In the May installment of the Yokohama Move of the Month, we present four new candidates for you to choose as the one winner of the Yokohama Move of the Month trophy.

As announced in March, presenting four videos at one time will be the format for the Yokohama Move of the Month going forward. On the third Wednesday of each month, we’ll post four videos for and by NASA members. Be sure to watch all four videos and click the like button for the video you think is best suited to be named the Yokohama Move of the Month, and be sure to share the links on your favorite social media channels!

The winner of the contest will receive a handsome plaque from NASA National partner Yokohama Tire, which we will announce in the NASA News section on the third Wednesday of the following month, when we’ll show you four more.


Danger Lurking Around the Corner — May 2023 Yokohama Move of the Month

Oh boy, we’ve all seen this a time or two, haven’t we? NASA Northeast Spec3 racer Taylor Johnson is hard on the gas, zipping up the heel of “The Boot” at Watkins Glen, coming into Turn 9, a blind rise walled in by that infamous pale blue Armco, when a spun Spec E46 appears, stopped right on the racing line of course. Johnson had to go from maintenance throttle to hard braking then let up so he could dial in more steering just in time to get by on the inside. Definitely a code brown moment handled well by Mr. Johnson, who went on to win his race.


A Screaming Lap at Pitt Race — May 2023 Yokohama Move of the Month

If you don’t love the wail of a Honda S2000 F20C engine, you should see a doctor. The soundtrack to this hot lap at Pitt Race is half the fun. The other half of the fun is that Rizvi set a new Time Trial 5 lap record at Pitt Race in the process. Rizvi’s lap time of 1:56.81 is a hoot to watch as he slashes through the rising and falling, twisting and turning billiard-table-smooth asphalt at Pittsburgh International Race Complex, home of the 2023 NASA Championships. Nice work.


An Exciting Start — May 2023 Yokohama Move of the Month

Sure, Turn 1 is always interesting, but some starts are more exciting than others, and this is one of them. While racing at “llihrednuht,” which is the nickname for running Thunderhill clockwise, NASA NorCal Spec E46 racer Gary Baker makes four good moves in the first third of the lap, loses one spot at first, then picks up four positions in the process. The rest of the lap was less eventful, but still interesting to see how Thunderhill plays out backward.


Teen Mazda Challenge Driver on the Move — May 2023 Yokohama Move of the Month

Teen Mazda Challenge driver Aryton Grim picks off three cars in one lap at National Corvette Museum Motorsports Park, practices patience and then cashes in. He loses a spot in traffic on the front straight, but then is able to capitalize on a mistake ahead of him and takes three cars in one corner. Not bad for a 13 year old. That’s what Teen Mazda Challenge was designed to showcase.

Images courtesy of Brett Becker, Taylor Johnson, Samed Rizvi, Gary Baker and Aryton Grim

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