Road Atlanta began strong, with Thomas qualifying 2nd and Richard qualifying in 26th. Thomas suffered a clutch failure right at the start of the race. He hung on in the top 5 for a few laps before the car became unsafe and he had to retire. Richard held strong through many caution periods and stayed out of trouble to gain 10 positions and bring the car home in 16th place. this was Richard's first visit to the daunting Road Atlanta circuit.
Qualified 26th, Finished 16th Place
Qualified 2nd, DNF
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