Northeast NASA Super Touring Field Analysis

Published: October 25, 2014

To help me decide what to do with my 240sx I went through 2014 results for NASA Northeast and NASA Mid-Atlantic specifically looking for which cars ran in ST1, ST2 and ST3 and how successful they were.

The raw data is available in CSV format here.

First, a couple of notes on data itself. I indicated car models with as much specificity as was given in the results. In Mid-Atlantic results there are never any car years given, therefore it is impossible to tell C5 Corvettes from C6 ones. In Northeast results the year is sometimes absent.

Cars are arranged in race finishing order. I ignored qualifying times because I personally care about winning races - if I wanted to run qualifying only I would have been researching time trials. The times are best lap times for the respective car in the race. This lap time indicates car potential to win, whereas finishing position is a combination of car potential and driver skill. An absent lap time typically means the car never entered the race; disqualified cars that completed laps would have lap times.

While compiling these results I noticed the following: