Tilton Engineering Inc. Named the "Official Clutch & Brake Controls" Trans Am.
March 20, 2012
The Trans Am Race Company LLC., today announced Tilton Engineering has been named the "Official Clutch & Brake Controls" of Trans Am, America's Road Racing Series.
"I'm extremely pleased to have Tilton on board as a sponsor," said John Clagett, President of The Trans Am Race Company, LLC. "Tilton Engineering has long been the preferred clutch and brake control provider of Trans Am competitors, and so it is only fitting that now we can recognize that with an official product designation. Tilton has been a loyal supporter of the series since the company was founded.”
"We are excited to partner with Trans Am as the official clutch & brake controls supplier to the series," said Tilton's Director of Sales and Marketing, Kirk Skaufel. "Tilton Engineering has a long history with Trans Am, dating back to the late 1960s. Our founder, McLane (Mac) Tilton, received the 1968 Trans Am 'Mechanic of the Year' award while working as chief engineer/mechanic for the champion winning Milestone Racing Porsche team and was the crew chief for 1971 and 1972 championship winning Brock Racing Enterprises (BRE) Datsun 510 team. The demanding and fast paced racing action of Trans Am provides an excellent avenue to showcase Tilton clutches and brake controls. This partnership also gives us a great opportunity to support the competitors in the series."
Founded in 1972, Tilton Engineering is an established leader in the design and manufacturing of driveline components, brake controls and starters for racing and high-performance applications. Tilton's mission is to advance its reputation as a technological leader through constant innovation, refinement and interaction with customers. Today, Tilton products can be found in most every form of auto racing, including NASCAR, Champ Car, IRL, FIA, Grand Am, ALMS, SCORE, NHRA, etc.
Tilton's products are marketed worldwide under the Tilton (Driveline & Performance), Sonic Racing Products, Tilton Brake & Controls (TB&C) and Super Starter brands.
About Trans Am:
The SCCA Trans Am Series dates back to its first season in 1966. Throughout the years, some of the greatest names in motorsports have participated in the Trans Am Series. Backdating the Drivers' Championship to the inaugural season, 30 different drivers took titles, with multiple Championships being won by Paul Gentilozzi, Tommy Kendall, Mark Donohue, Scott Pruett, Wally Dallenbach Jr., George Follmer, Peter Gregg, Horst Kwech, Scott Sharp and Bob Tullius.
The iconic Tras Am Series - America's Road Racing Series - is operated by the Trans Am Race Company, LLC. Through a five-year agreement, the Trans Am Race Company manages the marketing rights to the series and is responsible for Trans Am Series public relations and promotions. SCCA Pro Racing sanctions Trans Am events and provides event operations services to the series.
2012 Trans Am Series Schedule
? May 20, Mosport International Raceway, Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada
? May 26 Lime Rock Park, Lakeville, Conn.
? June 10 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Lexington, Ohio
? July 1, New Jersey Motorsports Park, Millville, N.J.
? July 8, Watkins Glen International, Watkins Glen, N.Y.
? August 19, Road America, Elkhart Lake, Wis.
? Sept. 2, Brainerd International Raceway, Brainerd, Minn.
? Nov. 4, Road Atlanta, Braselton, Ga.