional program will now be called the Great Lakes Region in recognition of the diverse home states of the drivers in the program and also the location of the tracks that the program visits during the year. The new name was selected by polling members of the region and asking for input on names they felt would accurately represent their chosen region.
Published on January 22, 2008 08:25The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to announce that Pfadt Race Engineering will offer over $400,000 in available contingency awards during the 2008 NASA season in the form of "Pfadt Cash".
Published on January 11, 2008 10:19The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to announce an extensive new contingency program for drivers competing in Mazda vehicles in 2008 worth nearly $500,000. 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 ($1200 if a local champion chooses to attend the NASA Championships presented by Toyo Tires at the Mid Ohio Sports Car Course) and will pay cash rewards down to 5th place for year-end finishes in each NASA Chapter.
Published on January 10, 2008 10:25The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) announced today that three classes will lead the implementation of the new Toyo R888 tire for NASA's spec tire program. Racers in the SpecE30, 944 Spec, and Spec Focus class will all switch to the R888 from the previous RA-1 tire on June 2, 2008. Racers will be allowed to use both the R888 and RA-1 from January 1, 2008 until the June cut-over date when the R888 will be the required tire. NASA's other spec tire programs will remain on the RA-1 for the balance of 2008, but will begin using the R888 on January 1, 2009 as the RA-1 is phased out by Toyo in favor of the R888. Questions regarding the spec tire program can be directed to our competition manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Published on January 01, 2008 10:23The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to announce that it has secured an important new benefit for members participating in closed course track and rally events for 2008. NASA's Excess Accident Medical coverage has now been increased to $1,000,000 from the previous level of $100,000. This coverage is extremely rare in motorsports nationwide and is even more rare at the amateur level making this a significant advantage for drivers participating in NASA programs. Details of NASA's insurance plans can be found on NASA's website at www.nasaproracing.com/documents/nasa_insurance_summary.pdf
Published on December 20, 2007 14:38After a tremendously successful 2007 season in the world's first national road race Scion tC, Jackson-Dawson (JD) and Scion are taking their road racing program to the next level. The team will be competing in select Grand-Am KONI Challenge Series races. The car will be prepped to run in the highly competitive Street Tuner (ST) class which routinely sees fields in excess of 30 cars per race.
Published on December 04, 2007 14:29The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to announce the release of the Speedcast Productions DVD of the 2007 NASA National Championships presented by Toyo Tires at the Mid Ohio Sports Car Course.
Published on December 03, 2007 14:43HANS Performance Products is excited to announce their brand new HANS Device - the Sport Series. The design is guaranteed to provide the same level of industry leading safety as existing HANS Devices, but retail at just $695.