- 13 May 2017
Lexington, OH - Peter Portante pulled off a Mid-Ohio weekend sweep in Atlantic Championship Series competition, winning Saturday afternoon's race with a third-to-first move on the opening lap. From there, the K-Hill Motorsports pulled a gap but had to fend off a charging David Grant in the closing stages. Portante narrowly took the victory, with a margin of just over a second back to Polestar's David Grant. Keith Grant finished third.
Peter Portante, K-Hill Motorsports:
"If I didn't get the lead on the opening lap, I wouldn't have a shot, David is in another world. The first lap was all we had; we have been struggling with an electrical issue that is getting worse. The guys threw everything at it they could."
David Grant, Polestar Racing Group:
"The car was great today. We changed the setup yesterday and it came into full force today. Peter gapped us by about 10 seconds and it took a lot of the race to catch him. It was a great run."
Keith Grant, Polestar Racing Group:
"I just didn't have the speed today. David was a lot quicker and pulled away."
John Burke (Masters Class Winner), Company Motorsports:
"We were struggling all weekend and cracked a head in the No. 55. Fortunately we had another car because my son wasn't here. We got that sorted out, got in the No. 19 and had fun, it was a good race.