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 [...]

Hot Import Nights

Israel Soto

It’s the 20th Anniversary of Hot Import Nights Saturday June 3rd 2017 hosted at West World Scottsdale Arizona.  Roll-in times for the show were said to be around noon that Saturday, but I showed up a bit before noon and was welcomed by an already long line to be let into the  venue.

The weather at Pikes Peak International Raceway was cold, drizzly, and rainy for Round
2 of the Vegas Drift Southwest Drift Series. Drivers started arriving Thursday and Friday
and many came out out to practice Friday evening to familiarize themselves with the layout. The weather was perfect, and had all of us thinking that the
next day would be be nothing but the same. We were wrong.
Saturday morning practice started early with drivers showing up to the track and getting
last minute preparations done on their cars. Battles were fought hard all day by everyone,
including the Arizona drivers who made the trek to high altitudes to participate. In the
end, Raz Naor of Los Angeles placed 1st, while Steve Mass placed 2nd, and Andrew
Schulte placed 3rd.
Be sure to check our gallery from the weekends action, and we hope to see you at

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.

It was at that moment, we instantly knew it was show time as the first car left the start line and headed into the first turn of this long drift layout. Our local Arizona drivers meant business claiming the top two positions. Qualifying 1st with 91 points was Austin Kregle in his 1995 Nissan 240sx S14, fresh with a Toyota 2JZ-GTE swap. Kregle worked up until the last minute to ensure his car was properly prepped for Round 1 of competition. With almost zero seat time with the new powerplant, Kregle proved himself a skilled driver as he blazed the track with style and set the bar for the remainder of the competition. For second place qualifier, Nick Gross with his fresh S14 set a strong score of 88 points. After battling engine gremlins in the last rounds of competition in 2016, Nick came back even more determined to earn a shot at [...]

2018 Dodge Demon SRT

What’s red, powerful, loud, and has more hype than a Nintendo console? Yes, it’s the new Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. Spoiler alert, this isn’t a teaser! If you happen to live in a tree, or on a moon of Jupiter, you may not know what a #omgchallengerhellcatdemonwtfbbq is, so what exactly is it?

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