A fourth place finish for Trent Hindman and John Edwards in the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge race at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park gave Hindman the Grand Sport drivers points lead.
Hindman started the 2 ½ hour race and ran in the top three throughout his stint. He handed over the #46 Fall-Line M3 to Edwards, who led for 24 laps before a decisive pit stop. Edwards took on four tires, as did Mustang racers Ian James and Billy Johnson. But Stevenson Motorsports team manager Mike Johnson decided to change only two tires on the Camaro driven by Andy Lally. The faster stop gave Lally an edge; he stayed in front for the remaining 45 minutes of the race, taking the win along with co-driver Matt Bell. Johnson passed Maxwell with two laps remaining, finishing second in the Mustang he shared with Ian James. The Mustang of Maxwell and Jade Buford finished third, ahead of Edwards and Hindman.
Matt Plumb came into the race tied with Hindman for the GS drivers’ points lead, but a ninth place finish for the Rum Bum Porsche that he shared with Nick Longhi dropped him to second.
In Street Tuner, there was a late race battle for the lead among Remo Ruscitti in a Porsche Cayman, Eric Foss in the #56 Murillo Racing 328i, and Andrew Carbonell in a Mazda MX-5.
Ruscitti and his co-driver Adam Isman won, Foss and Jeff Mosing were second, and Carbonell and Randy Pobst were third. Mosing and Foss had led until after the final restart with 38 minutes remaining. The shootout between the Porsche, BMW, and Mazda took place in the final fifteen minutes of the race. James Clay and Jason Briedis finished fifth in the #84 BimmerWorld F30 328i, while Terry Borcheller and Mike LaMarra finished eighth in the #23 Burton Racing 128i.
The second place finish left Foss and Mosing first in drivers’ points ahead of Porsche racer Wayne Nonnamaker in second and BimmerWorld 328i racers Greg Liefooghe and Tyler Cooke, who finished tenth in Canada.
The series runs again at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 25.—Brian S. Morgan