Just two weeks after putting it all out there at the Eastern States Championships all the way in upstate New York, our southern Performance Touring diehards headed back down south to the comforts of sweet tea, biscuits and gravy and the irreplaceable rush that can only be felt on the hills of Road Atlanta.
Clinching the Championship again, PTF veteran Ron Nielsen drove his car past the checkers in first place on both days. Great season, Ron!
In PTE, Bud Scott begged his 325e for more power and it responded, sending him to the top of the podium on Saturday and Sunday.
PTD had some great battles with the points leader Ty Young taking another impressive win. The final steps on the podium were hard fought to the wire. But after the dust settled, Walter Araya hit the checkers for a long-time-coming second place. James Hartridge in his BMW E30 finished in third, just ahead of winner Ty Young’s son, Michael Young.
On Sunday, bodies and cars worn out from the Championships and doing double duty in Spec E30 and PTD, the guys decided to pack it up early and skip Sunday’s race.