A competitive field of Corvettes and Miatas dominated the Super Touring/Super Unlimited races at Roebling Road in April. Temperatures were perfect for big power and excellent track conditions made for some fast times. The cars with big aero and fresh tires were extraordinarily quick. Kevin Harvey in his ST2 Corvette dominated the field both days. Harvey qualified on pole, took first in class and was overall winner for the Thunder Race Group on Saturday and Sunday. Harvey set the race lap record on Sunday with a 1:14.190, following a blistering qualifying lap earlier in the day at 1:12.4.
Jerry Stout in his No. 168 ST2 Corvette put down the fast time of the race on Saturday at a 1:15.552, but had mechanical problems that put him in the paddock several laps before the end. On Sunday, Jerry finished a strong second. Scott Perkins in the No. 127 Corvette finished second on Saturday, then switched to SU for Sunday, taking the class win. Tal Isbell driving the “Driven Hard Racing” team entry Corvette came in third on Saturday, and Mark Nunnally brought the team car home third on Sunday.
Several Miatas super sized into SU to get in two extra races on the weekend by running in the Lightning and Thunder race groups. Danny Steyn Took the SU win on Saturday and placed second to Perkins — but the first MX-5! — on Sunday. Danny set the MX-5 pace with fast 1:20-second laps.
We tested the process for post-race impound by putting all the ST cars across the scales and also checking the first- and second-place cars in the ST2 race on Saturday on the dyno provided by Group 3. All the cars passed weight, a couple just barely. The No. 127 Corvette of Scott Perkins and the No. 01Vette of Kevin Harvey sneaked by on the dyno by 7 to 8 horsepower. Initially, we told them that they were off by 7 or 8 horsepower, and the look on their faces was priceless!