Trans Am Partners with Berryman Products for Indianapolis Motor Speedway Weekend
June 12, 2018
Berryman Trans Am at the Brickyard to feature over 60 entrants, live streaming
MIAMI, Fla. June 12, 2018] – The Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli has announced a partnership with Berryman Products, Inc., that will see Trans Am’s upcoming weekend, June 14-17, at Indianapolis Motor Speedway entitled the Berryman Trans Am at the Brickyard.
The event, one of Trans Am’s marquees for the 2018 season, is expected to bring over 70 entrants to the Circle City and will feature two 102.06 miles on the world famous venue’s combined road course: Saturday’s Berryman Muscle Car Challenge, featuring the TA2 class, and Sunday’s Berryman Trans American, featuring the TA, TA3 and TA4 classes.
“We’re thrilled to partner with Berryman Products for our Indianapolis event,” said John Clagett, President of the Trans Am Race Company. “Partnering with an all American made company with their breadth and depth of products for car enthusiasts, it just makes sense for an iconic American series like Trans Am. We’re looking forward to putting on a show in Indy for Berryman, Trans Am fans and car enthusiasts alike.”
Berryman has had a presence in the Trans Am paddock throughout the 2018 season on the No. 77 Berryman / Prefix Dodge Challenger of Sebring victor Marc Miller as well as the No. 49 Berryman / Liqui Moly / usaautomitivesupply.com, Dodge Challenger of Ethan Wilson. Wilson is the current leader for Rookie of the Year and sixth overall in points. Miller and Wilson are members of the Stevens-Miller Racing team of Columbia City IN.
“We’ve been involved with the Trans Am all season,” said Beau Blankenship, Director of Marketing for Berryman Products. "Working with Stevens-Miller Racing and being a part of the Trans Am weekends has been tremendous. Partnering with Trans Am for the Berryman Trans Am at the Brickyard is a natural extension of what we’ve been doing."
“We are proud to be associated with the Trans Am Race Company,” Blankenship said. “For more than 100 years we have provided quality products to the fans and teams of the Trans Am Series keeping family cars and racing teams on the road. We look forward to an exciting and competitive weekend of racing at the world famous Brickyard!”
Fans can catch the action from Trans Am’s two races through live streaming, free on Motor Trend On Demand, with replays of the stream available following the event for Motor Trend On Demand subscribers.
The weekend will also be showcased at CBS Sports Network Sunday, July 1 at 2:00 PM ET in a 60 minute highlight show and weekend recap.
Trans Am also partners on the weekend with the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association, holding their Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational, bringing the best of motorsport, past and present, to Indianapolis.
Tickets for the event can be purchased online at www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com or at www.gotransam.com/events
Friday June 15, 2018
11:45 AM – 12:10 PM TA2 Practice
5:30 PM – 5:55 PM TA2 Qualifying
Saturday June 16, 2018
11:00 AM – 11:25 AM TA/TA3/TA4 Practice
2:40 PM – 3:55 PM Berryman Muscle Car Challenge
4:00 PM – 4:15 PM TA Qualifying
4:20 PM – 4:35 PM TA3/ TA4 Qualifying
Sunday, June 17, 2018
3:15 PM – 4:25 PM Berryman Trans American
About Berryman Products
Berryman is celebrating their 100th anniversary. Founded in 1918, by Waldo B. “Pappy” Berryman when he traded his prize-winning horse for a patented tire sealing formula.
Pappy and his only son, Colonel Waldo “Bud” Berryman, Jr., moved to Dallas, Texas in 1954 introducing Chem-Dip® Carburetor and Parts Cleaner an industry-leading parts cleaner to this day.
In 1958, B-12 Chemtool® was developed as a multi-purpose surface cleaning solvent and soon became Berryman’s flagship product. B-12 Chemtool® has grown to become synonymous with the Berryman name.
R.H. Blankenship purchased the company in 1970 and moved the assets to Arlington Texas where it remains today. The Blankenship Family owns and operates Berryman to this day. Using only the purest of chemicals Berryman continues to be “100% Made in America”.
In the new millennium, Berryman has continued to introduce products including B-12 Chemtool®Total Fuel System Cleanup, B-12 Chemtool®Professional 3-Step Fuel System Maintenance Kit, and the eco-friendly B-33 Engine Degreaser.
In the late 1990’s, Berryman formed a relationship with Ed “Big Daddy” Roth, and the Chemtooler® was created as the mascot for Berryman Products, bringing a fun and edgy way to interact with the end user.
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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