JBH beat a 7 year lap record today to qualify on Pole for the Formula Mazda SCCA Majors race to be held Saturday 21st March at Road Atlanta. The record held by Franklin Futrelle was set March 2008 at a 1.26.224. Joseph qualified at a 1.25.925 just over a second faster than Darryl Wills in 2nd and Brekk Harris in 3rd.
On a dry warming track the lap times improved from Qualifying 1 to Qualifying 2 enabling most FM drivers to set their fastest times. The unofficial lap record is a testament to the hard work put in by Texas Autosports in particular Moses Smith; Grant Lewis; Mike Anderson and Sitara Wilson.
Road Atlanta is truly unique with enormous elevations up and down followed by fast turns. To beat the lap record at this challenging track is a real highlight of my career to date thanks to Texas Autosports and the SCCA.” commented Joseph Burton-Harris
- Qualifying Position: 1st
- Best Lap: 1.25.925
- Average Speed: 107mph (173kph)
- Top Speed 141mph (227kph)
- Road Atlanta 2.540miles (12 turns)