January 1, 2009

What is the Camaro-Mustang Challenge?One of the National Auto Sport Association's oldest classes, the Camaro-Mustang Challenge, began in Northern California in the mid-1990s as a stock-based series designed as an economical way to go road racing with mildly prepared street cars-just add a rollcage and harness, and go racing. The series originally featured Fox and SN95 Mustangs and Third Generation Camaros and Firebirds, hence its descriptive name. In the years since, the class has evolved to allow newer cars, including the LT-1-powered Fourth-Gen F-bodies, and more recently with the introduction of the CMC-2 class, Three- and Four-Valve Mustangs, and LS-1-powered F-bodies. Although the rules have evolved, the series remains committed to its philosophy of keeping costs low and the fun high. With limited suspension and performance modifications and rear-wheel power limits of 230 hp and 300 lb-ft of torque, CMC puts a premium on driver skill, not wallet size or engineering prowess. The spec Toyo Proxes RA-1 racing tires combine with a generous contingency program from Toyo to also keep costs low and the field level. For more information on CMC or NASA racing in a region near you, check out www.camaromustangchallenge.com and www.nasaproracing.com.