2017 NASA Eastern States Championships Presented by Toyo Tires Attracting Nation’s Top Amateur Drivers
Racers are ready for action at Sebring International Raceway
The fourth annual NASA Eastern States Championships presented by Toyo Tires is receiving entries from across the country, which will ensure strong competition October 20-22 at Sebring International Raceway.
In American Iron, Mike Patterson is coming in from the NASA Texas Region to compete for the top spot in one of NASA’s signature racing classes. Patterson finished third at the Eastern States Championships in 2014 and sustained car damage last year the day before the Championships race, and didn’t make the starting grid.
Patterson has more than 100 NASA wins, multiple regional championships and 11 wins this year alone. American Iron is dominated by the Ford Mustang in regions all over the country, but Patterson is hoping to put his owned-since-new 1999 Chevrolet Camaro on the top step of the podium.
“The car took a while to transform from a glorified street car, so
Watch as NASA drivers compete in the 2017 NASA Western States Championships Presented by Toyo Tires at Thunderhill Raceway Park. Lots of race action from Spec Miata, 944 Spec, Spec E30, Spec E46, American Iron, Super Unlimited, Super Touring, NASA Prototype, Honda Challenge, German Touring, Legends, Thunderoadsters, Performance Touring, and Time Trial series.
Eighteen champions take the checkers at the NASA Western States Championships presented by Toyo Tires
Culminating a full season of racing, the nation’s top amateur auto racers earned titles in 18 classes on Sunday at the 2017 NASA Western States Championships presented by Toyo Tires at Thunderhill Raceway Park.
A wind-fanned grass fire during Sunday morning’s practice session delayed the start of the Championships until the afternoon. Drivers had to contend with wind gusts up to 70-mph on the 3-mile-long road course.
More than 150 amateur drivers representing seven states competed at the 12th NASA Championships, which featured a deep and talented field of competitors. The NASA Eastern States Championships will be held at Sebring International Raceway, October 19-22.
“All our drivers put in a lot of hard work this year just to get to the Championships, and they drove their hearts out this weekend,” said Jeremy Croiset, NASA Racing’s director of business development.