SNOWMOBILE — New Asphalt Drag Racing Organization Formed
May 19, 2005
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The National Speed Association (NSA) has been formed to establish and maintain a new Pro Stock asphalt snowmobile drag racing circuit.
Put together by several veteran asphalt snowmobile drag racers, the NSA is a self-governing organization with it’s own set of technical rules based on the NHRA and IHRA asphalt snowmobile divisions.
There are two separate asphalt drag racing divisions within the organization. The NSA Pro Stock Snowmobile Series will consist of three event qualifiers to be contested at various IHRA sanctioned tracks. Points will be totaled after completion of the three events. The top eight riders in points will be invited to attend the Amalie Oil IHRA North American Nationals at New England Dragway in Epping, N.H., in September. The NSA Pro Stock Snowmobile champion will be crowned at this event and will be awarded a trophy and prize money.
The second division is the NHRA Northeast Division Pro Stock Snowmobile series, consisting of six events contested within the NHRA Northeast Division with a points champion crowned at the final event. The series champion will be recognized by NHRA as the Northeast Division Pro Stock Snowmobile champion and will be awarded a trophy and prize money.
Sleds in the NSA use all four major snowmobile manufacturers’ two and four-stroke engines. The engines are often modified to produce between 225hp and 350hp and cover the quarter mile in approximately eight seconds at 150mph.
The most immediate goal for 2005, organizers say, is to promote and maintain as many races as possible. The current 2005 schedule includes events in Pittsburgh; Grand Bend, Ontario; Toronto, Ontario; Salem, Ohio; and Epping, N.H.
The NSA continues to work with IHRA and NHRA to secure additional venues in New York, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Ohio, New Jersey and New Hampshire for the ’05 season.
The NSA also is seeking sponsorship companies to assist in providing payout for each of the series events. Organizers say they are willing to create a sponsorship package for any size business. So far, sponsors include Wiseco Pistons, Vanson Leathers, Camoplast, PCS Performance, Bangor Motorsports, Abbot’s Power Equipment and Craft's Auto Transport.
For more information on the NSA, visit www.nationalspeedassociation.com.