McAleer drops to sec­ond in stand­ings

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Ruther­glen race ace Ste­van McAleer has lost his lead in the Con­ti­nen­tal Tires Sports Car Chal­lenge ST with just two races re­main­ing.

The for­mer Stonelaw stu­dent and team­mate, Chad McCum­bee, dropped to sec­ond place in the con­test af­ter fin­ish­ing sev­enth in their class at the Vir­ginia In­ter­na­tional Race­way.

How­ever, they are just three points be­hind leader An­drew Car­bonell and go into ac­tion again on Septem­ber 16 at Cir­cuit of The Amer­i­cas in Austin Texas.

Steven suf­fered mehcani­cal prob­lems in Vir­ginia, with a dam­aged right rear shock.

He later posted on face­book: “Strat­egy and de­ter­mi­na­tion were key to­day for the CJ Wil­son Rac­ing rac­ing guys as we fin­ished in P7 with a pretty ill han­dling car due to a blown right rear shock on lap five.

“Best work­out I’ve had all sea­son and car did some in­ter­est­ing things by it­self haha.

“We may have lost the cham­pi­onship lead but are only a few points be­hind now in P2 with two races to go.”

There was bet­ter news though as his own team picked up their sec­ond win of the year.

Race Ste­van McAleer

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