NASA Arizona Supplemental Rules

NASA Arizona will operate under the NASA National rules (i.e. CCRs) published here with the following exceptions noted below.

NOTE – These rules were reviewed and updated on 1/23/17 – These rules are updated when deemed necessary to address specific local items and could be subject to change without notice.

Exceptions to CCRs:

  • Section 11.2 (HPDE Tech Inspection): NASA Arizona does not currently utilize offsite (HPDE) tech inspection stations. All tech inspections are done at the track and are free of charge.  Participants are required to print off and fill out a tech sheet prior to arriving to the event. Tech sheets can be downloaded here.
  • Section 17.1 (Impound): ALL vehicles will report to impound after each race (unless stated otherwise in the Race Group Meeting) and should not leave until given permission to do so by a NASA Official
  • Section 21.5 (Official Results): Competitors have until the following “Thursday” after each event to dispute the accuracy of anything posted to
  • Section 22.1 (Season Points Eligibility): The default points system will be used but to be eligible for a season end award, the competitor must attend at least 50% or more of the races in the same class.
  • Section 22.2 & 22.2.1 (Drop Scores): NASA Arizona will drop the “2” lowest scored events for all Time Trial and Race Group classes to determine season finishing position.

NASA Arizona Specific Rules:

  • Exceptions to Classing (All Series & Classes):
    To ensure that all NASA AZ competitors have adequate time to ensure legality and properly prepare their cars, competitors may legally compete in their respective class using the previous years rules when the subsequent series/class rules are either not released prior to the first NASA AZ event or are released with less than 30 days notice.
    NOTE: In the event that “30 days” notice covers only one day out of a two day weekend, an additional announcement will be made providing clarification via email, Facebook, forum and/or a combination of those outlets.
  • Staying “on track”: The intended “racing surface” shall be defined as the painted “white line”. In the event there is no “white line” or it is too faded to see, the racing surface shall be defined as the “apex curbs”. Failure to maintain at least 1 wheel on the intended “racing surface” may result in penalites regardless if a perceived advantage is gained or not.
  • Dyno Testing:  If a vehicle requires a dyno compliance check, the onsite dyno will be the official dyno used for this purpose.  If an official protest (form) is filed and all applicable fees are paid and there is no onsite dyno, NASA Arizona officials will determine the offsite dyno to be used to validate compliance.  It is the competitor’s responsibility for transport of the vehicle to the facility.  Failure to comply will result in an automatic DQ. 

Exceptions to Time Trial Rules

  • Passengers are not allowed without TT Director approval. If a passenger is allowed during any TT session, the competitor/car will be DQ’d for that specific session and times will not count.
  • All sessions count towards official lap times unless otherwise stated by either of the TT Directors (i.e.  the official rules state the 1st session does not count unless otherwise stated)

Exceptions to Enduro Rules

  • Section 1.1.2 (Purpose):  It is recommended but not required for pit crew members to be wearing matching uniforms.
  • Section 2.3 (Car Numbers):  Three digit numbers (or two digit numbers + a letter) are allowed
  • Section 2.4 (Races shorter than 6 hours):  1, 2 or 3 driver teams are allowed and will only pay the registration fees associated with the actual number of drivers.  NOTE (*Arizona Region drivers only*):  If more than 1 driver is declared as part of the enduro team, a maximum of 2 drivers will receive local Arizona points for the respective car class being raced regardless of the number of laps driven by each driver.  However, each driver must complete at least 1 lap to be eligible for the points associated with the enduro finishing position of the vehicle.
  • Section 4 (Classes):  Standard NASA enduro classes will be used for official results however, all driver profiles who have “Arizona” selected as their home region will receive local Arizona region points for their regular NASA sanctioned class (Ex:  ST1, PTC, 944 Spec, Honda Challenge, etc.).  Separate results will be posted (location TBD) with Arizona based points.  NOTE:  Although only “Arizona” region drivers will receive local Arizona points in their respective non-enduro class, they will still be competing against any other competitors outside their region who may also be in their same class.