Multiple Winners In Daytona Trans Am Finale
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. [November 11, 2017] – The 2017 Trans Am Finale at Daytona International Raceway saw teams and drivers battle early showers, multi-class traffic and an ever-changing track with Ernie Francis, Jr., and Tony Buffomante grabbing TA and TA2 class victories to close out the 2017 Trans Am Championship presented by Pirelli. Sharing in the spoils were Tim Kezman, in the TA3 class, and Todd Napieralski, finally capturing a 2017 TA4 victory after five second place finishes and nine podiums.
For Francis, who locked up the TA class championship two rounds ago, the victory marked his 10th of the season in the No. 98 FramelessShowerDoors.com Ford Mustang. However, early showers seemed set to spoil Francis’ day, as the early stages of the race belonged to Tomy Drissi, in the No. 8 Murder on the Orient Express Chevrolet Corvette, who was the only member of the TA class to take to the 3.56-mile Daytona track with Pirelli rain tires.
Carolinas Production Group Unveils New Internet Home
CHARLOTTE, NC (November 3, 2017) – Carolinas Production Group (CPG), a full service video creation firm providing initial concept to final distribution services of client programming and promotion on network, cable, and digital television, unveiled a new, updated website today.read more
2018 Trans Am Schedule Announced
MIAMI, Fla. [November 6, 2017] – The Trans Am Race Company has unveiled the 2018 Trans Am Championship presented by Pirelli schedule for its 52nd anniversary season, with the vast majority of the 2017 event platform returning.
“The 2018 schedule will once more see Trans Am visit iconic tracks with partners dedicated to growing and creating accessible, fan-friendly racing,” continued Clagett. “We’re proud to continue our partnership with SVRA to that effort, while including showcase weekends at Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Mid-Ohio, Road America, and Watkins Glen.”
Lewis Grabs TA2 Win at COTA
AUSTIN, Texas. [November 4, 2017] – In the culmination of a career day, Shane Lewis, driver of the No. 72 Pura Vida Tequila/ 74 Ranch Resort Chevrolet Camaro, captured the Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli TA2 class win in the Trans American Muscle Car Challenge at Circuit of the Americas.
The TA2 class exclusive races saw competitors from both Trans Am’s primary series and Trans Am’s West Coast Championship run in unison, combining for 31 cars taking the green flag. Over the course of the 2017 season, Lewis participated in both championships, in the East for Robinson Racing, in the West for Napoleon Motorsports, and was eligible for both divisions.
Last Lap Pass Gives Francis, Jr. TA Victory
AUSTIN, Texas. [November 4, 2017] – In rare come-from-behind fashion Ernie Francis, Jr., secured his seventh Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli win of the season at Circuit of The Americas with a last gasp pass over Lawrence Loshak on the final lap. Joining in the podium celebration with class victories were Jason Daskalos and Shane Lewis, in the TA3 and TA4.
Francis, who captured the season title a race prior at New Jersey Motorsports Park, began the race on pole in the No. 98 FramelessShowerDoors.com Ford Mustang but spent much of the race in pursuit of the lap.
F3 America Series To Make 2018 Debut At VIR
(AUSTIN, TX – October 19, 2017) The F3 Americas racing series will debut on April 27th, 2018 at Virginia International Raceway, running on the same weekend with its partner series, the F4 U.S. Championship. The F3 Americas series continues the evolution of affordable, competitive, and technologically advanced open-wheel racing that was established by the successful F4 U.S. Championship that debuted in 2016.read more
deJong Top Red Bull GRC Newcomer
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (October 15, 2017) – In the final event of the 2017 Red Bull Global Rallycross season, Olsbergs MSE’s (OMSE) Mitchell deJong cemented his status as the most successful rookie in Red Bull GRC Supercars, piloting the No. 24 Red Bull Honda OMSE Civic.
Francis Cops Trans AM TA Class Win, Title At New Jersey
MILLVILLE, NJ. [October 8, 2017] – As Ernie Francis, Jr., took the checkered flag for the New Jersey Trans Am 100 at New Jersey Motorsport Park, he not only secured his eighth win of the 2017 season—he clinched the TA class championship with two races remaining. Joining Francis in celebrations were TA4 class victor Brian Kleeman and TA3 winner Neal Walker, while Gar Robinson claimed victory in the TA2 class’ New Jersey Muscle Car Challenge earlier in the day.read more
Crashes Doom Acuras In WC Finale At Road Atlanta
BRASELTON, Ga. (October 7, 2017) – A day that promised much, in the end, delivered little as both Michael Shank Racing Acura NSX GT3s were forced out of Saturday’s season-ending Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta, a 10-hour contest that concluded the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.read more