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Introduction

Everything You Wanted to Know About NASA Championships

Launched in 2006, the NASA Championships is one of the marquee events of the National Auto Sport Association. The Championship event provides NASA racers around the country the definitive platform for showcasing their driving talent, their attention to detail and their devotion to the sport. Only when all three of those elements come together can they hope to have a shot at being crowned a NASA National Champion.

To become a NASA Champion, everything must come together to conquer the very best amateur racing drivers in the country. Error-free driving is a must. Exceptional preparation is key, and a bit of good luck certainly helps.

To give competitors across the country the opportunity to compete at the highest level of amateur motorsports, the NASA Championships moves each year to a different track. From “bucket list” tracks such as Circuit of The Americas to the legendary venues of American road racing such as Virginia International Raceway, Road Atlanta, Sebring, Sonoma and Watkins Glen, the NASA Championships is the ultimate stage.

The 18th annual NASA Championships will take place Sept. 5-8 at Utah Motorsports Campus in Grantsville, Utah.

The NASA Championships moves each year to give racers across the country opportunities to compete on a national level at some of the finest road-racing venues in the nation.

For 2024, NASA is pleased to announce it will be hosting its Championships event Sept. 5-8 at Utah Motorsports Campus in Tooele, Utah.

NASA was the first amateur racing sanctioning bodies to break new ground with the idea of moving its Championships event from year to year, and it has chosen Utah Motorsports Campus as the site of its 18th annual event. This will be the fourth time NASA has hosted its Championships at Utah Motorsports Campus. The last time NASA held its Championships there was in 2013 when it was called Miller Motorsports Park.

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FAQ

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NASA Championships.

NASA Championships.

Pittsburgh International Race Complex.

2.78 miles in length with 19 corners

Located in Wampum, PA, just off PA Turnpike, Beaver Valley Exit 13, 45 miles northwest of Pittsburgh.

September 7th-10th 2023

2023 Racing requirements:

  • Five points races (or competing at three weekends) between Jan 1, 2023 – Sept 4, 2023
  • Up to two TT points days between Jan 1, 2023 – Sept 4, 2023 can count toward two of the five races
  • Enduro of four hours and more between Jan 1, 2023 – Sept 4, 2023 counts as two races
  • Any registered team member planning to compete must complete the qualifications individually during the 2023 season

2023 Time Trial requirements:

  • Four TT points days between Jan 1, 2023 – Sept 4, 2023
  • Racers who want to also compete in TT must meet the racing requirements plus the TT requirements within the 2023 season.
  • If utilizing two TT points days to qualify for racing requirements only an additional two TT points days are required to meet the TT requirements.

No. You can register and then meet the requirements through out the remainder of the season so long as all events are completed by Sept. 6th 2023. 

Easy Pay Option ($299) is NOT refundable. You may cancel but your deposit is forfeit. 

A Competitor may withdraw from the event and receive a refund by giving written notice of cancellation via email, no later than August 10th, 2023. The entry fee amount minus a $99 handling fee will be refunded. There will be no exceptions to this policy. Send cancellation notification to [email protected].

If there are less than 3 drivers on August 16th, 2023 the drivers will be contacted and given the option to switch classes or withdraw from the event and receive a full refund. If drivers had more than 3 participants in their class at the two week mark but then in the two weeks leading up to the event other drivers cancel or switch classes we will allow all drivers that want to remain in that class (even if there are less than 3) to compete in their class. All drivers that switched or cancelled within the 2 weeks who did not actually drive at the event will be listed in the results as DNS or DNF. Any class changes after August 25th will require approval from the event director and the ST/TT director.

Whoever registers first will be granted rights to the number. If there are duplicate numbers that need to be addressed you will each receive an email from the event director 2-3 weeks prior to the event stating who signed up first along with a request for the other participant to change their number.

Yes! Family, friends and guests will be able to enter the facility free of charge.

They will need to let the guard gate know they are there to watch the NASA event and then they will be asked to sign a waiver and receive their wristband. 

Staging for the NASA Champs will begin on Tuesday, September 5th at 6 pm.  Anyone who arrives prior to 6pm on Tuesday will not be allowed into the facility. (unless you are registered for HOD on Mon/Tues). If you are traveling cross-country and arrive prior to Tuesday evening, please plan accordingly by scouting nearby truck stops and/or large parking lots to stage, until NASA’s contracted time at Pitt Race begins. 

All pre-event staging will be in the grass, on the left-hand side of Krebs Rd. as you enter the facility. Upon arrival, look for the NASA directional staging signs.

Move-in for Priority Entry will begin at 6:00pm Wednesday, September 6th and all other participants will follow at 7:00pm.

The Pitt Race Paddock and Facility must be cleared by 9:00pm Sunday September 10, 2022.

No equipment, trailers, etc. may remain anywhere on property. If you would like to request access to camp overnight and leave on Monday morning please contact [email protected].

Yes. Thursday, September the 7th.

You can register here: https://members.drivenasa.com/events/4241

View map HERE

  • Wednesday: 6pm – 9pm
  • Thursday: 7am – 9pm 
  • Friday: 8am – 5:30pm
  • Saturday: 8am – 5:30pm
  • Sunday: 8am – 5pm

If you arrive outside the hours NASA Registration is open, you will be required to park in the grass on the left-hand side of Krebs Rd. and wait until NASA Registration & Driver Info opens the following morning, to pick up your required credentials. After you receive your wristband, you will have 24-hour access to the facility during the event. Please plan your arrival accordingly.

A MANDATORY race drivers meeting will be held in the TrackDayTire.com Tent in the paddock at 6:30 pm on Thursday evening after the test day concludes. TT drivers are encouraged to attend but are not required. If you (as a driver) are unable to attend, a crew member or fellow racer you designate may attend in your absence as your proxy. However, you are responsible to know everything that was covered in the meeting.

TrackDayTire.com will be on site to provide mounting and balancing services during the event. Championship competitors who run Maxxis Tires also will benefit from the Maxxis rig being on site to service their tire needs. Wednesday 10am-5pm Thursday 7:30am-5pm Friday 7:30am-5pm Saturday 7:30am-5pm Sunday 7:30am-12pm

Pitt Race features quality Sunoco Race Fuels in the following blends: 

  • 93 Octane unleaded –  $5.85/gallon 
  • 100 Octane unleaded – $13.44/gallon 
  • 110 Octane leaded – $12.71/gallon

The Smokin Steer BBQ Food Truck will be open daily in the paddock from 7:30am-5pm.  View menu HERE.

Yes.

Ship to:

NASA

Attn: YOUR NAME & PHONE NUMBER

201 Penndale Road, Wampum, PA 16157

 

Please note that USPS is offsite and will not be received by the track if it is scheduled to arrive on Sat or Sun. We highly suggest you do not ship anything using USPS. Amazon, FedEx, UPS, etc. should all be fine.

Additionally, If anything you are  shipping will need a forklift the facility needs to know ahead of time. Please email  [email protected]

Golf Carts Unlimited –

https://www.golfcartsunltd.com/

(724) 530-2100 

Quiet hours are 8:00pm – 8:00am.

Engine noise cannot start before 8:00am or extend after 8:00pm.

RV pump out services will be available on Friday from 8am-12pm and Saturday from 2pm-5pm. CASH ONLY.

Look for the truck circling the paddock or visit driver information for additional info.

Yes! Pitt Race loves dogs!

Please keep your furry friends on a leash at all times.

Yes. The pro shop is located in the main paddock on your left hand side as you enter the facility.  They will be open Wed-Sun 7am-8pm

News

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    on October 18, 2023

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