Amy Ruman Scores Another 3rd in Trans-Am at Mosport

MUNROE FALLS, Ohio – The third race of the season was a charm for Amy Ruman and the team scoring 3rd place in Round 4 of the SCCA Pro Racing Trans-Am Series this past weekend at Mosport International Raceway as part of the Victoria Day SpeedFest Weekend. Amy has landed on the podium both times she’s raced Trans-Am in Canada – the last time was last year’s 3rd at the Toronto Trans-Am Street Race.

Amy Ruman at Mosport. Credit: Mark Weber/SCCA

This was Ruman’s debut running a Trans-Am car at Mosport Raceway; she had previously run there in Pro Spec Racer in 2002. She qualified the #23 McNichols/Goodyear/Cenweld Corvette in 6th position on a very tight grid for Sunday’s race.

As the 13 car Trans-Am field took to the track, light rain began to fall, producing slick conditions for the start of the race. They took the green flag, and as the field exited turn one several cars got tangled up in a wreck but Ruman made it through unscathed. Ruman was in 4th and got a clean re-start following the 8-minute red-flag for the cleanup of the multicar incident.

The rain stopped and the track dried as Ave sprinted out to the lead. There was a three way battle for the top spots between Simon Gregg, Blaise Csida, and Ruman for several laps. Csida and Ruman got past Gregg to hold onto second and third positions respectively for the rest of the race.

“We were determined to improve our results this weekend and we did by nailing that 3rd place finish!” stated Ruman. “I kept improving my times in the #23 McNichols/Goodyear/Cenweld Corvette throughout the weekend, and we just spent each session trying to improve our setup so we would have a good car for the race. It felt really great spraying that champagne on the podium again!” This was Ruman’s fifth third place finish in the Trans-Am Series.

In West Virginia at Summit Point Raceway, Ruman Racing’s second driver, Niki Ruman, qualified the #23 McNichols Co./Dynasty Motorsports Spec Racer in 5th place. She then secured 2nd place, her best Spec Racer National finish.

“It was a great race. I started the race in 4th when a front runner dropped to the back of the field on the grid. There was some dicing on the first lap and I stayed steady in 4th. I was running with the 2nd and 3rd place cars when they came together on the 8th lap and I moved into 3rd. After several laps I was able to set up and pass for 2nd on the front straight,” said Niki Ruman.

McNichols Co., headquartered in Tampa, FL, is the largest U.S. distributor of “Hole” products with service centers across North America. McNichols’ product selection is the most diverse in the industry. McNichols stocks perforated products, both metal and plastic. A toll free number 800-237-3820 connects you to the McNichols Co. distributor in your area and the company’s website,, has online customer service and online ordering.

For quick news and updates during race weekends, please follow Ruman Racing and the Trans-Am Series on Twitter @rumanracing and @TransAmSeries. Be sure to “Like” our official pages on Facebook: Ruman Racing, Amy Ruman (Official Fan Page), McNichols Company, and Trans-Am Racing.

UPCOMING RACES: June 11-12 – Amy Ruman in SCCA GT-1 Double National at Mid-Ohio, OH

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