Funk Joins the Field for the Trans Am Race at Mid-Ohio
August 3, 2015
In 2014, Oberlin, OH native, Larry Funk ran a BMW E46 M3 in the World Challenge Series. During the soggy race at Mid Ohio, Funk received the Sunoco Hard Charger after starting 21st and finishing 8th. This year, Funk will be vying for the podium at Mid Ohio on Saturday, August 15th in that same BMW E46 M3, but, in the SCCA Pro Racing Trans Am Series in the TA3I class. For more information on the TA3I class, go to http://gotransam.com/transam101/?cid=59345
With the long history of the Trans Am Series combined with being a Mark Donohue fan, Funk decided the SCCA Pro Racing Trans Am Series was a great opportunity to continue the racing heritage of the BMW E46 M3.
John Clagett, President of The Trans Am Race Company, was pleased to announce a record 81 entries in the Tran Am race at Mid Ohio. It should be exciting for the spectators at the track and during the CBS Sports Network broadcast of the TA and TA3 class race on Saturday, September 5 at 10:00 AM. Go to http://gotransam.com/news/index.cfm?cid=63283 for more information about the series and upcoming event.
The Northshore Group Racing Team consists of racing engineers, John Block and Buddy Fey in addition to crew chief, Matt Buckley and crew member, Pat Loflin. Shirley Hull of Business Advisory Services is the Team’s sponsor in addition to coordinating the public relations and marketing.
Here’s what John Block says about Funk, “Larry is one of the easiest drivers I've ever worked with from a lot of different perspectives. His analytical approach to the whole racing process, from a race engineer's view, make him a very easy race driver to communicate with when trying to find more speed in the car or change the handling. His mental acuity and ability to sense the cockpit environment make him a very easy racer to coach, as it take very little in the way of suggestions for him to grasp a concept and apply it to his craft. Also, Larry's work ethic is such that he will tackle any job, large or small, to make life easier for his team mates increasing the whole team's performance.”
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