From left: NASA Southeast “Race for Pi” Spec Iron winners Joe Sullivan, Vasile Balan and Matthew Agurkis celebrate their podium finishes with trophy girls Dawn Stowers, Dawn Tunby and Melinda Ball.

Five participants were registered for Spec Iron, with one coming up from the Florida region. Saturday’s fastest qualifying time went to current NASA Southeast Spec Iron points leader Robert Miller in his 2010 Mustang, and when Saturday’s green flag waved, Miller leaped out front early and would stay there until the checkered, taking the win. Although Carmine Pace from NASA Florida and Team Ray-cin kept Miller in their sights, they just didn’t have the total package needed to catch Miller. Thus, they would end in this order, Pace in second and Team Ray-cin rounding out the top three in third.

Sunday’s qualifying took place in wet conditions and Team Ray-cin was able to edge out Miller for the number one spot to start the race. When the green flag dropped, the sun was out and the track was dry. Team Ray-cin got a great start and checked out, but it wasn’t long before Miller was able to catch Team Ray-cin and make a pass for the lead. At the same time, Pace was coming on strong in third position, trying take advantage of the racing between Miller and Team Ray-cin. Unfortunately, because of a red flag incident, the race was cut short by about 20 minutes. When it was restarted, both Team Ray-cin and Pace didn’t have enough time to mount an attack on Miller and when the checkered was shown, Miller took the win, with Team Raycin taking in second, and Pace rounding out the top three.



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