2018 SOCAL NASA SEASON SCHEDULE

2018 Season

Feb 17/18 – Chuckwalla (SoCal points for SM, SE30, 944Spec, and AI)
March 10/11– Willow Springs
April 21/22– Buttonwillow
May 19/20 – Auto Club Speedway
June 23/24 – Buttonwillow
Sept 14-16 – COTA (Championships)
Oct 13/14 – Buttonwillow

AMERICAN IRON Schedule

February 17/18 CVR NASA AZ

March 10/11 Willow Springs NASA SoCal

April 21/22 ButtonWillow NASA SoCal

June 16/17 Sonoma NASA NorCal

September 14-16 COTA NASA Championships

October 13/14 ButtonWillow NASA SoCal

 

NASA Appoints New Communication Director

Promoting from within, the National Auto Sport Association has appointed Brett Becker as its new communication director. In addition to his role as the editor of Speed News, the official publication of NASA, Becker will operate in a multifaceted role, from planning communication strategies that accompany NASA initiatives to assisting management in marketing events. He will also serve as the

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Mihld Wins Big in Spec E30 at Chuckwalla Season Opener

Saturday’s qualifying session at the combined SoCal and Arizona regional event at Chuckwalla Valley Raceway put the veteran Mihld on pole, continuing where he left off in his 2017 SoCal Spec E30 championship season. Andrew Clark turned in a lap time fast enough to put him outside pole, just 2.3 seconds back. Qualifying in third with a new car, Ed Wagner was only .3 seconds behind Clark for the third spot on the grid.
By the end of the race Saturday, Mihld had established a 5-second lead and maintained that on second place. Wagner wiggled past Clark early in the race and defended Clark all race long. Clark finished third, with Wagner and Mihld ahead of him.
For Sunday’s race, Mihld squirted away from the field, with Clark just behind. Team Black Swan Research was leading a pack in third, with Wagner glued to his bumper and Team Ed Sukchai, with Sukchai

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Pond Dominates Willow Springs Opener

Fresh off a win at Chuckwalla in February, Ryan Pond started Saturday’s race from third only to lose two spots in Turn 1. He got one back in Turn 3 when he repassed Hannah Grisham, who had started behind him. Pond and Rob Burgoon got a little too close early on in the fast Turn 8 and Pond dropped two wheels and fell back. He was back on Burgoon’s bumper at the exit of Turn 9 the next lap and around him the next time into Turn 2. After that, Pond was gone and took a convincing win. Jeremy Barnes finished second, with Burgoon in third.
For Sunday morning’s inverted qualifying race, Sean Douglass started from pole, with Grisham in second because her car broke in Saturday’s main. Marc Minasian started from third. Grisham ran away with it, earning pole position for the main race, followed by Burgoon in second Ken

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