After eight races of a ten-race season, HART and Planet Earth Motorsports both stand with four wins each as they both vie for top honors in the Driver's and Team Championship.
At the Road America round of the Grand Am Cup series, it was HART that struck the winning blow as Pete Halsmer and Bryan Johnson took the win in the #69 Red Line Oil DC Sports Honda Civic Si.
Pete Halsmer started the #69 Civic, and sat in third place for the first ten laps as the pole sitting #6 Hyundai Tiburon led for the first eighteen circuits around the four mile Road America track. It was on lap nineteen that a spin in front of Gord Cullen, who started the Tiburon, caused him to take unavoidable evasive maneuvers, allowing both the #69 of Halsmer and the #41 Comptech Sport Acura Integra GS-R to pass the Hyundai.
Halsmer exchanged the lead with the #41 Integra being started by Wayne Nonnamaker several times before pitting to give controls of the Civic over to Bryan Johnson. The #41 Integra followed the Civic into the pits, and when the two reentered the track, the #41 Integra was in the lead.
Over the next hour, Will Nonnamaker in the #41 USFilter Planet Earth Motorsports Integra battled with Bryan Johnson in the #69 Honda Civic Si. A late race caution allowed Nonnamaker to pit for new Brakes and a topping off of fuel. In the end, Nonnamaker couldn't quite re-catch Johnson as the HART took a two second win over the USFilter Planet Earth Motorsports effort.