Foster and Maxwell Score Mosport Win
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Nothing was going to keep Scott Maxwell, Joe Foster and the No. 55 Hyper Sport Ford Mustang GT from claiming the team's second consecutive Grand-Am KONI Challenge Series Grand Sport track victory Saturday at Mosport International Raceway.

On the race's fourth and final restart, with nine minutes to go, Maxwell got a great jump on Plumb, and won by 3.013 seconds over Plumb in the No. 60 Rehagen Racing Ford Mustang GT. Maxwell had slipped past Hugh Plumb on Lap 66 - with just over 35 minutes remaining in the 82-lap, two-and-a-half hour race - as the pair approached Turn 1. The pass came just before the race's third caution, which involved the No. 171 APR Motorsport Volkswagen GT of Ian Baas.

Foster, who started on the pole, led the opening 40 laps before the race's first caution period, which occurred on Lap 37 for two cars that had spun. Foster passed through the pits but did not stop, as confusion mounted as to whether the pits were open. Foster returned to the pit area on the next lap for routine service and a driver change, and Maxwell returned to the track in ninth place.

But Maxwell didn't stay there long. The Toronto native moved into the top five on Lap 57, and jumped to third on a restart following the second caution period on Lap 63. He took second from fellow countryman Jean-Francois Dumoulin on Lap 64, then pulled alongside Plumb as the pair drove out of Turn 11 on Lap 65. He completed the pass into Turn 1, and was only challenge thereafter on the restarts. The victory was the first for Maxwell and Foster since last year's race at Mosport, when Maxwell led the final 15 laps after passing David Empringham.

Plumb and Mike Canney followed up a strong Fresh From Florida 200 performance at Daytona International Speedway with a season-best second-place finish in the No. 60 Rehagen Racing Ford Mustang GT, one of six cars from the team's fleet. Canney started 17th and ran near that position before handing the car off to Plumb on the first start. Plumb also led laps and battled Maxwell and Jean-Francois Dumoulin for several laps.

Billy Johnson and Tom Milner filled out the race's podium, as the pair took third in only their second race in the No. 18 Motorsport Technology Group BMW Z4. Johnson was battling with Dean Martin with only three laps remaining before the two made contact, spinning Martin and the No. 59 Rehagen Racing Roush Performance Ford Mustang GT into a 360-degree spin coming out of Turn 11. Martin and Jack Roush Jr. finished 19th in the GS class.

Dumoulin and Tom Nastasi, who switched from the Ford Mustang to the BMW M3 earlier this year, were fourth in the No. 5 Blackforest Motorsports BMW M3, while defending series champion Jeff Segal weaved through the field during his stint to give himself and co-driver Jep Thornton a fifth-place finish in the No. 09 Automatic Racing BMW M3.

While Segal and Thornton left the track as the only two drivers with a share of the point lead, as another incoming leader, Craig Stanton, suffered from an earlier race incident. Co-driver Jon Miller lost a left-rear tire after another car made contact with the No. 83 BGB Motorsports Porsche 997 only 10 laps into the race, and Stanton completed 74 laps to earn a 19th-place finish. Stanton is now tied for third in points with Canney and Plumb, 14 points out of first.

Four caution periods slowed the race's average speed to 81.235 mph.
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