All three defending NATA champions win at Road Atlanta in 2024

J.A.
By J.A. Ackley
May 22, 2024 | NATA Championship, Global Time Attack, Feras Qartoumy, Jackie Ding, Devin Hofmann

Photography Credit: James Bradham/Global Time Attack

The NATA Championship seeks to crown the best of the best among Global Time Attack, Gridlife and SCCA time trial competition. At the most recent GTA event at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, defending NATA champions Feras Qartoumy, Jackie Ding and Devin Hofmann continued their winning ways.

Can Feras Qartoumy create an even faster Corvette than the one he used to win in America, Australia and Japan? That was the question entering this year’s Road Atlanta event, and while he didn’t beat his 1:17.725 lap record, he did win the Unlimited Tire class with a 1:22.155.

Jackie Ding brought out his trusted Toyota Supra instead of his new BMW M2 for only one reason: To beat the Street class record. He achieved that, with a 1:25.678 time, and earned himself top NATA honors for the Large 200tw Tire class.


Jackie Ding. Photo by James Bradham/Global Time Attack.

Devin Hofmann returned with her Subaru WRX STI and took top spot in the Small 200tw Tire. Last year, she turned a 1:34.2 with 660 to 700 horses at the wheels. This time she came with a detuned ride, producing only 500 horses, to increase the longevity of the engine. That’s didn’t slow her down much as she turned a 1:35.8, just 1.6 seconds slower and still fast enough for the class win.


2023 NATA Champion Devin Hofmann received with trophy prior to the Road Atlanta event … and then went on to win her class. Photo by J.A. Ackley.

What’s Next?

Miss the first two rounds? No worries. The NATA Championship awards points to the best three-point showings among six events. Gridlife hosts the third round of the NATA Championship Presented by Grassroots Motorsports. It takes place on June 28-30 at Mid-Ohio Sports Course. For more information on NATA, visit natachampionship.com.

NATA Championship Presented by Grassroots Motorsports
Round 2
Global Time Attack
Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta
Braselton, Georgia
May 10-11

Unlimited
Pos. | Driver | Car | Time | NATA Points Earned
1. Feras Quartoumy, Chevrolet Corvette, 01:22.155, 100.000
2. Mike DuSold, Chevrolet Camaro, 01:23.953, 97.858
3. Joshua Briggs, Mazda Miata, 01:28.192, 93.155
4. Johnny Cichowski, Mazda Miata, 01:28.926, 92.386
5. Ray Guerrero, Porsche 911, 01:29.068, 92.239
6. Alexander Gallardo, Nissan 350Z, 01:29.192, 92.110
7. Michael Simms, Porsche GT3, 01:31.141, 90.141
8. Shawn Bassett, Datsun 240Z, 01:31.255, 90.028
9. Javier Torres, Acura Integra RS, 01:33.691, 87.687
10. Jose Sanchez, Honda Civic, 01:42.978, 79.779

Large 200tw Tire
Pos. | Driver | Car | Time | NATA Points
1. Jackie Ding, Toyota GR Supra, 01:25.678, 95.888
2. Allen Patten, Toyota GR Supra, 01:25.893, 95.648
3. Anthony Pearson, Toyota GR Supra, 01:28.857, 92.458
4. Kyle Mckiou, Toyota GR Supra, 01:33.335, 88.022
5. Kevin Parlett, Infiniti G35, 01:33.901, 87.491
6. Adam James, BMW M2, 01:34.127, 87.281
7. Robert Rushton, Honda Civic Type R, 01:34.259, 87.159
8. Jonathan Wheeler, Nissan 370Z, 01:34.344, 87.080
9. Wes Humphryes, Mercedes-Benz AMG GTS, 01:35.598, 85.938
10. Rob Wilmoth, Audi RS3, 01:36.088, 85.500
11. Taylor Matyac, BMW E36, 01:37.627, 84.152
12. Logan Kenseth, Cadillac CTS-V, 01:38.493, 83.412
13. Spencer Matyac, BMW 335, 02:00.627, 68.107

Small 200tw Tire
Pos. | Driver | Car | Time | NATA Points
1. Devin Hofmann, Subaru STi, 01:35.815, 85.743
2. Kyle Gurny, Volkswagen Golf R, 01:36.314, 85.299
3. Alex Schwartz, Honda S2000, 01:39.184, 82.831
4. Mark Matyac, BMW 340i, 01:41.398, 81.022
5. Brad Balkham, Mitsubishi Evolution X, 01:42.979, 79.778
6. Brandon Luethye, Volkswagen Golf R, 01:43.593, 79.306
7. Dhruv Bhavsar, BMW M3, 01:46.082, 77.445

2024 Point Standings: Top 10

Unlimited
1. Steve Forrer, 100
1. Feras Quartoumy, 100
3. Mike Dusold, 97.858
4. Brian Black, 96.25
5. Joshua Briggs, 93.155
6. Ray Guerrero, 92.239
7. Alexander Gallardo, 92.11
8. Michael Simms, 90.141
9. Shawn Bassett, 90.028
10. Javier Torres, 87.687

Large 200tw Tire
1. Nicholas Hendrix, 97.957
2. Keenan Prusank, 97.094
3. David Feighner, 95.941
4. Jackie Ding, 95.888
5. Allen Patten, 95.648
6. Jeff Tucker, 95.373
7. Robert Smithson, 95.343
8. Michael Barnes, 95.258
9. John Li, 95.145
10. Michael Young, 94.239

Small 200tw Tire
1. Anthony Leclerc, 94.055
2. Colin Swanger, 92.986
3. Tony Machi, 91.216
4. Nicholas Zelisko, 90.119
5. Trevor Kindlon, 90.032
6. Miroslav Knava, 89.389
7. Romana Smela, 88.989
8. Sarin Kodappully, 88.506
9. Liam Parkes, 88.315
10. Josh Murphy, 87.393

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Comments
jfryjfry
jfryjfry UltraDork
5/22/24 8:23 p.m.

Anyone have any info on feras's front splitter??  I believe it's much smaller than what he was recently running. Curious why?

J.A. Ackley
J.A. Ackley Senior Editor
5/23/24 11:48 a.m.

In reply to jfryjfry :

Good question. I know this car has some body differences. Let's see if I can find out.

J.A. Ackley
J.A. Ackley Senior Editor
5/23/24 4:16 p.m.

In reply to jfryjfry :

Answer: Feras is experimenting with different aero packages.

jfryjfry
jfryjfry UltraDork
5/23/24 6:47 p.m.

Thanks for digging up the answer!   I wonder if less drag > more downforce?  Assuming the larger splitter made more df, that is 

I wonder how to let him know I'll store his old stuff... 

J.A. Ackley
J.A. Ackley Senior Editor
5/23/24 7:57 p.m.

In reply to jfryjfry :

I believe the thinking is different tracks need different aerodynamic profiles - that's what Feras is playing around with. Just like you tune with shocks (dampers)/springs, you can also tune with aerodynamics.

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