NASA is proud to congratulate Andy Lee and Matt Rivard on each earning the title of NASA Prototype Season Champion. The first season of competition for the newly developed series featured nineteen races at several of the top circuits across the U.S.
Lee competed in the Pacific Series driving for Team Stoptech entry. Lee topped the podium in six of the eleven races compiling 878 points to lead second place Team Valkyrie with drivers Mark White and Brian Lock splitting driving duties by a mere 44 points. Third place finisher in the Pacific Division was Jeremy Croiset.
Rivard finished on the top step of the Atlantic Series with a convincing lead over fellow season podium finishers David Beckmann and Dave Balingit. Rivard’s string of top finishes including five wins in nine races placed him in front of Beckmann by 154 points.
Nationwide, twenty different drivers competed in the first season of competition for the NASA Prototype Series. The NASA Prototype class is built around the new NASA Prototype Elan NP01 chassis which was designed from the ground up to be quick and great looking but more importantly, safe, reliable and inexpensive to run. With more than thirty cars now completed and several more on order, the 2017 season is expanding to three divisions and will visit tracks such as Circuit of the Americas, Mid Ohio, Sonoma Raceway, Barber Motorsports Park as well as several other notable locations. The final rounds of the 2017 season will be held at Thunderhill Raceway and Sebring International Raceway during the NASA Western and Eastern States Championship events.
The full 2017 schedule and details on this growing class can be found on the series website www.NasaPrototype.com