NASA Pro Racing Series News

12 11, 2018

Top Talent and Hardware Coming to the 2018 NASA 25 Hours of Thunderhill Presented by Hawk Performance

The 16th running of the NASA 25 Hours of Thunderhill presented by Hawk Performance is attracting talented teams bringing new cars looking for that prized class win or a win overall. The twice-around-the-clock plus one-hour race is set to run Dec. 1-2, 2018.
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Team Valkyrie Autosport is bringing two cars to the 2018 25 Hours of Thunderhill.
Team Valkyrie Autosport is bringing two cars to the 25 Hours of Thunderhill this year. One is a 2010 Nissan 370Z that team owner Brian Lock said has been in the works for five years. The other is a 2009 Nissan GT-R that Valkyrie put together over the course of this past year, and was recently completed.
Team Valkyrie Autosport took first in E0 in 2016 in a Nissan 350Z and third in E0 in 2017 in the same car. Lock said they developed the GT-R for the ES class, but they’ll be campaigning both cars

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19 10, 2018

Peter Ensor Sweeps Teen Mazda Challenge at Pitt Race

Teen Mazda Challenge Mid-Atlantic got a change of scenery in Wampum, Pa., at the 2.78-mile Pitt Race Complex. The forecast was calling for rain, but there were clear skies and near perfect racing conditions for the day. This event saw 16 cars from the Mid-Atlantic, Great Lakes, and Northeast division take the track. Peter Ensor paved the way once again for the weekend by taking pole with a 2:05.116. Zach Rubin qualified ninth with a 2:08.703 and Andrew Balgoyen qualified eleventh with a 2:09.608. At the start of the race, Ensor was already pulling away from the rest of the field, taking the overall win and the Teen Mazda Challenge win. The only way anyone made up distance on him is when Ensor was held up by out-of-class cars. Rubin had contact early on with another Spec Miata that caused his car to overheat and lose positions. Balgoyen was able to capitalize

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19 10, 2018

Michael Weber Takes Wet-Weather PTE Win at Mid-Ohio

Saturday’s weather for the Pro Course started out cloudy and dry for practice and qualifying sessions, but by the time the Lightning race began, it started to rain. Only one PTD competitor, Derek Schardt, braved the start on his slicks but retired after one lap. Meanwhile, the PTE race was one to watch. PTE was in the last grid positions from 47 through 51. The rain made green flag visibility for the race start difficult. Michael Weber seized the opportunity in his front-wheel-drive Infiniti G20, and charged hard on the start with Stuart following right behind him. Weber, however, continued hard-charging and quickly gapped Stuart with a healthy lead.
Dave Ziegler had lost his pole position spot due to failing dyno compliance check after qualifying, but worked his way from being in grid spot 50 to first passing Steve Killian and then Aaron Spiegel several laps into the race. Ziegler eventually

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19 10, 2018

Todd Davis Nabs Two of Three at Autobahn

American Iron had a field of five cars at Autobahn Country Club in August. Todd Davis scurried to pole closely followed by TJ Bain, Jason Lakomiak, Mike Barrington and Bob Collins in fifth. At the start, Davis kept the lead through traffic with Bain and Lakomiak behind. Lakomiak used traffic to secure second place, but that only lasted a few laps. Bain got by and started to close in on Davis. Davis had issues from contact with another car in traffic. The contact seemed light, but his front end was way out of alignment and he kept locking up the front right brake! Bain got the lead and Davis retired with a badly damaged right front tire. Lakomiak was then alone in second. Collins and Barrington had a race going on for third. Bain got the win, with Lakomiak second and Collins third.
Sunday gave the racers a tight schedule with

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19 10, 2018

Peter Ensor Crowned Champion of Mid-Atlantic Teen Mazda Challenge

The Dan Unkefer Memorial at Virginia International Raceway with NASA Mid-Atlantic is the last race of the season for Teen Mazda Challenge Mid-Atlantic.
When the final race of the Teen Mazda Challenge in the Mid-Atlantic Region was done, driver Peter Ensor emerged with the TMC championship.
Saturday’s qualifying was a short one due to an incident on track. Peter Ensor was able to qualify second overall with a 2:17.910 and Zach Rubin was able to qualify sixth overall with a 2:20.931. During the race, Ensor had a good three-way battle with Danny Steyn and Jason Connole. The three of them were constantly trading positions and occasionally going three-wide into some of the turns. Eventually Ensor and Steyn put a one second gap on Connole which led to a close finish at the line, with Steyn barely edging out Ensor for the win by a tenth of a second!
Rubin had to avoid an

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11 10, 2018

2019 NASA Championships Set For Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course

Continuing the trend of moving its National Championships to a new track each year, the National Auto Sport Association is excited to announce that the 2019 NASA Championships Presented by Toyo Tires will continue as a singular event set to take place at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio.
Just two short weeks ago, NASA hosted its largest Championship event in the company’s 28-year history with nearly 500 competitors taking part in the historic event at Circuit of The Americas. The 14th annual NASA Championships will take place at the track where it all began, where NASA held its inaugural championships back in 2006. Mid-Ohio is a track renowned among drivers for its nuance, its ever-changing weather and for Midwestern hospitality.
“I still remember our first Championships event at Mid-Ohio,” said NASA Vice President, Jeremy Croiset. “We took in all the feedback we received at our Championships event this year

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28 09, 2018

2018 NASA Championships Presented by Toyo Tires – Event Coverage

Watch as NASA drivers compete in the 2018 NASA Championships Presented by Toyo Tires at Circuit of The Americas. Lots of race action from Spec Miata, 944 Spec, Spec E30, Spec E46, American Iron, American Iron Extreme, Camaro Mustang Challenge, Super Unlimited, Super Touring, Spec Z, NASA Prototype, Honda Challenge, German Touring, Thunderoadsters, Performance Touring, and Time Trial series.

Watch all other championship videos and qualifying races below.

 

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19 09, 2018

NASA Announces 2018 Time Trial National Champions

The official results from Time Trial competition at the 2018 NASA Championships Presented by Toyo Tires are in. Time Trial drivers from across the country competed at the Circuit of The Americas Sept. 14-16 for the top honor of being the fastest of the fast. Here’s a breakdown of the 2018 NASA Time Trial champions.
TT1

No.  256 Timothy Bidwill was competing in Super Touring 1 and TT1 at Circuit of The Americas, and he won the ST1 qualifying race in the rain on Saturday. Bidwill also posted the fastest lap time in TT1 in his Porsche GT3 Cup car by more than 2 seconds. Bidwill’s lap time, a 2:21.431, also was the second fastest in all of Time Trial this year at the NASA Championships.
TT2

Running the only Lotus Exige S at the NASA Championships, No.  119 Kevin Fennell took the big win in TT2 by more than a second over his

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16 09, 2018

2018 Champions Crowned at 2018 NASA Championships

In a little over a month, Formula 1 will be racing at Circuit of The Americas, but this weekend, it was all about the NASA Championships Presented by Toyo Tires. The record number of attendees, more than 450 competitors, came from NASA regions all across the country to race at a track many drivers and even race fans have placed high on their bucket lists.
“There’s no better place than COTA to bring back the combined event as a single NASA National Championships,” said NASA Texas Regional Director Will Faules “COTA Vice President Eric Paradis has been totally instrumental in not only getting NASA Texas regional events here, but also putting on this huge National Championship. I’m really pleased with how the event turned out, and we’re grateful for everyone at COTA for helping us make it happen.”
The weekend of racing was packed with the kind of competition that only a

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15 09, 2018

Qualifying Races Set the Grids For The NASA Championships Presented by Toyo Tires

More than 25 champions will be crowned Sunday at the National Auto Sport Association National Championships Presented by Toyo Tires in NASA’s largest field ever competing at the Circuit of The Americas.
On a day where racers were dealing varying weather conditions, the field is set for Sunday in what promises to be one of the most competitive National Championships in NASA history. The winners of the qualifying races are:
NASA Prototype

Calling it the most challenging conditions he’s ever raced in, Jeremy Croiset has dominated the NASA Prototype class qualifying this weekend whether the track was wet or dry.
The rain was so intense during Saturday’s qualifying, he was only able to complete six laps on the track with a best lap time of 3:38.910. Contrast that with Friday, where Croiset notched a best lap speed that was a full minute faster.
“The rain started getting heavier and heavier to the point it was

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