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Trans Am Virginia Intnl Raceway

  • 1245 Pine Tree Road Alton VA 24520 (map)

# 6 Shane Lewis top Corvette finisher 3rd as # 98 Ernie Francis Jr Mustang wins again on his way to the championship

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The late addition of Shane Lewis in the # 6 Corvette paid off for Derhaag Motorsports with a 3rd place finish. 

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Lewis competing full time in TA2 made his first TA class start filling in for Cameron Lawrence who had to sit out resulting from a heavy hit in practice.

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# 23 Amy Ruman, defending 2-time champ swapped positions with Lewis and finished 4th by a good margin over # 59 Simon Gregg.

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Vinnie Allegretta serving notice as this year’s top scoring Corvette driver settled for 7th, consoled by the Crew of the Race award for efforts to repair the # 41 Corvette following a collision in practice. 

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Kerry Hitt, Advanced Composite Products (ACP) received the Crew Chief of the Race in an honorary capacity for helping Vinnie with repairs.

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Young phenom # 98 Ernie Francis Jr won by 19 seconds in his ACP bodied Mustang on his way to the championship.

Results compiled by Wayne Ellwood

Thanks for Photos to Chris Clark

NJMP on Oct 8 is next with stalwart writer/photographer Rich Martin on hand.

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Earlier Event: September 23
ADAC GT Masters, Hockenheim Germany
Later Event: September 28
SCCA Runoffs
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