DNN Motorsports 1-2 Finish at Mid-Ohio: 2019 National Champions

The team had an outstanding weekend at the 2019 NASA National Championships presented by Toyo Tires at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Rob Krider, in the number 38 DNN Motorsports Acura Integra, earned the pole position on Friday setting the fastest lap in H4 with a 1:42.866 (the only Honda Challenge 4 car to touch the 1:42 mark during the entire event.) Keith Kramer qualified third in the number 33 DNN Motorsports Acura Integra and would start in the second row directly behind Rob. That was a good thing because during the standing start for the qualifying race on Saturday Keith nudged Rob at the start to help him pass Carlos Valenzuela in the number 23 Team Beans and Dog Honda CRX. After that assist, Rob led flag to flag with Keith finishing second after an epic battle with Carlos. Rob earned the pole setter award from Competition Motor Sport (a new set of AlpineStars gloves) and Team Double Nickel Nine Motorsports would own the front row for the start of the National Championship race on Sunday.

On Sunday Rob grabbed a great launch during the standing start and walked away from the field earning an over 10 second gap at one point during the race. Keith battled with the field early in the race and drove himself into the second position. When the checkered flag dropped it was Rob Krider first, Keith Kramer second, for a DNN Motorsports 1-2 finish!

This is the fourth year in the row team Double Nickel Nine Motorsports has had both cars on the podium at NASA’s biggest Honda Challenge 4 race of the year. Here is the list: 2016 NASA Honda Challenge 4 Western States Champions (Buttonwillow), 2017 NASA Honda Challenge 4 Western States Champions (Thunderhill), 2018 NASA SoCal Honda Challenge 4 Regional Champions (Willow Springs, Fontana, Buttonwillow), 2018 NASA Honda Challenge 4 National Champions (Circuit of the Americas), 2019 NASA Honda Challenge 4 National Champions (Mid-Ohio).

The drivers could not have done it without the help of the crew and family, especially at Mid-Ohio. Big props to Brandon Lindlahr and Stephen Young who crew chiefed the cars. And massive thanks to all of the industry support which can be seen to the right of the screen and on the sponsors page (tab at the top right of this page). Thank you for making us champions four years straight!

The Register was kind enough to cover the team’s National Championship win, check out the story link here. TURNology also covered the championships and featured our team, check out the story link here. SpeedNews gave some media love to the Championships and our team, check out the story link here.

2019 NASA Nationals DNN Motorsports Schedule

SCHEDULE (Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course – Eastern Time Zone)

(Live feed can be found at NASA Champs website HERE or use the RaceHero app. HERE)

Thursday, September 19, 2019
TEST DAY (Honda Challenge 4 = Group 3)
7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Mandatory Driver’s Meeting (Super Pavilion)
9:10 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Group 3 Test Session 1 (20 minutes)
10:40 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Group 3 Test Session 2 (20 minutes)
12:10 p.m. – 12:35 a.m. Group 3 Test Session 3 (25 minutes)
3:15 p.m. – 3:40 p.m. Group 3 Test Session 4 (25 minutes)
5:05 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Group 3 Test Session 5 (25 minutes)
5:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. Dyno Appointment (Dyno B) A Car #38
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Mandatory Racer’s Welcome Meeting (Super Pavilion)

Friday, September 20, 2019
QUALIFYING DAY (Honda Challenge 4 = Group F)
9:30 a.m. – 9:50 a.m. Warm Up (20 minutes)
11:50 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. Qualifying #1 (20 minutes)
4:00 p.m. – 4:25 p.m. Qualifying #2 (25 minutes)
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Toyo Tires Party/Dinner (Super Pavilion)

Saturday, September 21, 2019
QUALIFYING RACE DAY (Honda Challenge 4 = Group F)
1:55 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Warm Up (20 minutes)
3:55 p.m. – 4:25 p.m. Qualifying Race (30 minutes)

Sunday, September 22, 2019
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP DAY (Honda Challenge 4 = Group F)
8:00 a.m. – 8:20 a.m. Hardship Practice (20 minutes)
10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Championship Race (45 minutes)

Cars are on their way to Ohio!

Four West Coast Honda Challenge 4 cars will make the 2,300 mile trek to Mid-Ohio to battle East Coast teams at the 2019 NASA National Championships presented by Toyo Tires.

Team Bean & Dog Racing and Team Double Nickel Nine Motorsports have joined forces to represent the West Coast at the 2019 NASA National Championships at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. It will be an East-West battle in Honda Challenge 4 this year and DNN Motorsports is hoping to come out on top (of course). Steve Peterson (driver of the number 23 Honda CRX) is doing the long haul duties pulling the DNN Motorsports trailer. The Double Nickel boys will fly in Wednesday to unload into Garage 4 at Mid-Ohio and prepare for a full day of testing on Thursday.

Honda Challenge Victory and New Track Record At Buttonwillow

 

Rob Krider breaks the track record and wins Round 3 of the NASA So Cal Honda Challenge 4 racing series at Buttonwillow Raceway Park on April 6, 2019.

The Double Nickel Nine Motorsports racing team had an outstanding weekend with NASA at Buttonwillow with Rob Krider winning the Honda Challenge 4 race on Saturday, Keith Kramer and Rob Krider finishing second in E3 during the WERC three hour enduro Saturday night and then Keith Kramer bringing home the final podium of the weekend with a 3rd place in Sunday’s Honda Challenge Race. The pit crew was flawless and the cars were fast both day and night. Great weekend! Click HERE to read the article in the Napa Valley Register or click HERE to read the article in the Sanger Herald.

Keith Kramer double stints into the night during the WERC 3-hour enduro.

DNN Motorsports Wins National Championship!

Rob Krider piloting the #38 Acura Integra of Double Nickel Nine Motorsports brings home the Honda Challenge 4 2018 National Championship from the Circuit of the Americas in Texas.

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).

Here are some media links from the weekend:

2018 NASA National Champions article highlights all of the National Champs (TURNology).

How to Get Champagne On Your Driver’s Suit article shows the hard work and determination that it takes to win a National Championship (TURNology).

Krider Wins National Championship article details DNN Motorsports adventure in Texas and taking the National Championship Crown (The Register).

Top Drivers Set Qualifying Poles for National Championships article mentions Rob Krider earning pole in Honda Challenge 4 (SpeedNews).

Qualifying Races Set Grids for Championship Races article mentions Rob Krider winning qualifying race (flag to flag) (SpeedNews).

NASA Crowns Champions article mentions Rob Krider’s domination of the Honda Challenge 4 field at the National Championships (SpeedNews).

The 38 car set the fastest qualifying time, led flag to flag, and won every race it entered during the National Championship weekend. It was untouchable.

Team On The Way to NASA Nationals LIVE FEED LINK & SCHEDULE

Team is bringing three Acura Integras to the Honda Challenge National Championships at the Circuit of the Americas

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: Carbotech Brakes, 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.

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.