Trans Am Star Simon Gregg Looking Bright for 2020 Showdown
February 12, 2020
Jacksonville, FL - February 12, 2020 - The 2012 Trans Am Champion and defending West Coast Trans Am Champion in the TA Class Simon Gregg heads into 2020 full of confidence and with a very full program of racing planned for year. The No. 59 Derhaag Motorsports Chevrolet Corvette piloted by the Florida based driver is among the early entries for the opening weekend of the season at Sebring International Raceway, February 28 - March 1.
Simon has winning form at Sebring, having taken the checkered flag in the GT1 SCCA Majors Tour race in 2016, but he certainly wasn’t looking back at past glories when we spoke to him this week ahead of the upcoming 2020 season.
"It is a new decade and I am getting pumped up for the first Trans Am race just around the corner,” stated Simon Gregg, driver of the No. 59 Chevrolet Corvette. “Sebring should be a good start to the season although having already been down there in January for a club race it will be my second time running there already this year. We also ran the club race at Homestead.”
Looking forward to the National 2020 Trans Am Championship presented by Pirelli he added, “When we get to Road Atlanta that will be the beginning of a long and far traveling tour that signals the height of race season approaching. The Florida speedways are my home tracks. I am excited about going to Laguna Seca and I am happy that we have the Trans Am Challenge there again this year.”
Three pole positions in the first three races of the 2019 West Coast season with wins at Auto Club Speedway, Laguna Seca and Sonoma were the undoubted highlights of 2019 for Simon, a terrific record that saw him wrap up the West Coast Championship with a race to spare, so it was no surprise when he told us he was looking forward to defending his crown, “This season I am looking forward to defending the West Coast title and hope to move up in the National Series points. Last year I had some reliability issues and assuming that goes better I can advance to the top of the points board. I am looking at the SGT class for the west coast but still working out the details."
Wherever Simon competes, he is an exceptionally popular figure in the paddock and he is the flagship driver for the Derhaag Motorsport team. The No. 59 TA Chevrolet Corvette will be looking to knock out some podium finishes starting with the action down in Sebring!
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