RACE: Amy Ruman Watkins Glen National event notes

Two Big Wins for Amy Ruman at the Watkins Glen SCCA Double National Munroe Falls, OH -- Amy Ruman returned to the podium again this past weekend at the SCCA Double National at Watkins Glen International, NY.JSister Niki Ruman also ran in the ...

Two Big Wins for Amy Ruman at the Watkins Glen SCCA Double National

Munroe Falls, OH -- Amy Ruman returned to the podium again this past weekend at the SCCA Double National at Watkins Glen International, NY.JSister Niki Ruman also ran in the double national, competing in Spec Racer. The two competed on Watkins Glen International's 3.4-mile "long course."

It was a picture perfect weather weekend, with the sun shining all three days. Amy wasted no time at all in the 9 car GT-1 field and put the #23 McNichols Co./Goodyear/Cenweld Chevrolet Corvette on the pole in qualifying for both races, setting the pace at a 1:49.870 for race one and a 1:50.294 for race two. Ruman bettered her existing track record of a 1:52.693 in both races, and now holds a new track record with a 1:52.460 -- each race was on a hot, late afternoon track, which contributed to slightly slower times than the qualifying sessions. Ruman finally broke through her no-win barrier at the Glen and lead both races flag-to-flag taking home both wins of the weekend.

"Wow, finally our time has come at Watkins Glen! I am so excited to win at my favorite track. Bringing home double wins and a new track record feels really great. As usual, my crew did a fantastic job and gave me a great car," remarked Ruman.

Niki Ruman drove her #23 McNichols Co./Dynasty Motorsports Spec Racer in a crowded field of 34 Spec Racers. In Saturday's race she qualified 21st and finished 16th. In Sunday's race, she qualified 21st and finished 19th.

"I had some really good battles going during both races. Saturday's race was particularly thrilling, because I had a great start. Even though I was on the outside I was able to find a hole down the middle and pass at least 5 cars. Then we had great drafting and close nose to tail racing after that," explained Ruman.

Ruman Racing's primary sponsor, McNichols Co., is headquartered in Tampa, FL, and is the largest U.S. distributor of "Hole" products with service centers across North America. McNichols' product selection is the most diverse in the industry. McNichols stocks perforated products, both metal and plastic. A toll free number 800-237-3820 connects you to the McNichols Co. distributor in your area and the company's extensive website, www.mcnichols.com, has online customer service and online ordering.

UPCOMING RACES:
July 16-18 -- Amy Ruman in Round 6 SCCA Pro-Racing Trans-Am Series, Toronto, Canada

-source: www.rumanracing.com

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