Audi S3 Racing - Round 7 - Roebling Road
Round 7 of the NASA-SE German Touring Series was held at Roebling Road outside of Savannah, GA. This was our first and only visit to this track and it took some time to figure out this deceptively challenging layout. Following our race win at Road Atlanta, we headed into Round 7 with determination to finish the season positively. The S3 was running well and we utilized the practice and qualifying sessions to learn the track. Saturday's race started and we cautiously ran mid-group and followed some of the more experienced racers gaining valuable insight into the racing line. By the halfway point, we started picking up the pace and were able to improve our lap times. While still off the class leader's lap times, we were able to finish ahead of the points leader and make up valuable ground.
On Sunday, our Audi S3 started to lay down some quicker laps and close the gap behind the class leader's pace during qualifying. The start of the race gave us a chance to tuck in behind the lead car and learn from the driver who calls Roebling Road his home track. Ultimately, the leader pulled away to win the race but we finished a respectable second, again gaining points towards the season's points championship.
The next race is October 22-23rd and we head back to CMP in Kershaw, SC. We have a two month window and we have a number of time-consuming items on our "to-do" list that we will be attending to. We consider Kershaw our home track and we are excited to continue our pursuit of speed in our inaugural season of GTS racing.
8:45-9:05 : Practice
9:45-10:00 : Qualifying
2:00-2:35 : Race
9:55-10:10 : Qualifying
2:55-3:35 : Race
Enthusiasts wanting to get on track can register for an HPDE (High Performance Driver Education) at www.NASA-SE.com
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+ BF Goodrich - www.BFGoodrich.com
+ Audizine - www.Audizine.com
+ Performance Friction Brakes - www.PerformanceFriction.com
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