ELKHART LAKE, Wis. -- Glenn Nixon, secured his second TCB victory of the year in the No. 58 LaptopScreen.com/ClubRacing.com MINI Cooper. In addition, Nixon earned his second win at the 14-turn, 4.048-mile road course at Road America, to go along with a 2014 victory.
On lap 2 Nixon continued to lead in TCB, with Kisel in second and their teammate Nic Duynstee, of Vancouver, B.C. in the No. 59 Racing.ca/LaptopScreen.com/Nixon Prosports MINI Cooper, who had passed Washay, into third.
Meanwhile back in the pack on lap 2, the No. 27 GSpeed/Steadfast Funding Ford Fiesta of Mark Sherrin, from Lucas, Texas, in TCB, went off and sat disabled in turn 14, bringing out a full-course yellow.
On the restart, Kozarov rocketed from third to first, leaving Fergus, Francis and Altenburg tangled in a heated TC battle through turn 1. Francis went off track with a mechanical issue, and retired from the race and would post a 16th overall finish.
A full-course yellow was implemented then on lap 4 for the safety crew to remove oil on the track in turn 1 from Francis' Mazda as well as to remove the No. 11 American Honda/Carsquare.com Garrett Racing Honda Civic Si of Chase Pelletier from Brampton, Ontario that sat wounded in turn 11.
On lap 10 In TCB, Nixon continued to lead over teammate Kisel, with Washay passing Duynstee for third, and TCB Drivers' Championship points leader Johan Schwartz, in Huntersville, N.C. in the No. 25 Tech Sport Racing/ZERO Cancer Chevy Sonic into fourth.
On the final lap in TCB, Schwartz would pass Washay to secure third.
For his performance in winning the TCB race, Nixon claimed the Stop Tech Brake Late Finish First Award. "You have to think about the draft with these cars," Nixon said. "It takes all momentum. If you make one little mistake and miss the draft, your day is pretty much done. And I have 100 horsepower at best, so you can’t lose the draft.”