What a difference a year makes for Matt Plumb
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What a difference a year makes for Matt Plumb
Starting on the Grand Sport pole for BMW Performance 200 was Scott Maxwell in the No. 15 Multimatic Ford Mustang Boss 302R, which he shared with Billy Johnson. The duo ran with the lead group until a miscue caused by a faulty radio left the team mid-pack after the final pit stop. Johnson was able to move through the field and finish fifth.

It was second fastest qualifier the No. 13 Porsche 911 of brothers Matt and Hugh Plumb who took the victory. In 2014 Matt Plumb had a comfortable lead with 4-laps remaining when a bad sensor robbed the team of certain victory but that was not the case this year.

Unlike last year it was the competition that had problems in the closing laps. Several front runners ran out of gas - probably due to the high number of green flag laps. There weren't any cautions periods during the final 43-minutes.

One of the top teams to run out of gas was the No. 2 Jim Click Racing Ford Mustang Boss 302R. They led the race but the car sputtered with 20-minutes remaining in the event and they were forced to make a pit stop.

Placing second was the No. 6 Stevenson Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro Z/28.R shared by Robin Liddell and Andrew Davis - 6.972-seconds behind at the checker. The second Stevenson car finished third - it was driven by Lawson Aschenbach and Matt Bell. Defending Grand Sport champion Trent Hindman finished fourth in the No. 46 Fall-Line Motorsports BMW M3 started by Ashley Freiberg.

The next stop for the Continental Tire Challenge will be at Sebring International Raceway on Friday, March 20.