Honda racer Ryan Eversley threatened the title hopes of Borcheller and LaMarra until late in the race. Eversley and his teammate Kyle Gimple, who were second in points, ran ahead of the Borcheller/LaMarra 128i for much of the race, maintaining a points margin large enough to give them the title. But Borcheller, who had been running seventh to Eversley’s second, moved up late in the race, regaining the points lead, and then Eversley’s Honda faded. It finished sixth, just behind Borcheller.
Borcheller said, “I did all the math before the race, so I knew what I needed to do. Today was a thriller. It was a good way to win a championship; fighting. That’s why we were in the position and that’s why we won the championship – because we fight.”
Two more BMWs finished in the top ten; Jesse Combs and Jeff Mosing were ninth in the #56 RACE EPIC/Murillo 328i, and James Clay and John Capestro-Dubets, benefiting from a boost adjustment to the new BimmerWorld F30 328i, ran a strong race and finished tenth.
Pole sitter Trent Hindman and his Fall-Line M3 teammate Charles Espenlaub finished fifth in Saturday’s CTSCC Grand Sport race. The win went to Mustang racers Billy Johnson and Jack Roush Jr.
Hindman battled for the lead early in the race, but fell back as Aston Martins, Camaros, and finally Johnson's Mustang, took their turns at the front of the pack. Johnson took the lead from Camaro racer Matt Bell in the waning laps; Bell finished second in the car that he shared with John Edwards, while Matt Plumb and Nick Longhi finished third in the Rum Bum Porsche. Fall-Line’s Bryan Sellers and Mark Boden finished ninth, and Turner Motorsport’s Bill Auberlen and Paul Dalla Lana finished tenth.
Plumb and Longhi won the Grand Sport drivers’ title, Rum Bum won the team championship, and Porsche won the manufacturers’ championship.—Brian S. MorganBack to News