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Trans Am NJMP

  • 8000 Dividing Creek Road Millville NJ 08332 (map)

In a sparse field at NJMP, Simon Gregg finishes 2nd to winner # 98 Mustang of Ernie Francis Jr who clinches TA championship

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Simon Gregg in his # 59, 2nd and Mickey Wright, 6th in the # 6 scored their best results of the season driving Corvettes built and prepared by Jim Derhaag who until recently was an influential shareholder who helped re-start the Trans Am in 2009.

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Mechanical problems relegated Vinnie Alegretta # 41 to 13th, one spot ahead of Larry Lapurage # 99, both classified DNF.

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Mechanical problems and a 30 second penalty for jumping a re-start dropped Amy Ruman to DNF last place, 17th completing just 15 of 45 scheduled laps.

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Ernie Francis Jr, 19 won his 8th race of the season becoming the youngest driver to win a championship replacing a blown engine along the way before qualifying.

Results compiled by Wayne Ellwood

Thanks to enthusiast/contributor Rich Martin for Photos.

It has been heard that 15 races scheduled over 9 months place too much strain on teams shooting for the championship; and that some races should be dropped next year.  NJMP could be one of them measured by the low turnout of entrants and fans.  Perhaps Homestead and Detroit also.

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