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


Teen Mazda Challenge Season Points Races Wrap Up Across the Country

The 2019 racing season has come to a close across the nation, and the Teen Mazda Challenge enjoys its first season after a national rollout. Northern California, the region in which the TMC began had the biggest field of TMC drivers in the country. Ten drivers vied for the championship in 2019.
In NASA NorCal, driver Roy Fulmer IV staged a dominant performance, beating every TMC competitor in every race he entered. Fulmer bested second place Wyatt Couch and third place David Tooker. Fulmer also was the Spec Miata regional champion in NorCal.
In the second largest TMC region, the NASA SoCal, Teen Mazda driver Hannah Grisham also took the Teen Mazda Challenge and the SoCal regional championship. Grisham won six of 12 races and maintained a healthy lead over second place Chase Gilhart and third place Eric Slivkoff.
Hannah Grisham took the TMC and the Spec Miata championship in the NASA SoCal


Rescued From the Flood

It’s a show of faith to buy a used car sight unseen. It’s a much greater leap to buy a car damaged by a flood in Texas from a salvage operation in Ohio, and have it shipped it across the country without ever having inspected it for yourself.
But that’s how NASA SoCal member Viktor Czapla came to own the Audi R8 he’s now racing in Super Touring 3. He saw a listing online on an R8 forum and sent a message to the guy asking about its condition, the extent of the damage, that kind of thing.
The only thing he could tell him was that the lights worked. He couldn’t tell if it ran because the car didn’t come with a key, but he could tell that the flood waters appear to have submerged the car no deeper than the middle of the wheel hubs, which was high enough that


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