NASA Northeast sees Record Entries in ST2 at NJMP in September

NASA Northeast sees Record Entries in ST2 at NJMP in September

With a truncated season taking place in the region due to COVID-19, NASA Northeast drew a record 13 eager competitors for ST2 for its most recent race at New Jersey Motorsports Park’s Thunderbolt course Sept. 26-27. Momentum has been growing in the class due to the simple rules set and camaraderie among racers in the field. The race saw four rookies mixing it up on track with nine seasoned regulars.
After extensive upgrades to his No. 24 Mustang in the last several weeks, AJ Hartman asserted himself as the man to beat during Friday practice, turning fastest lap of the class with a 1:23.7. However, by Saturday, his Hoosier A7 tires started to slow up and Hartman found himself running in the 1:25s, putting him just off the pace of ST2 front runners Mike Phillips No. 528 and No. 265 Mark Petronis in their Corvettes.
Qualifying found Phillips and Hartman starting P1

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