NASA Arizona is excited to prepare for the inaugural four-hour Team Racing Endurance Challenge race January 28 at the Podium Club at Attesa, a new race course due south of Chandler, Ariz., just off Interstate 8.
As you know, drivers with HPDE3-level experience are eligible to take part in TREC races, with no medical application or official NASA competition license required. You can read the rules here. All the same safety rules apply to the cars, which also must run tires with 180 treadwear ratings or higher.
Don’t miss your chance to get hours of seat time at a brand new track. Interested drivers can register here. All questions should be directed to NASA Arizona Regional Director Tage Evanson.
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Listen closely at the start and see if you can detect a little wheel-spin from NASA Arizona Super Touring series leader Chris Wynne’s 2011 Ford Mustang GT.
Wheel-spin or not, Wynne got a great start by any measure and would eventually go on to take the overall win. Before he could do that, he had to get around the V8-powered Pontiac Solstice of Kenneth Cross and withstand a challenge from NASA Arizona Regional Director Tage Evanson in his familiar Honda Civic. Evanson experienced some suspension trouble and went off, leaving Wynne to hold off Ken Orgeron in his BMW M3. The huge amount of data and the killer V8 soundtrack really make this video pretty dang nifty.
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The racing gods are fickle beasts. One moment, they smile on you and you pass three cars in one corner. Moments later, their smile turns to a frown and you lose all those spots you picked up, plus one more.
NASA Arizona Spec Miata racer Graham Davies shared this video with Speed News, and it’s something you will watch, and then think to yourself, “Oh, yeah, been there, done that.” Tough break, but one we’ve all probably experienced.
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