Ruman Heads to Trans Am Permco Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio for Home Race – Takes 7th at Indianapolis Motor Speedway
June 23, 2023
Munroe Falls, Ohio – The Trans Am Series Presented by Pirelli is heading to Ruman Racing’s home track this weekend, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, OH as part of the 2023 SpeedTour.
Last weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Ruman qualified the No. 23 McNichols Co./Valley Automotive Group Chevrolet Corvette eighth, ultimately taking home seventh Saturday’s race. “We struggled a bit with grip at IMS and lapped traffic held us up on the restart, which caused a gap. David (Pintaric) and I had another spicy battle going but unfortunately, I didn’t get past him,” stated Ruman.
Two-time TA Champion Ruman is still in pursuit of a Trans Am win at the 13-turn, 2.258-mile legendary road course. “For obvious reasons, this race is the highlight of our season. We are expecting a massive crowd of friends, family, and sponsors in attendance. Mid-Ohio is defiantly a challenging course and has not always been kind to us, hopefully this weekend we change that with a podium finish! With any luck Mother Nature cooperates, and the rain stays away,” remarked Ruman.
Fifty-three competitors are entered across all classes for the Permco Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio weekend, with eight running in Ruman’s TA class. Testing, practices, and qualifying will take place Thursday through Sunday. The TA/GT feature race will be Saturday, June 24th, at 1:15pm with a fan walk on pit lane beginning at 12:25pm ET. The TA2® race will be Sunday at 12:40pm ET, both races are 45-laps. Visit midohio.com, gotransam.com, speedtour.net, svra.com for tickets, schedules, and all other weekend information.
Entering Round 6, Chris Dyson is leading TA National class championship with 490 points, followed by Matthew Brabham in second – 489, Tomy Drissi in third – 419, David Pintaric is fourth – 398, and Amy Ruman sits in fifth – with 383 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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