Southern & Western Series at Road Atlanta

Saturday, January 15, 2005 Sure, it’s a bit chilly in the morning, but by the time the R/T 2000s head out of pitlane for the morning’s first session there’s sun and fun at Road Atlanta, one of the best ”driver’s” tracks in the country.

Friday practice was good as the 35 competitors tuned up for today’s races. One of those drivers is the pilot of the #25 Marines NASCAR Busch Series Ford, Ashton Lewis, Jr. Lewis wanted to get his road-racing skills sharpened up in anticipation of the two NASCAR Busch races to be held on road courses this year: Mexico and Watkins Glen.

”I had a little bit of trouble getting used to the sequential box,” Lewis said, ”but heck, I’m a race car driver. I figured it out!” Lewis was in the top three in his group in his last two sessions.

NASCAR driver Ashton Lewis, Jr., thought doing some Skip Barber racing would be an excellent refresher for the two Busch Series road course races he’ll be driving this year. Lewis is no stranger to this kind of driving: He was the 1990 Midwest Series champion, and went on to win two Barber Saab races in 1992.

Rick Roso

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