RACE: Ruman Racing Mid-Ohio recap, June Sprints preview

BOB RUMAN WINS AT MID-OHIO AND AMY RUMAN TO RUN IN FAMED SCCA JUNE SPRINTS NATIONAL AT ROAD AMERICA, ELKHART LAKE, WI Munroe Falls, OH - Ruman Racing had a driver change two weeks ago at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course - Bob Ruman climbed back...

BOB RUMAN WINS AT MID-OHIO AND AMY RUMAN TO RUN IN FAMED SCCA JUNE SPRINTS NATIONAL AT ROAD AMERICA, ELKHART LAKE, WI

Munroe Falls, OH - Ruman Racing had a driver change two weeks ago at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course - Bob Ruman climbed back into the cockpit of the #23 McNichols Corvette to compete in a 2008 race. Ruman secured the pole position for the start of the race and lead flag to flag to bring home the win for the team.

"It felt great to be back in the car. I ran this race last year in the rain and won, so I was happy when we had a dry track this year to run on. I focused on jumping out in front and staying there, and that's what we did," exclaimed Bob Ruman.

The Ruman Racing team, with Amy Ruman slated to be in the driver's seat, heads to Road America for the 53rd running of the famed SCCA Piggly Wiggly June Sprints National. There are more than 460 entrants expected for this race, the second largest SCCA event following the SCCA National Championship Runoffs. There are currently 29 GT-1 entrants for this race. One of the reasons drivers compete in the race is to earn the title of winning the Triple Crown. To earn the SCCA Triple Crown Award a driver must win each of the following challenges: the June Sprints National, their home Division's National Points Championship, and the SCCA National Championship at the Runoffs.

This will be Amy Ruman's first appearance at the June Sprints and first time driving the Road America circuit. "I am really looking forward to running this race. Road America is an awesome four mile track that I have yet to run on and I am really excited to get the chance to race here," stated Ruman. "I will be looking for tips from my Dad, since he ran here many times in his Trans-Am days."

The June Sprints schedule runs from June 19-22 with a test day on Thursday, practice on Friday, and qualifying on Saturday and Sunday morning with the GT-1 race Sunday afternoon at 1:15 CT. For more on the June Sprints event, please visit www.junesprints.com.

Next up: July 13 - Amy Ruman in GT-1 and Niki Ruman in SRF SCCA National at Watkins Glen, NY

-credit: rumanracing.com

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Series SCCA
Drivers Bob Ruman , Amy Ruman
Teams HART