Amy Ruman Heads to Her Favorite Track, Watkins Glen, for Trans Am Round 9
September 7, 2017
TEAM RELEASE Munroe Falls, Ohio – The 2017 Trans Am Championship presented by Pirelli heads to historic Watkins Glen, NY this weekend for Round 9 of the 13 race schedule. The trek north for the teams comes a little later in the season this year, as last year’s race had snow flying during the final laps of the May 2016 race!
Amy Ruman returns to her favorite track as the defending race winner in 2016, but will have her work cut out for her this weekend to try and regain the top step in the No. 23 McNichols Co. Corvette. Competition is ramping up as new competitors flock to try out the premier TA class, several top drivers from other series’ will be joining this weekend’s festivities.
Trans Am will be running in conjunction with SVRA’s U.S. Vintage Grand Prix event, and 56 competitors across all classes are entered, with 17 running in Ruman’s TA class. Drivers will be running the 3.4-mile “long course” configuration, where Ruman currently holds the track record for the TA class with a 1:49.355.
“I’m so excited to be back at the Glen this weekend! It’s my favorite track. The fans here are unbelievable and they love Trans Am. We all know this season has been a challenging one for me and the team, and all I can say is that we are not giving up. At each race we are coming out fighting as hard as we can with one goal in mind, hopefully we can back up our win from last year. I’m looking forward to competing with the new drivers trying out TA this weekend, the fields are getting really interesting – TA is where it’s at!” commented Ruman.
Testing, practices, and qualifying will take place Wednesday through Saturday. The TA2 Muscle Car Challenge race will be Saturday, September 10th at 10:55am EST, and the Trans Am 100 - TA/3/4 will take place on Sunday, September 11th at 11:00am EST, both races are 102-miles, 30-laps. Please visit gotransam.com or theglen.com for ticket, full schedule, and all other weekend information.
Don’t forget to tune into the Trans Am Road America Classic – TA/TA3/TA4 race from Road America on CBS Sports Network, airing on Wednesday, September 20 at 10:00 p.m. ET, followed by the TA2 Road America Muscle Car Challenge Wednesday, September 27 at 7:00p.m. ET.
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