After finishing third in a 15-minute heat race, NASA Arizona Spec Miata racer Jason Griepentrog found himself at the back of the field for the second heat race, which featured an inverted field. The ensuing race was wild one on the tight east track Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park, and it gave passersby on Interstate 10 a little entertainment in the process.
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After a long hiatus, NASA Arizona returned to Inde Motorsports Ranch, a private membership track nestled outside Willcox, Ariz., with a 2.75-mile, 21-turn road course. The track offers nearly a mile of cumulative straightaways as well as 200 feet of natural elevation changes combining uphill and downhill corners and straights, blind apexes, hairpins, sweepers, negative and positive-camber turns.
It’s a challenging circuit that offers several configurations, which change the racing dynamics and opportunities. NASA Arizona ran configuration No. 5, the main track configuration featuring all but one turn on Saturday, and configuration No. 4 on Sunday, the “fast” configuration, creating a fortitude-testing second straight along with a quick chute that changes the attitude of the lap. A fresh repave of the track in late 2020 also set the stage for great racing.
Spec Corvette racers joined the Super Touring 2 classes at Inde Motorsports Ranch in April.Saturday’s big bore race featured many
In a nod toward those old NFL spots that gave viewers the opportunity to play referee, we’re going to emulate the series with racing incidents when possible.
In the following video, NASA Arizona ST2 racer Chris Wynne seizes an opportunity to pass three cars in one corner. Wynne made the pass on two cars, but ended up spinning off track to the inside due to contact. So, for the purposes of this exercise, stop reading now and watch the video clips.
What call did you make? The NASA Arizona race director said initial contact was a racing incident, but the follow-up push warranted a DQ for the driver of the stock car. Wynne admits to being a bit greedy in trying to get three cars in one turn and consulted with the coaches from Racers360 to help him figure out what he could have done to improve the situation.
NASA Arizona ST2 racer