National Auto Sport Association

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National Auto Sport Association
2020 NASA Logo FINAL.svg
SportRoad racing
Rallying
Autocross
JurisdictionUnited States
AbbreviationNASA
Founded1991
HeadquartersLas Vegas, Nevada
Official website
drivenasa.com
United States
Previous logo (2005–2019)

The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is an American motorsports organization promoting road racing and high-performance driver education.

Founded in 1991,[1] NASA hosts High Performance Driving Events (HPDE), automotive rallies, Time Trial, autocross and amateur, club-level automotive racing, divided amongst regionally based chapters within the United States.

In September 2006, NASA held its first-ever National Championships at Mid-Ohio. The NASA National Championships are open to any driver who earns points in a minimum of five regional races (in any NASA region or combination of regions).

Since 2021, the NASA National Championships have been held at Daytona International Speedway.[2]

Previous logo (1991–2005)

Time trial[edit]

Racing in the time trial classes allows drivers to compete against each other for the fastest lap. It is currently NASA's mid-level offering, fitting between the HPDE and road racing series.[3]

Competitive racing[edit]

NASA currently offers the following Road Racing series:[4]

  • 944 Spec
  • American Iron Racing
  • American Iron Extreme
  • Camaro Mustang Challenge
  • Endurance Racing
  • German Touring Series
  • Honda Challenge
  • NASA Prototype
  • NASA Rally Sport
  • Spec 3
  • Spec E30
  • Spec E46
  • Spec Iron
  • Spec Miata
  • Spec Z
  • Super Touring/Super Unlimited
  • Thunder Roadster
  • Team Racing Endurance Challenge (TREC)

Other sanctioned competition series[edit]

  • 25 Hours of Thunderhill
  • HyperFest: The Automotive Amusement Park
  • One Lap of America
  • NASA Rally Sport
  • Teen Mazda Challenge
  • United States Touring Car Championship

NASA regions[edit]

  • Arizona
  • NorCal
  • SoCal
  • Central
  • Florida
  • Great Lakes
  • Hawaii
  • Mid-Atlantic
  • Mid South
  • NOLA
  • Northeast
  • Rally Sport
  • Rocky Mountain
  • Southeast
  • Texas Region
  • Utah

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The History of NASA, the National Auto Sport Association | Articles". Grassroots Motorsports. Retrieved 2021-05-20.
  2. ^ Becker, Brett (2020-10-08). "NASA Heads to Daytona International Speedway for 2021 Championships". NASA Speed News Magazine. Retrieved 2021-05-20.
  3. ^ "Time Trial - National Auto Sport Association". Retrieved 20 February 2022.
  4. ^ "Road Racing". National Auto Sport Association. Retrieved 17 February 2022.

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