NASA Pro Racing Series News

1 09, 2021

Appalachian Race Tire to Provide Trackside Service at NASA Championships

Thanks to an exclusive alliance, NASA’s official tire retailer TrackDayTire.com has partnered with Appalachian Race Tire to provide on-site mounting and balancing service at the 2021 NASA Championships Presented by Toyo Tires.
If you are headed to the NASA Championships and you want your tires delivered to your home or shop in advance, place your order with NASA’s official retailer TrackDayTire.com. If you would like to pick your tires up at the track, please order from Appalachian Race Tire.
For more information and ordering, please use the Web and telephone contact information below.
Appalachian Race Tire – 865-681-6622 TrackDayTire.com – 239-789-6179
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31 08, 2021

One Lap Around: Daytona International Speedway

To help you prepare for the 2021 NASA Championships Presented by Toyo Tires, we bring you the latest in our “One Lap Around” series. In this installment, Dion Von Moltke from NASA partner Racers360 provided the screen grabs and the instructions for getting around Daytona International Speedway. Be sure to watch the video linked at the end of this feature to tie everything together.
In this video and in these images, we’re on board with NASA alumnus Mike Skeen, who is driving a big-horsepower car. But we’re also going to be talking about the subtle differences that you’ll see between high-horsepower cars and lower horsepower cars. Also, if you have a little bit of downforce, we’ll talk about some of the differences. So, no matter what you drive, you’ll find this useful and get a lot of insights as to how to attack a quick lap around Daytona.
A lot of drivers

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31 08, 2021

Racing Tire Manufacturers Issue Setup Guidelines for Daytona

The NASA Championships Presented by Toyo Tires are upon us. To help competitors with their setups for this truly unique track, Toyo Tires and Hoosier Racing Tire have issued guidelines for nailing your setup at Daytona.
Toyo recommends, “users increase their outside tire inflation pressures by 10 percent and decrease their outside wheel camber angles by 0.5 to 1.0 degree. These changes are intended to better withstand the high-capacity loads associated with Daytona’s unique track characteristics. We also would like to remind users to confirm that their inflation pressures are set high enough to safely support the load of their vehicles under racing conditions, especially with consideration for speed, downforce, banking, and other motorsports track and driving situations (aggressive driving, driving over apex curbs, etc.).”
Hoosier says, “The right side hot pressure must be elevated by 10 percent over the hot racing pressure used on a standard road course configuration. This number

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17 08, 2021

Camden Gruber Takes Two of Three at Pitt Race

The last weekend of July is the traditional calendar location for NASA’s annual visit to Pitt Race located in the rolling hills of western Pennsylvania, approximately an hour northwest of Pittsburgh. A technically challenging track with outstanding facilities, Pitt Race was described by a first-time visitor from the West Coast as “one of the most underrated tracks in the country” after a track walk Saturday night. The Great Lakes and Mid-Atlantic crossover event drew large fields, with 76 cars in the Lightning race grid.
Despite best efforts by Brian Silvestri to bring on wet weather with a rain dance, the rain stayed away except for a brief shower early Saturday, having little to no impact on qualifying. Teen Mazda Challenge hot shoe Camden Gruber grabbed the race one pole with a 2:07.7, followed by Will Dodd (2:08.2) and John Allen (2:08.3). Gruber and Dodd held their positions all 10 laps, but

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10 08, 2021

Peter McIntosh II Takes Two in Spec Miata at Lime Rock Park in July

Momentum is everything in a class like Spec Miata. So important even, that it extends off the racetrack as well. Spec Miata may be one of the most popular classes in all of road racing, but it’s no secret NASA Northeast had not been seeing fields quite as large as it’s known for nationally. Over the past few years, many of NASA Northeast’s Spec Miata regulars have been working hard to change that, and we’re happy to say that moment seems to have arrived.
Momentum is in our favor. The growing class has crested 20 regulars, with 23 Spec Miatas taking the green flag at our season opener in April at Watkins Glen. At our event at New Jersey Motorsports Park, Lightning saw 21 cars. The big news however, was the announcement of our own run group for July’s Lime Rock Park race. For both races, 26 Miatas took the green

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10 08, 2021

Racers360 Coaching Packages Available to NASA Championships Drivers

The NASA Championships Presented by Toyo Tires is all about the will to win. How badly do you want it?
Drivers at this year’s NASA Championships Presented by Toyo Tires are eligible to for exclusive one-on-one video coaching from Racers360. The $299 package includes two same-day video-coaching analyses of your video from Daytona and a live track guide webinar with a link to the recording so you can watch it as many times as you like. Drivers also can participate in an in-person track walk on Thursday night with Dion Von Moltke from Racers360.
To register for your exclusive NASA Championships coaching package, visit Racers360 and go faster now!
The post Racers360 Coaching Packages Available to NASA Championships Drivers appeared first on NASA Speed News Magazine.

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4 08, 2021

Broderick Bauguess and Raiden Nicol Win One Apiece at Roebling Road

NASA Southeast Spec Miata rolled into Roebling Road Raceway with a 13-car field for the Firecracker Run. Broderick Bauguess won pole position on Saturday with a 1:24.301 followed by Don Elvington P2, Keith Williamson P3, Teen Mazda Challenge driver Raiden Nicol P4, Yan Dia P5 and Annika Carter P6.
At the green flag, Bauguess got a good start, but then lost third gear on the upshift and the left lane pulled ahead as they approached Turn 1 with Elvington P1, Bauguess P2, Nicol P3, Carter P4, Williamson P5 and Jeremy Barnes P6. Williamson then got a run on Carter coming out of Turn 9 to move up to P4. Elvington briefly locked up in Turn 1 on the next lap and, with a bump from Bauguess in Turn 2 ,lost the rear and the two went off track left as Nicol passed for the lead. Carter also got back around Williamson

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27 07, 2021

John Allen and Camden Gruber Split a Four-Race Weekend at National Corvette Museum

NASA Great Lakes visited the National Corvette Museum Motorsports Park over the July 4 weekend for some fireworks of our own, with a rare four-race event. The consistent rain we’ve seen all year was again present, but this time only on the Thursday load-in day, clearing out by 6 p.m., leaving the competition with sunny weather and a dry track for the remainder of the weekend.
Saturday qualifying witnessed John Allen top the field by 1.4 seconds with a 2:28.1, followed by Ryan Roberson at 2:29.5 and Teen Mazda Challenge driver Camden Gruber just a shade behind Roberson. At the start of race one, Gruber got around Roberson on the initial lap and from there both Allen and Gruber started to gap the field and at race end that gap would be just shy of 16 seconds. Gruber bested Allen on lap five and held on for the win. The two

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20 07, 2021

Inside Information: Taking on the 25 Hours of Thunderhill

Like so many things in 2020, the 25 Hours of Thunderhill Presented by Hawk Performance was canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. For 2021, there has been a surge of renewed interest in the longest closed-course endurance race in North America, which is back on for 2021 and scheduled to take place Dec. 3-5! Registration opens August 1.
To help you prepare, the staff at Speed News has interviewed teams that have been successful at the 25. We wanted to share what it takes to get there, what it takes to finish — and what it takes to win.
We talked to Ron Carroll, the former team manager and crew chief for Davidson Racing, who won the race overall in 2015. Carroll has worked professionally in racing for years and has contacts all over the country that he pulled in for The 25. He used crew members from IRL, World Challenge, and

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13 07, 2021

Fast Company: Who Can Win the 2021 NASA Championships?

It’s usually about this time of year, when the entry list for the NASA Championships Presented by Toyo Tires begins to take shape, that the energy starts to pick up in anticipation of who seems poised to take one of the top honors in all of amateur motorsports: a NASA National Championship.
Maybe that’s just here in my office, and only because I’m tasked each year with writing the “who will win” story.
However, the best NASA racing drivers in the country are those who leave little to chance, so it’s no stretch to think that lots of them have been looking at the entry lists for their classes, sizing up their competition and seeing how they can beat them.
Back issues of Speed News are a good source for “opposition research.” Interviews from past Championships and race reports from Around the Regions might provide a hint at what now-deceased racing driver Mark

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