Tony Buffomante wins TA2 class, edging out points leader Cameron Lawrence
As the Trans Am Series returned to Canadian Tire Motorsport Park for the Victoria Day Speedfest Weekend, the 28-car field made a mad dash through the 41-lap sprint; and, at the end of the day, Doug Peterson won his third straight race.
Peterson and the #87 3Dimensional.com Chevrolet Corvette began the session in P3, behind pole setter Simon Gregg and the #1 Gregg Motorsports Chevrolet Corvette and teammate Tony Ave in the #4 Lamers/PME Engines/RPX Chevrolet Corvette. Peterson overtook Gregg, who had fallen to second after a charge from Ave right after the green flag, during the 11th lap of the session.
Peterson followed teammate Ave throughout much of the session, and through the full course yellow that laster from lap 23 to 28. However he preasured Ave going through much of lap 32 and overtook the #4 car during the 33rd lap. Peterson managed to hold Ave off till the checkered flag, finishing just .489 ahead of his teammate and former champion.
“It feels awesome to have another win,” said Peterson. “I love this track. It’ll chew your tires up if you let it. I started out very conservative, for the first 10, 12 laps. Then I just had to make the call, it’s time to get Simon, and I was able to overtake him. I didn’t know where Tony was, and I figured we’d get a yellow sooner or later. I think it really paid off to save the tires, but the car was really just spot on. It’s great to have the three race streak, and I want to keep it going.”