Sheehan Focused on Results at Road America 

August 20, 2019

Sheehan Focused on Results at Road America 

Elkhart Lake, WI - August 20, 2019 - August is traditionally a busy time for Trans Am drivers and teams and this year is no exception, with Round 9 of the 2019 Trans Am Championship presented by Pirelli TA2 Class set for Road America, located in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, this weekend of August 24. Another huge field of 28 cars are scheduled to compete in a race dubbed the Ryan Companies Muscle Car Challenge powered by AEM, and after finishing in P9 at Mid-Ohio just two weeks ago, Tom Sheehan and Damon Racing are looking for another top ten finish - or better - this time around. 


The No. 97 LTK Insulation Technologies Ford Mustang driven by New Hampshire based Sheehan is prepared by the seasoned TA2 team of Damon Racing on the Mike Cope platform. After switching to running a Ford Mustang from a Chevrolet Camaro for the 2019 season, the team really have been knocking on the door at the top of the pack and know full well that only sheer speed and consistency will get them to where they want to be. 


Tom reflected the team's ambitions when he stated, "The team is focused on unloading a fast car at Road America.” With work going on behind the scenes in advance of this weekend he added, "We failed to return to the speed we had at Detroit and Indy in our last outing at Mid Ohio. We went back to the shop in Bow and had a chance to debrief the car and our information." 


The very high standards he sets for himself and the team were self evident when he added, "Mid-Ohio was a pretty weak performance. I am the one with the wheel in my hand. Time to dig in. I will take care of our stuff and we look ahead for results." 


Nicknamed "America's National Park of Speed" Road America is situated on 640 acres of Wisconsin's Kettle Moraine, near the Kettle Moraine Scenic Drive. It has hosted races since September of 1955 and currently hosts over 400 events a year. 


Road America is one of only a handful of road circuits in the world maintaining its original configuration being 4.048 miles in length with 14 turns. The track features many elevation changes, along with a long front stretch where top speeds can be reached. One of the best known features of this course is a turn on the backside of the speedway known as "the kink." 


The TA2 Drivers get their first taste of the asphalt at the event titled the Ryan Companies Road America Classic Weekend bright and early with first testing at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 22. Qualifying is at 4:10 p.m. on Friday afternoon with the feature race itself also scheduled for a breakfast time start at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 24. 


For live timing and scoring, event photos and post-race recaps visit GoTransAm.com. For live race updates follow @GoTransAm on Twitter. 


Keep up with Trans Am driver Tom Sheehan on social media – Facebook page is Damon Racing; Instagram is TomSheehanTA97 and Twitter give us a follow @TomTA2_97. 


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