Amy Ruman Set for Traditional Memorial Day Classic Trans Am Weekend at Lime Rock Park
May 26, 2023
Munroe Falls, Ohio – After a long seven-week hiatus in the 2023 National schedule, the Trans Am Series Presented by Pirelli returns to Lime Rock Park, CT, this weekend for the traditional Memorial Day Classic event as part of the 2023 SpeedTour.
Ruman and the team have taken advantage of the break in racing, combing over the No. 23 McNichols Chevrolet Corvette and getting it prepared for the second phase of the season. Drivers will compete at the famous “bullring style” circuit, a rapid, short 1.5-mile, seven-turn natural terrain road course that has one of the highest average-speed laps on the schedule. Lime Rock is track that requires momentum, featuring high speed corners with names like “Big Bend,” “The Uphill,” “West Bend,” and the final turn called the “Downhill,” a corner that launches the field down the front stretch as lap times click off in less than one minute. Ruman has had limited success at Lime Rock, scoring two 3rd place finishes in 2012 and 2015.
“Before we get into racing this weekend, please take a moment to remember the true meaning of Memorial Day. While most of us get time off to enjoy picnics, parades, racing – it is imperative that we to honor our heroes and pay respect to those who have sacrificed their lives to serve for us in our Military. I encourage everyone to take a moment and say a prayer for the ones we have lost and for their families, and please pray for those who continue to protect the USA,” articulated Ruman.
“It’s great to be back at Lime Rock for the Memorial Day Classic. We always have such a great turnout from the fans. The facility and setting is one of the most beautiful tracks we visit. They are forecasting a spectacular weather weekend, so it will be an awesome weekend with lots of festivities and on track action!” stated Ruman.
Running in conjunction with Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA), there will be a remarkable showcase of modern and classic cars with an array of racing, car show, and festivities for the fans. There are 49 competitors entered for this weekend’s races across all Trans Am classes, with seven entered in Ruman’s TA class. Cars will hit the track Friday and Saturday for testing, practice, and qualifying.
The Big Machine Vodka Spiked Coolers TA2® race will be held at 12:40pmET on Saturday. The TA/GT teams will then take Sunday off as the track continues to uphold its decades-long agreement with the community not to stage races on Sunday. Activities will resume with qualifying and the race on Monday May 29th. The TA/GT feature race will be at 12:50pmET – both races will be 68-laps (102-mi). Visit limerock.com, gotransam.com, speedtour.net, svra.com for tickets, schedules, and all other weekend information.
Entering Round 4, Chris Dyson is leading TA National class championship with 285 points, followed by Matthew Brabham in second – 280, Tomy Drissi in third – 254, David Pintaric is fourth – 228, and Amy Ruman sits in fifth – with 222 points.
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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