The Utah Region of the National Auto Sport Association [NASA Utah] centered at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah is the perfect opportunity for owners of both racecars and high-performance street-driven vehicles to enjoy the full performance capabilities of their cars in a safe and controlled environment.
Events are held on all four of Miller Motorsports Park’s world-class race courses. The season consists of seven race weekends between April and October with two feature races per weekend. The season also includes Spring and Fall Enduro events held in March and October.
For more information including how to get started, run groups, schedule, pricing and registration please visit: NasaUtah.com
Want a simple, hassle-free way to learn the track at Miller Motorsports Park in preparation for an upcoming event? Come rent a fully race-prepped Ford Racing Mustang FR500S for a National Auto Sport Association (NASA) weekend! All you do is show up with your driver’s gear, current license, enter the NASA race weekend and we do the rest.
The full-service rental program includes new sticker BF Goodrich R1 tires for the weekend, fuel and full trackside service. The weekend consists of two full race days (each includes a practice session, qualifying session, heat race and feature race) and an optional Friday test day (for five of the six available weekends). Ford Racing School instructors are also onsite to assist with questions and to review AIM data after your on-track sessions. For NASA racers, this will allow you to get part of your necessary race requirements to attend the National Championships in addition to learning the track. This program is geared towards the currently licensed driver who wants a simple yet professional arrive-and-drive program to go racing. A “Limited Liability” policy for crash damage is also offered as an option at $200 per day.
Anyone who is a member of NASA (or a NASA sanctioned car club) may participate. Minimum age is 18 (16 with parental consent). Sign up for a NASA membership starting at $45 per year. Then, all you need is a safe car and a helmet. The car does not have to be fancy or fast. Students bring everything from a Hyundai to a Ferrari. Start with HPDE-1 and progress through HPDE-2, HPDE-3, HPDE-4, then apply for your competition license.
Current Competition License Holders: If you currently hold a full competition license with the National Auto Sport Association (NASA), Sports Car Club of America (SCCA), Porsche Club of America (PCA), Porsche Owners Club (POC), BMW Club, International Motor Sports Association (IMSA), Grand-Am or an equivalent racing license, you are eligible to race with your paid NASA membership.
Drivers with Track Experience: If you have experience on the track, such as performance driving schools, open track days and time trial-type events, you can sign up for a NASA membership and apply for a competition license.
Ford Racing High Performance Driving School—NASA Utah Official High Performance Driving School: After successful completion of our four-day Race Licensing School you’ll earn a racing license recognized by NASA and SCCA. Recommendation for a Grand Am license is also an option. You’ll get actual race experience, interspersed with more classroom sessions and feedback. Register for the licensing program by calling 435-27-SPEED.
If you are interested in learning the basics of High Performance Driving, or simply want to drive your car on a racetrack in a controlled and professionally staffed environment, then HPDE (High Performance Driving Event) is for you. HPDE gives drivers a chance to test their skills and learn from NASA’s cadre of experienced instructors in a venue designed for safe spirited driving far away from the risks present on the street. NASA’s HPDE program has become the standard for the ‘open track’ industry and features multiple skill levels to ensure that drivers are able to enjoy a safe and fun day at the track.
The Lap Battle Time Attack offers drivers a chance to compete against the clock. Lap Battle classes are determined by drivetrain configuration (AWD, RWD and FWD), with each having a subclass for street cars and race-prepared cars. Drivers must have completed HPDE levels 1 & 2 to be eligible to enter the Time Attack events.
The NASA racing program consists of several classes that will accommodate almost any kind of race car and requires a competition license. These classes include: 944 Spec, 986 Boxster Spec, American Iron Racing, Camaro/Mustang Challenge (CMC), Factory Five Challenge, German Touring Series, Honda Challenge, Performance Touring, Spec E30, Spec Miata Challenge, Super Touring, Super Unlimited, and Open-Wheel.
Pre-register online at NASAUtah.com to save time and money. This will allow you to bypass the line for onsite registration and provide you with a discount on your fees. Every participant must take their vehicle through onsite Tech Inspection prior to driving on the track.
Get Started with NASA » Part 1
Get Started with NASA » Part 2
Get Started with NASA » Part 3
September 5-8, 2013 at Miller Motorsports Park