Ruman Scores 3rd Consecutive Victory this Season at Road Atlanta’s Trans Am Foametix 100
May 12, 2015
Team Release - Munroe Falls, Ohio – Amy Ruman gave a dominant performance in Round 3 of the Trans Am Championship at Road Atlanta on Saturday. Ruman’s win at the Foametix Trans Am 100 was her third consecutive victory this season and her fourth Trans Am win in a row, increasing her tally to eight Trans Am career victories. Ruman previously scored a Trans Am win at Road Atlanta in 2011 which marked the first time a female had won a race in the 45-year history of the Trans Am Series.
Ruman, piloting the No. 23 McNichols Co. Corvette, qualified a close second and started on the front row with Paul Fix with just .126 seconds between their qualifying times in the combined TA/TA3 field of 32 cars. On the start of Saturday’s race, Fix and Ruman were nose to tail for the first three laps. On lap 4, Ruman made a pass at the top of the hill in turn 2, took the lead, and never looked back. She held that lead for the next 36 laps and kept a blistering pace ahead of the field, at one point leading by 7.5 seconds over second place. The fast pace was all the more impressive since it was a green flag race from start to finish with no double yellow caution laps. She took the checkered flag solidly in the lead and had the fastest race lap time of 1:22.610.
“This streak has been amazing, but we don’t want to get over confident. It’s a long season,” said Ruman. “You never know how Trans Am can turn out. I’m just counting my blessings and taking it one race at a time. We were blessed to win this race today, and the McNichols/Ruman Racing team has been incredible all season, giving me great car after great car. Thank you to everyone at Foametix for helping put on a great event and a great race. This win is for my mom, so happy Mother’s Day to her. I’m so excited, we’re going to carry this momentum into Lime Rock in a week and a half.”
Ruman currently remains atop the Championship points standings with a total of 102. Fix moved into second with 81, while Peterson moved up to third with a total of 71.
The Foametix® Trans Am 100 at Road Atlanta will be broadcast on CBS Sports Network on Saturday, May 23rd at 12:00 PM, and the TA2 Foametix Muscle Car Challenge will air on Saturday, May 30th at 12:00 PM EDT.
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