I first saw the cars about 8 months ago when they were salvage pickups, glad to see them moving to the front. Lexington, OH -- After struggling for much of the season with the development of the Acura RSX, the Honda of America Racing Team put the car on the pole and finished 1-2 to claim the model's first professional win in the states. John Schmitt put the car on the pole for the 2.5 hour race, and from the start it was apparent that the HART effort would be tough to beat. HART, which is comprised of engineers from Honda, are based only 90 minutes away from Mid Ohio, and had done some extensive testing at the track in the previous two weeks. The testing paid off as Pete Halsmer drove the #00 RSX home for the win. Dave Roush and Kevin Adams brought the #69 RSX home for second. Also showing good for the first time this season was the Hyundai Motorsport effort. Their third place finish marked their first podium of the season. The factory assisted team had struggled throughout the season with development on the new Hyundai Tiburon, but it worked great today as the team saw Wade Gaughran and Peter MacLeod bring the car home in third. Rounding out the top five in the twenty one car field was the #64 King Motorsports Acura Integra Type R with Bob Endicott and Mike VanSicklen in fourth, and the #2 Team Lexus IS300 with Tim Gaffney and Andy Lally at the wheel coming home in fifth. The race was a bad one for those in front of the points battle. Points leader Beau Buisson finished sixteenth in class in the #34 BMW Z3 Coupe. Second in the points, Jean-Francois Dumoulin, took home the sixth place spot. The sixth place finish however gave JFD a seven point lead over Buisson with four races remaining. The next race for the Grand Am Cup series is a split event race at VIRginia International Raceway on August 30th.