Next up for the team is a double national at Palm Beach International Raceway on Jan. 12 and 13. Both Nocerine and Aquilante will be competing there also in their Mustangs in Touring 1 and Touring 2.
Andrew Aquilante proved he doesn’t need a wet race track to set the quickest lap of the GS field, leading Saturday’s final Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge practice session.
In ST, it was 2005 Rolex 24 winner Terry Borcheller at the top of the charts.After setting a fast time early, Aquliante’s No. 35 Subaru Road Racing Team Subaru WRX-STI was briefly demoted by Bill Auberlen in the No. 96 Turner Motorsport BMW M3, but then put down a 1:57.486 (109.085 mph), which held to the end of the one-hour session. Auberlen’s time, a scant 0.002-second behind Aquilante, kept him in second. David Empringham was third in the No. 15 Multimatic Motorsports Aston Martin Vantage with a lap of 1:57.966 (108.641 mph).
Borcheller put the No. 23 Burton Racing BMW 328i at the head of the ST class. The 2003 Rolex DP champion entered a hot lap of 2:07.043 (100.879 mph), 0.247-second ahead of Andrew Jordan in the No. 77 Compass 360 Racing Honda Civic Si. Jordan snuck his fast lap in the closing seconds of the session, bumping Ryan Ellis in the No. 30 i-Moto Mazda Speed 3 to third in ST with a 2:07.418 (100.582 mph).
The Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge takes the track for more testing Sunday at 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. ET. Live timing is available on grand-am.com.
For the full practice racap visit here.