LEXINGTON, Ohio â€“ Jack Baldwin took advantage of a mechanical problem on the James Weaver car to score his second Grand American Road Racing Association event of the year. Baldwin, co-driving the No. 74 Informix Software Riley & Scott Judd with...
LEXINGTON, Ohio – Jack Baldwin took advantage of a mechanical problem on the James Weaver car to score his second Grand American Road Racing Association event of the year. Baldwin, co-driving the No. 74 Informix Software Riley & Scott Judd with George Robinson, scored a nine-second victory over the Dyson Racing Riley & Scott Ford of Elliott Forbes-Robinson and John Paul Jr. in the U.S. Road Racing Classic at Mid-Ohio.
Scott Schubot and Andy Wallace took third in a Ford Lola, followed by the Ferrari 333 SP of Mimmo Schiattarella and Ralf Kelleners, and the Doran Lista Special of Didier Theys and Mauro Baldi.
A broken bolt in the left-rear wheel assembly forced Weaver to pit while leading on lap 86. Weaver and Butch Leitzinger dominated the race up until that point in the Dyson Racing Riley and Scott Ford.
“I raced hard all day, and our car gets better every race,” said Baldwin. “James Weaver had a problem at the end, but when it happened he was only about 50 feet in front of me. I saw his car make a little wiggle, and I went by.”
Weaver came back to finish ninth, and maintained an unofficial five-point lead in the SportsRacer driver standings over Baldwin.
Larry Oberto and Ryan Hampton extended their SportsRacer Lights winning streak to four races, while Terry Borcheller and Ron Johnson’s three-race GTO streak was halted by the Porsche of Greg Wilkins and David Lacey. Other class winners were Mike Fitzgerald and Darren Law, taking their second victory of the year in GTU, and Craig Conway and Doug Goad, winning their third in American GT.
Baldwin and Robinson average 83.049 in the event, which was slowed by six caution periods for 26 laps.
The next Grand-Am event will be the Paul Revere 250, on Thursday, June 29, at Daytona International Speedway during the Pepsi 400 weekend.