BEN CROSLAND FASTEST OVERALL IN MUSTANG CHALLENGE PRACTICE AT NEW JERSEY MILLVILLE, NJ, 16 July - Ben Crosland emerged as the fastest of the Ford Racing Mustang Challenge drivers on combined times from the two practice sessions held today at...
BEN CROSLAND FASTEST OVERALL IN MUSTANG CHALLENGE PRACTICE AT NEW JERSEY
MILLVILLE, NJ, 16 July - Ben Crosland emerged as the fastest of the Ford Racing Mustang Challenge drivers on combined times from the two practice sessions held today at New Jersey Motorsports Park. Setting his best time in practice session 1 amid sweltering heat that saw track temperatures climb above 120 degrees, Crosland recorded the quickest lap at 1:33.689 seconds for an average speed of 86.456 mph around the 2.250-mile circuit. Crosland was the only driver on the day to dip into the 1:33-second bracket.
"It was a good day. We focused on trying different set ups throughout the day and working through our plan. I think we've got a good car overall for both a quick lap in qualifying and consistent times for long runs in race mode," said Crosland, who drives the No. 25 Interbank FX Mustang FR500S.
Championship combatant Tony Buffomante set the best time of the second practice session, which would end as the second quickest time of the day. He stopped the watch 1:34.244 seconds after beginning his best lap in the No. 34 Capaldi Racing Mustang.
The bright orange No.88 driven by Pratt Cole secured the third best time of the day, also from the second session. Cole drove to a 1:34.269 second lap.
The fourth quickest time on the day belongs to championship leader Jason Von Kluge, who won the preceding round at Mid-Ohio a month ago. He leads Buffomante by just a single point in the battle for the season's title. von Kluge's best effort was good for a lap in 1:34.477 seconds.
Rounding out the fast-five was Kyle Gimple at 1:34.745 seconds.
Qualifying 1 for this weekends first of two races, gets underway Saturday morning at 8:30 AM EDT. Race 1 follows at 1:15 PM EDT. Follow all the action live at mustangchallenge.com