Five Honda National Auto Sport Association (NASA) racers closed out their 2012 racing seasons in the best possible manner, winning six class titles at the NASA National Championships, September 8-9 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
More than three dozen Honda and Acura racers made the annual trek to Lexington, Ohio, for this year’s national championship races, with the majority taking part in the Honda Challenge classes.
In Honda Challenge 1, Jason Kohler led the field from the green flag in his Honda S2000 and was never challenged to claim his first NASA National Championship, with Jonathan Baker finishing second.
Kohler doubled his championship tally on Sunday, with a victory in the TTB class in the Group F Time Trial event.
Jeremy Croiset took the Honda Challenge 2 crown in his Honda CRX after an early-race battle with Egidijus [Eddie] Sadauskas until Lap 5, when Sadauskas went off track in the Mid-Ohio Carousel and Croiset broke away from the rest of the H2 field to claim his first NASA Championship trophy.
Members of the Honda Racing Line taking part in the Honda Challenge races were eligible for up to $2500 in contingency awards at Mid-Ohio. In addition, American Honda provided catered trackside hospitality exclusively for Honda/Acura competitors and their crew members.
Sadauskas rebounded from his H2 disappointment on Saturday with a victory the following day in his PTB-class Honda Civic.
Other Honda winners on the weekend included Eric Waddell, victorious in his Honda Civic in PTE, and Aaron Byram, who claimed TTS honors in the Group H Time Trial.
Launched in July 2009, the Honda Racing Line is a program targeted at licensed participants in sanctioned amateur and entry-level professional racing. The Honda Racing Line was formed to provide its members with a direct connection to Honda Performance Development and its unparalleled record of success at the highest levels of motorsport.
Competitors may register for the Honda Racing Line through HondaRacingLine.com.
Honda Performance Development (HPD) is the Honda racing company within North America. Founded in 1993, and located in Santa Clarita, Calif., HPD is the technical operations center for high-performance Honda racing cars and engines.