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Whelden Scores Hat Trick in Utah in Touring.  Akhromstev Goes from First to Last to First.

Tooele, UT -- Michael Whelden, driving the San Rafael Mitsubishi/ Hawk Mitsubishi Lancer, started from pole position in the Touring class and led every lap on his way to victory and set the fastest lap.  In the GT class, Daniel Akhromstev started on pole in his Red Star Racing BMW M3 but stalled it at the start and was passed by the entire field until he was able to re-fire the engine but still managed to score a victory.

Behind him the battle for second place was intense between the Hawk/Sparta BMW M3 of Justin Crickenberger, the Speed SF Track Day Nissan 350Z of Patrick Chio  and the Hawk/Sparta BMW M3 of Beau Borders.  Crickenberger, driving in his first USTCC race, was doing great but had to back out of it due to overheating which left the second place duel between Borders and Chio.  Chio, who started behind Circkenberger, was actually quicker and after passing Crickenberger went after Borders. He caught Borders with three laps to go and on the last lap tried to make a move but it did not work and Borders managed to hang on to second place.  Chio finished in third.

In the GT class, Akhromstev's day looked bleak after his stall but he put his head down and knew that he had 45 minutes to catch up to the leader.  He quickly set fast lap after fast lap and with two laps to go got alongside newcomer Travis Tidball's Chevrolet Corvette in Turn 1. Akhromstev made the move stick and finished first after dropping to last place.  Mike Holland's Mendeola Powertrains FFR GTM finished third after leading the first few laps.

Tom Milburn won the Sportsman category in his Bay Area Drafting Acura RSX.

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