The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) was formed in 1991 by Jerry Kunzman and Ali Arsham with the premise of delivering high-quality motorsport events to enthusiasts at major racing venues throughout the nation. NASA has created programs that allow owners of both racecars and high-performance street-driven vehicles to enjoy the full performance capabilities of their cars in a controlled professionally managed environment. NASA offers many different programs that allow drivers to enjoy motorsport on a number of different levels, including our High Performance Driving Events (HPDE), Rally Sport, Time Trial, NASA-X and Competition Racing programs. With over 14,000 members in 16 regions, NASA runs over 150 events each year encompassing over 250 races.
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HPDE gives drivers a chance to test their skills and learn from NASA's cadre of experienced instructors in a venue designed for safe spirited driving far away from the risks present on the street. NASA's HPDE program has become the standard for the 'open track' industry and features multiple skill levels to ensure that drivers are able to enjoy a safe and fun day at the track.
NASA-X is NASA's version of autocross with classes determined by base car classifications and then assigns points for upgrades similar to the TT program. Autocross is an excellent entry into motorsports and the easy to understand NASA-X rules make the program even more attainable for nearly any enthusiast with the desire to compete in a safe and controlled environment.
NASA's Time Trial (TT) program offers drivers a chance to compete against the clock to knock down the quickest lap time on many of the country's best racetracks. TT classes are determined using a system that assigns a base class to a car and then moves the car into a different class based on the modifications done by the owner. This format allows enthusiasts to enjoy a wide range of aftermarket upgrades while still being able to compete in a fair environment. More information on the TT program can be found here.
The Rally Sport program continues the tradition of rallying in the United States and adds additional excitement with Rally-X and Rally Sprint programs that offer a taste of the adventure of true stage rallying. This program also features the United States Rally Championship, which is a national championship series that includes some of the best roads and most famous stages in the country.
NASA has created racing programs that accommodate all sorts of popular vehicles with rules that encourage aftermarket modification. NASA has a class for almost any type of vehicle, ranging from Production Sedans, Stock Cars, and Formula Cars.
NASA members are entitled to enter and participate in any NASA event across the country and membership includes an array of benefits including vendor discounts and a complimentary subscription to Speed News Now digital magazine. While participating at events, all NASA members are covered by an extensive insurance policy, which includes General Liability, Accidental Death and Dismemberment, and Excess Medical coverage.