Trans Am Throwback: 1993 Trans Am at Belle Isle (FULL RACE HIGHLIGHT)
April 2, 2020
Reigning TA champion Ernie Francis Jr. captured pole position for the opening Trans Am race of the 2020 campaign, turning a fast lap of 1:59.266-seconds in the No. 98 One South Wealth Advisors Ford Mustang on his Sebring home track. Bolting to the top of the time sheets early in the session, Francis Jr. broke the two-minute barrier for the first time in Trans Am history. Riding a streak of six-consecutive Trans Am championships, the Florida-native broke Lawrence Loshak’s year-old mark of 2:00.427-seconds.
Stevens Miller Racing driver Mike Skeen rose to the occasion, shattering the three-year-old Sebring International Raceway track record with a lap of 2:06.513-seconds to take his Trans Am career pole. Skeen will lead the field to the green flag at in the class’ season debut behind the wheel of the No. 77 Liqui Moly/Turn 14 Chevrolet Camaro.
After its success in France and Europe, the Ligier JS2 R has now hit the American market. Unveiled at the SCCA Runoffs last October, the Ligier latest GT has already found its first playground there within Club Racing. It will now be featured in 2020 in the Trans Am Series, America’s Road Racing Series, next to the other impressive racing brands like Lamborghini, Porsche, Chevrolet and Ford. A promising start! Full Story- http://gotransam.com/news/The-Ligier-JS2-R-will-battle-on-American-soil-in-the-Trans-Am-Series-in-2020/70023