Getting it Done in a Qualifying Race

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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Easy Come, Easy Go

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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NASA Arizona Super Touring Tackles Chuckwalla Valley Raceway

The third and fourth rounds of the Super Touring Series for NASA Arizona were held at Chuckwalla Valley Raceway in February. With warm desert weather, clear skies, and a light friendly breeze, the stage was set for some fast times and great battles. Big fields filled the grid with well over 40 Super Touring racers signing up, including visitors from Spec Corvette and Spec Miata taking advantage of the ST6 supersize option! Super Unlimited and Super Touring 1-3 were paired with ST6, then Super Touring 4 and 5 were paired with Spec Miata for separate races, keeping the car counts reasonable for the 2.66-mile track.
Saturday’s races featured some great battles, with the Super Unlimited folk trading positions right off the bat, and the rest of the field ensuring no position change came easily. In SU, Tom Haacker came out on top for both the class and overall win. Not satisfied


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