NASA SoCal Honda Challenge!

NASA racing is made up of tight-knit groups all across the country, and Honda Challenge in NASA SoCal is one of them. These guys are the best of friends and fierce competitors. They mix it up during the day and tip a few during the night. Here’s a small slice of Honda Challenge competition in the NASA SoCal Region!
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A Fast, Growing Class in NASA

Part of the allure of Spec E46 might just be the siren song of the BMW M54 straight six engine. There’s something sophisticated about it, almost regal, and standing starts only add to the appeal of the class. In the only event in the 2020 SoCal season so far, Spec E46 driver Peter Oneppo shows how much fun it is to run in a nice big field of equally prepared cars at Chuckwalla Valley Raceway.
Peter Oneppo’s Spec E46.
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Western Endurance Racing Championship Kicks Off 2020 at Willow Springs Opener

As the sun began to set at Willow Springs International Raceway on the last day in the leap year of February, 25 cars took to the grid for the season opener of the Western Endurance Racing Championship series.
There were some familiar cars, but the new hardware on grid was impressive, along the lines of what you might find at an IMSA race.
Team PMG Awareness was prepping a factory-built 2019 Porsche GT3 Cup car. Team GRS Autosport/Team Premat was putting the final touches on a factory-built Mercedes-Benz AMG GT4. Team Lang Racing Development brought a Norma M20 FC, and Team Chill by Strom Motorsports had a one-race-old factory-built Porsche Cayman GT4 MR.
The Lang Racing Development Norma was on pole, followed by Team Prototype Development Group’s Factory Five Racing GTM and the Team GRS Autosport/Team Premat Mercedes-Benz AMG GT4 in third.
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When the green flag flew, Lang Racing Development leapt out to an

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Punt, Pass and Stick

NASA SoCal driver Francis Hu was racing his NP01 in ST2 in February at Chuckwalla Raceway, where he started from sixth overall. He got a pretty good start, but just after the first turn, he didn’t see another car on his inside and he ended up off track waiting for the rest of the field to go by so he could safely re-enter. From there, it was a matter of picking off cars and sticking moves on his way to a third-place finish. Well done.

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