Posted (05/18/2013) -
Trans Am rookie Robert Huffmaster and the Kryderracing/ VircSec Chevrolet Camaro led the 16 TA2 cars that chose to participate in the session. His time of 1:23.647 beat out two-time defending champion Bob Stretch’s time of 1:23.776 and the rest of the incredibly competitive field, with five cars within half a second of each other. Cameron Lawrence in the #11 Ctek/Motorstate/NorthStar Battery came in third with a time of 1:23.946.
Huffmaster was obviously pleased with the session but insists that he is still adjusting to the Trans Am Series, the TA2 class and the power of his new car.
“It’s been a blast driving a car with a whole lot of power, previously I’d been driving cars with around 120 horsepower, so this has been a bit of an adjustment. The real challenge has been learning all the different ways to adjust the cars, which is nice but can also hurt you when you have a bad set up. So you really have to focus on what you can control and sometimes you have to keep things simple.”
The 28 car Trans Am field will take to the course at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park at 5:00 p.m. EST for qualifying, and is scheduled to race at 4:15 p.m. EST on Sunday for the 100 mile race.