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.

When the green flag flew, Lang Racing Development leapt out to an


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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Targa Rally Expands Schedule for 2020

Did you know that NASA sanctions events that feature tours of some of the best roads in the country for vintage car owners? NASA is proud to present something a little different from its track events with the Targa Rally series of events.
Headed by Dave Bouzaglou, Targa Rally tour events are for classic-era sports cars, and are held over three to four days in various regions of the country. These non-competitive events are about enthusiasts enjoying some of the best back roads behind the wheel of their vintage rides.
All makes of cars are eligible as long as they meet the 1975 and older era style. Continuation models that are the same body style as the pre-1975 model and replicas such as Cobra kit cars also are accepted.
Targa Rally has expanded its schedule for this 2020 with the following dates:
Targa Arizona, March 18 – 21
Targa California, June 10-13
Targa Colorado, Sept. 10-13


NASA SoCal Spec Miata Kicks Off 2020 at Arizona Crossover Event

A field of 25 Spec Miata competitors kicked off 2020 at Chuckwalla Valley Raceway in February. Setting fast lap, Team Just Send it posted the fast lap in qualifying and started from pole, followed by Hannah Grisham.
Team Just Send it got the jump from pole and defended from start to finish, taking the win, with Grisham in second, SoCal’s Eric Slivkoff in third, Blake Minasian in fourth and Chase Gilhart in fifth.
For qualifying on Sunday, Grisham posted the fast lap, but stayed out and kept in touch with her crew in the event she was outpaced. The strategy worked and Grisham started from pole with SoCal’s Ryan Pond in second.
When Sunday’s green flag flew, Grisham and Pond ran side by side for several turns until Pond finally gained the advantage and took the lead. The two worked to build a small gap over Austin Edwards.
About halfway through the race, Grisham


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