Two races, two wins for Mark Pombo at Watkins Glen. He picked up right where he left off after race one, quickly capturing the lead entering the first corner and holding the position down for the entirety of the event.
Pombo in the #59 STEP MINI JCW lead a 1-2-3 train of MINIs through the early portion of the race with Nate Norenberg in second and Tomas Mejia in third.
Mejia made the most of his run in race two behind the wheel of the #62 Pledge to Humanity MINI JCW. He spent the better part of the middle section of the event in a fierce battle with series points leader Tyler Maxson.
He came away with a third place podium finish, putting a nice cap on his debut weekend for the team.
Norenberg ran well as well. He spent a large portion of the race at the bumper of Pombo. He was set up for a podium finish but unfortunately had a tire failure late in the race and finished in tenth.
Team owner Luis Perocarpi steadily improved his position throughout the 40-minute race. He brought home the #61 STEP and MINIDealerCareers.com MINI JCW in sixth.
Pombo now has three straight victories in the series and has himself back in title contention. With two more tracks and four more races to go it’s going to be an exciting end to the season.