Bob Ruman – GT-1 Corvette: #23
2005-2007 Season Highlights – Ruman focused on crew chief duties for Amy Ruman’s NE Division GT-1 points bids. In 2007, he captured the GT-1 pole and finished 1st at the SCCA Mid-Ohio National. Bob also jumped in a Spec Racer periodically to compete in a few races for fun.
2004 Season Highlights – Finished 13th in the Trans-Am series points standings, running a short season of just only four races. Bob ran a partial Trans-Am season this year as he concentrated on being the team owner/data engineer for his daughter Amy as she ran the #23 in a 12-race SCCA National GT-1 season. Bob hit the Trans-Am circuit competing in Long Beach with a 12th place finish, Cleveland where he grabbed another 12th, at Trois-Rivieres where he took home a 5th, and Road America with a 9th.
2003 Season Highlights – Finished 15th in the points standings, with just only running 5 races this season in the MotoRock Trans-am Tour for the BFGoodrich Tires Cup. Bob had to run a partial Trans-Am season this year due to some unexpected health issues. Shortly after Bob ran the February Trans-Am season opener in St. Petersburg, he was diagnosed with kidney cancer. He was forced to put his Trans-Am season on hold for the first time in 8 years. Ruman is now cancer-free and returned to the series to run Cleveland, Trois-Rivieres, Road America, and finished the season with 5th at Puerto Rico. Westward Tools honored Bob at the Trans-Am end of the year banquet, giving him the 2003 Westward Tools Tough Guy Award for beating cancer.
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Personal – Born on February 27, 1942, in Massillon, Ohio, Bob resides in Munroe Falls, Ohio. Bob is Vice President of Cenweld Corporation. He has a B.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of Akron. Bob’s family includes wife Barb Ruman and daughters Niki and Amy.