Summerton Wins Again in Mosport Practice day started Thursday and Summerton was on the pace out of the truck with the fastest morning and afternoon sessions. In the Friday morning practice session the Newman Wachs', ...
Summerton Wins Again in Mosport
Practice day started Thursday and Summerton was on the pace out of the truck with the fastest morning and afternoon sessions. In the Friday morning practice session the Newman Wachs', #34 Nuclear Clean Air Energy/ Entergy/ NEI team tried some alternative settings to allow them options for race set ups. For the afternoon session Jonathan was back preparing for qualifying and put his car out front by nearly 4 tenths of a second. Afterwards Jonathan commented, "I love this track. It is a ballsy track which is pretty unforgiving; turn 2 is great, and I just love the different corners and elevations".
Qualifying: Summerton grabs pole by over .3 seconds lead.
The start of the qualifying session was delayed due to wet and foggy conditions, plus the heavy rain Saturday morning cleaned off the track dramatically changing the conditions. But, again Summerton got the job done. Despite changing track conditions he successfully put his carat the top of the charts by over three-tenths of a second setting yet another track record (1.12.060) for himself and ensuring he will start from the pole position in the Grand Prix of MosportRaceway, his fourth pole position of the season. When interviewed after his stella performance Jonathan smiled, "I just had to keep the car on the edge. We just kept pushing throughout the session. That's what everybody has been telling me it was. It was on the edge, but you've got to get it on pole and I think we had it by like four tenths (of a second). I'm very happy to be there. The guys did a great job. Don Halliday, my engineer, and all the team, and (team owner) Eddie Wachs, I'd like to thank them for allowing me to do this. I also want to thank everybody else involved: Cooper Tires, Mazda and Cosworth, of course."
Sunday morning came with a crisp 67 degrees as the cars readied for the start. As the lights went out Summerton had a great start, led the field, pulled away from second place and then settled into a high speed race, slowly but surely putting up to 4 second lead. The field behind was changing order, then on lap 27 Simona, who had dropped back to uth miscalculated the daunting turn 2 and flipped, going into the wall and causing a full course yellow allowing the field to close up. After several laps the race went green and with a one lap dash to the checkered Summerton led by 1.12 seconds over Edwards.
Next race is Atlanta on September 25th