Getting to the mid point of the 2015 season Remo and the MINI Factory program parted ways and Remo missed 2 Rounds of the season. Joining back onto the circuit Remo was invited to fill in at Rennsport One for 2 Rounds (Road America and VIR). Rennsport One Development based in Pompano, Florida shot out of the gate in 2015 winning at the opening round of the season at Daytona. They continued to show very strong form throughout the season that helped Ruscitti have a easy decision of joining the team.
Oak Tree Grand Prix – Virginia International Raceway
Over the weekend Ruscitti showed blistering pace and Once Ruscitti was strapped into the #18 Porsche Cayman come race time he was on a charge. RS1 had put together a great strategy and pitstop which put their 2 cars in 2nd and 3rd position. Remo worked his way into 2nd position and began a very hot and gruelling race chasing down teammate and sports car stand out Spencer Pumpelly in the #17 Cayman. Pumpelly had built himself a 2.7 second lead once Ruscitti got clear of Eric Foss and set his sights on the first position. Remo continually set fast lap over and over closing the gap to 7 tenths of a second keeping Pumpelly true, in the closing stages Ruscitti was unable to close the gap any further and he had looked to settle for the second step on the podium. As the clock ran down a Full Course Caution came out as the field came to the white flag. As the race looked to be over a car from behind seemed to be unaware of the FCY swerving and making contact with the front wheel of Ruscitti’s Porsche on the last lap. The damage sustained torn the whole front right suspension off the car forcing Ruscitti to retire the car before taking the checkered flag.
What had originally looked like a 1 & 2 finish left everyone with somewhat of a bitter taste in their mouths as the sister car Pumpelly took the win for the RS1 team they were also disappointed and appalled IMSA’s ruling of the call.
Although the late race heartbreak over shadows much of the weekend, Ruscitti showed tremendously well and impressed many to say the least. This was the last time Remo was set to jump back into the #18 for the 2015 season.