Martin Goes 2-for-2, Leads All-Mustang Podium at Homestead-Miami Speedway
Last weekend marked the second race of the 2014 SCCA Trans Am Series calendar at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The series recently added the “TA3 American Muscle” class to the series, which features primarily production-based Mustangs and Camaros.
Rehagen Racing’s Dean Martin captured pole position with a fastest lap of 1:32.12, just over a second faster than his nearest competitor. The start of the race saw lots of bumping and banging through turns two, three, and four. This caused the second-place qualified Camaro to sustain front-end damage that would eventually lead to an overheating problem. After that, Martin went on uncontested for the win.
“At the drop of the green flag, I set the car on cruise control to save tires for any late-race battle that might arise,” said Martin. “As the race wore on, I continued to gap the field and never really had to push hard on my Hoosier tires. They stayed under me for the entire race and the Boss Mustang was dead-reliable as always. It was a great race for the team. I wish they were all this easy!”
Martin now has a commanding lead on the Trans Am TA3 American Muscle championship.
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Martin will be headed back to Florida in a few short weeks for the first race of the season in SCCA World Challenge competition. The series opens up on the streets of Saint Petersburg, FL at the St. Pete Grand Prix.
“We’ve got a lot to do in a short amount of time. We put together a last minute deal with my sponsor “Picture Cars East,” which will have us competing full-time in the SCCA World Challenge GTS class. Picture Cars East was my primary sponsor for my win at the Detroit Grand Prix last year and we are looking forward to more successes in 2014.”