Munroe Falls, Ohio – Ruman and the team rounded out the busy month of competition at the iconic Road America, WI, circuit this past weekend, where the Series completed Round 7 on the road to the 2018 Trans Am Championship Presented by Pirelli.
The team was looking for a comeback after the rough outcome at Mid-Ohio, and Ruman proved that with a solid 4th place finish in Saturday’s race. With essentially no clean laps during the qualifying session on Friday, Ruman qualified the No. 23 McNichols Co. Corvette 7th on the grid in a crowded field.
After three years of rain racing at Road America, mother nature finally stayed dry for the 850hp beasts. The race heated up quickly – and Ruman was entrenched with race long battles which included awesome side-by-side competition with fellow racers Greg Pickett, Tomy Drissi, and Dave Ruehlow. Ruman ran comfortably in sixth and seventh positions, and had some great late race passes to secure a fourth place finish.
“I am pretty pleased with our outcome here at Road America. It’s the best finish we have had here in a long time. I was really running strong at the end of the race but ran out of laps to be able to completely close the gap with Cliff (Ebben). I was trying hard to get our McNichols Corvette back atop the podium, and we came close today. Shout out to all of the Road America fans that came out for the race, the huge crowd was unreal!” exclaimed Ruman.
TV INFO!! Fans can tune into a 60-minute highlight show of the weekend will broadcast nationally on CBS Sports Network, Sunday September 16th at 2:00pm.
The Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli heads to Watkins Glen International next, September 7th through 9th. With four rounds remaining in the season, Ernie Francis, Jr. leads the TA Championship with 204 points, followed by Chris Dyson in second – 167, Lawrence Loshak sits third – 162, David Pintaric in forth – 157, and Amy Ruman in fifth with – 141 points.
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