Trans Am Doubles Down At Brainerd and Road Atlanta To Complete 10 Race 2012 Schedule
February 28, 2012
MIAMI – With Brainerd International Raceway and Road Atlanta announcing double race weekends, the 2012 Trans Am race calendar has now been finalized and set with 10 races at eight venues.
“Our goal all along was to have a 10-race championship,” said John Clagett, President, Trans Am Race Company. “While we looked at the possibility of adding races at new venues, we also entertained the idea of doubling up races like was done last year at Brainerd. This is was a cost efficient way to add additional races without putting a significant hardship on teams with additional travel costs.
“The 10-race championship with four races being conducted at the final two venues should stay interesting to the very end,” added Clagett, “We’re anticipating that the on-track battle will come right down to the season finale.”
“Brainerd and Trans Am go hand-in-hand,” said Gary Curtis, Brainerd International Raceway General Manager. “We’re thrilled to be part of the Series’ season ending four-race chase to the championship. It’s a perfect fit for us.”
The 2012 season will take the checkered flag at Road Atlanta with rounds 9 and 10 taking place on November 3rd and 4th as part of the SCCA American Road Race of Champions.
“The Atlanta Region of SCCA has been very cooperative,” added Clagett. “The final four is going to be a great way to close the 2012 schedule lending a playoff-like feel to our season end. We had an outstanding entry for Road Atlanta in 2011, the highest of the season. The double header should attract even greater participation.”
One additional adjustment has been made to the 2012 schedule with the Road America race slated for Friday, Aug. 17.
About Trans Am:
The SCCA Trans Am Series dates back to its first season in 1966. Throughout the years, some of the greatest names in motorsports have participated in the Trans Am Series. Backdating the Drivers' Championship to the inaugural season, 30 different drivers took titles, with multiple Championships being won by Paul Gentilozzi, Tommy Kendall, Mark Donohue, Scott Pruett, Wally Dallenbach Jr., George Follmer, Peter Gregg, Horst Kwech, Scott Sharp and Bob Tullius.
The iconic Tras Am Series - America's Road Racing Series - is operated by the Trans Am Race Company, LLC. Through a five-year agreement, the Trans Am Race Company manages the marketing rights to the series and is responsible for Trans Am Series public relations and promotions. SCCA Pro Racing sanctions Trans Am events and provides event operations services to the series.