Scott Maxwell caught Bill Auberlen at the start/finish line with four laps remaining and held on to win Saturday's Barber 200, the Continental Tire Championship race at Barber Motorsports Park. Maxwell, driving the No. 15 Multimatic Motorsports Ford Mustang 302R started by Joe Foster, took the checkered flag 1.250 seconds ahead of Auberlen for his ninth career victory.
“Bill (Auberlen) is very hard to pass, but he is very fair," said Maxwell. "If you stick it in there, you know he's going to give you space. He's not going to give you the corner, and that's what he did. We have a lot of respect for each other.”
Foster started on the pole and led the opening 20 laps. It was his fourth career victory in the series, and first since 2008, when he won the Grand Sport title with Maxwell.
Auberlen led the field for 22 laps in a bid for a second consecutive victory in the No. 96 Turner Motorsport BMW M3 started by Paul Dalla Lana.
Nic Jonsson and Michael Galati gave the Kia Motors America its first Street Tuner victory. Jonsson took the lead from Mathew Pombo on lap 54 and led the rest of the way in the No. 10 Kinetic Motorsports/Infinity Audio Kia Forte Koup.Jonsson took the checkered flag .684 seconds ahead of BJ Zacharias, driving the No. 14 Office Depot/Intersil BMW 328i started by Tim Bell.