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SPEED NEWS June 2016

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CLASS DESCRIPTION "NASA ST/SU provides a venue for spirited on- track competition in high- performance racecars of all makes, models and types. Several key factors are considered in classing vehicles, using an "Adjusted Weight/ Power Ratio" as the ultimate equalizer between vehicles. The relatively few modification- specific rules will allow competitors to configure their cars to perform at an optimal level by using aftermarket parts, providing an opportunity for promotional exposure for the competitors' sponsors, aftermarket tuners, parts manufacturers, and the vehicle manufacturers. Additionally, these series should provide a stage to showcase driving talent, in hopes that the most talented drivers will advance to even higher-level professional series. The format of the rules encourages direct crossover from both high level NASA TT classes and race classes from multiple organizations." CLASS SYLLABUS SUPER TOURING Super Touring encompasses three classes, ST1, ST2 and ST3. This is the class where NASA's big dogs play. Corvettes, Vipers and Porsches are the norm, but there's ample opportunity for all different kinds of cars to compete in Super Touring. The class is set up with a basic horsepower-to-weight calculation, with adjustments for specific modifications and equipment, and that's where drivers and car builders can get creative and make the most of the rulebook. STORY BY BRETT BECKER BRET T BECKER 46

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