The 2019 Trans Am Season in Review (Race Recaps)
January 13, 2020
Going flag to flag for his third consecutive victory in the Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli, Francis Jr. in the No. 98 Frameless Shower Doors Ford Mustang padded his championship lead over Chris Dyson, collecting all points available for the weekend.
Appling the same strategy he’s utilized multiple times throughout the season, Ernie Francis Jr. parked his No. 98 Frameless Shower Doors Ford Mustang for most of the 15-minute session. Waiting for a gap in traffic, Francis Jr. went flat out, nearly taking pole position on the out lap. On his second lap, Francis edged out veteran driver Boris Said to claim his fourth pole of the season. After clocking a fast time of 1:45.201, the defending TA champion pitted after just three laps. Category
Last season at Watkins Glen, in a race that saw four different leaders, Drissi held off his hard-charging Burtin Racing teammate Lawrence Loshak over the course of the final six laps to take the win in the TA class. Trans Am returns to Watkins Glen Sept. 6-8 for another exciting round of racing.
Not only fighting against his competitors, Rafa Matos was also fighting off an illness, but the defending champion didn’t let that keep him down as he captured his fourth pole of the 2019 season. Driving the No. 88 3Dimensional Services Group Chevrolet Camaro, Matos was able to eclipse TA2 points leader Marc Miller by seven hundredths of a second with a fast time of 1:51.197-seconds on his third flying lap.
Published on Aug 24, 2019 ) Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli pilot Rafa Matos drove like a man on a mission in Saturday morning’s Ryan Companies Muscle Car Challenge at Road America, leading flag to flag to score his third Trans Am by Pirelli TA2 powered by AEM victory of the season.