Ruman and Trans Am Debut at Indianapolis Motor Speedway for Round 5
June 14, 2017
Munroe Falls, Ohio – After a frustrating weekend at the Detroit Grand Prix a few short weeks ago, Ruman and the team are poised to rebound this weekend in Round 5 of the Trans Am Series Championship Presented by Pirelli. This will be the first time the Trans Am Series and Amy Ruman will be racing at the famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) also coined the Brickyard, home of the famous Indianapolis 500.
The defending two-time TA Champion is looking to add another iconic track like Indy to her win column, alongside Daytona, Sebring, Road Atlanta, Watkins Glen, and many more. After suffering several mechanical issues at Detroit, the team has meticulously gone through the No. 23 McNichols Co. Corvette, in hopes of putting all those mechanical troubles behind them for the rest of the season.
The Trans Am Speedway Showdown (TA/3/4 race) and the Indianapolis Muscle Car Challenge (TA2 race) will run alongside the SVRA sanctioned Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational. Drivers will run on the IMS 2.439-mile Grand Prix road course using part of the oval and part of the road course and both races will be 42-laps (102.06-mi). Trans Am is expecting 65-entries for the weekend, with Ruman’s TA class at 14 cars.
“I can’t believe we are finally racing at Indy, what a dream come true. The history at the track is like none other, and I am so blessed to have this opportunity! Hopefully I can turn our luck around and will be kissing the bricks at the start/finish line at the conclusion of the race Saturday afternoon,” commented Ruman.
2017 Indy - Trans Am event schedule (EST):
Thursday June 15, 2017
11:30 AM – 12:05 PM TA/3/4 Test Session
5:05 PM – 5:35 PM TA/3/4 Practice 1
Friday, June 16, 2017
11:45 AM – 12:15 PM TA/3/4 Practice 2
3:25 PM – 3:50 PM TA2 Practice 1
5:25 PM – 5:40 PM TA Qualifying
5:40 PM – 5:55 PM TA3/4 Qualifying
Saturday, June 17, 2017
11:00 AM – 11:30 AM TA2 Practice 2
2:40 PM – 4:00 PM Trans Am Speedway Showdown TA/3/4
4:30 PM – 4:50 PM TA2 Qualifying
Sunday June 18, 2017
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM Indianapolis Muscle Car Challenge TA2
Please visit ims.com/ and gotransam.com for tickets, full schedule, and all other weekend information. Fans can tune into the taped delayed National Television Coverage of both races on CBS Sports Network. The TA race will be 12:00pm ET on Saturday, July 8, 2017 and the TA2 race will be broadcast at 12:00pm ET on Saturday, July 15, 2017.
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