The Double Nickel Motorsports team has been enjoying an enormous amount of success in NASA’s Honda Challenge series and are currently on a four year winning streak at the championships. Not only has the team won the top Honda Challenge 4 championship race in the country four years in a row (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019) the team’s cars, #38 and #33, have both been on the podium all four years. Rob Krider and Keith Kramer have accomplished something incredibly difficult in racing. The video above gives the history of the team, their connection to the Acura Integra DA chassis, details on the streak and their performance at the 2019 NASA National Championships at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. The streak has also been covered by TURNology which you can see HERE.
After years of battling with YouTube over run time and music rights the team’s epic full length documentary film Double Down is finally available to view for free. Filmed during the tenth running of the 25 Hours of Thunderhill in 2012, Double Down takes you through everything the team endured to chase glory in one of the most grueling road races on the planet. Turn it up and enjoy!
TURNology was kind enough to compare to Double Down to the Hollywood blockbuster film Ford v. Ferrari about the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the epic racing documentary covering the Baja 1000, From Dust To Glory. Check out the review from TURNology here. Enjoy the entire movie below.
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.
SCHEDULE (Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course – Eastern Time Zone)
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)
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.
During Round 7 of the NASA SoCal Honda Challenge series, Double Nickel Nine Motorsports wins again with Keith Kramer in the 33 car taking first place and Rob Krider in the 38 car taking second. The team has officially qualified for the NASA National Championships at Mid-Ohio in September.
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.
April 6-7, 2019: Buttonwillow Raceway (Honda Challenge and WERC 3-hour night enduro)
June 15-16, 2019: Buttonwillow Raceway (Honda Challenge)
September 19-22, 2019: NASA National Championships Mid-Ohio (Honda Challenge)
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 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.