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Trans Am Mid-Ohio

  • 7721 Steam Corners Road Lexington, OH, 44904 United States (map)

Forgettable outcomes at Mid-Ohio for 2 Trans Am Corvette Stalwarts

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Mid-Ohio was a race to be forget for # 59 Simon Gregg, outgunned to 9th in TA, (17th overall) completing 41 of 45 laps; and for…

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# 23 Amy Ruman – broken tranny for 12th in TA, (22nd overall), out in 9 laps just a few hours haul from home base in Munroe Falls OH.

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The favorite was pole-sitter # 4 Paul Fix (in Mustang supplied by Tony Ave) until avoidable contact on lap 24 via botched wave-by Dave Ricci # 71 TA3 Camaro.  Officials disqualified Ricci and put him on probation for the rest of the season.

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The misfortunes of Fix, other front-runners, and racing luck opened the way for yet another win by # 98 Ernie Francis Jr, his 4th of the season.

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Decked out to resemble the 1970 Chaparral Camaro, West Coast champ Tomy Drissi drove the # 8 TA Camaro for Claudio Burtin’s team. 

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Reminiscing back, Chevy honchos gave Jim Hall the nod after AMC offered the invincible Penske team bigger bucks for Mark Donohue to prep and race the Javelin. 

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Guess who came out on top?

Photos thanks to Chris Clark @cclarkphoto

Results compiled by Wayne Ellwood.

Next race is Road America Aug 23-25.

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