The final twenty minutes of Practice 2 for the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship saw the skies opening, leading to qualifying for the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge being scrapped in favor for a combined 45-minute practice session. However, as cars begin to take to pit lane, the sun began to shine on the drenched race track, making for very changeable conditions. Just as a dry line started to come in 15 minutes into the session, the rain came once again.
Friend of the Network Lawson Aschenbach led the way in the GS class, bringing his #9 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28.R for Stevenson Motorsport in 1:42.809, setting his time before the rain came out again. In second, three-tenths back was Scott Maxwell in the #15 Ford Shelby GT350R-C for Multimatic Motorsports; and rounding out the Top 3 was Michael Lira in the #57 Mustang Boss 302R for Racers Edge Motorsports, a full second behind Lawson Aschenbach.
Leading the ST class was Greg Strelzoff in the #19 Porsche Cayman for RS1. The rest of the ST class set its times under the rain, with Chad McCumbee 1.8 seconds adrift in second place in the #5 Mazda MX-5 for CJ Wilson Racing, and Liam Dwyer another tenth behind in the #26 Mazda MX-5 for Freedom Autosport.
With the weather extremely uncertain for the remainder of the weekend due to to Hurricane Joaquin, this final session will prove to be critical ahead of tomorrow’s race. Due to qualifying being scrapped, the race will be grid by entrant points. It’s shaping up to be a, unpredictable, wet weekend.