Let me start off by saying, "if you want to race, do it legally!"
There were so many meets I've been to during this past year and I'm also including the ones that were hours away from my pad. From just a specific brand/model to general meets, I've spent so much money on gas my credit card statement was building up every month. But if you love cars, you gotta do what you gotta do right? What really sucks though about these meets is the continuation not lasting so long because of immature behaviors by drivers. Burnouts and revving are the most common behaviors seen, but also illegal street racing.
Yes, it's fun if you race against someone who has the same specs as yours, but is it safe and worth getting a ticket? Hell no.
There are only a limited amount of locations where racing is actually legal in the states and I found out about one organization that was created with a purpose of racing legally, called NASA.
NASA (National Auto Sport Association) is an organization created since 1991 opening the tracks for amateur to pro drivers to drive at 'a safe and controlled environment'. Most of their events in California are held at AutoClub Speedway, Fontana and I was luckily present on the day of the event when my plan was to attend Super Street/Raceline's meet, which was on the same day and location right outside of the Speedway entrance. I wasn't informed about this event nor knew about NASA, but it was definitely worth my time walking around the pit area checking out some fully built high performance cars.
If you don't live in Southern California, Fontana is a pretty boring city with tons of sand fields. When it gets hot, it sure dam gets hot. Luckily, the weather wasn't as bad as I expected.
While the deep hauling exhaust sounds were echoing the Speedway, some cars were being worked on for the next rounds, like this Matte Black G35 Coupe. Liked how the fronts were on Volk TE37SLs and rears with Forgelines.
Built to perform.
It was a surprise to see this Agent 47 Harbinger, which was first revealed at SEMA 2010. Only 250 'serialized' chassis in the world!
Classic Shelby Cobra getting prepped.
An extreme widebody Supra. I've seen something like this in the past...
Some never-before-seen cars.
There were tons of BMW series, especially old series, competing at NASA.
Not your ordinary Ferrari.
Crawford Performance and their 2011 Scion tC.
ITRs coming out from their rounds.
Absolutely clean and sexy.
Probably the only event I've been to with fully built domestics.
Old gen M3s are to die for.
Spoiler might seem ugly but do know these have a purpose.
Not really caring if it's Orange. I'll drive the shit out of one.
EvoSport booth had some really sick cars cars on display.
Like this 911 Turbo.
and a CLK63 AMG Black Series.
Price tag of $140,000....and add some more with all these aftermarket products.. so...
ScionRacing always having a high tech. booth.
For free!!!!! ... not
Really sucks not having a 70-200mm lens, but I tried my best capturing some rolling shots.
Not sure what car this was, but it was dam small.
I spot the decal 'Maziora'...
Cars getting ready for the next round.
Follow the butt.
While walking back down to the pit area, there was this awesome spot directly above the entrance to the tracks, so took some time taking some shots.
It wasn't only the car that looked mean, but also the driver (in a good way).
Eye catching color.
Spotted this classic BMW. Really difficult to keep such cars as nice as this.
1933 Ford Model B. (thx to Eric Lam).
That's about it guys with NASA. I'll have to read/learn more about this event to give you guys an in-depth explanation on how things go, but hope you enjoyed the photos and nonsense captions :)