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NASA Announces the Creation of the Toyo Tires Classic Offering the Largest Payout in the History of Amateur Road Racing

Indianapolis, IN – Dec 8, 2017 – The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is excited to announce that the inaugural Toyo Tires Classic will take place during the 2018 NASA Championships presented by Toyo Tires to be held during the Circuit of the Americans, Sept 13-16, 2018.  This newly created event will include Spec Miata competition during the championships and will provide competitors with the largest purse ever in modern amateur competition history. This unique race will award the ...
Friday, December 08, 2017/Author: NASA-GL/Number of views (14)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Toyo Tires/Flying Lizard Motorsports Audi Wins Third Consecutive NASA 25 Hours of Thunderhill Presented by Hawk Performance

Willows, Calif., Dec. 3, 2017 - The Toyo Tires/Flying Lizard Motorsports team took its third consecutive overall win in the NASA 25 Hours of Thunderhill presented by Hawk Performance on Sunday, marking only the second time in the endurance race’s 15-year history that a team has won three overalls in a row.The Audi R8LMS took the overall lead just after sunrise Sunday and never looked back as the team’s main competition, a pair of Ginetta G57 prototypes, dropped out late in the endurance race ...
Monday, December 04, 2017/Author: NASA-GL/Number of views (25)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Follow All the Racing Action Live from the 2017 NASA 25 Hours of Thunderhill

NAPA, CA., November 28, 2017 - Pacers, 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 2017 NASA 25 Hours of Thunderhill Presented by HAWK Performance. Live video broadcast made possible thanks to Toyo Tires. For the first time this year, we will have trackside cameras and LIVE video interviews from the hot pits so you can follow all the action as it unfolds in real time. Make sure to Like ...
Tuesday, November 28, 2017/Author: NASA-GL/Number of views (42)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Repeat Winners Returning to the 2017 NASA 25 Hours of Thunderhill Presented by Hawk Performance

The 15th running of the NASA 25 Hours of Thunderhill presented by Hawk Performance is attracting past winners and teams who are still looking for their first class win. The twice-around-the-clock plus one-hour race is set to run Dec. 2-3, 2017.E1Peter Hopelain with Team Technik/AGM Racing is still chasing a class win at Thunderhill, and the team has come close in years past. Team Technik lost an engine in the middle of the night while enjoying a two-lap lead in 2014, then scored a ...
Tuesday, November 21, 2017/Author: NASA-GL/Number of views (49)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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New Toyo Tires® GT Challenge Class to Debut at the 2017 NASA 25 Hours of Thunderhill

CYPRESS, CA, November 13, 2017 - Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. (Toyo Tires®) and the National Auto Sport Association (NASA) are pleased to announce the creation of the Toyo Tires GT Challenge.  This new class features equally prepared Porsche® Cayman® GT4 Clubsport and GT4 Clubsport MR race cars competing on 18-inch Toyo® Proxes® RR DOT competition tires. The inaugural race will take place during the 2017 NASA 25 Hours of Thunderhill presented by Hawk Performance.The new GT Challenge class is the ...
Monday, November 13, 2017/Author: NASA-GL/Number of views (106)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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NASA Drivers Comprise Majority of 2017 Mazda Road to 24 Shootout Roster

The Mazda Road to 24 Shootout selects the very best amateur drivers who race a Mazda or Mazda-powered vehicles. The Shootout also pulls in virtual racers from the world of iRacing, competitors from the NASA Teen Mazda Challenge, the Skip Barber Series and the Formula Car National Challenge.This year, 13 of the 19 eligible drivers selected are NASA racers. In 2014, five of the eight finalists were NASA racers, and in 2015, 15 of 23 semifinalists came from NASA. What’s even more telling, five ...
Thursday, November 09, 2017/Author: NASA-GL/Number of views (91)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Toyo Tires ® Continues On-Site Hospitality and Support of the 25-Hours of Thunderhill™ The Longest Endurance Road Race in North America

CYPRESS, CA, November 6, 2017 – Toyo Tires® continues its support of amateur road racing with VIP track services and an on-site hospitality area at the 25-Hours of Thunderhill™, the longest endurance road race in North America.  This year’s race will take place December 1-3 at Thunderhill Raceway Park in the rolling Northern California foothills.  Competitors using Toyo® Proxes® tires will enjoy access to the Toyo Tires hospitality area including meals on Friday (lunch and dinner), Saturday ...
Monday, November 06, 2017/Author: NASA-GL/Number of views (115)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Drivers Claim Titles in the 2017 NASA Eastern States Championships Presented by Toyo Tires

Sebring, Fla., October 27, 2017 —Drivers battled the elements and each other on Sunday’s final day of the NASA Eastern States Championships, which were held at Sebring International Raceway. Sunday’s championship day was the culmination of the three-day event, which drew more than 200 competitors from 10 of NASA’s 15 regions.Drivers had to fight the heat during the day and the rain that fell when the final group of the day was on the track, which led to a brief stoppage and some interesting ...
Friday, October 27, 2017/Author: NASA-GL/Number of views (153)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Qualifying Heats up at the 2017 NASA Eastern States Championships Presented by Toyo Tires

Sebring, Fla., Oct. 22, 2017 —The battle for starting position picked up another notch on Saturday, as the second qualifying races in each class were held for the National Auto Sport Association’s Eastern States Championships presented by Toyo Tires at Sebring International Raceway.While grid position may not have much impact on some of the smaller classes, the difference between starting on the first row or the fifth row in one of the 30-plus car fields could be the difference between ...
Sunday, October 22, 2017/Author: NASA-GL/Number of views (116)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Racing Begins at the 2017 NASA Eastern States Championships Presented by Toyo Tires

NASA’s top race teams took the first steps toward the coveted Eastern States Championships presented by Toyo Tires, with the beginning of the qualifying races on Friday at Sebring International Raceway.Spec MiataJim Drago came out on top in a four-man battle that saw several lead changes and plenty of good, clean racing up front in Spec Miata.“It was a fun race,” Drago said. “The guys I was racing with, I think we’ve all raced together for seven or eight years. Todd Buras, myself, Danny ...
Saturday, October 21, 2017/Author: NASA-GL/Number of views (141)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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2018 NASA Championships Presented by Toyo Tires Event Details Announced

Napa, CA., Oct. 19, 2017 - The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is excited to announce that the organization's premier Championship events, the Western and Eastern States Championships, will return to a single event format for the 2018 NASA Championships presented by Toyo Tires.  This event is scheduled to take place at the world famous Circuit of the Americas facility in Austin, Texas ‪on September 13-16, 2018. The Circuit of the Americas will host the 2018 United States Formula 1 ...
Thursday, October 19, 2017/Author: NASA-GL/Number of views (182)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Fact Sheet for the 2017 NASA Eastern States Championships

Napa, Calif., Oct. 17, 2017 — The fourth annual NASA Eastern States Championships presented by Toyo Tires is set to go this weekend. To make following it all easier, we’ve put together a fact sheet so you can follow your favorite NASA racing classes no matter where you are. What: NASA Eastern States Championships Presented by Toyo Tires Where: Sebring International Raceway, Sebring, Florida. When: Oct. 19-22 Online Resources Media Guidehttps://goo.gl/448KfCEvent Coverage Page at NASA ...
Tuesday, October 17, 2017/Author: NASA-GL/Number of views (172)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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2017 NASA Western States Championships Presented by Toyo Tires – Event Coverage

Watch as NASA drivers compete in the 2017 NASA Western States Championships Presented by Toyo Tires at Thunderhill Raceway Park. Lots of race action from Spec Miata, 944 Spec, Spec E30, Spec E46, American Iron, Super Unlimited, Super Touring, NASA Prototype, Honda Challenge, German Touring, Legends, Thunderoadsters, Performance Touring, and Time Trial series.Watch as drivers of Spec Miata compete in 2017 NASA Western States Championships Presented by Toyo Tires at Thunderhill Raceway ...
Thursday, October 12, 2017/Author: NASA-GL/Number of views (180)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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2017 NASA Eastern States Championships Presented by Toyo Tires Attracting Nation’s Top Amateur Drivers

Napa, Calif., Oct. 12, 2017 — The fourth annual NASA Eastern States Championships presented by Toyo Tires is receiving entries from across the country, which will ensure strong competition October 20-22 at Sebring International Raceway. In American Iron, Mike Patterson is coming in from the NASA Texas Region to compete for the top spot in one of NASA’s signature racing classes. Patterson finished third at the Eastern States Championships in 2014 and sustained car damage last year the day ...
Thursday, October 12, 2017/Author: NASA-GL/Number of views (178)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Drivers Clinch Titles at the 2017 NASA Western States Championships

Willows, Calif., October 10, 2017 — Culminating a full season of racing, the nation’s top amateur auto racers earned titles in 18 classes on Sunday at the NASA Western States Championships presented by Toyo Tires at Thunderhill Raceway Park. A wind-fanned grass fire during Sunday morning’s practice session delayed the start of the Championships until the afternoon. Drivers had to contend with wind gusts up to 70-mph on the 3-mile-long road course. More than 150 amateur drivers representing ...
Tuesday, October 10, 2017/Author: NASA-GL/Number of views (166)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Qualifying Ramps Up for the 2017 NASA Western States Championships

Willows, Calif., October 7, 2017 — The race is on for the NASA Western States Championships presented by Toyo Tires, with teams slugging it out during Friday qualifying at Thunderhill Raceway Park.To determine the starting grid for Sunday’s Championship races, teams are running qualifying races on Friday and Saturday. More than 150 teams, representing seven states, are competing this weekend on the 3-mile-long track.Spec MiataNick Sommers has a lot riding on the weekend as he looks to secure ...
Saturday, October 07, 2017/Author: NASA-GL/Number of views (142)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Follow All the Racing Action Live From the 2017 NASA Western States Championships at Thunderhill Raceway

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 2017 NASA Western States Championships at Thunderhill Raceway Presented by Toyo Tires. Make sure to Like Us on Facebook and Follow Us on Instagram and Twitter. Check all the links to Live Video, Live Timing and Social Media below.Event Coverage Page at NASA Championships Website:https://nasachampionships.com/west-eventLive Video Coverage at ...
Wednesday, October 04, 2017/Author: NASA-GL/Number of views (133)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Returning Champs Looking to Repeat Wins at 2017 NASA Championships

NAPA, Calif., Sept. 29, 2017 — The fourth annual NASA Western States Championships presented by Toyo Tires is attracting past champions looking to add to their trophy shelves. This year’s event takes place October 6-8 at Thunderhill Raceway. In 944 Spec, last year’s champion John Pentelei Molnar is hoping to repeat the Championship he earned last year at Buttonwillow Raceway. He has been dialing in his Porsche 944 and staying on top of maintenance and repairs. To prepare himself, Pentelei ...
Friday, September 29, 2017/Author: NASA-GL/Number of views (143)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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2017 NASA Eastern States Championships Presented by Toyo Tires Is on Pace for Deep Fields and Stiff Competition

Napa, Calif., Sept. 27, 2017 — The fourth annual NASA Eastern States Championships presented by Toyo Tires is racking up entries from across the Eastern Seaboard that will ensure strong competition October 20-22 at Sebring International Raceway. In American Iron, a double-digit car count is the order of the day and NASA Northeast’s AJ Hartman is taking it all in stride. Hartman is running through his usual checklist to ready his car, which has been dead-on reliable for going on two seasons. ...
Wednesday, September 27, 2017/Author: NASA-GL/Number of views (179)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Competition Ramping up for 2017 NASA Western States Championships

NAPA, Calif., Sept. 18, 2017 — The fourth annual NASA Western States Championships presented by Toyo Tires is racking up entries from across the country that will ensure strong competition October 6-8 at Thunderhill Raceway. In Spec Miata, Teen Mazda Challenge racer Nick Sommers won last year’s Championships event at Buttonwillow Raceway. Obviously, Sommers is looking for a repeat. His performances this year certainly indicate that he can get it done again. His first-generation 1.6-liter ...
Monday, September 18, 2017/Author: NASA-GL/Number of views (173)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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