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
Honda and Acura Grab SCCA National Titles
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (October 2, 2017) – Honda and Acura racers won four Sports Car Club of America national championship titles, including podium sweeps in both the highly-competitive Super Touring Light and Formula F classes, at the 2017 SCCA National Championship Runoffs, contested this past weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
A total of 105 Honda and Acura racers, the largest Runoffs field for the manufacturer since the start of the Honda Racing Line grassroots motorsports program in 2009, traveled to the legendary Indianapolis track’s road course for this year’s 54th annual national championships.
Robinson Muscles Up In VIR Trans Am Clash
ALTON, Va. [September 23, 2017] – Gar Robinson emerged with the VIR Muscle Car Challenge victory in the Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli’s TA2 class today at Virginia International Raceway, while his Robinson Racing teammate Shane Lewis secured a second place finish to give the team a one-two sweep atop the podium. The duo were joined on the podium by Kyle Marcelli, in third, who captured his first top three finish of the season .read more