After two of the last three rounds, Nick Galante looks forward to the season finale at the famous Mid Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. Nick's GRAND-AM season started out at Mazda Raceway at Laguna Seca on July 9th.
Right away Nick was posting competitive lap times for his inaugural race in the series. The COPi Companies Racers Edge Mustang Boss 302R was battling some overheating issues all weekend and still was able to run in the top 10. Nick and his teammate Scott Panzer nursed the temp sensitive car home for a hard earned 20th
For the next race on the calendar, the team headed to Millville, New Jersey on July 23rd . Nick again, was getting faster with every valuable session in the car. Armed with a great new teammate, Robbie Pecorari, also making the switch from Formula cars to Sportscars.
The overheating issues were worked out by the great RACERS EDGE crew and team technicians and the car was ready for battle in the intense record breaking heat of the New Jersey Motorsports Park.
During the race Nick smoothly worked his way from 18th to 11th and handed the unscathed car over to teammate Pecorari. Pecorari drove a great stint, battling with some of the best in the series.
Late in the race the team chose a great fuel strategy and needed just one more expected yellow flag caution period to solidify finishing the race with enough fuel. The caution came with only 15 minutes remaining, It looked as if the COPi Companies Mustang was going to move on up to the the top 5, due to the other leaders having to pit for more fuel. But unfortunately 2 more yellow flag caution periods made it unnecessary for the leaders to pit. The race ended under caution and the COPi Companies Mustang was brought home in 11th.
Nick is confident and looking forward to the next race in Lexington, Ohio at the Mid Ohio Sports Car Course. If you can't make it out to the race, be sure to watch on the SPEED channel on Sept 25th 12:00pm Eastern.