McCumbee and McAleer win at Lime Rock

Second win of the season for CJ Wilson duo comes in a dominant run at Lime Rock Park that gives them the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge Street Tuner points lead.

Pitching racing’s equivalent of a shutout, Chad McCumbee and Stevan McAleer took their second Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge Street Tuner (ST) class victory of the season in the No. 5 ModSpace Mazda MX-5, giving the CJ Wilson Racing team owned by Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim lefty C.J. Wilson the lead in the point standings.

McCumbee took the TOTAL Pole Award on Friday and led the opening 40 laps in the race before pitting at the 45-minute mark. While Jeff Mosing, ALARA Racing’s Justin Piscitell and Corey Lewis took turns running up front, the lead cycled back to McAleer following green flag pit stops, and the Mazda driver led the final 45 laps.
Freedom Autosport drivers Liam Dwyer and Andrew Carbonell entered the race in the ST championship lead. Dwyer was hit and spun into a tire barrier battling forposition 25 minutes into the race, damaging the front end of the car.

The drivers of the No. 26 Mazda MX-5 worked their way back, with Carbonell passing the Burton Racing BMW 128i of Terry Borcheller for 11th on the final lap. Entering the race with an 11-point lead, they now unofficially trail McAleer and McCumbee by four points, 162-158

Round 7 for the Continental Tire Challenge will be at Road America on Saturday, Aug. 8.