Ste­van still leads the way af­ter set­back

Rutherglen Reformer - - THE BACK PAGE - Jonathan Ged­des

Ruther­glen racer Ste­van McAleer has re­tained his lead at the top of the IMSA Con­ti­nen­tal Tire Sports Car Chal­lenge de­spite a dis­ap­point­ing re­sult last week­end.

The for­mer Stonelaw High pupil, who has lived in Amer­ica for the past eight years, could only come 18th over­all and eighth in his Street Tuner class at the Road Amer­ica Track in Wis­con­sin.

Ste­van and his team-mate Chad McCum­bee had en­tered the race with a four-point lead at the top of the stand­ings.

But although the duo are still lead­ing the pack, they’re now just two clear of sec­ond-placed An­drew Car­bonell and Liam Dwyer with three races to go.

They’d started the race in pole po­si­tion, af­ter qual­i­fy­ing had to be can­celled due to bad weather.

His next race will be at the Vir­ginia In­ter­na­tional Race­way on Au­gust 21 and 22.

Speak­ing to the Re­former re­cently, Ste­van ex­pressed his hopes that he could go on to claim the ti­tle, a prize that has pre­vi­ously es­caped him.

He said:“This year we have been bet­ter as a team over­all, so yes, I think we can take this.”

Racer Ste­van McAleer

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