Watkins Glen, NY (June 25, 2017) – Racing Sunday at Watkins Glen International in Upstate New York closed out the 2017 Hoosier Racing Tire SCCA® Super Tour. And in what has been a constant throughout the 11-event schedule, the season came to an end with absolutely fantastic competition.
The Spec Racer Ford field was small this weekend, but they put on a mighty, mighty good race Sunday. Jim Tibor took the early lead and was looking strong. However, a full-course yellow bunched up the field after the second lap in the 35-minute race. On the restart, Tibor was intent on pulling away.
“It looked like I had a pretty good gap on the restart,” Tibor said. “I wanted to maintain that gap and maybe make it a little bigger because I wasn’t happy with what I had. But I spun out in Turn Seven and ended up taking myself out.”
With Tibor out of the picture, Bernard Grogan and Frank Vultaggio began an incredible battle at the front, with Chris Pluta shadowing right behind. Grogan held the top spot most of the time, but Vultaggio hounded him and even took the lead away at certain points.