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Trans Am Indianapolis Motor Speedway

  • 4790 West 16th Street Indianapolis IN 46222 (map)

# 41 Vinnie Allegretta falls short as # 98 Ernie Francis Jr Mustang wins fourth in a row; # 8 Tomy Drissi banned for rest of season.

Ernie Francis won the pole and held the lead over # 41 Vinnie Allegretta 2016 Rookie of the year. 

Allegretta (shown with Dick Danielson) fought back for 3rd after drive-thru penalty for passing 2 lapped cars under caution cost him 6 spots.

Former Corvette driver David Pintaric (now Caddy) took 2nd for career best.

Top 10 in TA included # 59 Simon Gregg 4th, # 30 Milton Grant 8th and # 23 Amy Ruman 10th bedeviled again with car problems.

GM engineer John Buttermore, a Midwest club racing regular finished 5th in TA3 debut.

Hollywood driver and 2009 TA series champ Tomy Drissi was DSQ and suspended from all remaining races for engaging in a physical altercation after the race.  Recall that Drissi deliberately punted Amy Ruman out of the 2015 race at mid-Ohio on the way to her first TA championship.

Thanks to Chris Clark for the great photos.

Race results compiled by Wayne Ellwood. 

Brainerd next on July 1

Earlier Event: June 17
WEC 24 Hours of Le Mans France
Later Event: July 2
Trans Am Brainerd
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