PAE GTA weekend at Road Atlanta

20160506_114453This past weekend 24 year old Brian Faessler in his Paul’s Automotive Engineering/Technitron 2015 Mustang competed in the Global Time Attack, Pro Competition at Road Atlanta. This was our first exposure to true professionally built Time Attack cars. These cars are designed and built to run 1 fast lap.

We felt a little out of place as we were the only Mustang in competition. We intended to compete in the Unlimited Rear Wheel Drive class but our missing strut towers (should have brought them) bumped us into the Pro Comp class. Our test Thursday went well, running low boost and heat cycling tires.

Brian quickly got up to speed on Friday, dropping his personal best in this car by almost 4 seconds, posting a 1:23.8 second lap. This put him at the top of the overall time chart by over a second. We knew that this would not stand but were very pleased.

Unfortunately Saturday we encountered a problem with our waste gate and were not able to improve our time. Our time from Friday stood up as the fastest rear wheel drive car, and was only bested by (3) Unlimited 4 Wheel drive cars.

Congratulations to Jeff Westphal in the GST Subaru and his winning time of 1:20.7.

Great cars, Great drivers, Great competition.

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