Amy Ruman takes the checkered flag when it counts at Homestead
# 23, Amy Ruman, qualified 3rd and won again as her competition fell off the pace during the 45 lap race. Ruman starts the 2015 season with 2 straight wins (3 counting last year’s Daytona finale).
Other Trans-Am leaders like # 59, Simon Gregg, qualified 2nd overheated early, slowed pace to finish 9th.
# 87 Doug Peterson, qualified 4th recovered from a spin to finish 8th.
# 16 RJ Lopez, pole-sitter, was headed for victory circle but tire failure (right rear) on lap 25 dropped him to 34th.
# 86, John Baucom (Mustang, qualified 5th) hounded Ruman in the closing laps but lost oil pressure putting him 4th. # 33 Cliff Ebben (Mustang) finished 2nd.
# 4, Paul Fix, qualified 7th in a Tony Ave C6 moved up to finish 3rd.
# 35 Mario Barcenas newcomer to TA from Panama, in an ex Tony Ave C6 showed well at times.
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Trans-Am organizers grouped TA2 “Muscle Cars” (meant to revive the original Camaros, Mustangs and Chargers) in a separate race. Cameron Lawrence, last year’s champ, also won for second straight time in a Charger.
There are 80 entries for next Trans-Am race, May 9 at Road Atlanta.