Ruman ready for "Hot-lanta"
May 6, 2015
(TEAM RELEASE) Munroe Falls, Ohio – The Trans Am Series is heading south again to Georgia for Round 3 of the Championship. This weekend, Road Atlanta will be hosting the series for the Foametix Trans Am 100 & Muscle Car Challenge. Just a few short weeks ago, Amy Ruman captured her second win of the 2015 season, taking home first place hardware at both Sebring and Homestead-Miami, and putting her out front in the TA Championship points chase.
Ruman, who is on a “hot” streak, is set to pilot the No. 23 McNichols Co. Corvette and is hoping to continue her good fortune this weekend at Road Atlanta. The Series is expecting another record-breaking field, with 75 cars shaping up the entry list. Ruman is fond of the iconic 2.54 mile circuit, capturing a win here in 2011, marking the first time a female had won a race in the 45-year history of the Trans Am Series.
“I’m thrilled to be back at Road Atlanta again this year. Overall this track has been good to us throughout the years and I’ve been lucky enough to grace the podium a few times here in several racing series. My team and the No.23 McNichols Corvette have been strong this year, and I’m confident that we can continue our winning energy into this weekend,” exclaimed Ruman.
Ruman is eager to try and make it four consecutive wins in a row, after winning the Trans Am season finale at Daytona in 2014 and the first two rounds of 2015 this year.
Trans Am fans will once again be able to watch the exciting race coverage on television. The Foametix® Trans Am 100 at Road Atlanta will be broadcast on CBS Sports Network on Saturday, May 23rd at 12:00 PM, and the TA2 Foametix Muscle Car Challenge will air on Saturday, May 30th at 12:00 PM EDT.
The weekend schedule structure will allow for close racing among the classes, as the TA2 class will be broken away from TA and TA3 classes, and will have their own stand-alone race. Ruman will be busy again with a 17-TA car field, 37-TA/TA3 car combined field, and the TA2 class will see 38 cars entered for their race. An unofficial test day will take place on Thursday and below is the official weekend track time summary. All times listed are EST.
Friday, May 8, 2015
TA2 9:00 AM – 9:15 AM - Practice 1
TA/TA3 9:15 AM – 9:30 AM - Practice 1
"Fast Five" Qualifying:
TA 11:15 AM – 11:30 AM- Qualifying
TA2 11:30 AM – 11:45 AM - Qualifying
TA3A/I 11:45 AM – 12:00 PM - Qualifying
TA2 2:30 PM – 2:45 PM - Practice 2
TA/TA3 2:45 PM – 3:00 PM - Practice 2
ALL 3:00 PM – 3:15 PM - 2nd Chance to Qualify
Saturday, May 9, 2015
TA2 Race - 9:30 AM – Foametix Muscle Car Challenge
TA/TA3 Race – 11:40 AM – Foametix 100 @ Road Atlanta
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