Don't Have a Racing License? No Problem! NASA's Team Racing Endurance Challenge is All About Fun

Zach Martin Aug 18 2019

The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) has created the Team Racing Endurance Challenge for enthusiasts to get on track and experience the thrills of racing door-to-door in a fun, safe environment. There’s no need for special licenses to get started, and minors are able to participate upon review. Five classes: TREC 1–4 and TREC U, in addition to bracketed lap timing and 180-treadwear tires are implemented to keep the speeds down, the racing fair, and prevent sandbagging. Each class is designated by vehicle’s power-to-weight ratio, with TREC 1’s ratio being 10:1 followed by 12:1, 15:1, 18:1. The TREC U class is for vehicles faster than TREC 1.

You can’t just jump right into TREC 1 or U; it requires a license, which can be obtained by completing four TREC races or holding a Time Trial, Instructor, or Competition license. The NASA FAQ states, “You can use almost any mass-produced four-wheel, fendered/closed-wheel production road car with an internal combustion engine and the required safety equipment.” If you don’t see your car listed in Appendix B of the 16-page rulebook, you can request that it gets added right here. “The focus is on fun,” said Brett Becker, NASA’s communications director. “We’ve always been about getting people on track. What we tried to do is bring a professionalism that NASA has always provided but focus on the fun.” What are you waiting for? Get out there and start turning some laps! For all of the details and requirements click here.



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