Ruman Looking to 3-Peat at New Jersey Motorsports Park
June 11, 2015
Munroe Falls, Ohio – After a stellar start to the 2015 season with three wins and a third place at Lime Rock Park, the current points leader Amy Ruman is looking for a “3-Peat” at New Jersey Motorsports Park in this weekend’s Trans Am Series Round 5.
Ruman and her No. 23 McNichols Co. Corvette, will return to the track as the defending 2012 and 2014 race winner, claiming victories on the last two occasions the Series visited the Thunderbolt track. If Ruman scores another victory, it would tally three in a row at NJMP and four wins out of five races this season. This near perfect record was hindered by early race contact from another competitor at Lime Rock Park a few short weeks ago.
"I am thrilled to be back racing at the NJMP Thunderbolt track," enthused Ruman. "New Jersey has been great to us, and the last two races here have been very exciting. The fans make it enjoyable to come here, that’s for sure! Getting hit and spun on the first lap at Lime Rock was unfortunate, but I fought hard to come back and finish 3rd. Since then, my crew fixed the car and we are ready to go. Fix gained a few points on me, but I’m looking to stretch that lead out again this weekend.”
The weekend starts off with a promoter test day on Friday, June 12. Official practice and qualifying take place on Saturday, June 13. Sunday, June 14 will showcase two races at the venue kicking off with the TA2 race, the MPT Twelve Lubricant & Penetrant 100 at 11:50 AM, followed by a 3:10 PM green flag for the MPT Fuel Systems Cleanse 100, featuring TA/TA3 combined classes, all times are EDT. For tickets and schedule info, visit gotransam.com or njmp.com.
Ruman is looking to strengthen her lead this weekend with another podium finish and currently holds the lead in Championship points standings with a total of 128, Fix is second with 116, and Ebben moved into third with a total of 96.
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