Ruman brings Championship lead into 4th of July Weekend
July 2, 2015
Munroe Falls, Ohio – Ruman Racing and driver Amy Ruman will be back racing during the Independence Day weekend as the Trans Am Series heads North to Brainerd International Raceway (BIR) for Round 6 of the 2015 Trans Am Championship, the Ryan Companies Independence Day Classic. The switch in the schedule this year brings the teams to BIR earlier, as the past few years the race has been held over Labor Day weekend.
“First, I would like to dedicate this race to all of our service men and women in uniform. We are so fortunate to have the freedoms that we do in the US, we always need to remember that we are the home of the free because of the brave!” said Ruman. “I hope that some of our military around the world get a chance to connect with family and friends at home this weekend. The Ruman Racing/McNichols Co. Team is so grateful for their service and sacrifices and want to thank them for letting us do what we love to do.”
Marking the halfway point in the season, Ruman and the No. 23 McNichols Co. Corvette head back to BIR with a strong finishing record at the track, taking home four podium finishes in the last four years and claiming a win in 2012. Ruman certainly seems to be the driver to beat these days in the TA class – coming from behind in last place in the past two races to claim podium finishes and capturing four wins out of five races in the 2015 season.
Ruman is looking to show her strength again at the event and hopes to open up a larger points gap in the fight for the Trans Am Championship. “BIR is such a classic track and it should be a great event this weekend in front of some awesome fans! My strategy hasn’t changed, I’m looking to score another win and gain as many points as possible here – it’s that simple. Consistency is vital now at the halfway point, we still have a lot of races in front of us so I am remaining poised and focused,” stated Ruman.
The holiday weekend will start off with a promoter test day on Friday, July 3rd. The first official practice session and “Fast Five” qualifying take place on Saturday, July 4th. Drivers hit the track again Sunday morning for a second practice session and second chance qualifying. The green flag will fly at 1:50 PM CDT for the multi-class 41-car field, 100-mile 40 lap, Ryan Companies Independence Day Classic race.
Fans can expect a weekend of festivities and action at BIR, as Trans Am will be joined by drag racing, the National Auto Sport Association, a classic car show, live music, and a fireworks display for a full weekend of Independence Day celebration and motorsports action! For tickets and schedule info, visit gotransam.com or brainerdraceway.com. Fans can tune in and catch all the action from Ryan Companies Independence Day Classic at Brainerd International Raceway, which will be tape delayed and broadcast on CBS Sports Network on Saturday, July 25, 12:00 p.m. EST.
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Ruman Racing, Inc., is based in Munroe Falls, Ohio.