Here is the National Auto Sport Association SoCal Honda Challenge Schedule which Double Nickel Nine Motorsports will be running for 2017:
March 18/19 – Willow Springs – Honda Challenge Rounds 1 & 2
April 22/23 – Buttonwillow – Honda Challenge Rounds 3 & 4
May 20/21– Auto Club – Honda Challenge Rounds 5 & 6
June 24/25 – Buttonwillow – Honda Challenge Rounds 7 & 8
Oct 6-8 – Western States Champs @ Thunderhill (Single Race) – Honda Challenge Round 9
Oct 28/29 – Buttonwillow (*Double Points*) – Honda Challenge Rounds 10 & 11
See you at the track!
For winning the Honda Challenge 4 race at the NASA Western States Championship the team was lucky enough to be featured in the January 2017 issue of Grassroots Motorsports Magazine. Pretty awesome.
DNN Motorsports headed out to Buttonwillow Raceway Park to test out their “A Car” freshly built just for the National Auto Sport Association Honda Challenge 4 National Championship. The car ran great and the team is looking forward to a solid showing at the nationals.
Check out the final build story on the DNN Motorsports Acura Integra in SpeedNews Magazine.
Honda Challenge Build “The Devil Is In The Details.”
NASA Nationals start October 14 with the final race for Honda Challenge on October 16 at 11:00 a.m. Come on out and cheer the team on.
Aj Gracy at Performance In-Frame Tuning dialed in the “go fast” settings on our new Honda B18A1 engine built by Rich Olivier at TEM Machine Shop. The power is outstanding! Check out the full write up at The Register by clicking here.
Carlos Valenzuela put this video together of Round 8 at Buttonwillow of the NASA Honda Challenge 4 class showing some great shots of the Double Nickel Nine Motorsports Acura Integra battling it out on course. The blue and orange #33 Integra driven by Rob Krider uses every inch of the track (and then some). Congrats to Carlos for the win. The team will be bringing two cars with two new engines for a rematch in October during the National Auto Sport Association Western States Championships at Buttonwillow. Should be some great racing.
Team earns a pair of second places finishes during Rounds 9 and 10 at Willow Springs International Raceway. They enjoyed their new trophies (NASA beer glasses) by drinking some Double Nickel Nine IPA from Tactical Ops Brewing. So good!
Click here to check out the write-up in The Register newspaper about the team’s second place finish.
Rob Krider has a new column at GearHeads4Life.com appropriately titled “Right Foot.” The first installment follows Rob Krider and Keith Kramer as they battled with their Nissan Z cars in the Optima Search for the Ultimate Street Car challenge at Thunderhill. Check out the full story HERE. The television episode should air in the fall of 2016.
The team headed to Auto Club Speedway and took on the NASCAR banking during Rounds 5 & 6 of the NASA Honda Challenge series. Big thanks to the guys at Performance In-Frame Tuning and TEM Machine Shop for getting the team some much needed horsepower.
Check out the ongoing build feature on our Honda Challenge car on SpeedNews. Click the links below:
Honda Challenge Build 1
Honda Challenge Build 2
Honda Challenge Build 3
Honda Challenge Build 4
Even while struggling with some on track impacts during the season, Team Double Nickel Nine Motorsports is currently in second place in the NASA SoCal Honda Challenge championship points. That position is due to consistent finishes all season long. “In order to finish first, you must first finish.” The Napa Valley Register newspaper was kind enough to give the team some media coverage HERE.
Next event will be Rounds 5 & 6 at California Speedway in Fontana, CA.
Double Nickel Nine Motorsports was mentioned in the four page feature article in Power and Performance News about Krider Racing/DNN Motorsports’ effort at the Optima Search for the Ultimate Street Car Invitational at SEMA and Las Vegas Motors Speedway. Check out the feature story here at Power and Performance News.