Reza Arsham Scores First win of Season at Buttonwillow in Sportsman and Edgar Lau Wins in Super Touring

Reza Arsham scored an important win at the Buttonwillow Raceway round seven of the United States Touring Car Championship, taking the top step in the Sportsman class. Edgar Lau managed to win the Super Touring class, Gary Sheehan won the Touring Car class and Beau Borders took the win in the GT class. The track configuration for this race was never before used in USTCC, and the result was some extremely fast top speeds that approached 170 mph at times. The Sportsman battle was huge and it was not without controversy. Arsham was driving the GoGoGear.com/Konig Wheels Honda Civic with the new Hasport/KTuned powerplant and was the quickest car in every session, and he found himself in pole position, but the race was a different story. Competitors turned up the speed and Arsham found himself getting caught by Andy Chittum’s Le Mans Karting Mazda MX-5 and Matthew Rivkin’s Cool Boxx […]

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A Dusty Finish to the 2021 WERC Season

Anyone who has raced at Buttonwillow Raceway knows about the infamous “Buttonwillow dust.” Once it gets inside your car, it will always be inside your car. In the daytime, it can present a genuine peril on track because it occludes a driver’s vision of what’s ahead. If there’s no wind, it just hangs over the track like fog over San Francisco Bay. Breathe it in too deeply and you could end up with a nasty case of valley fever. At night, it’s even more dangerous because all your headlights do is illuminate the dust, and what lies ahead is as good as invisible. Eastern and Midwestern readers probably tire of reading about it, but the photo that opens this story should provide some idea of what it’s like. When the Western Endurance Racing Challenge series met in October at Buttonwillow Raceway for the last race before the 25 Hours of […]

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2021 Champions Crowned at NASA Championships Presented by Toyo Tires

Getting to the podium at the NASA Championships takes a combination of bravado, survival skills, a few people skilled with turning wrenches — and, of course, a welcome dose of good luck. The National Auto Sport Association wrapped up its 2021 Championships at Daytona International Speedway and crowned 21 new racing champions and eight new Time Trial champions, which will READ MORE AT NASA SPEED NEWS MAGAZINE!

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Stakes Rise on Day Two of Qualifying at the 2021 NASA Championships Presented by Toyo Tires

With one qualifying race in the books, competitors at the 2021 NASA Championships Presented by Toyo Tires, had one more qualifying race on Saturday to claw their way forward to give themselves their best shot at a NASA Championship on Sunday. The stakes rise with the sun each day.  It is the combined results of qualifying races one and two that determine READ MORE AT NASA SPEED NEWS MAGAZINE!

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Qualifying Heats up at Daytona at the 2021 NASA Championships Presented by Toyo Tires

After a full day of practice and some time to shake off jet lag, NASA drivers from near and far hit the high banks of Daytona International Speedway running hard at the 2021 NASA Championships Presented by Toyo Tires. Today’s action on track consisted of time-based qualifying sessions in the morning, and qualifying races in the afternoon. Heavy showers the night READ MORE AT NASA SPEED NEWS MAGAZINE!

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