The starting grids are set for Sunday’s NASA Western States Championships presented by Toyo Tires as the teams wrapped up qualifying competition Saturday at Thunderhill Raceway Park.
More than 150 amateur drivers in 18 race classes and nine Time Trial classes are looking to bring home a Championship on Sunday after three days of testing and qualifying on the road course. This is the 12th annual National Auto Sport Association Championships presented by Toyo Tires.
With pole position secured for Sunday’s Championship, Nick Sommers says his Spec Miata still has some speed left in it. That should make fellow Spec Miata racers a little nervous, considering Sommers led qualifying Friday and Saturday from start to finish. Sommers and Tristan Littlehale, who finished second, have been evenly matched on the weekend, but Sommers has managed to find a little more speed.
“We still have more in the car,” Sommers said. “I made
The race is on for the NASA Western States Championships presented by Toyo Tires, with teams slugging it out during Friday qualifying at Thunderhill Raceway Park.
To determine the starting grid for Sunday’s Championship races, teams are running qualifying races on Friday and Saturday. More than 150 teams, representing seven states, are competing this weekend on the 3-mile-long track.
Nick Sommers has a lot riding on the weekend as he looks to secure the Teen Mazda Challenge Championship and the chance at a $100,000 Mazda Motorsports scholarship. Sommers has been nearly unbeatable this year in Spec Miata and he showed why on the Thunderhill track as he out-paced second-place finisher Tristan Littlehale.
“I’m not holding back anymore,” Sommer said. “I’ve been points racing for the second half of the season and now I’m just trying to go all-out and win everything I can right now.”
With just three races under his
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