First Place, Track Record, Pole Position… then Car Fire!

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.RacingLetsGo.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.

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2018 Racing Schedule

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)

DNN Motorsports Honda Challenge Western States Champs Again!

The team pulled it off and came back to the championships to repeat their domination of Honda Challenge 4, with Rob Krider and Keith Kramer at the top two spots of the podium.  Time for champagne!  2016 and 2017 Honda Challenge Champions!  Check out the NASA press release HERE.

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2017 Racing Schedule

Here is the National Auto Sport Association SoCal Honda Challenge Schedule which Double Nickel Nine Motorsports will be running for 2017:

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March 18/19 – Willow Springs – Honda Challenge Rounds 1 & 2

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April 22/23 – Buttonwillow – Honda Challenge Rounds 3 & 4

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May 20/21– Auto Club – Honda Challenge Rounds 5 & 6

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June 24/25 – Buttonwillow – Honda Challenge Rounds 7 & 8

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Oct 6-8 – Western States Champs @ Thunderhill (Single Race) – Honda Challenge Round 9

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Oct 28/29 – Buttonwillow (*Double Points*) – Honda Challenge Rounds 10 & 11

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See you at the track!