Getting competitors to register well in advance of the NASA Championships is critical to planning the event, for everything from which classes fit in what run groups to the number of hats and bottles of champagne to have on hand.
Monday’s opening day numbers for the 2022 NASA Championships shattered all previous records. Spec Miata and Time Trial sold out in just a few hours, Spec E30 is nearly full, and more than 280 competitors are already signed up.
The surge of entries has led to wait lists for a couple of classes and some additional logistical challenges. Reserved paddock spaces are sold out, but Laguna Seca is a large facility with plenty of paddock space for all who have not registered yet and additional parking will be announced soon. NASA National and WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca are working toward accommodating as many members as possible for this year’s Championships event.
“In the weeks before registration opened, we stressed the importance of registering early, because space is so limited at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca,” said NASA Chief Operating Officer Jeremy Croiset. “We knew that spots for the 2022 NASA Championships would fill quickly, but the number of registrations on opening day exceeded even our expectations. Our National staff is already hard at work on some new ideas to accommodate even more participants at the event because of the unprecedented demand. Rest assured, we will get as many competitors into this event as possible. More details on those options are forthcoming. Regardless, it’s going to be one heck of an event.”
New developments will be announced in the coming weeks and months.