Day 1 of GoRacingTV’s Daily News Show from the 5th annual NASA Championships. News coverage is courtesy of Honda HPD.

Day 1 of GoRacingTV’s Daily News Show from the 5th annual NASA Championships. News coverage is courtesy of Honda HPD.

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS (Friday Group A)

September 17, 2010 8:37 PM —
Friday, September 17, 2010
Miller Motorsports Park, Tooele, UT
National Auto Sport Association (NASA) 2010 National Championships presented by Toyo Tires.

Sponsored by: Toyo Tires, Hawk Brakes, Mothers Polishes, OG Racing, Sampson Racing Communications, Mazda, Honda Performance Development

Group A Qualifying Race 2, 1:30 p.m. (25 minute race)
Factory Five Challenge
Camaro Mustang Challenge (CMC)
Camaro Mustang Challenge 2 (CMC 2)

Factory Five Challenge

Morning qualifying put Scott McKay on the pole. He had finished in second place in qualifying race 1 on Thursday but his victory hopes were not to be realized. After setting the fast lap of the race he ultimately finished in tenth spot. The win went to John George who moved up from fourth position in his number 48 Factory Five Cobra sponsored by Factory Five Racing and Tinboats.net. TC McNett moved up from third spot and finished second in his number 33 Factory Five Cobra sponsored by Just Cruzin and Alarmco. The final podium spot for qualifying race number 2 was Karen Salaggio who moved up from fifth position.

Camaro Mustang Challenge (CMC)

Rob Liebbe appears to be a force to be reckoned with in CMC as he won the first qualifying race, set the pole during qualifying for the second race and won that race as well in his Chevrolet Camaro Z28 sponsored by Uncle Al. David Balingit moved up from fourth to finish second (he finished third in Thursday’s qualifying race) in his Ford Mustang sponsored by Hanksville Hotrods. Balingit and Adam Ginsberg traded positions from Thursday’s race, Adam finishing third in this race (second on Thursday) driving his number 5 Ford Mustang sponsored by Maximum Motorsports, Donovan Racing and StopTech Brakes.

Camaro Mustang Challenge 2 (CMC 2)

Jeremiah Kellam, sponsored by Bright Futures Foundation, qualified dead last, then drove his heart out to move all the way up and win the second qualifying race for CMC 2. Jeremiah set the fastest lap in the race (by a mere two thousandths of a second) over second place finisher Nick Steel driving his Unbalanced Engineering sponsored Chevrolet Camaro. The third spot went to Dave Brown of Team Life’s Good Racing, driving a Chevrolet Camaro sponsored by Hawk Performance and AIP Electronics.

Group B Qualifying Race 2, 2:20 p.m. (25 minute race)
American Iron (AI)
American Iron Extreme (AIX)
Super Touring-R 1 (STR 1)
Super Touring-R 2 (STR 2)

American Iron (AI)

Tommy Schlender won the second qualifying race making that a sweep for him after winning the first qualifying race on Thursday in his Pontiac Firebird sponsored by Applegate Garage and Carstar Collision. Second place went to Bryan MacMillan who moved up from sixth place (Bryan took third in Thursday’s qualifying race). The third spot in American Iron’s second qualifying race went to Ross Murray who also moved up through the field (following Bryan’s lead) going from seventh to third in his number 74 Ford Mustang.

American Iron Extreme (AIX)

The second American Iron Extreme qualifying race looked like a repeat of the first with Chris Griswold setting another fast lap (1:59.676) and winning in his Ford Mustang. Jim Pantas, again, coming in second in another Ford Mustang.

Super Touring-R 1 (STR 1)

Mark Alger took his second qualifying race win at the NASA 2010 National Championships driving his Mazda RX-7 to another first place. Terry Free followed suit by finishing second (a repeat finish as well) in a Corvette Z06 sponsored by Pole Position Raceway. Evan Gardner finished third.

Super Touring-R 2 (STR 2)

Super Touring-R 2 qualifying race two was another repeat event with the top three drivers repeating from Thursday. Josh Carroll, driving a Mazda RX-7, sponsored by Endsight, won both races. J.R. Smith, driving a Chevrolet Corvette sponsored by Pfadt Racing and API Speed Shop, finished second in both races. Kyle Kelly, also in a Corvette, sponsored by Upracing.com and Apex, earned third both days.

Group C Qualifying Race 2, 2:45 p.m. (25 minute race)
Honda Challenge 1 (HC 1)
Honda Challenge 2 (HC 2)

Honda Challenge 1 (HC 1)

Andrie Hartano set the pole position during morning qualifying and then never looked back as he drove his number 88 Acura TSX sponsored by RedZone, Supertech and Wicked Tuning to a flag to flag win during qualifying race 2 for Honda Challenge 1. Graham Downey, who finished third in the first qualifier, set the fastest lap in the second race as he relentlessly chased Hartano. Downey was driving his number 8 Honda Civic sponsored by Redstone Motorsports and couldn’t quite get by Hartano. Brandon Kraus, who won the first qualifying race finished third in his Honda Prelude sponsored by Dave Lang.

Honda Challenge 2 (HC 2)

Jeremy Croiset qualified second in the morning, moved up, then set the fastest lap of the race (2:16.097) and won the second qualifying race for Honda Challenge 2 sponsored by Honda Racing Development. Jeremy’s Honda CRX was sponsored by Hasport, ASR, Alaniz, and Koni. John Almazan driving an Acura Integra sponsored by Midnight Performance and Konig Wheels finished in the second spot (he also finished second on Thursday). Ryan Faherty, driving the number 28 Honda CRX, sponsored by Tein and Hasport, finished on the podium for the second qualifying race in a row with a third place finish.

Group D Qualifying Race 2, 3:10 p.m. (25 minute race)
Performance Touring A (PTA)
Super Touring 1 (ST 1)
Super Touring 2 (ST 2)
Super Unlimited (SU)

Performance Touring A (PTA)

Jeffrey Diffenderfer, who finished third in the first qualifying race on Thursday, captured the win in the second qualifying race for Performance Touring A on Friday in his Fireball Racing Mazda. David Leyvas, who won the first qualifying race, set the fastest lap in the second race (2:09.919) and finished second in his Porsche sponsored by Diversified. Matthew Seech, sponsored by Climatec, picked up the third spot.

Super Touring 1 (ST 1)

Aaron Pfadt won his second National Championship qualifying race, breaking into the 1 minute plus lap times with a 1:59.303 in his Pfadt Race Engineering Chevrolet Corvette. George Smith, sponsored by Smith Marketing Services, grabbed the second place spot and Mark Alger, sponsored by NAPA Auto Parts, put his Dodge Viper on the podium for the second time with a third place finish.

Super Touring 2 (ST 2)

John Gordon is looking good in ST2 with his Porsche 996, winning both qualifying races. The rest of the field mixed it up with two new drivers joining Gordon on the podium for the second qualifying race. Team Howard Racing, sponsored by the Rotary Shack, nabbed second spot and Josh Carroll, sponsored by Endsight, finished third.

Super Unlimited (SU)

Pete Johns driving a Chevrolet Monte Carlo, sponsored by Performance Automotive, won the second qualifying race in SU (he won the first one as well on Thursday). Donald Uhlir (GAT Racing) picked up second place and Manuel Gil del Real, sponsored by MGR Consulting Group, finished third.

Group E Qualifying Race 2, 3:45 p.m. (25 minute race)
944 Spec
Spec E30

944 Spec

David Dirks won the second qualifying race for Spec 944 (against 26 competitors). Dirks, in his 944 MotorWerks Porsche, also won the first qualifying race. But the fast lap of the race was set by second place finisher Tyler Palmer, sponsored by Black Forest Porsche with a lap of 2:19.868. Third place went to Austin Newmark, sponsored by DHE & German Auto in his number 47x Porsche 944.

Spec E30

The second qualifying race for Spec E30 saw its National Champion and first qualifying race winner, Chris Cobetto, slip to third place. The win went to Frans Hansen, sponsored by Cruiseweb.com, who set the race’s fastest lap with a 2:22.114, two solid seconds faster then everyone in his class. Frans finished third in the first qualifying race, which should help him with his grid position for the National Championship race. Gary Rieger, sponsored by Berkeley Motor Works, finished in second place.

Group F Qualifying Race 2, 4:35 p.m. (25 minute race)
Spec Miata

Spec Miata

Sammy Valafar, sponsored by TheMessBeforeSuccess.com, won the first qualifying race in his Mazda Miata and then set the pole in morning qualifying for the second Spec Miata qualifying race. Dean Thomas, sponsored by Evil Genius Racing, qualified second just a tenth behind Valafar (Dean finished third in the first qualifying race). When the green flag dropped three Spec Miatas pulled away from the pack, Valafar leading, Thomas in second and Tyler Vance, sponsored by TMG, Rush Motorsport and Sparco, right behind Thomas. Valafar held his lead but Thomas would peek his nose in at Club House Corner and Wind Up. Every time Thomas would try a pass on Valafar, Vance would close the gap on Thomas. On the white flag lap Thomas looked to one side of Valafar at Club House, then he switched to another side at Wind Up desperately trying to get by Valafar before the start finish line. This back and forth gave Vance the opportunity he was looking for and he snuck by Thomas. Valafar drove off to win his second qualifying race, earning him the pole for the championship race on Saturday. Thomas and Vance had a drag race to the finish line with Thomas finishing the Spec Miata race in second, earning him the number two grid spot for the qualifying race. Vance finished a close third.

Group H Qualifying Race 2, 5:00 p.m. (25 minute race)
GTS1
GTS2
GTS3
GTS4
GTS5

GTS1

Scott Bove picked up the pace (after finishing second in the first qualifying race) and set the fast lap during the second qualifying race (2:19.521) and won, securing a pole position for the GTS1 championship race. Scott’s Porsche 944 was sponsored by Autobahn Premier Service. Team B&W Racing came in second place. Bennett McMicking finished third.

GTS2

Vali Predescu, sponsored by Euromastercars, seems unstoppable in GTS2 winning both qualifying races and setting the fastest lap by three full seconds. Fighting for the next available podium position was Robert Maples who finished second in both races. Brad Waite, sponsored by Steinel’s Autowerks, grabbed the third finishing position during the GTS2 second qualifying race.

GTS3

Jay Matus, in his Porsche 996 sponsored by Viking Extreme Motorsports, stayed way ahead of the competition (three seconds a lap) and won the second qualifying race in GTS3 (he also won the first race). In second place was Dan Goodman in his BMW M3 sponsored by BimmerHaus and Hoosier Tires. The third place finisher was Gregory Dalgarn in his BMW M3 sponsored by Ultimate Auto Works. This finishing order was a mirror of qualifying race 1 and this will set up the grid for the championship race.

GTS4

Jeff Amos won the second qualifying race in GTS4 (he also won the first qualifying race on Thursday). Amos will start on the pole for the national championship race in his T-Mobile, Hoosier Tire, Hawk Brakes, and Forgeline sponsored Porsche GT3. Finishing in the second spot was Rick Barrett sponsored by BarrettHeritage.com. The third and final spot went to the lady in the class, Aledandra Sabados, in her old school 1974 Porsche 911 RSR sponsored by Frenetic Racing.

GTS5

Robert Prilika set down the fastest lap with a 2:00.437 and won the second qualifying race in GTS5. Robert was sponsored by Powers Electric and Cor/Shield. In second place was Chad Nelson sponsored by Ravenswave Recordings and third place went to David Leyvas sponsored by Diversified in his Porsche 997.

Group J Qualifying Race 2, 5:45 p.m. (25 minute race)
Legends
Performance Touring B
Performance Touring C
Performance Touring D
Performance Touring E
Performance Touring F

Legends

Justin Irwin, who finished second in Thursday’s qualifying race, moved up and won Friday’s qualifying race in the Legends class. Justin Irwin, who set the fast lap of 2:16.144, was sponsored by Frank’s Supply. In second place was Bobby Pugh (who won Thursdays qualifier) sponsored by Stillwater Suzuki. Cody Poage finished third (where he finished the day prior as well) in his Elite Motorsports sponsored Legends car.

Performance Touring B

Ricky Johnson, sponsored by goboogoogo.com, pulled off the win in his Mini Cooper S during the second qualifying race. In second place was Karl Chicca in his Life’s Good Racing Number 33x Chevrolet Camaro sponsored by Hawk Performance and AIP Electronics. Third place went to James Ray in his Ford Mustang sponsored by Diamond Warranty Corp. and Steeda. Ray finished third in both qualifying races earning him a front row spot for the championship race grid.

Performance Touring C

The Performance Touring C second qualifying race was a mix up from the previous qualifying race. Donna Gilio put her Acura Integra across the line first (she was third previously). She is sponsored by Hankook Tires and AIM Tires. Scott Shelton finished second in an RX-8 sponsored by Mothers, Hoosier Tires and Mazda Speed. In third was Dennis Holloway, also in an RX-8 sponsored by Mothers, Hoosier Tires and MazdaSpeed.

Performance Touring D

Marc Hoover driving his HooverSpeed, NRA, Hoosier Tire sponsored Mazda Miata won his second qualifying race at the NASA 2010 National Championships earning him a pole position start for the championship race. Patrick Smith, sponsored by Voodie Racing, Hoosier Tires and Hawk Brakes finished second (for the second time) in PTD qualifying races, and he will start on the front row for the championship race. Derrick Malcolm, sponsored by Enterprise Automation finished third.

Performance Touring E

Kyle Jones, sponsored by BVTAmerican.com, won his second qualifying race earning him the pole position for the PTE national championship race. In second place was 15 year old Tyler Vance sponsored by TMG, Rush Motorsport and Sparco in his Mazda Miata. In third place was another Mazda Miata driven by Randy Evans.

Performance Touring F

Again running alone in PTF, and thus winning his second qualifying race, was David Golik driving a Mazda RX-7 sponsored by MazdaSpeed, Hoosier Tires and Konig.

The two separate qualifying races (one Thursday and one Friday) determine grid positions for NASA National Championship races Saturday and Sunday September 18-19, 2010, at Miller Motorsports Park.

source http://www.nasaproracing.com/

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  • Anonymous

    The raw deal Sammy Valafar received is more than shady. It also appears that the shock manufacturer has a valid law suit, because most of the field uses the same shocks. Who’s ego was bruised because Valafar won fair and square. Sounds like a good story… Hmmmm.

  • Anonymous

    Agreed, BMJ…

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