NASA Announces Details for 2016 Western States Championships Presented by Toyo Tires
Napa Valley, CA (September 24, 2015) - The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to announce that the 2016 Western States Championships presented by Toyo Tires will take place at the challenging Buttonwillow Raceway Park on October 13-16, 2016. NASA competitors from all over the western region of the country will converge on this Southern California circuit situated just 22 miles outside of Bakersfield, CA to challenge for top step on the podium to claim a NASA Championship.
“Buttonwillow Raceway Park requires precision to put together a perfect lap, but also offers ample room for 3 wide racing making it a great choice for our Championship event,” said Ryan Flaherty, NASA National Chairman. “New drivers to this track always leave with a great experience and can’t wait to return. Best of all, it is located almost half way between SoCal and NorCal, so we look forward to a record number of entries. NASA racers always enjoy this track and I am confident that it will be a great venue for our Championship event. This event will provide competitors from all over the western states the opportunity to see if they really have what it takes to be a NASA Champion while still providing a exciting and enjoyable weekend experience which is what the Championships is all about.”
“We look forward to welcoming all NASA competitors to Southern California for what should be an amazing event in 2016!" Buttonwillow Raceway President, Les Phillips said. “NASA has been hosting top notch regional racing at our track for more than 18 years. It will be a privilege to host their Championships and everyone here will work hard to ensure NASA drivers, crew, and family have a memorable event experience.”
2016 will mark the 25th anniversary for NASA and the 11th anniversary for our NASA Championship events. We expect to welcome over 600 competitors to our Championship events in 2016 providing competitors with the same fantastic benefits they have come to expect from the event. From the famous trackside gatherings and wonderfully lucrative contingency programs to the extremely competitive racing, the NASA Championships has truly become “the” place to race.
Look for additional announcements regarding the 2016 NASA Championship events in the future.