NASA Super Touring News

23 02, 2021

Eric Magnussen

Racers in GTS3 in NASA’s Northeast region will probably send farewell balloons to Eric Magnussen as he moves into a new class this season. The sentiment is understandable because Magnussen won all the races he entered over the past two seasons. Now Magnussen is taking his 16-race winning streak to ST2 after sitting atop the GTS3 podium in 2019 and 2020. Participation in the Northeast GTS3 class had been waning, in part, because of Magnussen’s dominance. “I think I might have something to do with that. Nobody likes getting smoked every race,” Magnussen said. “In ST2, a lot of the racers [...]

16 02, 2021

NASA Arizona Super Touring Kicks Off 2021 at Arizona Motorsports Park

We kicked off the NASA Arizona Super Touring 2021 season at Arizona Motorsports Park in January, and it was interesting to say the least. Some unusually warm weather led to some great racing conditions after a close call with rain the day before. Arizona Motorsports Park, known as “Arizona’s Safest Road Course,” is a 2.26-mile, 16-turn reversible track with a few passing zones and one big challenge: a sound restriction that forces the NASA crew to set up a single file of cones on one section of the track to ensure that competitors remain compliant with the local sound ordinance. Saturday [...]

9 02, 2021

The Dreaded Dust Cloud

Even though this video clip is only 16 seconds long, the dust cloud seems to hang forever. NASA Utah ST6 driver Todd Green has to “fly blind” for a bit as he drives through a cloud of dust from an off-track moment in turns 3 and 4 at Utah Motorsports Park by a car ahead of him. Most of us have been there, and it’s seldom one of racing’s high moments. Green got through it and carried on to race another day. NASA Utah Super Touring 6 driver Todd Greene in “The Attitudes” at Utah Motorsports Park.  The post The Dreaded [...]

9 02, 2021

NASA NP01-EVO

Introduction The primary goals for the SEBECO NP01-EVO NASA Prototype were simple: Create the world’s most affordable closed-cockpit prototype racecar that offers the highest performance per dollar spent. Make it fast. Make it fun. Make it safe. The NP01-EVO does all that, and it puts a huge smile on the face of anyone who drives it. The SEBECO NP01-EVO NASA Prototype is a fully tube framed, composite body racecar designed from the ground up to achieve all those goals. With emphasis on affordability and durability, the NP01 EVO is more cost-effective to campaign than many production cars converted for racing, and [...]

26 01, 2021

Nissan Announces 2021 NASA Racing Contingency Program

NASA Nissan racers will welcome the news that Nissan Motorsports has renewed its contingency programs for 2021. As in years past, competitors must comply with certain decal requirements and complete a 2021 registration form, but the program remains largely the same. Benefits of the NISMO program included special parts pricing directly from Nissan Motorsports. Registered competitors can enter their car’s VIN and begin searching for parts. Nissan Motorsports will keep your credit card information on file for speedy processing. Contingency prizes for Spec Z and Super Touring classes are available for regional racing and up to $1,500 in prize money at [...]

12 01, 2021

NASA Announces Updated ST/TT Car Classifications For 2021

NASA has updated the ST/TT Car Classification to reflect the new year. No other changes were made for this year. Instead of submitting a whole new form this year, ST and TT competitors have an option to edit their 2020 form via the link, which was emailed to them and verify that all of modifications and dyno information are still current, and to update them as necessary. The dyno is good for three years from the time of the official test. Once you have updated your submission, it will appear under your specified region. It might take up to 10 minutes [...]

12 01, 2021

Data, Data and more Data

If you want to see exactly what Mark Petronis is doing in this Super Touring race from New Jersey Motorsports Park’s Lightning course, it’s all here. Petronis put together a highlights reel complete with commentary from the last race weekend of the season. Petronis scored one second-place finish that weekend and a win in the race in which the video was filmed. Mark Petronis is one of the leading ST2 drivers in NASA Northeast.The post Data, Data and more Data appeared first on NASA Speed News Magazine.

22 12, 2020

Last Lap Dash at Watkins Glen

At Watkins Glen International Raceway, problems for the car ahead of you can rapidly become your problems, particularly if the car goes four-off. There’s hardly any runoff anywhere at that track, just Armco. Lots and lots of Armco. With a green-white-checkers unfolding before him, NASA Florida driver Mark Burt took his home-built LS-powered Mazda RX-7 and weaved through the carnage to take the 2016 ST3 Championship. Mark Burt built his LS-powered second-generation Mazda RX-7 at home and drove it to an ST3 Championship at Watkins Glen in 2016.The post Last Lap Dash at Watkins Glen appeared first on NASA Speed News [...]

8 12, 2020

Super Touring 1 Action at Sebring!

It’s difficult to determine which is more severe, the brutality of the track or the car. This video showcases just how bumpy Sebring International Raceway is and how fast a tube chassis Trans Am car can be. The camera car, Mark Burt’s Corvette, started life as a K Brothers chassis with a Camaro body, and its first race was at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park in 1986 in the Trans Am series. Burt bought the car in 2015 with the C5 Corvette body. Powered by a carbureted 350 small-block Chevrolet, the car puts the power down through a G-Force four-speed gearbox — [...]

24 11, 2020

Lessons Learned at Carolina Motorsports Park

Drivers are raving about the fresh pavement at Carolina Motorsports Park, but off track, it can be a bit rough, as ST1 driver Tim Gray learned in November. Suffering from a bit of understeer in the Carousel, Gray’s car couldn’t quite make the turn, so he did what you’re supposed to do. He took it off straight, but the terrain off track wasn’t nearly as smooth as the fresh pavement, and Gray ended up bending the left from lower control arm and tore off the front half of the left fender, ending his weekend on Saturday. “I learned a big lesson [...]