The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is celebrating its 20th Anniversary this year and will host its sixth annual National Championships presented by Toyo Tires at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course from September 6-11.
The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) was formed in 1991 by Jerry Kunzman and Ali Arsham with the premise of delivering high quality motorsports events to enthusiasts at major racing venues throughout the nation. NASA has created programs that allow owners of both racecars and high-performance street-driven vehicles to enjoy the full performance capabilities of their cars in a professionally managed environment. NASA offers many different programs that allow drivers to enjoy motorsports on a number of different levels, including our High Performance Driving Events (HPDE), Rally Sport, Time Trial, NASA-X and Competition Racing programs.
To qualify for the NASA National Chamionships presented by Toyo Tires, NASA competitors must compete in and score points in five regional races around the country. The 2011 National Championship presented by Toyo Tires weekend will feature over 400 competitors racing for the NASA National Champion trophy in 33 racing classes and nine Time Trial divisions around the famed Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
"We dropped the green flag on our first National event just 14 years after the founding of NASA," Jerry Kunzman, NASA executive director said. "This was not a small undertaking. This will be our sixth National Championship weekend and the event has grown consistently since our first National held in 2006. It is a real compliment to our 15 regions, their staff and all of the competitors that we are celebrating our 20th anniversary with our sixth National Championship event in 2011.
The Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course is a legendary facility and the staff does a fantastic job keeping the course in top-notch condition. Mid-Ohio easily accommodates NASA's 400+ entries and the design of the circuit is guaranteed to offer very competitive racing over our five-day event. NASA members have had the opportunity to compete in over 60 race weekends to qualify for the Nationals and competition has been fierce at each one. I am very much looking forward to once again crowning our NASA National Champions in September."
A critical component of National Championship weekend is the over $1,000,000