Ste­van a point clear go­ing into fi­nal race

Rutherglen Reformer - - The Back Page - Dou­glas Dickie

Ruther­glen race ace Ste­van McAleer will take the most slen­der of leads into the fi­nal round of the IMSA Con­ti­nen­tal Tires Sports Car Chal­lenge.

For­mer Stonelaw pupil and his team-mate, Chad McCum­bee, fin­ished sec­ond in their class at the Cir­cuit of Amer­i­cas in Texas at the week­end.

That was enough to take them a point clear of near­est chal­lenger, An­drew Car­bonell.

They will now look to take the ti­tle when they ar­rive at Road At­lanta next week­end.

The oc­ca­sion was all the more spe­cial for Ste­van as he was watched by his brother Sam, who was there as part of the Forza­fuel Chal­lenge in which he fin­ished 10th hav­ing won through from a to­tal of 250,000 en­trants in the sim­u­la­tor race.

Ste­van said:“It’s go­ing to be a close fight, that’s for sure. It’s go­ing down to the wire.

“Yeah, we go in with con­fi­dence. We need to be on our game and carry the mo­men­tum we have right now.

“Satur­day with Sam was great. He fin­ished 10th out of 20 but the com­peti­ton had 250,000 en­trants, so it was in­sane.

“It was great to see him and my mum.”

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