TRANS AM

TRANS AM 101

TA
CLASS
The ability to make even the most seasoned of racecar drivers stop what they are doing and watch the roar of an 850 horsepower engine causing every head in the paddock to turn and take notice. The TA car does that and more—and still has the speed to back it all up.
TA2
CLASS
Designed, built and tuned with only one thing in mind—performance. With engines restricted to just under 500 horsepower, longevity is promoted while not sacrificing performance. TA2 is home to the modern pony wars and is the fastest growing class in North America.
TA3
CLASS
A global competition of high performance production racecars, TA3 pits American powerhouse against exotics from across the world. Corvettes and Vipers compete with BMWs and Aston Martins in a production class the pays tribute to Trans Am’s global production racing heritage.
TA4
CLASS
TA4 is the Trans Am home of production American muscle, as the Chevrolet Camaro, Dodge Challenger and Ford Mustang continue a decade old competition that spans generations of drivers and fans. With drivers continuing to choose TA4 the class remains one of the more accessible and competitive formats for pure American racing.

Trans Am 101

The Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli

In November of 2017, the Trans Am Series announced a remarkable new three-year partnership making Pirelli the Official Tire of Trans Am and presenting sponsor for the Series, now entitled “The Trans Am Series, presented by Pirelli.”

From the very beginning, Pirelli has gone above and beyond expectations to produce purpose-built P Zero tires for the TA and TA2 classes, creating a new level of performance for two truly American racing platforms.

“Trans Am is one of the biggest names in America, with close, affordable and popular racing that showcases thrilling competition,” said Pirelli’s Motorsport Director Paul Hembery. “With our involvement in the Pirelli World Challenge, as well as different one-make series in the USA and the recently-opened P Zero World store in Los Angeles, Pirelli’s links with American auto racing have never been stronger.”

“This new agreement with Trans Am is part of a wider plan to continue growing the commercial motorsports business in the North American market,” added Pirelli’s North American Vice President of Motorsports, Communications and Prestige, Rafael Navarro. “Our direction was clear from the beginning and we have developed and produced a product that introduces radial technology to all categories, improving performance while maintaining the characteristics fans have come to appreciate from Trans Am racing.”

The extensive tire development process undertaken by Pirelli to develop a product for the TA2 class spanned six months and the result is a product many TA2 drivers will find familiar. Now Pirelli’s hard work and dedication will be on display throughout the 2017 Trans Am Championship as the newly entitled Trans Am Series, presented by Pirelli, gears up for yet another banner year.

About Pirelli: 

Pirelli Tire North America designs, develops, manufactures and markets tires for passenger vehicles in both the original equipment and replacement markets as well as markets and distributes tires for motorcycles and motorsports. Located in Rome, Georgia, Pirelli’s Modular Integrated Robotized System (MIRS) employs state-of-the-art technology to manufacture tires for both export and domestic markets. For more information, please visit www.us.pirelli.com.

The Trans Am Series Competition Format

A Trans Am Series race is 100 miles in length, and does not require a mandatory pit stop for fueling, tires or driver changes.  As a sprint, it is driver versus driver, and that means its flat out racing from start to finish.

The series generally has four to five on-track sessions, including two practices (30 to 45 minutes in length), one qualifying session (also 30 to 45 minutes in length), a warm-up (promoter optional, 15 to 20 minutes in length) and race.  Depending on the circuit, a 90-minute window, including pre- and post-race activities, will be sufficient to complete the race.

Trans Am Series Management

The Trans Am Race Company, LLC manages the day to day business of the Trans Am Series, including marketing, public relations and promotions, while SCCA Pro Racing provides contracted event operations services.

The Trans Am Race Company is owned by a passionate group of Trans Am team owners and competitors with a long history of success and a desire to return the series to prominence.

Series Sanction

The Trans Am Series is sanctioned by SCCA Pro Racing Ltd., the wholly owned subsidiary of Sports Car Club of America, Inc. 

SCCA Pro Racing has been at the forefront of the professional racing landscape in the United States with such landmark series as Trans Am, Can-Am and Formula 5000.

2017 Trans Am

NEXT RACE

Jun 30 - Jul 02
Brainerd International Raceway
Brainerd, MN
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