NASA AZ Annual Club Event
Last weekend, NAA Arizona held their annual club event adjacent to Luke Air Force Base at Arizona Motorsports Park. The two-day event brought beginners and experienced drivers together for the love of speed and the opportunity to push their cars to the limit.
Unfortunately for a few, the weekend ended quite early when their cars failed to pass the 96 decibel or below sound test, which is mandated by the city of Litchfield Park. After sound testing and tech inspection, racers took to the track in either the HPDE, Racing, or Time Trial divisions. It was interesting seeing novice drivers take their daily driven vehicles to the track and learn how to drive them at a performance level. Following the greenhorns were the more experienced drivers, some in fully built race cars outfitted with stripped down interiors and roll cages. The sixteen turn, 2.26 mile road course had great vantage points from just about every part of the infield grass, with plenty of long straights and curvy sections to keep the racers on their heels. Along with slight changes in track grade and elevation, the racing was definitely exciting to watch.
NASA road course racing is an event that everyone can enjoy, whether you are a lifelong car fanatic, or just getting into the car culture. It brings people from all walks of life together for hours of fun on the track. Be sure to check out some select action shots from Saturday’s racing! Stay tuned and check back for more coverage of NASA Arizona events! If you are interested in attending or racing in the next NASA Arizona event, go to www.nasaaz.com for more information on their next race weekend—which will be held at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, CA on May 20. The next event slated for Arizona will be June 3 at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park.
Article & Photos: Lee Tribbie