Ruman Looking to Rebound at Road America Trans Am Round 8
August 26, 2015
Munroe Falls, Ohio – The Trans Am Series will be back in action this weekend at one of the most famous road courses in the US – Road America, WI. Amy Ruman will be back in her No. 23 McNichols Chevrolet Corvette after a wild and tough ending to her race just a week and a half ago at her home track Mid-Ohio.
Ruman will be looking to rebound and return to the front of the pack this weekend, where she has steadily been running all year. Ruman, still in command with a 22 point lead in the chase for the coveted Trans Am Championship, is looking to pick up her sixth win of the season at the 14-turn 4.048 mile track. Trans Am returns to Wisconsin for its 35th appearance at one of the world’s most legendary road courses and one of the fastest tracks on the schedule for The Next Dimension 100, presented by the 3-Dimensional Services Group, in conjunction with NASCAR Xfinity Series weekend.
“What happened at Mid-Ohio is behind us now, there is nothing we can do about the points that were lost and the damage that was done – we are moving on to the next race,” expressed Ruman. “My crew has worked day and night getting the car back together and I owe it all to them – they are one of the hardest working crews in the business! I am looking forward to running Road America this weekend, and our focus remains winning the Championship."
There will be plenty of action this weekend with an expected combined-class 64 car field, the largest for Trans Am at the Wisconsin road course since 1977. The Trans Am class will see 18 entries, as Ruman tries to fight back to the top step on the podium. The track is hosting a test day on Thursday August 27th along with the first official Trans Am practice starting at 2:50pm. “Fast Five” qualifying for the TA class is slated for 8:30am followed by TA2 and TA3, and the second official practice session will be at 10:30am. The combined field will see the green flag on Saturday morning August 29th at 9:30am for the 25 lap, 101.2-mile race. All times listed are CDT. Visit gotransam.com or roadamerica.com for ticket, full schedule, and all other weekend information.
The points race is heating up with just five races left in the season. Ruman (209) is in the lead, followed by Fix (187), and Peterson is sitting in third with 156 points.
The Next Dimension 100, presented by the 3-Dimensional Services Group race at Road America will be broadcast on CBS Sports Network, airing on Saturday, September 12 at 10:00 p.m. ET.
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