Paul Brown, from Covina, Calif., had to survive a very physical battle to claim the GTS win at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course during the Pirelli World Challenge Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio Presented by StopTech. Starting third after the morning qualifying, his No. 50 Lucas Oil/K&N Filters/Wellendorf Ford Mustang Boss 302S battled with Eric Foss in a Mustang. After making contact and getting passed, Brown recovered to take the lead for the first time on lap 23. Brown led to the finish for his fourth win of the season and second in as many days.
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"The race was kind of a blur," Brown said. "There was a lot of stuff going on. I just tried to put the pressure on Eric [Foss]. I didn't think we had a car strong enough to win today and my goal was just to put pressure on the guys and run as consistently as possible. Eric was running a defensive line, which allowed me to get a little bit of a run on him. And then every time we'd have a bobble, then someone else would go by. It seemed like I kept making passes, but none of them were for the lead until later in the race after the restart.
"It was a battle and there wasn't much breathing room. You had Alec [Udell] in the Camaro, and Eric in the Mustang and Jason [von Kluge] in the Mustang. Ben [Crosland] passed both of us when we were screwing around and then I've got Peter [Cunningham] in my mirror. It was just one car after another. We had to work really hard for this one today."