The team will be enjoying a well deserved victory party at Tactical Ops Brewing (1131 Railroad Ave., Clovis, CA) on Friday, October 5, 2018, from 6:00 p.m. until whenever. The event is open to the public. Come on out and see some race cars and enjoy some fine craft beers with the folks from Tac Ops.
DNN Motorsports trailered three cars and took 32 crew members to the Circuit of the Americas for the 2018 National Auto Sport Association (NASA) road racing National Championships presented by Toyo Tires. When the checked flag dropped on the Honda Challenge 4 race, DNN Motorsports finished 1-2 with Rob Krider in the 38 car taking the National Championship and Keith Kramer in the 33 car taking home second place while earning the fastest lap in the race (which is a track record for Honda Challenge 4 at COTA).
The team is on the road heading from California to Austin, TX, to compete in the NASA National Championships. To follow the racing live you can view the live stream at: https://livestream.com/drivenasa/cota2018
Team schedule for the event is as follows (Texas -Central Time Zone):
Tuesday, September 11, 2018: Team arrives in Austin, checks in at noon and has access to our garage at 4:00 p.m. to load out and set up. We will be in garage #18.
Wednesday, September 12, 2018: Team tests from 8:00 a.m. to 4:50 p.m.
Thursday, September 13, 2018: Team takes it easy, no racing, some dyno testing, and contingency details, mandatory drivers meeting at 6:00 p.m. Crew is racing go-karts at COTA Karts at 12:30.
Friday, September 14, 2018: Qualifying day, warm up at 10:10 a.m. qualifying #1 at 1:00 p.m., and qualifying #2 at 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 15, 2018: Qualifying race day, warm up at 11:35, with qualifying race at 4:45 p.m.
Sunday, September 16, 2018: National Championship race at 2:45 p.m. (45 minute race for all of the marbles).
Huge thanks to all of our sponsors for this event: Tactical Ops Brewing, Let’s Go Racing, Chandler Autosport, TEM Machine Shop, Eibach, MCS, I/O Port Racing Supplies, Autopower, Performance In-Frame Tuning, Speed Factory, Racepak, ESS Fire Systems, J & B Farms, Economy Stock Feed, Cadet Blues The Novel, Bay Ex, Insane Shafts, Kenclaire Electrical, Sanger Tire, Hardrace, Hasport, Unorthodox Racing, Smart Strings, Synchrotech Transmissions, Olson Auto Body, AEM, RS 683 Brake Fluid, Sampson Racing Communications, and Phase 2 Motortrend.
Here we go!
Article on the team towing to Texas can be found HERE.
The editors at SpeedNews magazine chose Rob Krider of DNN Motorsports to cinch the top spot in Honda Challenge 4 at this year’s NASA National Championships in September of 2018 at the Circuit of the Americas (COTA) in Austin, TX. Time to get to work and make sure our team doesn’t make the editors of SpeedNews a bunch of liars!
Team had a solid and scary weekend at Buttonwillow Raceway during Rounds 7 and 8 of the NASA SoCal Honda Challenge Series. On Saturday Rob Krider, in the 38 Integra, started from the front row and took first place with teammate Keith Kramer in the 88 car finishing in second place. On Sunday Rob Krider broke the Honda Challenge 4 track record at Buttonwillow with a 2:10:485 on the Clockwise #1 Configuration earning him the pole for the race later that day. During the Sunday race while battling to hold on to the lead the engine of the 38 car threw a rod causing a car fire which you can see in the video above. The race was red flagged meaning Rob finished second (even with a melted car) and Keith finished 3rd. These points are key in giving the Double Nickel Nine Motorsports team the lead for the SoCal Honda Challenge 4 season points as they had to the National Championships at Austin, TX, in mid-September. Of course, that is after they fix the car. For more info on the car fire check out the coverage on TURNology.com. There is also a write-up in the Register newspaper talking about the fire, the team’s efforts to rebuild and our new sponsor LetsGo.Racing. LetsGo.Racing is an online marketplace that connects racers with racecar owners who are looking to fill available seat time. Rent the Ride. Own the Victory. Check them out if you are looking for seat time, or to rent your ride.
The two car team of DNN Motorsports will become a three car team for 2018. The guys are building a new 1993 Acura Integra to add to the fleet utilizing all of the things they have learned after two championships in NASA’s Honda Challenge series. The schedule for 2018 is as follows:
March 10-11: Willow Springs Raceway, Rosamond, CA
April 21-22: Buttonwillow Raceway, Buttonwillow, CA
June 23-24: Buttonwillow Raceway, Buttonwillow, CA
September 14-16: Circuit of the Americas, Austin, TX (NASA National Championships)
October 13-14: Buttonwillow Raceway, Buttonwillow, CA (Final SoCal Series Rounds)
This video shows some great close racing action in Honda Challenge and some insane late braking by DNN Motorsports drivers (thank you Carbotech). We will be coming back in 2018 with a third car for the team all in preparation to head to the Circuit of the Americas in Texas to defend our Honda Challenge title.