RACE: National Runoffs: Ruman Racing preview

NE DIVISION GT-1 CHAMPION AMY RUMAN HEADS TO SCCA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RUNOFFS AT HEARTLAND PARK TOPEKA Munroe Falls, OH - Amy Ruman and the Ruman Racing team are heading to Heartland Park Topeka, KS on Monday to compete in the famed SCCA ...

NE DIVISION GT-1 CHAMPION AMY RUMAN HEADS TO SCCA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RUNOFFS AT HEARTLAND PARK TOPEKA

Munroe Falls, OH - Amy Ruman and the Ruman Racing team are heading to Heartland Park Topeka, KS on Monday to compete in the famed SCCA National Championship Runoffs. Ruman and the team competed in last year's Runoffs held at Heartland Park, but Amy's race was cut short on the first lap when she was hit from behind by another car.

For the third consecutive year, Amy was the SCCA Northeast National Points Division Champion for GT-1. She captured 6 pole positions out of 7 races, scored 4 wins, 2 second place finishes, and currently holds 5 track records. Amy competed for the first time in the famed SCCA June Sprints National at Road America, WI where she qualified 5th and finished in 8th, after the car broke a control arm on the front suspension with 3 laps to go while she was running in 3rd place.

Ruman and the team will head out to HPT for the week-long event Oct. 6-12th. The SCCA Runoffs brings together the top national drivers from across the country to compete for the title of National Champion in their respective car classes. Only those who place in the top-10 in their Division points standings are eligible to compete. Ruman Racing will field the familiar #23 McNichols/Goodyear/Cenweld Chevrolet Corvette in Ruman's sixth time at the Runoffs. Ruman's best finish at the Runoff's was 5th in 2003. She did not finish in 2007 due to the damage from being hit, earned a 7th in 2006, 6th in 2005, and 9th in 2004 after having car problems during the race.

Ruman will run the first of three qualifiers beginning on Tuesday, October 7th at 11:00am, followed by Wednesday at 3:00 pm and Thursday at 6:00pm (all times are CDT). This year's GT-1 race will be on Sunday, October 12th at 3:45 pm.

"We really weren't sure if we wanted to make the trip to Topeka again this year for the Runoffs, but we had such a good year and we have such great sponsors that I felt like we owed it to them to make the race. After all, this is what you work for all season - a chance to become the GT-1 National Champion," exclaimed Ruman. "It looks like it is going to be a good field again, and I am really focused on winning this race. Hopefully this will be my year to win it."

For LIVE timing and scoring, full coverage, and news, visit the official SCCA National Runoffs website at: www.scca.com/event.aspx?hub=1&event=12416 and click on the live timing and scoring link on the menu bar.

Television coverage of the entire 2008 SCCA National Runoffs will be aired on SPEED Channel. Dates and times of races will be tape delayed and will be announced soon. For more schedule information, visit www.speedtv.com or www.scca.com.

-credit: rumanracing.com

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