Doug Peterson Tops The Time Sheet For Mid-Ohio Trans Am Practice
June 8, 2012
The Trans Am cars completed two rounds of practice at Mid-Ohio today under perfect blue skies. While Simon Gregg's No. 59 Gregg Motorsports Corvette topped the morning times with a 1:23.381, it was Doug Peterson in the No. 87 3Dimensional.com Corvette ruling the 2.258-mile, 13 turn natural terrain course in the second session setting a fast time of 1:22.651, besting the existing track record. Tony Ave also had his way with the track record turning in a 1:22.842 in the No.4 Lamers Motor Racing Corvette. Gregg's time put him third for the day.
In TA2, Pete Halsmer set the pace at 1:28.242 driving the No. 12 CTEK Chargers Camaro. Bob Stretch was just a heartbeat behind at 1:28.256 in the No. 98 Frim Mobile Wheel Repair Camaro. Gregg Rodgers, enjoying his first appearance of 2012, rounded out the top 3 in the No. 33 Pinnacle Autosports.com Camaro.
Find all the times and photos from today's action at http://www.gotransam.com/mid-oho.
Qualifying will take place Saturday at 9:20AM. The 100 mile feature will take the green flag Sunday at 1:45PM. Video updates will be available though out the weekend at goracingtv.com and the half-hour race recap will air on MAVTV, Sunday, July 1 at 6:00PM EST.
How to watch:
GoRacingTV.com will provide a multi-Emmy Award winning production team to produce Trans Am coverage. The coverage will be twofold:
During each race weekend GoRacingTV.com will deliver “ENG” or electronic news-gathering style video vignettes to fans via the Internet and through the new GoRacingTV.com mobile App. Fans will be able to keep up with their favorite series and drivers throughout the weekend with quick 2 to 3 minute video updates.
At the end of each weekend there will be a “Trans Am this week” Video show summarizing the weekend’s full events. Each summary show will be complete with highlights of the weekend racing action and interviews with the drivers and Trans Am officials to give a true behind the scenes access and total access coverage approach. There will also be video racing action through trackside and on-board video cameras mounted on the front and back of 90% of the racing field.
Race weekend video vignettes and summary shows can be seen on www.GoRacingTV.com, www.GoTransAm.com’s Vimeo channel, www.vimeo.com/gotransam, www.YouTube.com and through GoRacingTV.com’s mobile App (available mid April).
MAVTV will air the half-hour Trans Am Series weekend recap shows produced and directed by GoRacingTV.com the week following each Trans Am event. The first of three airings will be Sundays at 5:00 pm EDT (2:00 pm PDT). The first encore airing follows on Thursdays at 9:00 pm EDT (6:00 pm PDT), followed by a second encore airing on Fridays at 12:00 am EDT (Thursday, 9:00 pm PDT).
All shows will be hosted by veteran Trans Am announcer Alfredo Nin and will be produced in English and Spanish. Spanish speaking shows will have TV distribution in the Spanish speaking Caribbean and Latin America. TV distribution for the US is still in negotiations.
About Trans Am:
The SCCA Trans Am Series dates back to its first season in 1966. Throughout the years, some of the greatest names in motorsports have participated in the Trans Am Series. Backdating the Drivers' Championship to the inaugural season, 30 different drivers took titles, with multiple Championships being won by Paul Gentilozzi, Tommy Kendall, Mark Donohue, Scott Pruett, Wally Dallenbach Jr., George Follmer, Peter Gregg, Horst Kwech, Scott Sharp, Tony Ave and Bob Tullius.
The iconic Trans Am Series - America's Road Racing Series - is operated by the Trans Am Race Company, LLC. Through a five-year agreement, the Trans Am Race Company manages the marketing rights to the series and is responsible for Trans Am Series public relations and promotions. SCCA Pro Racing sanctions Trans Am events and provides event operations services to the series.
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