So what driving series is right for you?
That all depends on you interest skill level. We have different classes for all of your ambitions and experience. Most of our Drivers start in NASA Cross of HPDE and work their way up. One of NASA's strongest benefits is that we offer a ladder system to match your skill level.
NASA Cross is our most entry level form of motorsports. NASA Cross is our Autocross division of NASA. Autocross is typically comprised of 1 day events hosted at large parking lots in Major metropolitan areas. Attendees arrive in their car and navigate through a predefined course outlined with cones. Drivers then compete for the fastest time through the course.
With NASA-X, the emphasis is on car control and driving technique. Each course is designed for the drivers to reach a maximum of 60mph and be completed around 1 minute.
Drivers can expect to have 6 runs in a 9 hour period of time. This is a low risk, low cost way to enter the Motorsport industry.
High Performance Driving Event (HPDE)
Our High Performance Driving Event is our first tier in our track events. The HPDE program 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.
Our HPDE program teaches you the skills necessary to move into our competitive classes. Once you get to HPDE 4, you have the option of taking the certification for the TT or Race groups or stay in HPDE 4.
Drivers can expect to have 5-6 lapping sessions per day with classroom sessions and instructor feedback after every session.
Time trial (TT)
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.
Drivers can expect one practice session followed by the fastest flying lapping sessions of any other group.
When you are ready to push yourself and your car to the limit in head to head matches against other drivers our competition racing series is for you. NASA's racing programs accommodates 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. If you do not posses a competition license, NASA has programs that will allow you to participate in a racing school to become qualified to race. If you are currently racing with another recognized organization, NASA welcomes you to our program and accepts competition licenses from many different sanctioning bodies.
Drivers can esxpect a practice, qualifing and race session at least once per day on the weekend. Not only do drivers compete for the race win, but they are also battling it out for the season championship.