Blake Minasian Sweeps Season Closer at Buttonwillow

Sometimes victory is fleeting. Sometimes it comes in waves, and that was the case for NASA SoCal racer Blake Minasian in October, who took home his first and second career wins in one weekend.
Qualifying was a little different. The drivers’ top times determined place on grid for Saturday. The second fastest time determined your grid spot for Sunday’s qualifying race. The system worked just fine, even if Saturday’s main and Sunday’s qualifying races were marred by some argy-bargy at the entrance to Buttonwillow’s oh-so-narrow Esses, but we’re getting ahead here.
Minasian started from third, and Turn 1 was what the French might refer to as a “spectacle de merde.” Cars P4, P5, P6 and P7 got a bit tangled up. Two went off. The two that stayed on got tangled up again and bumped into one of the cars that was trying get back on track, but had not yet put

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2021 SOCAL NASA SEASON SCHEDULE

2021 Season Schedule
February 13/14 – Willow Springs (All classes plus Comp School)
March 13/14 Buttonwillow
April 17/18Buttonwillow
May 22/23
Willow Springs
June 12/13
Buttonwillow (New Track)
Sept 16-19
Daytona (National Championships)*Single Points for all classes
Oct 16/17 –
Buttonwillow
Nov 13/14
Chuckwalla

*3 drops applied for point Championship
*Must score points in 6 races or more to qualify for points Championship
*Entry into 3 races or more to qualify for points championship

WERC  https://werc.nasaseries.com/
March 28 –  Sonoma  2:20hrs (Sun AM)
April 17 – Buttonwillow  3hrs (Sat PM)
May 21 – Willow Springs  4hrs (Fri PM)
TBD – UMC  6hrs (Sat PM)
Oct 15 – Buttonwillow  3hrs (Fri PM)
November 13 – Thunderhill  6hrs (Sat AM)

NASA Heads to Daytona International Speedway for 2021 Championships

Ask racers about their bucket list of tracks, and it’s a safe bet Daytona International Speedway is one of them.
National Auto Sport Association drivers will be able to check The World Center of Racing off their lists when the 2021 NASA Championships Presented by Toyo Tires heads to the iconic venue, Sept. 16-19, 2021.
“Since we began hosting NASA Championships races

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Memo Gidley Wins GT Class at Thunderhill and Bovenberg Tops Crowded Sportsman Class

IndyCar driver, Memo Gidley, was brought in by BAF Racing to do one thing: win the race. He did not disappoint. He took pole position and led every lap on the way to victory in the BAF Racing Chevrolet Corvette.
The Sportsman field was packed with many cars, all with a great chance to win, but Pete Bovenberg came on top in his ARG MBO Motorsport Honda Civic. Gary Sheehan won the Touring Car class in the GoGoGear.com/Konig Wheels Hyundai Genesis Coupe. Doug Makishima won the Super Touring class in the Summit Tech BMW M3.
Gidley was the fastest qualifier, but was followed very closely by Rob Harper in the AP Racing/BC Forged Chevrolet Corvette and the AFE BMW 335i of Larry Bani. Gidley managed to win while Harper had mechanical issues. Finishing second was Edgar Lau in the Intellectual Ventures BMW M3 and Bani finished third in the BMW.
The Sportsman class

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