Owen Trinkler piloted the RSR Motorsports, R56 Mini Challenge racer to a third place finish at the NASA National Championships today in Salt Lake City. Starting from the 3rd position in the US Touring Car Championship finals, Owen held his starting position putting a Mini on the podium for the 1st time this season. Owen won the Thursday qualifying race and placed 2nd in the Friday event. Owen was able to challenge for the lead early but eventually, was outclassed by two much more powerful cars. Regardless, it was a very successful event with 3 Mini's in the top six. Congrats to Rich Peterson and 'Minispeeder' who raced their R53's in the event also. The racing continues on Sunday where Randy Smalley will contest the GTS3 class (German Touring Car Series) and PTB class (Performance Touring). Rick Jonson and Sara Cattaneo will contest PTC And Minispeeder will return in GTS3. We are hoping for more podiums on Sunday.