Sheehan and LTK Insulations Technologies Damon Racing Team Seek Redemption at Nashville

July 28, 2023

Sheehan and LTK Insulations Technologies Damon Racing Team Seek Redemption at Nashville

Nashville, TENNESSEE – July 28, 2023 – Tom Sheehan’s promising start in last year’s Big Machine Music City Grand Prix was curtailed by a Turn 9 incident.

Starting in P15, Tom marched his way up the leaderboard before getting swept up in a Lap 1 accident not of his doing. The frustrating incident left the New Hampshire racer pondering about a potentially brilliant day for his hardy team.

This year, Tom and the No. 97 LTK Insulation Technologies Damon Racing Ford Mustang entry prepare for Nashville with high hopes. Much like LTK Insulation Technologies’ belief in shared innovation creating advantages, Tom is optimistic about the diligent work put forth for Round 9.

Recently, Tom raced his way to a respectable P13 at Road America, moving to P18 in the points standings. More importantly, Tom is only 41 points behind a three-way tie for P14 in the standings, an achievable goal post.

Much like Rounds 5 and 6 of the 2023 Big Machine Spiked Coolers TA2 season, competitors will take on a challenging street circuit. Despite its picturesque views of the Music City, Tom and his peers will have their hands full at the 2.17-mile, 11-turn venue.

Tom has the same faith and confidence with his team’s preparation for Nashville as HVAC contractors appreciating with LTK insulation jackets’ high performance and reliability. As Tom and LTK firmly believe, racing and mechanical insulation reward organization.

With only five races remaining in the TA2 season, Tom and his ardent crew are focused on maximizing results. Our race reporter caught up with Tom to get his thoughts on approaching this treacherous street course.

"I am definitely looking for another bite at the apple in Nashville," stated Sheehan. "Street racing can be unforgiving. I am excited to be under the Mike Cope tent. Mike has been a great partner and friend for many seasons. Look for the addition of the third big black trailer hauling fast cars. The LTK hauler will proudly display the black and silver of Mike Cope Racing Enterprises."

The Nashville Street Circuit kicks off with five left handers from Shelby Avenue to Russell Street before a right hander in Turn 6. Competitors will race their way on the Korean War Veterans Memorial Bridge before approaching a hard braking zone in Turn 7.

With some tight corners between Turns 8 and 11, drivers must protect their positions like an LTK Pro-Fit jacket insulating a water valve. From there, it is a drag race on the second trip on the bridge before reapproaching Turns 1 through 5.

Overall, track position will be key as well as brake management and a tolerance with a bumpy surface. Tom showcased his Granite State tenacity and patience in Round 6 at Detroit, another tricky street course, with a strong P7.

Round 9 of the 2023 TA2 season fires off with two practice sessions on Friday, August 4. Two, 20-minute group qualifying sessions determine the starting lineup on Saturday, August 5.

Then, the third annual Big Machine City Grand Prix, a 46-lap or 75-minute race, gets the green flag around 3:45 p.m. CT on Saturday, August 5.

This year, Trans Am races are available for live streaming on Trans Am and SpeedTour’s YouTube channels, with full playbacks immediately available after the race. Additionally, the races can be seen in edited, 60-minute features broadcasted on MAVTV’s Thursday night primetime slot at 8 p.m. ET.

Follow Tom’s social media channels via his Facebook page, Damon Racing, Instagram account (@TomSheehanTA97), and Twitter account (@TomTA2_97). For more information on LTK Insulation Technologies and the line of high-quality products, please visit https://ltkinsulationtechnologies.com.

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