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Beating the Heat

Local NASA racers take the to track early to beat the Arizona summer sun.

On June 3rd, racers took to the track at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park to push their cars to the limit on their East Track. The 1.25 mile road course allowed HPDE, Time Attack, and Time Trial racers to stretch their cars legs for NASA’s condensed schedule event. With the Arizona summer in full swing, it was crucial to keep the cars cool and prevent catastrophic overheating. Track gates opened at 4am for racers to begin with their registration and tech inspection. The first group of racers took to the track promptly at 6am. Since this event was only a half day event, opposed to the usual full day or even two-day event, the turnout for all racers was quite spectacular. All groups with varying experience levels led to an abundance of racers showing up, making for some great racing variety and plenty of cars to see. With each group getting 15-20 minutes of track time, there was more than enough of racing to be had by all experience levels before the racing ended around 11am. Be sure to check out some of the shots of the action, and be sure to follow NASA AZ on Facebook, Instagram, and their website for updates on future events. The next NASA AZ event is set to take place on September 9th at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park. Once again this will be a condensed summer schedule event, with the gates opening at 4am and racing beginning at 6am. The event will wrap up around 11am. For more information on NASA AZ and event registration, check out their website at



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