Trans Am Series adds new venues, partners to 2013 schedule
December 10, 2012
MIAMI- December 10, 2012 – The Trans Am Series has formally announced its’ new expanded 2013 schedule. In total, the series will attend 11 venues next season, an increase of three over last year’s eight venue ten race format. The series also announced collaboration with three other racing series over the course of the year, partnering with the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA), NASCAR, Historic Sportscar Racing (HSR) and the SCCA.
The Trans Am Series will return to a vast majority of last year’s venues, remaining at historic Trans Am sites such as Road America, Watkins Glen and The Mid-Ohio Sportscar Course, all while making a return to driver and fan favorites like Daytona International Speedway and Sebring International Raceway. One more location will be announced later this year.
The season opener will take place at Sebring International Raceway in accompaniment with SVRA on Sunday, March 3, and the 2013 series will conclude with the finale at Daytona International Raceway on Sunday, Nov. 17.
John Clagett, President of the Trans Am Race Company, sees the schedule expansion as a vital part of the series’ growth.
“We are extremely happy with the way the schedule turned out. Our goal has always been to race at tracks that drivers and fans can be excited about and I believe that this schedule represents that. We have a great mix of historic Trans Am racetracks where there have been so many Trans Am memories in addition to some newer locations for Trans Am where new legends and memories can be made.”
Clagett was particularly excited about the three-race partnership with SVRA.
“The new partnership with SVRA gives the Trans Am Series the opportunity to showcase historic Trans Am racing, curiosity of SVRA, with the new breed of Trans Am at classic race tracks in event filled weekends,” commented John Clagett, President of the Trans Am Race Company, “When we started the Trans Am Race Company one of the goals of our business plan was to embrace our history and heritage by incorporating Vintage Trans Am with what Trans Am is doing and this accomplishes that. There’s so much history in Trans Am and so much momentum going forward, it is going to be a really great to combine the two in an unparalleled experience in 2013.”
The Trans Am Series will partner with SVRA at Sebring, Watkins Glen, and Virginia International as well as NASCAR at Road America and The Mid-Ohio Sportscar Course and HSR at Daytona.
For more information on the Trans Am Series visit www.gotransam.com, www.facebook.com/gotransam or follow the series on twitter @Gotransam. For more information on SVRA visit www.svra.com.
Sunday, March 3 Sebring International Raceway, Sebring, Fla.
Sunday, May 19 Canadian Tire, Motorsport Park, Bowmanville, Ont., CA
Saturday, May 25 Lime Rock Park, Lime Rock, Conn.
Sunday, June 9 Watkins Glen International, Watkins Glen, N.Y.
Friday, June 21 Road America, Elkhart Lake, Wis.
Saturday, Aug 17 The Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Lexington, Ohio
Sunday, Sept. 1 Brainerd International Raceway, Brainerd, Minn.
Sunday, Sept. 29 Virginia International Raceway, Danville, Va.
Sunday, Nov. 3 Road Atlanta, Flowery Branch, Ga.
Sunday, Nov. 17 Daytona International Raceway, Daytona, Fla.
***Eleventh location to be announced.