Driver: Dave Balingit
Hometown: Denver, CO
Sponsor: The RaceCave

Balingit competes in the Atlantic Series and lives Greenville South Carolina. He was the very first person to win a NASA Prototype sprint race.

Balingit finished 3rd in the 2016 Atlantic Series Championship and 2nd in the 2017 North Atlantic Championship.

Driver: Bobby Butler Butler Aviation
Hometown: Houma, Louisiana
Sponsor: Butler Aviation

Butler competes in the Atlantic Series and lives in Houma, LA. The NP01 is not his first Elan, he also owns a Panoz race car. One of his racing highlights is being a three time winner of the Daytona Superkart title.

Driver: Jeremy Croiset
Hometown: Las Vegas, NV
Sponsor: Toyo Tires

Croiset competes in the Pacific Series. The concept of an affordable prototype style race car was his dream and the Elan NP01 is his brainchild.

Croiset finished 3rd in the 2016 Pacific Series and is the 2017 Pacific Series Champion

Driver: Chad Plavan
Hometown: Clovis, CA
Sponsor: Plavan Racing

Plavan competes in the Pacific Championship. His family is not new to racing, as his Great Grandfather raced his own car he built in 1916 and won the Iowa State Championship. His Great Grandfather’s car number was #2, so all of his racing family members have a “2” in their car numbers to pay tribute.

Driver: Richard Edge
Hometown: GA

Edge will be testing his NP01 and getting ready for later in the season. He has recently been driving a Porsche GT3 in events on the East Coast and is looking forward to beating his GT3 laptimes in the NP01.

Driver: Bryan Putt
Hometown: Venetia, PA

Putt competes in the Atlantic Series. He has been racing with NASA, PCA and SCCA since 1999. Putt currently holds the NP01 track record at Mid Ohio.

Driver: Drake Kemper
Hometown: Toluca Lake, CA
Team Sponsor: Drake Kemper Racing

Driver: David Beckmann
Hometown: Mandeville, LA
Team Sponsor: Winding Road Racing

Founded in 2013, Winding Road Racing’s mission is to offer everything needed to go road racing. Through their trackside operations in the southwest, west and at national events, and their store and race car shop in Austin, TX, Winding Road Racing offers auto racing safety gear and tools, race car builds and services, and racing information and tips on it’s website.

Beckmann finished 2nd in the 2016 Atlantic Series.

Drivers: Brian Lock
Hometown: Santa Cruz, CA
Team Sponsor: Team Valkyrie

Brian Lock competes in the Pacific Series and has raced a variety of sedans with NASA for over 15 years.

The team finished 2nd in the 2016 Pacific Series Championship and won the 2016 Western States Championships. In 2017, Lock solidified his performance by winning the NASA Western States Championships.

Driver: Richard Gray
Hometown: Moorpark, CA
Team Sponsor:

Driver: Matt Rivard
Hometown: Kansas City, MO
Team Sponsor:  Solo Performance Specialties /

Rivard competes in the Atlantic series. He is no stranger to Mazda powered race cars as he has competed in Miatas and his RX-8. Rivard is the Regional Director for NASA’s Central Region.

Rivard was the 2016 Atlantic Series Champion as well as the 2016 Eastern States Champion.

Driver: Jay Fagner
Hometown: Plano, TX
Team Sponsor:

Driver: Scott Meyer
Hometown: Rocklin, CA
Team Sponsor: Diamond Level Motorsports

Scott Meyer is teaming up with Jason Ricker and will be competing in the Pacific Series. Scott has 36 years of road racing experience in everything from karts to Formula Atlantics. Scott has also been a driver instructor for SCCA, NASA and Ford. He has constructed several race cars over the years and has a tireless passion (sickness) for road racing.

Diamond level motorsports is located in Roseville CA and offers race car rentals, track side support, fabrication, race car assembly, race car prep and setup, data analysis, driver coaching, and arrive and drive services.

Driver: Jason Ricker
Hometown: Rocklin, CA
Team Sponsor: Diamond Level Motorsports

Ricker will be teamed up with Scott Meyer to compete in the Pacific Series. He has raced formula cars in SCCA for 15 years and was a lead instructor at the Skip Barber Racing School and a private driving coach. After taking a break from racing to start a family, he will be coming out of “retirement” to race the NP01.

Diamond level motorsports is located in Roseville CA and offers race car rentals, track side support, fabrication, race car assembly, race car prep and setup, data analysis, driver coaching, and arrive and drive services.

Drivers: Jerry Kunzman / Dave Brown
Hometown: Napa Valley, CA
Sponsor: 29 Outdoor Gear / Life’s Good Racing!

Jerry and Dave are continuing to enjoy their 25+ year racing relationship with this amazing, yet approachable NP01 prototype race car.  Built and supported by NASA NP01 approved-builder Life’s Good Racing! in Livermore CA, the #22 car has already proven itself as a reliable, podium-capable car.  This NP01 is available for Arrive & Drive opportunities throughout the year at

Driver: Warren Sackman II
Hometown: Sands Point, NY
Team Sponsor: 

Driver: Scott Wagner
Team Sponsor: 

Driver: Chuck Liniger
Hometown: Parker, CO
Team Sponsor: Wings Vodka

Liniger is the 2017 North Atlantic Season Champion

Driver: Alex Wright
Hometown: Mount Vernon, OH
Team Sponsor: 

Driver: Tom Hahn
Hometown: St. Lucie, FL
Team Sponsor:Hahnaerosport LLC

Tom and his teammate Jay Aranha won both the South Atlantic Championship and the NASA Eastern States Championships in 2017.

Driver: William Moore
Hometown: Akron, OH
Team Sponsor: Healthcost

Driver: Neil Braun
Hometown: BC, Canada
Team Sponsor:  Spitfire Racing

Driver: Rob Butler
Hometown: Calgary, AB
Team Sponsor: Spitfire Racing

Driver: Francis Hu
Hometown: Huntington Beach, CA
Team Sponsor: Performance Composites

The NP01 is Francis’ dream car and enjoy all of the camaraderie and close racing in this class.  For 2018, Hu is looking forward to racing with more drivers and having more FUN!

Driver: Mark Abouzeid
Hometown: Chico, CA
Team Sponsor: Chico Mazda

Drivers: James Strader / Mike Montgomery
Hometown: Austin, TX
Team Sponsor: tba

Driver: Steve Myers
Hometown: Ames, IA
Team Sponsor: Skunk River Restorations

Driver: Sam Mangiameli
Hometown: Omaha, NE
Team Sponsor:  Creative Hair Design Motorsports

Driver: Miles Jackson
Hometown: Washington
Team Sponsor: tba

Driver: Jaime Florence
Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Team Sponsor: SISU Motorsports