Puerto Rico: Randy Ruhlman notes

Top Trans-Am driver Randy Ruhlman scores third in the first practice at the Grand Prix of Puerto Rico. Running second for most of the session behind the 2003 Champion Scott Pruett, Ruhlman and Pruett ended the session second and third. Tomy...

Top Trans-Am driver Randy Ruhlman scores third in the first practice at the Grand Prix of Puerto Rico. Running second for most of the session behind the 2003 Champion Scott Pruett, Ruhlman and Pruett ended the session second and third. Tomy Drissi shot from behind just before the checkered flag and scored the fastest lap on the first of two scheduled practice sessions today.

"This track is really tight!!! And a lot of work!. It is going to be a VERY interesting race out there. The track of course is still dirty and super slippery since no one has ever raced on it before. The car is good, but traffic is going to be a big factor", says Ruhlman.

"It looks like Cleveland on paper, but unlike the wide open track there, this is way tighter than it looks. It is pretty humid today, too and the heat is up, so if that continues it could play a big part in the race, since you are so busy shifting and turning and braking. I can see a lot of fatigue on some of these guys, if they are not careful."

Ruhlman finished with a time of 1:08.248 in the Preformed Line Product/Coyote Closure Chevrolet Corvette.

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Series Trans-Am
Drivers Scott Pruett , Tomy Drissi , Randy Ruhlman