Ruman Back for Trans Am Round 10 at VIRginia International Raceway
October 4, 2023
Munroe Falls, Ohio – Amy Ruman and team are heading to VIRginia International Raceway (VIR) in Danville, VA, this weekend for the Round 10 of the 2023 Trans Am Championship Presented by Pirelli.
After a tough race at Watkins Glen last month encountering engine issues, the team was unable to attend Round 9 at World Wide Technology Raceway, St. Louis, MO. Ruman will be running an older backup PME SB2 engine in the No. 23 McNichols Chevrolet Corvette, as her primary ECR R07 engine is still being repaired from Watkins Glen.
“I’m glad to be back racing this weekend at VIR. Unfortunately, the last few races impacted our run in the 2023 points race, but we are trying to finish the last few races of the season on a high note. It should be an exciting race with some new faces and deep competition in the TA class. We grabbed third last year so hopefully we will be back on the podium again this weekend,” commented Ruman.
As part of the 2023 SpeedTour, Trans Am is running in conjunction with the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA) with many activities for fans to participate in throughout the weekend. Fifty-three competitors are entered across all classes for the weekend, with nine running in Ruman’s TA class. Testing, practices, and qualifying will take place Thursday through Sunday at the 18 turn, 3.27-mile notorious road course. The TA/GT feature race is Saturday, October 7th at 11:45am, and the Big Machine Vodka SPIKED Coolers TA2® race will be Sunday at 1:35pm, both races are 30-laps (102-mi) – all times listed are ET. Visit vir.com, gotransam.com, speedtour.net, svra.com for tickets, schedules, and all other weekend information.
With two rounds left in the season – Chris Dyson leads the TA National class championship with 872 points, Tomy Drissi in second – 718, David Pintaric is third – 645, Amy Ruman is in fourth – 628, and Justin Marks sits in fifth – 599 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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