Trans Am Qualifying at Mid-Ohio Cancelled Due to Lightning, Impending Storms
August 11, 2017
Tomorrow’s FirstEnergy Races to be Gridded by Points
LEXINGTON, Ohio. [August 11, 2017] – Standing water, lightning and an impending storm front descending on Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course spelled the cancellation of today’s Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli qualifying sessions for tomorrow’s FirstEnergy Muscle Car Challenge and FirstEnergy 100.
This marks the second time Trans Am qualifying has been cancelled due to conditions deemed unsafe this year, the first being TA2 qualifying at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in June.
Tomorrow’s Trans Am races will be gridded by championship points, putting TA class leader Ernie Francis, Jr., in the No. 98 Buoniconti Fund Ford Mustang, on pole for the multi-class First Energy 100, while Mark Boden, in the No. 46 Fall-Line Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 Cup, and Brian Kleeman, in the No. 07 DWW Motorsports Ford Mustang, will lead out TA3 and TA4, respectively, in the same competition.
Gar Robinson, in the No. 74 Pura Vida Tequila/ 74 Ranch Resort Chevrolet Camaro, will start on pole for the First Energy Muscle Car Challenge, featuring TA2 exclusively. Dillon Machavern, in the No. 24 Heritage Motorsports Ford Mustang, will start alongside.
Trans Am joins NASCAR Xfinity Series and the F4 US Championship for the track’s Mid-Ohio Challenge weekend, marking Trans Am’s 30th appearance on the Ohio circuit.
Fans can keep up with the event and all of The Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli at www.gotransam.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/gotransam and on Twitter at @gotransam.
Trans Am FirstEnergy Remaining Event Schedule:
Saturday August 12, 2017
9:30 AM – 10:45 AM FirstEnergy Muscle Car Challenge
12:35 AM – 12:55 PM FirstEnergy Trans Am 100
*all times eastern
Live Timing: All on-track sessions can be followed at www.gotransam.com and on the Race Monitor app available on Windows, Android, iOS and OSX.
Text Commentary: Updates provided throughout sessions on Twitter at @gotransam.
This weekend's event will be broadcast, tape delayed, on CBS Sports Network.
FirstEnergy Trans Am 100- TA, TA3, TA4 - Aug 30, 10:00pm ET
FirstEnergy Muscle Car Challenge - TA2 - Sep 06, 10:30pm ET