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LS2 RACE Report: NEW JERSEY, 2023


Josh Cartwright was ready to keep his season rolling in the right direction when the day began in East Rutherford, New Jersey. With the rumblings of rain on its way, he knew it was going to be an interesting day to say the least. Prepared for anything, he rolled into the stadium with confidence as he hit the track during his first qualifier. He looked to find his speed quickly and it looked like it was going to be a smooth sailing day. Josh was doing his best to fight through the difficult rutted conditions and eventually put in a time good enough for 30th fastest, just a bit off of his usual qualifying position. Josh knew his work was cut out for him and when the Heat began, he was ready to make it happen. Josh launched off the line and funneled through the first corner running well inside the top ten. He was doing everything he could to keep his focus forward but could sense the ferocity nipping at his heels. The last few laps was a knock down drag out and Josh would unfortunately draw the short end of the stick as he would come across the line just one spot outside of qualifying position. The LCQ was unfortunately a similar story as a good start would send him on his way but the track would eventually reach up and grab him, cutting his night short. On to Nashville!