Ruman Back in Action This Weekend at Watkins Glen, NY
September 6, 2023
Munroe Falls, Ohio – After an enjoyable two-month summer break in the 2023 Trans Am Championship Presented by Pirelli TA class schedule, Amy Ruman and her team are excited to get back to racing as they head into the final four rounds of the season. The TA class has not raced since Round 7 at Road America, WI July 8.
Trans Am returns to the renowned road course Watkins Glen International, NY (WGI) for Round 8 part of the 2023 SpeedTour. The Series is running in conjunction with the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association’s (SVRA) Hillard U.S. Vintage Grand Prix event with many activities for fans to enjoy throughout the long weekend. Ruman has had success at WGI, winning here in 2016 and many podium finishes throughout the years.
“So excited to be back at my favorite track on the schedule, the Glen! To be honest, we have been off so long I feel like we are starting the season over again. I know it will be a great race, it always is here. Last year was a washout with tons of rain during the race and we didn’t fare well and found the wall, so I’m hoping mother nature will cooperate with better weather. Unfortunately, there are some rain chances throughout the weekend as of now. I'm optimistic we will have a solid run in the No. 23 McNichols Chevrolet Corvette and earn some significant points to close out the season,” remarked Ruman.
Competitors will be running the 3.4-mile “long course” configuration which includes “the boot” section of the track. Fifty-three competitors are entered across all classes, with eight running in Ruman’s TA class. Testing, practices, qualifying, and races will take place Thursday through Sunday. The TA/GT feature race will be on Saturday, September 9th at 11:25am, and the Big Machine Vodka SPIKED Coolers TA2® race will be Sunday at 11:05am, both races are 30-laps (102-mi) – all times listed are ET. Please visit theglen.com, gotransam.com, speedtour.net, svra.com for tickets, schedules, and all other weekend information.
Entering Round 8, Chris Dyson leads TA National class championship with 701 points, followed by Matthew Brabham in second – 587, Tomy Drissi in third – 577, David Pintaric is fourth – 556, Amy Ruman tied in fourth – with 556 points, and Justin Marks is fifth – with 489 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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