This is the Statt Mann Baby. Time to Scatt a little bit.
Something happened at the Circuit of the Americas TransAm race Saturday.
Championship contenders Paul Fix and Amy Ruman were battling early in the sprint race when Fix regularly left the track, all four wheels of his Corvette off the track on the exit of turns , as he battled with Ruman in her Corvette.
There were Social Media comments as people watched the highlights over the weekend. Ruman fans complained. Fix fans argued that’s racing.
I tend to be on the side of the Ruman fans. And for full disclosure, I am a Ruman fan. She’s one of the best spots car drivers in America. But why define a track if you don’t enforce the boundaries?
Fix went on to win the race and knock Ruman from the points lead with one race left at Daytona next weekend. If Ruman wrestles the championship from Fix it would be her second straight in TransAm.
But here’s hoping someone does something about track borders. If it’s good enough for Formula One, I think it’s good enough for American TransAm.