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 17th annual NASA Championships will take place Sept. 7-10 at Pittsburgh International Race Complex in Wampum, Pa.

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

For 2023, NASA is pleased to announce it will be hosting its Championships event Sept. 7-10 at Pittsburgh International Race Complex in Wampum, Pa.

NASA was the first amateur racing organization to break new ground with the idea of moving its Championships event from year to year, and it has chosen Pittsburgh International Race Complex as the site of its 17th annual event.

“The moment you drive your first lap at Pittsburgh International Race Complex, you will fall in love with the track,” said NASA Chief Operating Officer, Jeremy Croiset. “The wooded and green rolling hills of western Pennsylvania create a stunning backdrop for the biggest race on our calendar. But it’s the challenging nature of the track, the elevation changes, off-camber turns, blind rises and fast straightaways that will make it an exciting venue for our 2023  NASA Championships, and we’re proud to partner with Pitt Race for this event.”

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March 28, 2022 at 11 a.m. PST 

2022 Racing requirements:

  • Five points races (or competing at three weekends)
  • Up to two TT points days count toward two of the five races
  • Enduro of any length four hours and more counts as two races
  • Any registered team member planning to compete must complete the qualifications individually


2022 Time Trial requirements:

  • Four TT points days
  • Racers who want to also compete in TT must meet the racing requirements plus the TT requirements.
  • 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. 14th 2022. 

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 1st, 2022. 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]


A Competitor may withdraw from the event and receive a refund by giving written notice of cancellation via email, no later than July 1st, 2022. The entry fee amount minus a $299 handling fee will be refunded. There will be no exceptions to this policy. Send cancellation notification to [email protected] Any entries received AFTER July 1st will be non refundable and non transferable.

If there are less than 3 drivers on July 31st 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 31st 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 stating who signed up first along with a request for the other participant to change their number.

Wednesday evening. Details and exact timelines are still being finalized. 


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1021 Monterey Salinas Hwy, Salinas, CA 93908

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There is no power in the paddock at Laguna. However if you want to dry camp in your trailer or RV in the paddock you may do so by purchasing a $99 camping permit on the NASA registration page. 

If you would like power for an RV you may reserve space through the Laguna website.

Please call 831-754-6794 to schedule your RV pumping.

They will require paddock location, space #, RV make & model, onsite contact, and license plates for guests that would like to schedule a service.

Request orders must be submitted no later than 3pm the day before the first day of the event.

All information can be provided over the phone along with Credit Card information.

Sunday, September 18th by 8pm. 

AIM Tires. You can reach them by calling 707-938-9193 

NASA spectators will be able to enter the facility free of charge. They need to let the guard gate know they are there to watch the NASA event and then they will need to check in at registration to sign the waiver and receive a wristband.

Yes. Please contact Karen Carr – [email protected]

You will be required to pay a $50 fee and must have insurance. 

Call (209) 634-2948 (Woody’s) and reference that you are with NASA at Laguna. 

Quiet hours are 9:00pm – 7:00am.

Engine noise cannot start before 7:30am or extend after 6:00pm.

Dogs are NOT allowed in the main paddock.

Dogs are allowed in the lake bed and campground areas but must be on a leash at all times.

Yes. The store is located in the main paddock near the Cafe. They will be open Friday – Sunday 10am to 5pm

The track limit for TT is the large white line present on much of the track. In the bus stop, the track limit is the “turtles” if they are present, and the dirt/grass if they are not there.

Anyone who arrives on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday prior to registration opening will need to stage in the grass lot just inside of Gate 40 off of S. Williamson Blvd. There is no power or water available. Plan accordingly.

The NASA Registration building is located at Gate 40. It is on the left side as you pull through the gate. All participants and crew (and any guests of participants) will need to stop there to pick up wristbands, credentials and welcome packs. A spectator will simply need to reference your name at check in and they will receive a spectator wristband for entry. 

Wednesday: 12 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Thursday: 7:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. 

Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Saturday: 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

Sunday: 7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

If you arrive outside the hours NASA registration is open, you will be required to park in the grass field at Gate 40 and wait until the NASA registration trailer opens to pick up the required credentials to enter the infield. After you receive your credentials, you will be able to access/leave the facility at any time during the event. Please plan your arrivals accordingly.

A mandatory race drivers meeting will be held in the tech garages at 6:30pm Thursday evening after the test day concludes. TT drivers are encouraged to attend, but are not required. The Tech Garages are open blue garages 1-11. The Mandatory TT drivers meeting will be on Friday at 2:45pm at the Media Center. 

If you are headed to the NASA Championships and you want your tires delivered to your home or shop in advance, place your order with NASA’s official retailer If you would like to pick your tires up at the track, please order from Appalachian Race Tire.

For more information and ordering, please use the Web and telephone contact information below.

Appalachian Race Tire – 865-681-6622 – 239-789-6179

Sunoco Racing Fuels are available at Daytona International Speedway located next to the blue garages. You will also see Sunoco pumps next to the yellow garages, but those will not be open. 98 unleaded and 112 leaded will be available. Both fuels are $9 per gallon and available via cash or credit card. Hours for the pumps are listed below.

Wednesday: 1pm – 6pm

Thursday: 7am – 6pm

Friday: 7am – 6pm

Saturday: 7am – 6pm

Sunday: 7am – 5pm

Yes. You must fill out an application for a permit and pay the $250 Daytona fee. If you need an application please email [email protected]

 If competitors are on site and able to sign for the items, then the address to Gate 40 is 257 S. Williamson Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32114.

If items are being sent and group/individual is not on site to accept, then it will need to go to the mailroom. Address is 1801 W. International Speedway Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32114. Anything going to the mailroom must have a contact name, phone number and NASA event listed on the label. The mailroom is not on the property so competitors must be able to pick-up on their own.  Hours of the mailroom are Mon- Friday 8:30am- 4pm, it is not open weekends.  If competitors need to pick up on Sat or Sun then they should arrange for it to be sent and held at the local FedEx and UPS locations in Daytona Beach.

This year we are heavily promoting this event to non NASA spectators and expect to have many on site during the event. With this in mind, please take special precautions to secure your belongings during the event.  Tickets have been printed and handed out all over the Daytona area. Anyone who shows up and does not know a registered NASA competitor will be asked to present their entry ticket and pay $20 for a parking pass. This will not apply to your family and guests. They will need to check in at our registration trailer and reference your name. They will then be provided a spectator wristband and parking pass free of charge.


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