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NASA Western States Championships presented by Toyo Tires Garnering Strong Competitors

Published on October 02, 2016 18:25



NASA Western States Championships presented by Toyo Tires Garnering Strong Competitors

Top regional racers ready to converge on Buttonwillow

NAPA, Calif., (Oct. 1, 2016) - The third annual NASA Western States Championships presented by Toyo Tires is receiving entries from across the country that will assure strong competition October14-16 at Buttonwillow.

Buttonwillow Raceway Park, with its 3.1-mile and 12-turns, will play host to the NASA Championship competitors in two weeks. The track is a favorite among the local racers and will be challenging to those traveling from across the country.  NASA is adding a unique flair to the event by using two different track configurations over the three-day event.

Chad Plavan is running his first NASA Championships in the all-new NASA NP01 powered by Mazda.

"Since I live in Clovis, California, Buttonwillow is considered my home track being under two hours from my house," Plavan said. "I have been racing at Buttonwillow since 1997. In fact, I received my racing license there. The Championships configurations are a little different. I have raced my vintage Porsche 911 there. However, that is a totally different beast from the NP01. I'm still adjusting/learning the set-up of the NP01.  I believe Tom Hope and Andy Lee will have the advantage at Buttonwillow. They are great drivers, and Tom has been great in helping me understand the NP01's set-up."  

Thomas Atteberry will compete with his No. 19 Porsche 944 Spec at Buttonwillow, a track he knows well.

"I have been racing at Buttonwillow since 2008 when I started in club racing," Atteberry said. "Each year one to three racers show up that prove to be challenging competition. Of the southern California racers, six come to mind who are great competitors: Chuck Sharp, Everett DeLano, Simon Peck, Marcelo Vine, John Niedernhofer, and Jim Hicks. Each of them has the potential to win the event. Buttonwillow is a great track for a momentum race car like a Porsche 944. It is not a horsepower track, so any error in car placement can be costly. Several turns like Phil Hill and the Bus Stop are turns that require speed and accuracy if you want a great lap time. This is the perfect track for the 944 Championship because it lets the balance and handling of the car shine."

Adrian Wlostowski is doing the bi-coastal NASA Championships coming off of the Watkins Glen Eastern States Championships and heading right to Buttonwillow. He will be running his No. 619 Corvette in the ST2 Class.

"Watkins Glen was a very tough weekend for us, we had a spindle break on the last lap during the championship race causing me to go into the wall at slow speed at the very end," Wlostowski said. "We finished P3. We are repairing it now to head west. I am happy for John George winning our class at the east. We have always been in tight competition. We seem to always have bad luck at the Championships. Last year, the clutch blew in Saturday's qualifying race. This year, I had problems with spindles and the front right went due to stress on the last lap. The curbs are brutal at The Glen and I love going over the curbs! We are going to Buttonwillow with all new parts all around which we think we're due, hopefully we have better luck!

A first time visitor to the southern California track, Wlostowski is in student mode.
"We are going out there to have fun," he continued. "We want to experience the west coast and the competition. For now, we will have our practice day Thursday, study videos, and walk the track. This will also be our test for logistics and new parts for the 25 Hours of Thunderhill race later this year."

NASA Western States Championships schedule: 

For additional information, please contact NASA Championships Media Director, Kyle Chura at kyle@kcapr.com or (248) 821-0468.  More detail can be found at nasaproracing.com or nasachampionships.com.

To qualify for the NASA National Championships presented by Toyo Tires, NASA competitors must compete in and score points in five regional races around the country.

Established in 1966, Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. represents the innovation, quality, performance, and excellent service that Toyo Tires has delivered worldwide for more than 70 years.





About Toyo Tires
Toyo offers a complete selection of premium replacement tires for nearly every make and model including light trucks, SUVs, high performance cars, and luxury vehicles, as well as commercial trucks. Many of these tires are built here in the United States at our state-of-the-art factory in Bartow County, Georgia.

About NASA
The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) was formed in 1991 with the premise of delivering high-quality motorsports events to enthusiasts at major racing venues throughout the nation. NASA has created programs that allow owners of both racecars and high-performance street-driven vehicles to enjoy the full performance capabilities of their cars in a controlled professionally managed environment. NASA offers many different programs that will allow you to enjoy motorsports on a number of different levels, including our High Performance Driving Events (HPDE), Rally Sport, Time Trial, NASA-X and Competition Racing programs.
 
NASA Membership
NASA members are entitled to enter and participate in any NASA event across the country, and membership includes an array of benefits, including vendor discounts and a subscription to the organizations online newsletter the NASA Speed News. Members will also receive a colorful membership hard card that will identify them as part of the organization and a welcome packet that includes more information on the many benefits and programs available to NASA members. While participating at events, all NASA members are covered by an extensive insurance policy, which includes General Liability, Accidental Death and Dismemberment, and Excess Medical coverage. Best of all, membership is only $45. Refer to www.nasaproracing.com for member information.

NASA Thanks Our Partners
NASA would like to thank its National sponsors for their continued support:  Toyo Tires, Mazda, Hawk Performance, Winding Road Racing, Millers Oils, and GoPro.  We also want to thank MAZDASPEED, Honda Performance Development (HPD), Nissan, and Ford Motor Company for supporting our members.  We greatly appreciate those companies that offer our racers contingency support, including Toyo Tires, AIM Sports, AST Suspension, BFGoodrich, Ford Racing, Maxxis Tires, Traqmate, Hawk Performance, Honda Performance Development (HPD), Hoosier Racing Tire, Injector Pulse, MAZDASPEED, Nissan, Frozen Rotors, Rossini Race Engines, Spec Clutches, Sampson Racing Communications, Winding Road Racing, and Yokohama.  NASA competitors can also get discounts from Millers Oils, Mazda, Honda Performance Development, FR.Sport, Jongbloed Racing Wheels, Promotive, Racing Fire Systems, Ford Performance Racing School, Tire Stickers, Fuel Safe, Avis, Konig, Winding Road Racing.
 
NASA at a Glance
* NASA was founded in 1991 on the premise of providing motorsport competition programs that allow owners of both racecars and high-performance street-driven vehicles to enjoy the full-performance capabilities of their cars in a safe and controlled environment.
 
* NASA has over 14,000 members in 15 regions.
 
* Key events include the Eastern States Championships at Watkins Glen International Sept. 23-25;  NASA Western States Championships at Buttonwillow Raceway Park, Oct. 13-16, 2016 and the season culminating NASA 25 Hours of Thunderhill, Dec. 3-4 presented by Hawk Performance.
 
* The NASA National Championships will run 31 race classes and nine Time-Trial classes during the event.
 
* NASA runs over 150 events each year encompassing over 250 races, including the association's Rally Sport and Time-Trial program.
 
* Manufacturer partners include MAZDASPEED, Honda Performance Development (HPD), Nissan and Ford Racing.
 
* NASA Management: Jerry Kunzman, Executive Director; Ryan Flaherty, National Chairman; Jeremy Croiset, Director of Business Development; Dave Ho, Business Operations Manager.
 
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Live coverage of the 2016 NASA Eastern States Championships presented by Toyo Tires

Published on September 25, 2016 15:37

Thumb eastern champsCatch all the exciting action from the 2016 NASA Eastern States Championships presented by Toyo Tires live from Watkins Glen International today. Coverage begins at 9am EST. and will conclude at 4:30pm EST. You can catch all the exciting action at
https://nasachampionships.com/east-event/

For a complete schedule of today's races, please visit https://nasachampionships.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/East_2016_Schedule_1.7.pdf.





NASA Eastern States Championships presented by Toyo Tires Ready for Green

Published on September 23, 2016 17:32


NP01 first championships, Calderon Miata and Schotz going for 13

NAPA VALLEY, Calif. (Sept. 20, 2016) -  The third annual NASA Eastern States Championships presented by Toyo Tires will run at Watkins Glen International September 23-25 is ready for the green flag.

The 350+ NASA competitors are making their way to upstate New York to take on the competition and the newly repaved 3.4-mile, 11-turn historic race. 

What was only a display piece at last year's NASA Championships, the all-new NASA Prototype élan NP01 will have its inaugural Championship race weekend at The Glen. Jeremy Croiset, NASA director of business development, father of the NASA Prototype series and a competitor in the new category is happy with the car and competition so far.

"Things have been going very well with the NP01 program," Croiset said. "Everyone that has purchased a car and begun racing it has been blown away by the performance of the car and are truly happy to see that all the hype around the program was justified. For me, it's very satisfying to see so many folks enjoying the class.  So far, 26 cars have been sold and the 25th is scheduled to be delivered in two weeks."

Croiset has been campaigning a car since December.

"Personally, the car has been a dream come true for me," he continued. "I've always dreamed of driving a close cockpit prototype and this car truly lives up to what I always hoped it would be. It's cheaper to operate than anything else in this speed category, has been very reliable, and is the easiest car I've ever worked on. The racing is super close and I thoroughly enjoy knowing that I'm not getting beat because someone has a better car. It's all down to the set-up and how well the car is driven!

"I've been looking forward to racing in the NASA Prototype series at The Glen since I knew we would be taking the event to upstate New York last year. April of this year was the first time I'd ever driven at the circuit and it easily elevated the track to one of my personal favorites in the country. The super-fast high speed layout will truly reward the NP01 because of the downforce that the car generates. This just elevates the challenge as a driver to do well at the event. To top it all off, this will be a NASA Championship event and it's more than I could even ask for. I'm so excited about competing in the category at this fantastic circuit!  I don't personally know all the drivers that will be attending the NASA Eastern States Championships in the NASA Prototype series, so it's a bit of a toss-up for me if I'm honest. The racing I've enjoyed this season so far has been hard fought and very close, so I'm preparing for the same at Watkins Glen. I'll definitely be bringing my A-game to the show and we'll know where the chips fall after that first qualifying session on Fri. morning."

Xavier Calderon from Virginia is an active NASA Official and will drive in the ultra-competitive Spec Miata Class at The Glen this weekend.

"Running the NASA championships is a culmination of all the hard work, data, time and effort I've put into the car so far," Calderon said. "While I am a NASA Official I'm still a driver and competitor at heart. The Spec Miata race this weekend is going to be crazy. The talent pool is absolutely astounding. If you're in the top 10 of this group you can, without a doubt, consider yourself a true driver. It's humbling to even be competing against some of these folks as I look up to some of them as their driving ability continually pushes me to better myself. I hear it's beautiful out at The Glen around this time of year, so I am looking forward to fun weekend of racing and camaraderie.

Calderon appreciates the support that Mazda provides to its racers.

"Mazda's support to the grassroots community is phenomenal," he continued. "The customer service rocks, website is refined, and even the email they send is useful. But in all seriousness, the fact that they even give us the special pricing plan to buy a Mazda vehicle for our "off-track" life is just unheard icing on the cake."

David Schotz is hauling to The Glen from Arizona. Schotz is an 11 time NASA Championships winner.

"I've been racing with NASA since 2008 and have been fortunate enough to collect 11 in total so far," Schotz said. "I am really looking forward to the track, the competition and fun times!  We're just bringing one car to The Glenn, and have chosen to bring the G-LOC Brakes, Pontiac Firebird Formula to run in PTB/TTB. Both The PTB and TTB classes look to have a very talented field with plenty of fast drivers. I'd say Jeff Ricca will definitely be a great competitor in PTB and Allan Page and I were very close at Road Atlanta in 2014 for TTB. I have spent some extended time on Forza learning the track. Watkins Glen is a first for me this year. I am looking forward to experiencing great racing on a legendary track."

For additional information, please contact NASA Championships Media Director, Kyle Chura at kyle@kcapr.com or (248) 821-0468.  More detail can be found at nasaproracing.com or nasachampionships.com.

Link for NASA Eastern States Championships Entry:  https://www.nasaproracing.com/events/2377/entry_list?direction=asc&sort=class  

Link for NASA Eastern States Championships Schedule: https://nasachampionships.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/East_2016_Schedule_1.7.pdf  

Live timing for NASA Eastern States Championships:  https://nasachampionships.com/east-event/  

Live coverage link for NASA Eastern States Championships:  https://nasachampionships.com/east-event/

To qualify for the NASA National Championships presented by Toyo Tires, NASA competitors must compete in and score points in five regional races around the country


NASA Eastern States Championships presented by Toyo Tires Getting Top Entries

Published on September 15, 2016 15:31

NASA Eastern States Championships presented by Toyo Tires Getting Top Entries

Watkins Glen full course to host over 350+ racers

NAPA VALLEY, Calif. (Sept. 15, 2016) -  The third annual NASA Eastern States Championships presented by Toyo Tires will run at Watkins Glen International September 23-25. The event is attracting top entries.

The newly repaved 3.4-mile, 11-turn track located in upstate New York is proving to be a great draw as 350 NASA racers are expected to compete over three days in eight days.

Ray Sweers is preparing his Indiana based Dodge Viper Competition Coupe to compete in the ultra-competitive Super Unlimited Class, typically the fastest group on the NASA Championships schedule.

"This will be my fourth NASA Championship weekend," Sweers said. "Watkins Glen is a great venue for the Championships. It is a beautiful location and facility. Having qualified for the Championships at Gingerman, Mid-Ohio and Road America, I am looking forward to running The Glen's challenging and fast layout, especially with the repaving. The Super Unlimited Class attracts some crazy fast cars. I am looking forward to competing against and meeting some new people at the Championships this year." 

David Greenman will be towing his Corvette Z06 from New Jersey to The Glen to compete for top honors in the ST1 Class.

"I will be running my first NASA Championships weekend," Greenman said. "Watkins Glen is in my top three of favorite tracks. To qualify for the Championships, I ran races at New Jersey Motorsports Park, both layouts, and at Virginia International Raceway. I have a lot of miles around The Glen. I've probably had over 40 races at the upstate New York track. It is a world class track with as much or more history as virtually any U.S. road course and obviously a former F1 track."

Chris Cobetto is a seasoned NASA Championships competitor from Virginia and should be a favorite in the Spec E30 Class.

"This year will represent my 10th NASA Championship weekend," Cobetto said. "The very first time I raced at Watkins Glen was in 1998 and my first words when I came off the track were 'this is a big boy track.' The track is fast with sections that look slower than they really are and some that look faster than they really are. The blind apexes force the driver to rely heavily on visual cues for turn in and throttle timing.  Watkins Glen demands a mistake free drive. At best a small mistake keeps you from being out front. At worst a small mistake can destroy your car.  Anyone that wants to run up front at The Glen needs to have an extra helping of pancakes for breakfast."

Cobetto likes the competition in E30. "Spec E30 is FUN! However there are many ingredients to the Spec E30 cocktail that make drivers belly up to the bar. The E30 platform was great fun from BMW out of the box and adding the performance goodies made them even more fun. The cars are very reliable. It is not unheard of for a driver to build a car and race it for years doing no more than regular maintenance.  Consumables won't break the bank and for those that run out front, Toyo and Hawk have great contingency programs. In the end, it is about the racing and with whom you are racing. There is a special camaraderie and respect that exists in the Spec E30 paddock.  Spec E30 drivers race to win, but will be right there to help a competitor fix a car or drink a beer."

Cobetto thinks the race will be wide open to a number of competitors. "Spec E30 is incredibly competitive with incredibly good drivers. If a pro team were looking for talent, they would need only look to the top 10 Sunday finishers for a list of some of the United States' finest wheelmen. Past champions like Robert Grace and Sandro Espinosa pose a distinct challenge, but drivers like Stephen Harper, Chris Allen, Anthony Magagnoli, Sean Curran, Ryan Whitinger, Carter Hunt and Jason Griscavage can get it done as well. The driver's standing on the podium on Sunday will have earned the right to be there for sure."

For additional information, please contact NASA Championships Media Director, Kyle Chura at kyle@kcapr.com or (248) 821-0468.  More detail can be found at nasaproracing.com or nasachampionships.com.

To qualify for the NASA National Championships presented by Toyo Tires, NASA competitors must compete in and score points in five regional races around the country. 

 




About Toyo Tires
Toyo offers a complete selection of premium replacement tires for nearly every make and model including light trucks, SUVs, high performance cars, and luxury vehicles, as well as commercial trucks. Many of these tires are built here in the United States at our state-of-the-art factory in Bartow County, Georgia.

About NASA
The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) was formed in 1991 with the premise of delivering high-quality motorsports events to enthusiasts at major racing venues throughout the nation. NASA has created programs that allow owners of both racecars and high-performance street-driven vehicles to enjoy the full performance capabilities of their cars in a controlled professionally managed environment. NASA offers many different programs that will allow you to enjoy motorsports on a number of different levels, including our High Performance Driving Events (HPDE), Rally Sport, Time Trial, NASA-X and Competition Racing programs.
 
NASA Membership
NASA members are entitled to enter and participate in any NASA event across the country, and membership includes an array of benefits, including vendor discounts and a subscription to the organizations online newsletter the NASA Speed News. Members will also receive a colorful membership hard card that will identify them as part of the organization and a welcome packet that includes more information on the many benefits and programs available to NASA members. While participating at events, all NASA members are covered by an extensive insurance policy, which includes General Liability, Accidental Death and Dismemberment, and Excess Medical coverage. Best of all, membership is only $45. Refer to www.nasaproracing.com for member information.

NASA Thanks Our Partners
NASA would like to thank its National sponsors for their continued support:  Toyo Tires, Mazda, Hawk Performance, Winding Road Racing, Millers Oils, and GoPro.  We also want to thank MAZDASPEED, Honda Performance Development (HPD), Nissan, and Ford Motor Company for supporting our members.  We greatly appreciate those companies that offer our racers contingency support, including Toyo Tires, AIM Sports, AST Suspension, BFGoodrich, Ford Racing, Maxxis Tires, Traqmate, Hawk Performance, Honda Performance Development (HPD), Hoosier Racing Tire, Injector Pulse, MAZDASPEED, Nissan, Frozen Rotors, Rossini Race Engines, Spec Clutches, Sampson Racing Communications, Winding Road Racing, and Yokohama.  NASA competitors can also get discounts from Millers Oils, Mazda, Honda Performance Development, FR.Sport, Jongbloed Racing Wheels, Promotive, Racing Fire Systems, Ford Performance Racing School, Tire Stickers, Fuel Safe, Avis, Konig, Winding Road Racing.
 
NASA at a Glance
* NASA was founded in 1991 on the premise of providing motorsport competition programs that allow owners of both racecars and high-performance street-driven vehicles to enjoy the full-performance capabilities of their cars in a safe and controlled environment.
 
* NASA has over 14,000 members in 15 regions.
 
* Key events include the Eastern States Championships at Watkins Glen International Sept. 23-25;  NASA Western States Championships at Buttonwillow Raceway Park, Oct. 13-16, 2016 and the season culminating NASA 25 Hours of Thunderhill, Dec. 3-4 presented by Hawk Performance.
 
* The NASA National Championships will run 31 race classes and nine Time-Trial classes during the event.
 
* NASA runs over 150 events each year encompassing over 250 races, including the association's Rally Sport and Time-Trial program.
 
* Manufacturer partners include MAZDASPEED, Honda Performance Development (HPD), Nissan and Ford Racing.
 
* NASA Management: Jerry Kunzman, Executive Director; Ryan Flaherty, National Chairman; Jeremy Croiset, Director of Business Development; Dave Ho, Business Operations Manager, Will Faules, National Event Manager.
 
Follow NASA
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Facebook:     National Auto Sport Association
Twitter:          nasaproracing
Instagram:     nasaproracing





NASA Prototype Series Champions to be Featured at Performance Racing Industry Trade Show

Published on September 07, 2016 18:04

NAPA VALLEY, CA (September 7, 2016) The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) announced today that the series champions of its Inaugural Pacific Coast and Atlantic Coast NASA Prototype series will be provided the opportunity of showcasing their vehicles during the 29th Annual Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show. The trade show will be taking place Thursday, Friday and Saturday, December 8–10, 2016, in Indianapolis. PRI 2016 is the centerpiece of Race Industry Week, where dozens of conferences, seminars, training sessions, social gatherings and other special events take place each year, offering unprecedented access and value for motorsports professionals. The PRI Trade Show is attended by motorsports entrepreneurs from all 50 states, and 72 countries.

The NASA Prototype series is a new classification to NASA in 2016, expanding their history of affordable local racing into purpose built prototype style cars. The NASA Prototype series was built around the new Élan NP01 chassis designed from the ground up to be quick and great looking but more importantly, safe, reliable and inexpensive to operate. “Last year for the PRI show, we had the very first NASA Prototype Élan NP01 serial number 000 displayed in the NASA booth. Now, just a year later, we have over two dozen cars delivered to customers,” said Jeremy Croiset, Director of Business Development for NASA. Croiset added, “We look forward to showcasing the winners of our new premiere series and rewarding them for an outstanding inaugural season.”

The 2016 NASA Prototype series consists of two individual championships, the Atlantic Series Championship and the Pacific Series Championship. The Atlantic Championship includes nine points races held over three event weekends. The Pacific Championship includes nine points races held over six event weekends. The premier series races will be the NASA Eastern States Championship at Watkins Glen International Raceway where three of the nine series races will take place and the NASA Western States Championship at Buttonwillow Raceway Park where the main feature Championship race will count as a double points race finish.

For more information on the NASA Prototype Élan NP01 or the series itself, please visit www.NASAPrototype.com

About NASA
The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) was formed in 1991 with the premise of delivering high-quality motorsports events to enthusiasts at major racing venues throughout the nation. NASA has created programs that allow owners of both racecars and high-performance street-driven vehicles to enjoy the full performance capabilities of their cars in a controlled professionally managed environment. NASA offers many different programs that will allow you to enjoy motorsports on a number of different levels, including our High Performance Driving Events (HPDE), Rally Sport, Time Trial, NASA-X and Competition Racing programs.

About the PRI Trade Show

The worldwide racing industry gathers in Indianapolis, December 8 – 10, 2016, for the 29th Annual Performance Racing Industry Trade Show. 1,200 companies will display the latest advances in racing products and race engineering. Engine parts, suspension components, data acquisition, safety gear, new metal alloys and coatings, machining equipment, race electronics—it’s all part of the world’s largest racing trade show. Arriving from 70+ countries and all 50 states, buyers will scour the displays to source the new technology that will be winning races next year. It’s all hardcore racing. No fuzzy dice. No neon windshield wipers. Attendees are pre-qualified and admission is complimentary, but they must all prove they own, manage or are employed by a racing business. Buyers for tens of thousands of racing retail stores, warehouse distribution centers, professional race engine builders, race car production companies, are making 2016 inventory decisions in each exhibit. They represent the all-important distribution pipeline for racing products. In the US alone, there are more than 400,000 racers, the vast majority of whom are at the grassroots level, purchasing products from their local race store or race engine builder.



NASA Eastern States Championships presented by Toyo Tires Heading to The Glen

Published on August 29, 2016 16:56

NASA Eastern States Championships presented by Toyo Tires Heading to The Glen

Watkins Glen full course to host 325+ racers

NAPA VALLEY, Calif. (Aug. 27, 2016) -  The third annual NASA Eastern States Championships presented by Toyo Tires will run at Watkins Glen International September 23-25. The historic circuit is proving to be a racer favorite.

Not only east coast NASA racers, but many from across the country are preparing for the big event at The Glen. The newly repaved 3.4-mile, 11-turn track located in upstate New York will test the more than 325+ NASA racers over three days in September.

Mark Drennan, one the most decorated Spec Miata drivers, is making the cross country trek to compete at Watkins Glen to go for his third NASA crown in the class.

"I've competed in the NASA Championships three times making appearances in 2008, 2014 and 2015 and have won three championships, all of them in 2015 (NASA Eastern Champs, Spec Miata; NASA Western Champs, Spec Miata and one in Spec E46)," Drennan said. "Watkins Glen is an amazing, bucket-list track that perfectly fits my driving style. I raced for the first time at The Glen earlier this year in the MX-5 Cup series where I secured my first professional win. To qualify for the Championships, I raced at my local tracks in the NASA Northern California region at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Sonoma Raceway and Thunderhill Raceway Park. The competition will be stacked this year with a bunch of super talented drivers in the (so far) 54 car field. My picks to come in second (lol) are Tyler Kicera, Blake Clements, Danny Steyn, Todd Buras, and my favorite old and a very fast driver Tom Fowler."

Another one of those team's traveling across country is California based Davidson Racing. The NASA stalwarts are bringing their BMW Norma to run in Super Unlimited and driven by seasoned pro driver Brian Frisselle.

"I can't wait to race Watkins Glen," Frisselle said. "It is without a doubt one of the best tracks in North America and I think it may be my overall favorite.  I love how many fast corners it has and the overall rhythm of the track. I can't wait to drive it with the new surface because I have heard it is even faster now! The team hasn't confirmed their plans for the 25 yet but if they do decide to run the Norma at the 25 then the track time at the Glen will be even more valuable."

Brian Casella will be running his Acura Integra Type R in the HPD Honda Challenge 2 Class.

"I have come close, but actually never won a NASA championship," Casella said. "In 2007 I was running second at Mid-Ohio to have a brake line rupture with five minutes remaining in the race.  I would like to add a NASA championship to my two regional championships. Racing at Watkins Glen is like driving at the mecca of road racing. The track is the most pure race track I have driven. I have very little time there this year and with the new surface I cannot wait to attend the Championships next month.

Brian will be competing against his brother Robert, adding an extra dimension to the weekend.

"Robert is my brother and we have been racing together now in the same class for five years," he continued. "Competing against him is like adding another level of competition to the race besides the standard podium positions we all strive for. We will do whatever it takes to beat each other even if it is for last place in class. It's all about those family bragging rights."

For additional information, please contact NASA Championships Media Director, Kyle Chura at kyle@kcapr.com or (248) 821-0468.  More detail can be found at nasaproracing.com or nasachampionships.com.

To qualify for the NASA National Championships presented by Toyo Tires, NASA competitors must compete in and score points in five regional races around the country. 

 




About Toyo Tires
Toyo offers a complete selection of premium replacement tires for nearly every make and model including light trucks, SUVs, high performance cars, and luxury vehicles, as well as commercial trucks. Many of these tires are built here in the United States at our state-of-the-art factory in Bartow County, Georgia.

About NASA
The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) was formed in 1991 with the premise of delivering high-quality motorsports events to enthusiasts at major racing venues throughout the nation. NASA has created programs that allow owners of both racecars and high-performance street-driven vehicles to enjoy the full performance capabilities of their cars in a controlled professionally managed environment. NASA offers many different programs that will allow you to enjoy motorsports on a number of different levels, including our High Performance Driving Events (HPDE), Rally Sport, Time Trial, NASA-X and Competition Racing programs.
 
NASA Membership
NASA members are entitled to enter and participate in any NASA event across the country, and membership includes an array of benefits, including vendor discounts and a subscription to the organizations online newsletter the NASA Speed News. Members will also receive a colorful membership hard card that will identify them as part of the organization and a welcome packet that includes more information on the many benefits and programs available to NASA members. While participating at events, all NASA members are covered by an extensive insurance policy, which includes General Liability, Accidental Death and Dismemberment, and Excess Medical coverage. Best of all, membership is only $45. Refer to www.nasaproracing.com for member information.

NASA Thanks Our Partners
NASA would like to thank its National sponsors for their continued support:  Toyo Tires, Mazda, Hawk Performance, Winding Road Racing, Millers Oils, and GoPro.  We also want to thank MAZDASPEED, Honda Performance Development (HPD), Nissan, and Ford Motor Company for supporting our members.  We greatly appreciate those companies that offer our racers contingency support, including Toyo Tires, AIM Sports, AST Suspension, BFGoodrich, Ford Racing, Maxxis Tires, Traqmate, Hawk Performance, Honda Performance Development (HPD), Hoosier Racing Tire, Injector Pulse, MAZDASPEED, Nissan, Frozen Rotors, Rossini Race Engines, Spec Clutches, Sampson Racing Communications, Winding Road Racing, and Yokohama.  NASA competitors can also get discounts from Millers Oils, Mazda, Honda Performance Development, FR.Sport, Jongbloed Racing Wheels, Promotive, Racing Fire Systems, Ford Performance Racing School, Tire Stickers, Fuel Safe, Avis, Konig, Winding Road Racing.
 
NASA at a Glance
* NASA was founded in 1991 on the premise of providing motorsport competition programs that allow owners of both racecars and high-performance street-driven vehicles to enjoy the full-performance capabilities of their cars in a safe and controlled environment.
 
* NASA has over 14,000 members in 15 regions.
 
* Key events include the Eastern States Championships at Watkins Glen International Sept. 23-25;  NASA Western States Championships at Buttonwillow Raceway Park, Oct. 13-16, 2016 and the season culminating NASA 25 Hours of Thunderhill, Dec. 3-4 presented by Hawk Performance.
 
* The NASA National Championships will run 31 race classes and nine Time-Trial classes during the event.
 
* NASA runs over 150 events each year encompassing over 250 races, including the association's Rally Sport and Time-Trial program.
 
* Manufacturer partners include MAZDASPEED, Honda Performance Development (HPD), Nissan and Ford Racing.
 
* NASA Management: Jerry Kunzman, Executive Director; Ryan Flaherty, National Chairman; Jeremy Croiset, Director of Business Development; Dave Ho, Business Operations Manager, Will Faules, National Event Manager.
 
Follow NASA
Internet:         nasaproracing.com
Facebook:     National Auto Sport Association
Twitter:          nasaproracing
Instagram:     nasaproracing


Registration Announcement for NASA 25hrs of Thunderhill - Presented by Hawk Performance

Published on August 16, 2016 20:00

NAPA VALLEY, CA (August 16, 2016) Registration for the longest endurance road race in North America will open on Friday August 19 at 9am PST.  Be part of 14th annual running of the NASA 25hrs of Thunderhill presented by Hawk Performance on December 3-4, 2016.

Will the Flying Lizard Audi sponsored by Toyo Tires be back to defend the title or will we have a new champion for 2016?  If you missed the 2015 NASA 25hrs please check out a documentary entitled “Survive the 25” which originally premiered on the Mav TV network. It chronicles the experiences of 4 race teams competing in the longest endurance race in North America held each December at Thunderhill Raceway Park in Willows, California. You can watch the show in its entirety by going to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xT10whEAuIs .

Sign up for the hardest race you will ever run. Just finishing this race is a victory by itself. The 25hrs will challenge you, teach you, make you better, make your team better, and most of all give you some amazing memories of a unique accomplishment. 

For more information on the 25 Hours of Thunderhill presented by Hawk Performance, please visit www.nasa25hour.com

The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) was formed in 1991 with the premise of delivering high-quality motorsports events to enthusiasts at major racing venues throughout the nation. NASA has created programs that allow owners of both racecars and high-performance street-driven vehicles to enjoy the full performance capabilities of their cars in a controlled professionally managed environment. NASA offers many different programs that will allow you to enjoy motorsports on a number of different levels, including our High Performance Driving Events (HPDE), Rally Sport, Time Trial, NASA-X and Competition Racing programs.







Breaking News Re: NASA Eastern States Championships presented by Toyo Tires

Published on June 21, 2016 21:51

NAPA VALLEY, CA (June 21, 2016) “Breaking news regarding the NASA Eastern States Championships presented by Toyo Tires:”  On Wednesday June 22, 2016 at noon Eastern Time we will be opening up registration for Garages, RV Parking, Priority Check-In & Earliest Paddock Entry, Electricity Access Pass and Crew Passes. Quantities are limited. Please visit the registration page https://www.nasaproracing.com/events/2377 after noon 6/22 for more information and to sign up for all above before everything sells out!

Also don't forget - if you have not signed up for these Eastern States Championships yet, entry fees are discounted only until August 21!

Garages
A limited number of garages are available for this event and will fit one (1) car each with room to work and space for a reasonable amount of gear. Garages also include adjacent preferred paddock parking. Guarantee an indoor spot in the best part of the paddock!

RV Parking
A limited number of RV spots with power are available for this event. Two locations & sizes are available: upper lot/big rigs only (full size coaches or 35+ foot motorhomes), and lower lot/smaller rigs only (less than 35 foot motorhomes.) RV spots do not include space for cars, trailers, or general paddocking.

Priority Check-In & Earliest Paddock Entry
A limited number of priority entries are available. This means less waiting for credentials and gate entry before anyone else. Do you like to fly first class? Here's your entry option for the event. Get in and get your preferred spot in the paddock. Make sure to also purchase your electricity access pass if you intend to park near a power location.

Electricity Access Pass
Limited number available. Required if you plan to plug into power anywhere in the non-reserved paddock.

Crew Passes
Because this is not a "spectator" event a crew pass is required for all entrants who are not drivers or officials. Two (2) complimentary crew passes are included with each driver's entry.

For more information contact: Jon Felton - jfelton@drivenasa.com



2016 NASA Western States Championship Course Configuration

Published on June 16, 2016 21:02

NAPA, CA (June 16, 2016) - The NASA Championship format has 2 qualifying races, which will set your starting position for the Championship race on Sunday. With this great facility, we have the unique opportunity to give our drivers a variation and additional challenge during this pinnacle event. Thus, Friday qualifying races will feature 2 additional turns as we begin the competition portion of the event with race course configuration #1 that includes the section of track known as “bus stop.” For the subsequent days and Championship finale race, we will switch to the more open race course configuration #25 which will give competitors more passing opportunities in this longer and extremely competitive event. This will likely come as great news to any out of region competitors planning on attending the event because this is not a configuration the usual NASA SoCal competitors typically uses.

 

Course Configuration Schedule

Wednesday Test Day- #1 CCW

Thursday Test Day- # 25 CCW

Friday - #1 CCW

Saturday/ Sunday - #25 CCW

 

Track Maps

Configuration #1

Configuration #25






Survive the 25 is now on YouTube!

Published on June 14, 2016 23:58

NAPA VALLEY, CA (June 14, 2016) – “Survive the 25” is now available online on the NASA YouTube channel. Race fans can get up close and personal as we follow four race teams that competed last December in the 13th running of the National Auto Sport Association’s 25 Hours of Thunderhill , presented by Hawk Performance. The documentary entitled “Survive the 25”, which originally premiered last month on the MavTV network chronicles the experiences of 4 race teams competing in the longest endurance race in North America held each December at Thunderhill Raceway Park in Willows, California. Television viewers got a behind the scenes look at all the action and drama that unfolded at last years 25 Hour event and if you missed the multiple airings last month, have no fear. 




You can now watch the show in its entirety by going to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xT10whEAuIs

 

NASA’s 25 Hours of Thunderhill presented by Hawk Performance has become a staple of endurance racing, drawing top competitors and teams from all around the world. The changing weather, deep field of competitors, and taxing track layout make the event especially exciting for teams, drivers and fans alike. This one race is the equivalent of an entire race season all rolled into one.

 

For more information on the 25 Hours of Thunderhill presented by Hawk Performance, please visit www.nasa25hour.com

 

The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) was formed in 1991 with the premise of delivering high-quality motorsports events to enthusiasts at major racing venues throughout the nation. NASA has created programs that allow owners of both racecars and high-performance street-driven vehicles to enjoy the full performance capabilities of their cars in a controlled professionally managed environment. NASA offers many different programs that will allow you to enjoy motorsports on a number of different levels, including our High Performance Driving Events (HPDE), Rally Sport, Time Trial, NASA-X and Competition Racing programs.







2016 NASA Championships Spec Z Enhancement Program

Published on June 03, 2016 17:54

NAPA VALLEY, CA (June 3, 2016) NASA (National Auto Sport Association) is pleased to announce an exciting new enhancement to the already generous benefit program being offered by Nissan Motorsports to Spec Z competitors attending the 2016 NASA Championships. In addition to the generous contingency program (available here), the newly announced enhancement program will provide the first 10 registrants at the 2016 NASA Eastern States Championships and the first 10 registrants at the 2016 Western States Championships with a cash benefit totaling half their registration fee up to $500 dollars. Simply be one of the first 10 competitors to register for the Spec Z class at either Championship event by July 1 and start the final race during the event and you’ll be awarded $500 cash following your respective event. This is in addition to the $3,500 cash Nissan Motorsports makes available to Spec Z competitors at the 2016 NASA Championships.  Competitors must provide entry proof and file a claim.  You must also be a registered member of the Nissan Motorsports program prior to the event.

“NASA Spec Z competition is the place to be if you have a 350Z and we want to support those competitors as best we can with a generous awards package,” said Richard Kulach, Nissan North America, Motorsports Manager “We look forward to seeing great fields of Spec Z cars at the two premier NASA Championships events this season and to the continued growth of the class. We’re honored to be able to continue our support of it.”

“Nissan is making available a fantastic awards program for our Spec Z competitors in 2016,” said Jeremy Croiset, NASA Director of Business Development. “Having campaigned a Spec Z myself early on in the series development, I know first hand how great of a class this is and believe the Spec Z competitors will benefit greatly from this new offering from Nissan Motorsports.”

For complete details on the newly announced program or the Spec Z class in general, please visit the NASA Contingency "Prize Money" page.





New Speed News Site Launched - nasaspeed.news

Published on May 04, 2016 22:58

Napa Valley, CA (May 4, 2016) The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to present its membership with a brand new format to browse through your Speed News Magazine. This new format will bring you all the wonderful content you have come to love and expect in a very useful package. Now you can find and share an article you remember reading through with our powerful search feature or spend hours simply browsing through the featured, columns, tech, cool rides, toolshed engineer, race coverage, and much more. Users can comment on each article and chat with other members simply by signing up on the website.
"We expect this new format to be very well received by the NASA membership," said Jeremy Croiset, NASA Director of Business Development.  "We will continue to deliver the monthly publication to those that still enjoy reading through a traditional magazine, but expect that this new format will make it much easier to digest each issue at your own pace. The new search feature makes it so much easier to locate information important to you and that should become a very valuable tool for folks interested in motorsports in general. We're proud that we continue bringing top notch information to our NASA membership!"

To check out the new site, please visit nasaspeed.news


"Survive the 25" Documentary Premiers May 3 on MavTV

Published on May 02, 2016 21:58


NAPA VALLEY, CA (May 2, 2016) – Race fans will soon be able to get up close and personal as we follow four race teams competing at the 2015 running of the National Auto Sport Association’s 25 Hours of Thunderhill, presented by Hawk Performance. The documentary titled “Survive the 25” chronicles the experience of competing in the longest endurance race in the United States, which is held each December at Thunderhill Raceway Park in Willows, California. Television viewers will get behind the scenes views of all the action and drama that the 25 Hours brings. This one race is the equivalent of an entire race season all rolled into one.


NASA’s 25 Hours of Thunderhill presented by Hawk Performance has become a staple of endurance racing, drawing top competitors and teams from all around the world. The changing weather, deep field of competitors, and taxing track layout make the event especially exciting for teams, drivers and fans alike.


“Survive the 25” is a documentary that chronicles the struggles and triumphs of four teams as they battle through the 2015 NASA 25 Hours of Thunderhill presented by Hawk Performance. The show will premier on the MavTV network Tuesday, May 3rd at 6pm ET. The show features 4 teams, CLP Motorsports, Flying Lizard (Team Toyo), Ryno Racing, and the factory Mazda effort.


For a quick glimpse of what you can expect to see in this years "Survive the 25", watch the official teaser trailer here.


https://youtu.be/thmLXovB6r8


For more information on the 25 Hours of Thunderhill presented by Hawk Performance, please visit www.nasa25hour.com


For TV Schedule: Show premiers May 3, 6pm ET. The show re-airs each Tuesday at 6pm ET. for the remainder of the month.



The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) was formed in 1991 with the premise of delivering high-quality motorsports events to enthusiasts at major racing venues throughout the nation. NASA has created programs that allow owners of both racecars and high-performance street-driven vehicles to enjoy the full performance capabilities of their cars in a controlled professionally managed environment. NASA offers many different programs that will allow you to enjoy motorsports on a number of different levels, including our High Performance Driving Events (HPDE), Rally Sport, Time Trial, NASA-X and Competition Racing programs.



2016 NASA Championships Registration Now Open

Published on April 25, 2016 15:51

NAPA VALLEY, CA (April 25, 2016) Registration for the 11th annual NASA Championships is now open and includes a new registration option many may find appealing! The Championship tour will first visit historic Watkins Glen International Raceway in beautiful upstate New York, site of the 2016 Eastern States Championships presented by Toyo Tires. The event will kick off September 22-25, 2016. This prestigious track will challenge competitors as they vie for their championship title. NASA then heads west to Buttonwillow Raceway Park in central California; Home of the 2016 Western States Championships presented by Toyo Tires. The event is scheduled for October 13-16, 2016 at the locally loved challenging race track that will test the skills of the best NASA competitors in the west as they battle their way toward victory circle. If you’re ready to be a part of these historic events, then we encourage you to head over to www.nasachampionships.com on April 25, 2016 and get yourself registered for the NASA Championships.

You will find the registration pages for each event here.
Eastern States Championships Registration - www.nasaproracing.com/events/2377 
Western States Championships Registration - www.nasaproracing.com/events/2378






Toyo Tires Offers Free Tires to Early Spec Miata Entrants

Published on April 23, 2016 18:42

NAPA VALLEY, CA (April 23, 2016) NASA is pleased to announce an exciting new Toyo Tires program available this season to the Spec Miata community. This new program will provide early registrants for either NASA Championship event the opportunity to collect up to four free Toyo Proxes RR tires for use at either event. Register early, buy a set of Toyo Tires and get free tires courtesy of Toyo Tires. Complete program details below.

“The Spec Miata community is one of the most highly contested classes in amateur racing today,” said Marc Sanzenbacher, Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. sr. manager of motorsports. “We wanted to provide NASA Spec Miata competitors with a program this year that would clearly demonstrate how committed we are to the Spec Miata community and how important we believe the NASA Championships is to their eventual success. We hope this program assists in helping more Spec Miata competitors find their way to the NASA Championships in 2016.”

“Toyo Tires continues to demonstrate their commitment to the amateur racing community as a whole,” said Jeremy Croiset, NASA Director of Business Development. “This new program delivers a clear message that they are serious about ensuring the NASA Championships remains “the” place to compete for a Spec Miata Championship”.

Program Rules: The first 20 competitors that register for each NASA Championship event (opening April 25, 2016 at Noon EST.) and buy a set of Toyo Tires will be eligible for 4 free 205/50ZR15 Proxes RR tires. The next 10 competitors that register for each Championship event and buy a set of Toyo Tires will be eligible for 2 free 205/50ZR15 Proxes RR tires. To be eligible to collect your tire awards at either event, you’ll be required to submit to NASA a proof of purchase on or before Sept 5th, 2016 demonstrating you purchased a set of four Proxes RR tires through an authorized Toyo Tires Motorsports vendor. The proof of purchase must be dated between April 25, 2016 and Sept 5th, 2016. Competitors that comply with these program requirements will have their free tires provided to them at their respective NASA Championship event. You must participate in either Championship event and provide proof of purchase to receive your tires. In the event an early Spec Miata registrant cancels their Championship entry, the reward will be made available to the next Spec Miata registrant in succession.






2016 NASA Eastern and Western States Championships Update!

Published on April 21, 2016 22:36

It’s Championship Time! Who is going to be in the Winners Circle?

Registration for our 2016 NASA Eastern & Western States Championships Presented by Toyo Tires will open Monday, April 25, 2016 at 9am PST. from nasachampionships.com.

Spec Miata Racers should pay particularly close attention in the next 48hrs as an exciting announcement from Toyo Tires is imminent!



"Survive the 25" Documentary Premiers May 3 on MavTV

Published on April 12, 2016 21:40


NAPA VALLEY, CA (April 12, 2016) – Race fans will soon be able to get up close and personal as we follow four race teams competing at the 2015 running of the National Auto Sport Association’s 25 Hours of Thunderhill, presented by Hawk Performance. The documentary titled “Survive the 25” chronicles the experience of competing in the longest endurance race in the United States, which is held each December at Thunderhill Raceway Park in Willows, California. Television viewers will get behind the scenes views of all the action and drama that the 25 Hours brings. This one race is the equivalent of an entire race season all rolled into one.


NASA’s 25 Hours of Thunderhill presented by Hawk Performance has become a staple of endurance racing, drawing top competitors and teams from all around the world. The changing weather, deep field of competitors, and taxing track layout make the event especially exciting for teams, drivers and fans alike.


“Survive the 25” is a documentary that chronicles the struggles and triumphs of four teams as they battle through the 2015 NASA 25 Hours of Thunderhill presented by Hawk Performance. The show will premier on the MavTV network Tuesday, May 3rd at 6pm ET. The show features 4 teams, CLP Motorsports, Flying Lizard (Team Toyo), Ryno Racing, and the factory Mazda effort.


For a quick glimpse of what you can expect to see in this years "Survive the 25", watch the official teaser trailer here.


https://youtu.be/thmLXovB6r8


For more information on the 25 Hours of Thunderhill presented by Hawk Performance, please visit www.nasa25hour.com


For TV Schedule: Show premiers May 3, 6pm ET. The show re-airs each Tuesday at 6pm ET. for the remainder of the month.



The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) was formed in 1991 with the premise of delivering high-quality motorsports events to enthusiasts at major racing venues throughout the nation. NASA has created programs that allow owners of both racecars and high-performance street-driven vehicles to enjoy the full performance capabilities of their cars in a controlled professionally managed environment. NASA offers many different programs that will allow you to enjoy motorsports on a number of different levels, including our High Performance Driving Events (HPDE), Rally Sport, Time Trial, NASA-X and Competition Racing programs.



NASA 2016 Ford Performance Contingency Program

Published on March 24, 2016 23:59

NAPA VALLEY, CA (March 24, 2016) – The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to announce the Ford Performance Contingency Program for NASA competitors in 2016. The program will provide fantastic cash awards to NASA racers competing regionally and at both NASA Championships events. The program provides awards to competitors in the American Iron Series, Spec Iron, Super Touring, Performance Touring, and Super Unlimited classes.

Spec Iron competitors are eligible for up to $1,000 in cash awards for regional championship top 3 finishes!  Additionally, Spec Iron along with the other classes in the American Iron Series, Performance Touring, Super Touring, and Super Unlimited classes are eligible for $2,250 in cash awards for top 3 finishes in their respective regional championships. To sweeten the pot even further, Ford Performance will offer NASA competitors at both Eastern and Western States Championships the chance to collect $4,250 in additional cash awards!

The contingency program is available beginning immediately to all NASA competitors in these respective classes at each NASA regional and Championship event. For complete information on the contingency program, please visit http://www.nasaproracing.com/contingencies.






Millers Oils named Official Lubricant of NASA for the 2016 season

Published on March 22, 2016 19:47

NAPA VALLEY, CA (March 22, 2016) – The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to announce that Millers Oils was recently named the Official Lubricant of NASA for the 2016 season. Millers Oils is a leading producer of high performance motor oils and fuel additives, with global distribution. Sourcing the very best raw materials for their formulations, Millers Oils is focused on delivering their customers with more horsepower and less wear through their unique approach to lubricant solutions. Established in 1887, Millers Oils is one of the longest standing producers of lubricants in the world with a history rich in firsts.

“It’s an honor to welcome Millers Oils to the NASA family,” said Jeremy Croiset, NASA’s Director of Business Development. “Millers Oils is rich with history and is one of the best kept secrets in the world of motorsports. Their expertise and high quality products should be well received by fellow NASA members”.

“We’re really excited about being the official lubricant of NASA in 2016,” said Jamie Ryan, Millers Oils Managing Director. “We see NASA as a key way to communicate with the North American motorsport community – it’s a great opportunity to talk directly to passionate sports car racers and enthusiasts about our unique nanotechnology oils.”

Beginning immediately, Millers Oils will provide NASA members a special members benefit of 30% off all Millers Oil Motorsports products as well as Millers EE line of Road Oils. To take advantage of these awards, please visit https://www.nasaproracing.com/benefits. Additionally, Millers Oils plans to make available a lucrative contingency program later this season for NASA competitors. Details on the Millers Oils contingency program will be available soon.

To learn more about the benefits you can expect from Millers Oils and find out what you might be leaving on the table, head over to http://www.performanceracingoils.com or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VggD0_aHkmI.

 

About Millers Oil:

Millers Oils is a leading independent blender of oil and fuel additives based in Brighouse, West Yorkshire, UK. Started in 1887, they are one of the longest standing lubricant companies in the world. Focused on delivering high quality innovative new products and excellent service through a smaller independent structure. This independence allows for the sourcing of the best raw materials and the formulation of the best lubricants in the business. A winner of numerous awards, Millers Oils is dedicated the art of making more horsepower while also increasing life in your automobile.   






NASA 2016 AST Suspension Contingency Program

Published on February 23, 2016 17:11

Napa Valley, CA (February 23, 2016) – NASA is pleased to announce that the AST Suspension contingency program has been renewed for 2016 . While otherwise similar to last year's arrangement, Time Trial drivers can now claim AST contingency for regional events as well. 

NASA Eastern and Western States Championships participants will have the opportunity to win a generous $1,000 credit in any of the 31 eligible classes. Second place will be able to claim $500 in AST credit, while 3rd place can claim $250 in credit.

AST Suspension credit may be redeemed toward the purchase of any new AST 4100, 5100, 5200 or 5300 series dampers, or Moton Club Sport, 3-Way, 4-Way dampers. Alternatively, the credit can also go towards the rebuild of current AST/Moton dampers.

The program will be made available immediately to all NASA competitors across all classes listed. For complete details on the new contingency program, please visit http://www.nasaproracing.com/contingencies.






NASA 2016 Hawk Performance Contingency Program

Published on February 22, 2016 18:53

Napa Valley, CA (February 22, 2016) — The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to announce the new 2016 Hawk Performance Contingency Program. Although it may look like the same program, there is drastic change this year that should be very well received by the NASA community. NASA competitors are now eligible to combine certificates they win toward the purchase of a single axle set of brake pads.

Not only are competitors eligible to win up to $150 per weekend toward the purchase of Hawk Performance products, they can combine those rewards toward their purchase. The program awards 1st place finishers with a $150 in Hawk bucks for a race win while 2nd and 3rd are eligible for $100 and $75 respectively. The program will be made available immediately to all NASA competitors across all classes. For complete details on the new contingency program, please visit http://www.nasaproracing.com/contingencies.






NASA 2016 MAXXIS Tires Contingency Program

Published on February 17, 2016 23:09

Napa Valley, CA (February 17, 2016) – The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to announce the 2016 Maxxis contingency program with Maxxis Tire. This program is available to all NASA competitors beginning immediately. New for 2016, Maxxis is also extending their contingency program to NASA Rally Sport competitors competing on the Maxxis Victra R19 rally tire. For complete details on the new 2016 Maxxis Tire contingency program, please visit: https://www.nasaproracing.com/contingencies






NASA 2016 BF Goodrich Tires Contingency Program

Published on February 13, 2016 00:27

NAPA VALLEY, CA (February 12, 2016) – The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to announce the continued support of the BF Goodrich Tires Contingency Program for NASA competitors in 2016. The program will provide tires to NASA competitors competing both regionally and at either NASA Championship event. The program provides tire awards to American Iron Extreme, German Touring Series, Performance Touring, Super Touring, Super Unlimited, ES, ESR, E0, E1, E2 and E3 classes.

The contingency program is available beginning immediately to all NASA competitors in these respective classes at each NASA regional and Championship event. For complete information on the contingency program, please visit http://www.nasaproracing.com/contingencies.



NASA 2016 Hoosier Contingency Program

Published on February 12, 2016 22:56

Napa Valley, CA (February 12, 2016) – The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to announce the official 2016 Hoosier contingency program for NASA competitors.  The program is available to all NASA competitors beginning immediately. Hoosier is also graciously including any events that preceded this announcement for the 2016 season openers.  For complete details on the 2016 Hoosiers contingency program, please visit: https://www.nasaproracing.com/contingencies






NASA Appoints Series Director for its new NASA Prototype Class

Published on February 12, 2016 19:07

Napa Valley, CA - (February 5, 2016) NASA competitor and Regional Director Dave Balingit, has been appointed as the National Series Leader for NASA's Prototype series.  Balingit will concentrate on growing the series from the twenty-three cars currently purchased to several hundred, and will assist Jeremy Croiset, NASA director of Business Development, with management of the NASA Prototype series.

"My first task to ensure a smooth and growing program is to keep gathering feedback from competitors.” Balingit said. “I’ve always had good relationships with fellow racers and I look forward to being the main line of communication between the teams and the NASA National Leadership."

The NASA Prototype is a new classification to NASA, expanding their history of affordable local racing into purpose built prototype style race cars. The NASA Prototype class is built around the new Élan NP01 designed from the ground up to be quick and great looking - but more importantly, safe, reliable and inexpensive to race. Beginning in 2016, the NASA Prototype Series will visit many of the country’s greatest racing venues with an innovative rules package focused on affordability, equal competition, and driving ability.

As with the other NASA Series Leaders, Balingit will be an active racer in the class. Balingit and his wife Revkah purchased a new Élan NP01 last September after test driving the Élan NP01 demonstration car. They took delivery of the kit in mid January and opted to go the route of building the car from the ground up to gain a deep understanding of the vehicle. They are nearly complete with the build and plan to race it at NASA Texas in mid March.

Balingit has been involved in road racing his entire life and joined NASA in 1994. He has raced and also has been an HPDE instructor and a Race Director for the blossoming organization. After moving from California to Colorado, Balingit and his wife launched the Rocky Mountain Region in 2005 and have grown the program from 40 cars on its first competition weekend to several hundred at current events. Balingit also served as the Event Director for the NASA National Championships in 2009 and 2010 when the event was held at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah. Many in the Texas area may also recognize Balingit as the interim Regional Director for Texas from 2011 to 2014.

About NASA

The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) was formed in 1991 with the premise of delivering high-quality motorsports events to enthusiasts at major racing venues throughout the nation. NASA has created programs that allow owners of both racecars and high-performance street-driven vehicles to enjoy the full performance capabilities of their cars in a controlled professionally managed environment. NASA offers many different programs that will allow you to enjoy motorsports on a number of different levels, including our High Performance Driving Events (HPDE), Rally Sport, Time Trial, NASA-X and Competition Racing programs. 

About the NASA Prototype Élan NP01

The Élan NP01 is unlike anything currently available in motor racing. With a complete kit price of just $72,500, the affordable new racecar features a closed cockpit design for increased driver protection. The Élan NP01 has an estimated dry weight of just 1,450 lbs. and boasts an estimated top track speed of 155 mph. The Élan NP01 is powered by a sealed 185-horsepower, two-liter Mazda power plant mated to a six-speed Sadev sequential gearbox. More information about NASA's new NASA Prototype Series and the Élan NP01 is available at www.NasaPrototype.com and ElanMotorsports.com.