David Pintaric, previous SCCA and NASA champion launches new Trans Am Series team
February 14, 2013
Miami, FL – February 14, 2013 – David Pintaric, a veteran champion in both SCCA and NASA, announced today that he will be joining the Trans Am Series with a new team for 2013. “I’m excited to join the likes of Simon Gregg, Tony Ave and Amy Ruman in the TA class with our new Corvette, and my team partner Rob Huffmaster will be racing the full season in Trans Am TA2 in a Camaro,” said Pintaric. “The Trans Am TA class is one of the most competitive and fastest series anywhere in the world, after three seasons in the STO SCCA class with a Viper, our team is ready to meet the challenge and commitment of running the full 2013 Trans Am season.”
Rounding out David’s new team is Rob Huffmaster in a TA2 Camaro. Huffmaster is the SCCA STU Gold 2012 National Champion and brings both youth and experience to the Trans Am TA2 class.
“Racing in Trans Am will be a whole new experience for me,” stated Huffmaster. “ My goals for this year include getting better as a driver, learn the series and in the second half of the season to begin competing for podium finishes. My first visit and first Trans Am race will be at Sebring. We’re anxious to get the season started.” Both David and Rob plan on competing for Rookie-of-the-Year honors in their respective classes.
One of the other new teams for 2013 is Rick Dittman and Jim Peruto. Dittman has competed in Trans Am off and on since 1977. Peruto recently set an open road world speed record in a Dodge Challenger. Both will be driving Corvettes in the TA class. In 2012, Trans Am experienced tremendous growth in both TA and TA2 classes.
“With new teams and drivers prepared to begin the 2013 season at Sebring, the first weekend in March, and a full slate of teams returning from last year, 2013 should provide some of the best sports car racing in North America,” commented John Clagett, Trans Am President.