Jacksonville, FL - April 22, 2020 - While the Trans Am teams and drivers are still cooling their heels as the enforced break in racing continues, Florida based TA class ace and past Champion Simon Gregg is keeping busy while preparing for the resumption of competition.
The 2020 Trans Am presented by Pirelli Championship season is currently scheduled for June 21 at the legendary Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational June 19-21, maintaining the initial date set for this track.
The national Trans Am Series will then continue to run on its original operating calendar until October when the SpeedTour Lime Rock Festival, originally scheduled for Memorial Day weekend now runs on a condensed two-day schedule October 17. The series travels to Circuit of The Americas November 8 with the Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta SpeedTour now the penultimate championship event rescheduled for November 22. Trans Am will break for the Thanksgiving holiday before traveling to the West Coast for its new finale at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca for the Trans Am SpeedFest December 6.
The 2020 Trans Am presented by Pirelli West Coast Championship is now due to start on the track July 26 at Portland.
Simon Gregg, the vastly experienced driver of the No. 59 Chevrolet Corvette in the TA Class spoke to us this week and his positive attitude was evident, "I've been isolating and taking in some sun on the beach down here in Florida, keeping in shape and remaining optimistic. It's a new routine, but I guess that's the case for a lot of people and we all have to take our responsibilities seriously."
Though Simon doesn't have any testing scheduled at the moment, he is very much looking forward to getting back out on the track at the Brickyard, "I'm really looking forward to leaving Florida and racing the TA tracks up North and out West, particularly at Indianapolis which is one of my favorite tracks, like many drivers. I'm hoping we can beat this thing quickly and get back to normal and I'm not letting it get my spirits down at all. These things put everything into perspective."
Along with the rest of the fields in our very exciting sport, we are all hoping to be back racing at Indianapolis as currently scheduled so that we can still have a great season in 2020. In the meanwhile fans can enjoy full video playback on the Trans Am Racing application from any mobile device and at gotransam.com.
Follow along with Simon personally on the Simon Gregg Official Facebook page.