From left: From left: NASA Southeast’s “Race for Pi” PTD podium finishers Emmanuel Baako and Hunter Gahl accept their awards with trophy girls Dawn Stowers, Dawn Tunby and Melinda Ball.

A joint race with NASA Southeast and NASA Mid-Atlantic Regions brought great competitive fields to the exciting Road Atlanta track. Unseasonably hot weather both days didn’t seem to slow down the action and close battles all around.

 

Performance Touring B

On Saturday, Robert Gagliardo set fast lap of the race and eked out a narrow victory over the quick E46 of Damion Moses, with Max Fischer rounding out the podium. Sunday, after a wet qualifying, Chadwick Morehead, also in a BMW E46, took home the win.

 

Performance Touring D

The biggest field this class has seen this year didn’t disappoint with tight, clean racing. Eleven cars took the green flag, with a couple sitting out due to mechanical problems. Newcomer Hunter Gahl made his mark, sweeping the weekend with two first place finishes. Saturday had Mark Issa in second in his underpowered E30, besting International Racing Team’s Emmanuel Baako for third in his Scion FR-S. Sunday we had veteran Jeff Williams back in the mix after repairs to his celebrity Celica —once piloted by Cameron Diaz. Jeff tried to track Gahl down, but traffic may not have helped his efforts. Jeff ended up in second, with the E30 of Ty Young finishing third.

Performance Touring E had the two Miatas of Aaron Johnson and Tyler Harrell trading top positions. Harrell took the win on Saturday and Johnson got it done on Sunday.

Performance Touring F was a runaway with 2015 PTF Champion Ron Nielsen tasting victory both days.

 

RESULTS

http://timingscoring.drivenasa.com/NASA_Southeast_Region/2016%20-%20Official%20Results/2016-03%20Road%20Atlanta/

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