Dumoulin, Riddle Team for Victory in Supercuts 200 at The Glen
fourth. It was a season best for the pair, who climbed through the rundown throughout the day and kept the car out of trouble. Grant Maiham and Duncan Ende shared fifth after co-piloting the No. 39 TRG Carlsen Porsche/DigiTrust Group Porsche 997. Both drivers ran among the top five during their stints. Polesitter Tom Long and co-driver David Russell proved solid all afternoon as they finished sixth in the No. 99 Automatic Racing Fresh From Florida/Engine Studios BMW M3. The fourth Automatic Racing machine, the No. 90 Automatic Racing Fresh From Florida/Weeden Consultants BMW M3 co-piloted by Jon Miller and Serge Glazunov Jr., ran as high as third before finishing 12th. Pumpelly, who immaculately saved the car from spinning during his contact, eventually ran out of fuel on the final lap, and he and Michael Auriemma finished one spot better - 35th overall and 25th in class. Joe Foster, who entered the race with a five-point lead in the standings, and Scott Maxwell had the No. 55 Hyper Sport Supercuts Ford Mustang GT in first position prior to the car's final stop, which came during the last 45 minutes and dropped the car out of the top 10. A subsequent penalty leaving pit road forced the car back in, and the duo finished 17th. In ST action, Billy Johnson and Karl Thomson scored their series-leading fourth victory of 2007 - and second with a last-lap pass - as Johnson put the No. 76 Kensai Racing Compass360.com/Skunk2/Hawk Brakes Acura TSX past Shane Lewis in Turn 6 on the final lap. Overall, the duo was credited with 23rd. Johnson had led early but dropped back following the car's second pit stop. Moving up through the pack with the help of two late cautions, Johnson found himself battling with Lewis during the final two laps, which were held under green. Watching intently as Lewis battled fatigued brakes, Johnson got a run in the Inner Loop and held off Lewis's No. 22 HART Red Line Oil/Honda of America Honda Accord by less than a second at the checkered flag. Johnson also scored a last-lap victory last month at Mosport International Raceway, when he defeated Trevor Hopwood and Adam Burrows in the No. 95 Turner Motorsport BMW 330i. With Johnson co-driving the No. 76 Acura to victory and Hopwood finishing sixth, Johnson and Thomson regained the points lead by two in a seesaw battle with Hopwood and Burrows. "I took the lead into the laces of the boot at the bottom of the track," Johnson said. "Shane Lewis had a good run down the straightaways; the Accord has a lot of horsepower. I had a good run through the Inner Loop and the next two corners. It looked like his brakes were going out, and I was able to outbrake him into the left-hander (turn 6) and hold it for the win. This is four victories for us this year." Lewis and co-driver and polesitter John Schmitt each led laps, but it was Lewis who endured the most action of the two. Lewis was brought in for a stop-and-go penalty for jumping a restart yet returned to the lead on Lap 51 and led through Turn 5 on the final lap. Lewis felt he another driver bobbled on that restart and that unnecessary blocking prevented him from retaking the point on the last circuit. A steady and consistent afternoon for Leo Maia and Toby Grahovec landed the pair third in the No. 86 Classic BMW - Plano BMW Z4. Maia started the car and led several laps before turning the convertible over to Grahovec, who paced much of the race's second half. It marked the best finish of the season for the Classic BMW - Plano team. "Man, that last restart, man I got a great run on Guy Cosmo," Grahovec said. "He went wide going through Turn 1. I got up next to him. I got a great run through the Esses, pulled up next to Johnson - who decided he was going to block me and move me off into the grass. I got on the brakes to avoid him. This Classic BMW car was awesome all day and I was able to hold it together until the end. Leo put me in a great position when he handed off to me. I'm excited just
to be on the podium, our rookie season. We've had a lot of problems this year with mechanical and stuff. It's great to get the Classic car up there now." Bob Beede and Bill Fenton, whose No. 29 Bill Fenton Motorsports Southern Auto Auction Acura RSX-S made an early pit stop, came back through the field to finish fourth in front of teammates David Thilenius and Todd Lamb in the No. 27 Bill Fenton Motorsports Southern Auto Auction Acura RSX-S. All four drivers ran near the front during their stints. The event marked the first time since the season-opening Fresh From Florida 200 at Daytona International Speedway that both divisions competed in the same race.
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