In a race half consumed by a red flag the MINI JCW Team finds a way to come out on top.
Nate Norenberg in the #60 MINI JCW looked to follow up his second place finish in race one with another podium in race two but fell victim to early contact. He fought hard to regain ground for the remainder of the event and finished in eight place.
Mark Pombo in the #59 STEP MINI JCW had an up and down race, moving to second in the early part of the race before a big off sent him back to sixth.
After a lengthy red flag to repair a tire wall that was damaged in an accident Pombo restarted the race in 5th. With roughly five minutes to go in the race he quickly moved to fourth.
Pombo worked his way around points leader Wittmer to take third before setting his sights on the top two. On the final lap Maxson in the #74 Mazda was in second and made contact with race leader Halderman. Maxson got loose and Pombo stayed in the gas to take advantage. After passing Maxson he got side by side with Halderman heading into the next corner where he was able to overtake him and win the race to the line.
This marks the first win for the MINI JCW Team in TC America.
Next on the schedule is Watkins Glen International on the Weekend of August 30 – September 1. The MINI JCW Team has had great success at Watkins Glen in the past and will look to make it two wins in a row.