Paul Tracy to join Trans Am’s TA2 class at Road Atlanta
March 8, 2018
Tracy will pilot the No. 87 3-Dimensional Services Group Camaro
MIAMI, Fla. [March 8, 2018] – An icon of modern open wheel racing, Paul Tracy will join the Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli at Road Atlanta for the Georgia Speedfest, March 29-31, fielding the No. 87 3-Dimensional Services Group Chevrolet Camaro in the TA2 class.
Tracy, the 2003 Champ Car champion, will field the No. 87 in place of team owner Doug Peterson, who opted to enter a showcase driver in his absence at Atlanta. The addition of Tracy will give the 3-Dimensional team a potent one-two punch alongside former IndyCar competitor Rafa Matos, a full-time member and championship competitor in the TA2 class.
“I’m pleased to have Paul pilot the No. 87 for us,” said Peterson. “The TA2 class has continued to grow over the past few years and is, in my opinion, one of the most competitive classes in North America. Putting Paul in the car helps shine a light on the class, and Trans Am, while giving our Atlanta event yet another layer of excitement.”
Despite racing experience that spans Cam-Am, Champ Car, Grand-Am, NASCAR and more, the event will mark Tracy’s Trans Am debut.
“What a great opportunity to make a return to Road Atlanta after so many years and drive in Trans Am,” said Tracy. “My good friend Tommy Kendall has been pushing me to get more involved in sports car racing and I’m thrilled to be back in the seat. I look forward to giving the entire field a run for their money in the TA2 class and putting the No. 87 Camaro on the podium.”
Tracy will compete in the TA2 Muscle Car Challenge, a 101.6 mile, 40 lap competition on Saturday, March 31 at 11:10 AM ET, and will add to an already deep field with talents including Matos, Marc Miller, Tony Buffomante, Shane Lewis and more.
Featuring alongside Trans Am in this open paddock event will be Sportscar Vintage Racing Association and International GT. Tickets for the event are available at www.roadatlanta.com.
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About The Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli:
The Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli began igniting the passion of motorsports fans across the world in 1966 and has been home to some of the greatest names in road racing. Today, Trans Am continues to honor its legacy, while challenging the status quo in racing, through meaningful racing platforms and a driver-oriented focus. The Trans Am Series is operated by The Trans Am Race Company, LLC (TARC), and oversees the management and marketing of the Trans Am Series, presented by Pirelli. SCCA Pro Racing sanctions Trans Am events and provides operations services to the Series.
2017 Champions include: Ernie Francis, Jr. (TA), Gar Robinson (TA2), Mark Boden (TA3) and Brian Kleeman (TA4).
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