Damon Racing with Tom Sheehan brings added optimism to Trans-Am Motor City 100 and Detroit Grand Prix
May 27, 2016
TEAM RELEASE - May 25, 2016 — Damon Racing’s Tom Sheehan will be competing in the June 4th -5th Motor City 100 Trans-Am event during the Detroit Grand Prix. The team is bringing their tried and trued #97 LTK Insulation Technologies Camaro to the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle circuit.
Bow, New Hampshire: The Trans-Am Series’ Motor City 100 at the Detroit Grand Prix will showcase many of the top teams and drivers representing the 50th season of the great American Series. With Damon Racing being one of those teams, driver Tom Sheehan is both grateful for the opportunity and enthused for the event.
“I’ve never been to Detroit," revealed the Bow, New Hampshire racer. “But I know a bit of the history of this event, and of course understand the historical significance of Detroit. Detroit truly represents the American automobile."
“This is a big deal in my opinion; for my team, the Trans-Am Series, and me," Sheehan continued.
With the quick turn-around necessary for TA teams to be ready for the June 11- 12th event at New Jersey Motorsports Park, Sheehan and Damon Racing will be utilizing their 2015 #97 LTK Insulation Technologies Camaro racecar.
“Jamie, Pete and I (crew chief Jamie Aube – Pete Potvin Car Chief) have chosen to bring the car we raced at Sebring and Road Atlanta to Detroit; it’s our 2015 car, revealed Sheehan. “ After trying some unique ideas, we’ve once more made chassis changes.
“We tried some things with that car at Sebring and Road Atlanta, but they didn’t produce the results or the speed we were anticipating, said Sheehan. “ So we’ve tweaked it a bit more using things we learned with our new 2016 car. We did some comparison testing at The Glen, and the team and I believe we’ve now got the best car for Detroit.”
The Detroit Grand Prix began in 1982, while auto racing has been a part of the city and State since 1929. Being one of the most influential cities for world motorsports, teams and drivers involved with the Trans-Am Series understand the significance of competing here.
“In addition to Detroit’s importance in the automotive world, it also stands-out because both Jack Roush and Roger Penske have made history from that location. Their contributions to the Trans-Am Series are huge, added Sheehan. “I see this event as very important to our 50th season celebration. My guys and I are very excited.”
With the Trans Am Series making its return to the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix, for the Motor City 100, presented by the 3-Dimensional Services Group, Trans Am continues it 50th anniversary season.
The Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix will feature one of the best/most diverse lineups in all of motorsports. The Verizon IndyCar Series will compete in a doubleheader weekend schedule, while the exotic sports cars of the IMSA WeatherTech Championship battle Saturday. Add Robby Gordon’s high-flying SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks, and fans will be treated to sensory motorsports overload.
During the Trans-Am Series portion of the Detroit Grand Prix, be sure to look for the bright yellow Damon Racing #97 LTK Insulation Technologies Chevrolet Camaro. And if you’re nearby stop and say hello to driver Tom Sheehan.
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ABOUT DAMON RACING
Damon Racing is a Trans-Am Team which competes in TA2 with a Chevrolet Camaro #97. The team is owned by New Hampshire businessman and racecar driver Tom Sheehan. With shops in Bow, New Hampshire – crewmembers include Jamie Aube (Crew Chief) and Pete Potvin as Lead Mechanic. Tom and Rhonda Sheehan own Damon Insulation Technologies Inc.