Ruman back on Podium at Road Atlanta
May 17, 2017
Ruman Scores 2nd – Back on Podium at Road Atlanta Trans Am Round 3
Munroe Falls, Ohio – Ruman found her way back to the podium for the first time this season at Road Atlanta in Round 3 of the Trans Am Series Championship Presented by Pirelli.
Ruman added to her successes at the iconic Road Atlanta circuit by garnering a 2nd place finish in the No. 23 McNichols Co. Corvette. She has scored three career victories here; 2016, 2015, and captured her historic first ever Trans Am win here in 2011.
After an extremely tight qualifying session, Ruman started in fourth for the early Saturday morning race. She immediately sprung into third position, while keeping first and second in sights. Mid-race, Ruman slid into second pressuring first for the rest of the laps.
“The setup finally clicked for us this weekend and we had a decent, competitive Corvette. The top three of us were pretty evenly matched, when it looked the #33 car has some mechanical issues. After that Ernie (Francis, Jr.) and I had a pretty good battle going, but I just couldn’t get by him. I’m happy with the finish though, it was a good points day for us and we moved into second in the standings!” stated Ruman. “I’m looking forward to Detroit in a few weeks, hopefully we can use this momentum.”
The top five spots in the Championship points race shifted following the results this weekend. Ernie Francis, Jr. moves into first with 84 points, followed by Amy Ruman – 71, Cliff Ebben – 65, Vincent Allegretta – 62, and Tomy Drissi – 58. *Subject to change, results were still provisional at time of release.
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