NASA Pro Racing Series News

30 09, 2019

Winners Crowned at 2019 NASA Championships Presented by Toyo Tires

The champagne was flying Sunday at the NASA Championships Presented by Toyo Tires as the drivers celebrated hard-fought victories and the satisfaction that only a national title can bring.
Bear in mind, these are just the first-place finishers. Speed News will publish comprehensive race coverage on all classes for all podium finishers in this week’s newsletter!
A total of 338 drivers were chasing championships in 24 classes at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. After two days of qualifying, drivers finally had the opportunity to race all-out for the championship. For many of the drivers, the championships are a culmination of a season of hard work.
Whether a driver finished at the front of the pack or near the rear, they are among an elite group of racers. These are their stories from the NASA Championships Presented by Toyo Tires.
Spec Miata

NASA Mid South’s Jim Drago has been chasing a NASA Championship for a long

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22 09, 2019

Qualifying Races Set the Stage for the 2019 NASA Championships Presented by Toyo Tires

When Saturday rolls around during the NASA Championships Presented by Toyo Tires, that means time goes out the window and the racing becomes about track position. Saturday’s qualifying races determine who will start where for the Championships races on Sunday.
The races brought their fair share of excitement, with two-offs and four-offs shaking up the order, some bent metal here and there and some caution periods that meant leaders had to re-establish their leads all over again once the race restarted.
Qualifying proved once again that you never know what might happen during the race. Here are the provisional results and starting positions for Sunday’s NASA Championships Presented by Toyo Tires.
Super Touring 1

Terry Mathis was all smiles after winning the Super Touring 1 qualifying race. He had gone toe-to-toe with second-place finisher Mark Burt, who won Friday’s qualifier, to earn pole for Sunday’s National Championship.
“My goal is to win this thing. Today’s

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21 09, 2019

Drivers Battle for Top Times in Friday Qualifying at the 2019 Championships Presented by Toyo Tires

Drivers squeezed the most from their cars and themselves as they took to the track at Mid-Ohio for Friday’s qualifying sessions at the 2019 NASA Championships Presented by Toyo Tires. Drivers had two sessions on track Friday to set the fastest time and earn the coveted pole positions for Saturday’s qualifying races.
Here’s who came out on top.
Super Touring 1

It’s been 16 years since Mark Burt has raced at Mid-Ohio, so he is having to relearn the track, and the Chevrolet Corvette he’s racing over the weekend. He posted his best time yet, turning a 1:26.97 lap on the road course.
“I’m just getting better with time on the track because I haven’t been here since 2003, so it’s new to me,” Burt said.
In the day’s first qualifying session, Dmitri Goliakov was the fastest qualifier turning a 1:30.27 lap during the first session.
“I was pushing it all the way through because yesterday

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19 09, 2019

2020 NASA Championships Presented By Toyo Tires to be Held at Utah Motorsports Campus

In keeping with its tradition of moving the NASA Championships to a different track each year, the National Auto Sport Association has announced that the 2020 NASA Championships Presented by Toyo Tires will take place Sept. 10-13, 2020, at Utah Motorsports Campus in Tooele Valley, Utah.
NASA pioneered the idea of moving its Championships event from year to year, and it has chosen to return to the Utah Motorsports Campus, a facility that welcomed the NASA Championships in 2013, 2010 and 2009 when it was called Miller Motorsports Park.
“Utah Motorsports Campus is a world-class venue,” said NASA Vice President, Jeremy Croiset. “From the track layout to the paddock and all its facilities, Utah Motorsports Campus provides the proper scale and grandeur for the NASA Championships Presented by Toyo Tires. We love racing there, and we thrilled to be going back to Utah in 2020.”
2020 also marks the 25th anniversary of

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10 09, 2019

Catch All of the 2019 Championships Action with the NASA Livestream Broadcast

If you can’t make it to the NASA Championships Presented by Toyo Tires at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course September 18-22, you can stay up to date on the all the action with the NASA livestream broadcast.
Live on air from Friday through Sunday, the livestream feed will cover all racing and Time Trial groups, with comprehensive coverage from cameras located all around the track and in-car feeds.
Announcers John Lindsey, Will Faules, Neil Daily, and Edwin Pardue will be on the air Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for full coverage, which will include live interviews from the pits, garages and, of course, victory lane.
Also look for daily updates on nasaspeed.news with photos, video and more perspective from competitors.
For the live broadcast schedule, visit nasachampionships.com.
The post Catch All of the 2019 Championships Action with the NASA Livestream Broadcast appeared first on NASA Speed News Magazine.

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10 09, 2019

Never Give Up!

Team GOneppo Racing driver Ryan Bittner gets a little crossed up during the Western Endurance Racing Challenge six-hour event at Utah Motorsports Campus in August, but he stays with it, keeps the nose pointed forward and gets things back in hand. In the end, the team went on to finish second in E2.
The post Never Give Up! appeared first on NASA Speed News Magazine.

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10 09, 2019

Drivers Preparing for the 2019 NASA Championships

Before drivers ever show up at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course this September, they have been hard at work, preparing themselves and their cars for the 2019 NASA Championships.
To qualify for the NASA National Championships Presented by Toyo Tires, drivers must compete in and score points in five regional races around the country. We caught up with several drivers to see what they’ve been doing to prepare for the 2019 NASA Championships
NASA Prototype

NASA Great Lakes points leader Barry Brooks is preparing himself and his NP01 for his first Championships event in NASA’s premier prototype racing class.
“This is my rookie year and I’m learning that you can’t prepare enough for a race weekend,” Brooks said. “Every mistake I make, I’ve been jotting down in a notebook. Broken parts without a spare, check. Scramble to fill a forgotten tank before a session, check. Thinking there will be time to do X at

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10 09, 2019

WERC Racers Face Off at Utah Motorsports Campus

The WERC season came with a bit of a twist this season, one that required a commitment from teams if they plan to win the Championship. This year, the 25 Hours of Thunderhill is part of the WERC points-paying races, but in the form of a 12-hour race run concurrently within the 25-hour event.
The Utah six-hour race was the longest race on the calendar, but no more. It’s now part of a 2019 calendar that requires teams to step up their game, and 36 cars lined up on grid in Utah to do just that.
E0

When the green flag flew at Utah Motorsports Campu, Team Strom Motorsports was firmly in the season points lead in the E0 class. Team Strom took wins at Willow Springs, Buttonwillow and the inaugural enduro at Auto Club Speedway in May. And when the checkers flew, the team’s undefeated season was still intact, with just two

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6 09, 2019

Follow All the Racing Action Live from the 2019 NASA Championships at Mid-Ohio

Racers, fans and family – this year we will have ample amount of options available to you in order to follow all the action LIVE from the 2019 NASA Championships Presented by Toyo Tires at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. We plan to have lots of driver interviews, live drone coverage(weather permitting), plenty on track cameras, and in-car cameras(in some race classes).
All the event information will be posted to https://nasachampionships.com/. Please check it regularly for the latest updates and links.
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The post Follow All the Racing Action Live from the 2019 NASA Championships at Mid-Ohio appeared first on NASA Speed News Magazine.

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5 09, 2019

Registration for 2019 NASA 25 Hours of Thunderhill Presented by HAWK Performance Opens Monday, September 9th

Registration for the 2019 NASA 25 Hours of Thunderhill Presented by Hawk Performance will open Monday, September 9th, 2019 at 9 am Pacific Standard Time. Please visit https://nasa25hour.com for the latest event information and registration link. Any teams interested in taking part in the longest closed-course endurance race in North America will be able stake their claim on grid at that time. Interested teams also are encouraged to read the 2019 Rules(Under Consideration) for the 2019 event and post any and all feedback on the #DRIENASA Community Forums.
Best of luck to everyone. We look forward to seeing all of you at Thunderhill!
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