Carl Rydquist to join Trans Am Super GT with Team PDG, starting at COTA

September 16, 2019

Carl Rydquist to join Trans Am Super GT with Team PDG, starting at COTA

USTCC GT Champion 2017 and current season points leader Carl Rydquist took the Trans Am West Coast Super GT win on debut earlier this year at Sonoma raceway, racing California-based Prototype Development Group's notorious Factory Five Racing GTM. Since then, team PDG and their partners, Chase Chevrolet, Mendeola, and Teltac have ben gearing up to enter the Trans Am presented by Pirelli West Coast Championship for the full 2020 season.

As part of their preparations, the team is joining the Trans Am Super GT class again on October 5 at Circuit of the Americas. They are well positioned with Rydquist behind the wheel at the Austin, TX racetrack, in 2016 he scored a Pirelli World Challenge Touring Car pole position and a podium finish there.

"The entire team is looking forward to the race and hoping for a good result. It is also exciting to bring a unique American supercar manufacturer to the series", says team owner Richard Migliori and continues. "We are proud of the accolades our volunteer-based team has achieved so far. Trans Am for us is a great new platform to share our sportscar racing passion with a broader audience."

Trans Am is a road racing series with an awe-inspiring history, with talented drivers and racecars that were and are to this day notorious for being fast, loud and a big rush for all fans, teams and drivers to be around, creating a truly exciting racing environment.

"Trans Am has seen many incredible racers, some of whom became legends. Almost makes you wish for a time machine to go back and see it all happen. But better to join the series!" Carl Rydquist says. "Maybe in the future, people will look back at us and remember that time when we entered this US made GTM in the Trans Am series for the first time. Let's give them something to talk about." 

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