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Trans Am Road Atlanta

  • 5300 Winder Highway Braselton, GA, 30517 United States (map)

Randy Kinsland wins TA3; Simon Gregg is 3rd in TA at Road Atlanta

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# 11 Randy Kinsland secured his third career Trans Am TA3 class win after a streak of mechanical problems ended his 2017 championship pursuit. 

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# 59 Simon Gregg notched another top finish coming in 3rd behind the TA Mustangs of 2017 champ # 98 Ernie Francis Jr and the winner # 20 Chris Dyson.

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Against Porsches 991 GT3 supported by the juggernaut Fall-Line operation, Kinsland took the TA3 pole but got passed right after the start by 2017 TA3 champion # 46 Mark Boden.  Teammate # 44 Tim Kezman also got past.  In a spirited drive, Kinsland re-passed Kezman a lap later, closed in on and passed Bowden on lap 23 for the win and 7th OA.

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In the words of Kinsland, “We’re just a two-man crew including myself.  We’ve been trying to get this car back on top.  It’s really sweet to see all of that hard work pay off”. 

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# 23 Amy Ruman’s streak of bad luck continued.  Having qualified in the top 5, her Corvette developed a vibration that forced her to park it on lap 21.  The problem turned out to be the tranny and a DNF that dropped her to 17th OA.

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# 04 TA3 newcomer Aaron Pierce was 7th in class, 20th OA

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# 53 TA newcomer Larry Hoopaugh was 15th OA in his Tony Ave C6.

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# 20 Chris Dyson took his first win after battling late in the race with # 98 Ernie Francis Jr who was penalized for blocking. 

Results compiled by Wayne Ellwood

A big thank you to Chris Clark for the exceptional photos.

Next race is at Homestead April 15.

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Earlier Event: March 23
Later Event: April 13
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