Scott Lear
Scott Lear
9/14/20 8:47 a.m.

[Editor's note: This article originally ran in the April 2012 issue of Grassroots Motorsports]


Kids and sports are inseparable. From hide-and-seek to BMX, flag football and beyond, there are plenty of rule-based activities out there to keep kids dirty, healthy and happy. 

And having a sibling means you’ve already got a one-on-one competitor built in, or a loyal ally should the need arise. Brothers Brian and Robert Casella grew up around race cars, and they quickly became teammates.

Their dad is the regional director for NASA’s Northeast region, so they spent many weekends at the track before they could even reach the pedals. Brian has been racing for several years now, and his younger brother, Robert, recently enjoyed his rookie year as a NASA road racer.

This past year they attended their biggest show yet, the 2011 NASA Championships Presented by Toyo Tires. It was hard to miss the Casella brothers on track; they drove identically painted Acura Integra Type Rs in the popular Honda Challenge H2 category. 

These aren’t just race-converted road machines, either: These Type Rs came to the Casella family as part of a three-pack of cars that have pro racing Grand-Am Cup history.

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