Ruman Heads to Road Atlanta for Trans Am Mission Foods SpeedTour
March 22, 2023
Munroe Falls, Ohio – Ruman and the team are race ready and will be back in action this weekend for the Round 3 of the 2023 Trans Am Series Championship Presented by Pirelli. The Series is heading to Braselton, GA, in conjunction with the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA).
Once again teams had another brief turnaround after leaving NOLA just a week and half ago. Amy Ruman has enjoyed many triumphs at the 12-turn, 2.54-mile iconic Road Atlanta track, driving the No. 23 McNichols Co. Chevrolet Corvette to three career victories there; in 2011 she captured her historic first ever Trans Am win at Road Atlanta, also won in 2015 and 2016, captured a second-place finish in 2017, and a third in 2019.
“We definitely have had a difficult start to the season this year. We had a great car at NOLA until the contact, so I’m confident we can be fast again here this weekend at Road Atlanta. I love this track and we have had great finishes here. We really need a solid run here to gain some valuable points to get back into the Championship hunt. The fans love Trans Am here so I know we will be putting on a great show for them,” commented Ruman.
Sixty-three competitors are entered across all classes, with eleven running in Ruman’s TA class. Trans Am is running in conjunction with the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA) as part of the 2023 SpeedTour. Testing, practices, qualifying, and races will take place Thursday through Sunday. The Trans Am TA/XGT/SGT/GT feature race will be Saturday, March 25th at 12:50pm followed by The Big Machine Vodka Spiked Coolers TA2® Series race on Sunday at 12:15pm EDT, both races are 101.6-miles, 40-laps. Please visit gotransam.com, speedtour.net, svra.com for tickets, schedules, and all other weekend information.
Heading into Round 3, Matthew Brabham leads the TA National class championship with 208 points, followed by Justin Marks in second – 177, Chris Dyson in third – 175, Ken Thwaits is fourth – 173, and Tomy Drissi sits in fifth – with 160 points. Ruman is currently in seventh – 134.
LIVE STREAMING AND MAVTV COVERAGE OF THE TRANS AM SEASON: The entire lineup of 2023 SpeedTour will LIVE stream for FREE! Fans can watch from anywhere on a variety of social media platforms including SpeedTour.TV, the Trans Am Facebook page, and YouTube channels SpeedTourTV and the Trans Am Series. Trans Am races will then air in a one-hour format on the Thursday nights after each of the 12 National Championship event weekends. The 60-minute feature shows will be broadcast to MAVTV’s 22-million North American linear households and 175 million connected devices. The Thursday-night primetime slot will include a two-hour block of racing, with the Big Machine Vodka SPIKED Coolers TA2® Series airing at 8:00 p.m. ET and the TA/XGT/SGT/GT class race airing at 9:00 p.m. ET. The block will be capped off by the 30-minute Showtime Motorsports docuseries, Road to Glory. Read Trans Am's 2023 Broadcast Package with MAVTV official announcement here.
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