Trans Am TA2's Michele Abbate Set to Make Her Street Circuit Debut with the Music City Grand Prix in Nashville

August 3, 2022

Trans Am TA2's Michele Abbate Set to Make Her Street Circuit Debut with the Music City Grand Prix in Nashville

The Big Machine Music City Grand Prix in downtown Nashville is this week, August 5-7th, and the festivities will officially kick off Thursday, August 4th, with the return of FanFest! 

FanFest is FREE and open to the public and features race cars from several different series that are racing this weekend, sponsor displays, a Mini Grand Prix, a Stadium Super Trucks exhibition, and an IndyCar Pit Stop Challenge where teams will vie for $10,000 in prize money.

Tran's Am's Fan Favorite voted Driver, Michele Abbate, will be there with the #30 GHOST Energy TA2 Racecar on display and welcomes all to come check it out.  She will be signing autographs and handing out some cool swag for those that come by!

"I am super excited to be making my debut on a professional street circuit and what an iconic event to do it at!  With 40 TA2 entries I am really looking forward to our Trans Am feature race on Saturday!  I am also looking forward to meeting the fans at the FanFest!", Michele shared.  She continues to be the only female to compete in the TA2 category, world-wide, and is set to hit the track in the #30 GHOST Energy Mustang prepared by Canadian team, BC Race Cars.  Her teammate Misha Goikhberg will be racing in the #20 Camaro as well.

The Big Machine Music City Grand Prix will be hosting FanFest on Broadway Street in downtown Nashville, between 1st Avenue S and 4th Avenue S between 5:00pm and 8:00pm CST local time.

Trans Am Cars on display include: 
Michele Abbate’s #30 GHOST Energy Ford Mustang
Dylan Archer’s #0 FPEC Ford Mustang
Scott Borchetta’s #48 Big Machine Vodka Spiked Coolers Ford Mustang
Brent Crews’ #70 Nitro Motorsports Ford Mustang
Thomas Merrill’s #26 BridgeHaul/HP Tuners/Cope Race Cars Ford Mustang
Connor Mosack’s #28 Nic Tailor/IFS-SLR/M1 Racecars Chevrolet Camaro
Ken Thwaits’ #4 Franklin Road Apparel Chevrolet Camaro

Indy Car Drivers include: Sebastien Bourdais, Max Chilton, Conor Daly, Scott Dixon, Marcus Ericsson, Santino Ferrucci, Colton Herta, James Hinchcliffe, Dalton Kellett, Pato O’Ward, Alex Palou, Felix Rosenqvist, Alexander Rossi, Takuma Sato, Rinus VeeKay and Cody Ware.

If you're in the area you won't want to miss out on any of the action.  The ultra competitive Trans Am class weekend schedule is as follows:

Friday August 5th
Practice 1 @ 10:15am-10:45am  
Practice 2 @ 1:15-1:45pm 

Saturday August 6th
Qualifying @ 9:10am-9:55pm
Race @ 12:45pm-1:45pm

You can also watch the race LIVE on the livestream at: or Trans Am's Facebook page or YouTube page on Saturday begining at 12:30pm August 6th!

You can catch the race highlights on the CBS Sports Network as well:
Aug 13, 7:30p.m. ET on CBS Sports Network 
Aug 14, 1:00 a.m. ET on CBS Sports Network

For more updates about Michele Abbate and the Grr Racing team be sure to download the Grr Racing app for Android devices from the Google play store!

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