In all honesty, this one hurts to watch. The camera car is driven by Jamie Clos, who starts from pole in the Lightning Group at Mid-Ohio in May, and winds up dicing with Ryan Roberson and Jonathan Davis while nipping at the heels of the H2 field. On lap two, just over the Turn 10 rise, an ST5 Honda S2000 had spun and come to rest laterally across the track, and the resulting melee took out a bunch of cars.
Super Touring and Time Trial National Director Greg Greenbaum released in late April an update for Super Touring and Time Trial class rules. There are also a number of reminders listed below. Please be sure your ST and TT cars are in compliance with these new rules, especially at the upcoming NASA Championships at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. All Electric Vehicles are only eligible to compete in SU/TTU. NASA testing and research is ongoing, with the expectation that eligibility and rules regarding EVs for ST1-6 will occur in 2020. All Hybrid internal combustion/electric vehicles must be approved by the National ST [...]
Add the Benny Hill theme song to any racing video and it instantly becomes more entertaining. Thanks to Drew Wadolny for posting this highlight reel of bloopers from the April 2019 Super Touring race at Buttonwillow Raceway.
The Team TAPG Toyota 86 is as much a tool for training and development as it is a successful racecar. When Team TAPG Motorsports wanted to start a racing team, they did it pretty much the same way anyone else would: They went out and found a donor car, installed roll cage and installed the parts needed to go racing. The team had a slight advantage, though. For one, the team is comprised of engineers who work at the Toyota Arizona Proving Grounds, so there’s an abundance of brain power. Two, the car they found was a 2013 Scion FRS that [...]
Hi Folks, we are releasing the April '19 revisions for both of the ST Rule sets today. Here are the highlights from ST1-4 & SU (v13.3) and ST5 & ST6 (v2.4): All ST/TT Classes 1) All Electric Vehicles (EV’s) are only eligible to compete in SU/TTU. NASA testing and research is ongoing, with the expectation that eligibility and rules regarding EV’s for ST1-6 will occur in 2020. 2) All Hybrid internal combustion/electric vehicles must be approved by the National ST Director for ST1-6/TT1-6. 3) All non-subframe/suspension cross-members (other than the rear frame cross beam) may be modified 4) Strut tower bar(s) [...]
The track map for the Bondurant course at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park might look simple, but there’s a section of esses with subtle elevation changes that make it a little more complex than it might appear. NASA Arizona Regional Director Tage Evanson gets a little crossed up in his ST2 Honda Civic and ends up sideways while making a pass on a Porsche 944, when he finally gathered it up. Just behind Evanson was Drew Wadolny in his ST2 Mustang, who gave us another look at the pass.
Building on the success of its updated Super Touring rules structure, the National Auto Sport Association is excited to announce that it also will adopt Super Touring rules for its endurance racing series across the country. That means the new endurance class rules will apply to the Western Endurance Racing Challenge series and will also be eligible for NASA’s new Team Racing Endurance Challenge that debuted in 2018. Existing endurance classes will equate to the new ST classes as follows: ESR = SU ES = ST1/ST2 E0 = ST3 E1 = ST4 E2 = ST5 E3 = ST6 NASA has also [...]
Hi Folks, The 2019 ST/TT Car Classification Form is now posted online and ready to be used as both a class calculator tool and for competitors to submit their 2019 ST and TT Car Classification Forms and Dyno data. Roman and I have revised the format of the form in what we believe are significant upgrades from last year. The form is much easier to use as just a calculator for those not ready to submit, and it provides a much better .pdf output that will make fellow competitor modification review and official compliance inspections easier. As well, we have improved [...]
The latest version of the 2019 ST5 & ST6 rules will be posted shortly. Changes from version 2.1 include: The addition of Appendix C--Additional ST6 Eligible Vehicle Models (those approved that are either over OEM 168 hp or 2449cc) The clarification that 2449cc is the maximum displacement in ST6 (including after engine modifications are completed) Forced Induction is not permitted in ST6 Front wing windows/frames may be removed without replacement with Lexan Limit of increase in displacement on Appendix C vehicles over 2449cc to 10cc Appendix C vehicles engines over 2449cc may only be used as engine swap donors to the [...]
Folks, We have posted the Provisional 2019 ST5 and ST6 Rules! You can download them from the NASA website rules page or the ST website. https://supertouring.nasaseries.com/forms-rules/ https://www.nasaproracing.com/rules With the addition of ST6, we will be deleting the remainder of the Performance Touring classes and putting that series to bed. Please note the additional minor changes that will impact ST5. All changes are in blue text. See you at COTA!