Dylan Archer, Michele Abbate Win Trans Am Fan Favorite Awards powered by CForce
November 9, 2022
The Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli announced the winners of the Fan Favorite Awards powered by CForce at the 2022 Honors Gala. The series named winners for Most Popular Driver, Best Looking Car and Best Looking Helmet, which were voted for by fans in the weeks leading up to the season finale at Circuit of The Americas. In addition to receiving a trophy, a check for $1,500 was presented for each award, courtesy of CForce Naturally Alkaline Water, owned and run by Chuck Norris.
Dylan Archer, driver of the No. 4 FPEC Chevrolet Camaro, was awarded Most Popular Driver, while Michele Abbate, driver of the No. 30 GHOST Energy/Grr Racing Ford Mustang won the awards for Best Looking Car and Best Looking Helmet.
Archer was both a Rookie and Young Gun in the TA2 class this year, finishing third in the Wilwood TA2 Rookie Standings and fifth in the Young Gun Standings. The 23-year-old ended the 2022 season driving for Ken Thwaits’ Showtime Motorsports, where he will return for the 2023 season.
Abbate competed in her first full-time season in the Trans Am National Championship TA2 class this year following three seasons in the Western Championship. The Las Vegas native is a familiar face on the Trans Am Gala stage, earning the Most Popular Driver award in 2020 and 2021. She also previously earned Best Looking Helmet honors in 2020, and Best Looking Car in 2021.
With the 2022 season officially in the rearview mirror, teams and drivers in the Trans Am Series look forward to the 2023 season, where things will kick off at Sebring International Raceway on February 23-26.
About CForce Bottling Co.: CForce Bottling Co. is a certified woman-owned business founded in 2015 by Gena and Chuck Norris. Under CEO Gena Norris’ leadership, CForce water is now available in all 48 domestic states through thousands of retail locations. CForce is a full-service bottling facility that offers co-packing, raw bottle sales and branded product. Located in Navasota, Texas on the Norris family ranch, CForce is unlike any other bottling company. As a family-run business with local roots, we take care of our CForce family while striving to provide customers with a superior product. For more information, visit www.cforce.com.
About the Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli: The Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli is the longest-running professional road race series in the United States. The Trans Am Series was founded by racing factory pony cars in the late 1960s. More than 50 years after their launch, Mustangs, Camaros and Challengers continue to be sold today, with Trans Am racing credited as playing a major role in their success and longevity. The SpeedTour will host the professional race series at 19 events nationwide in 2023.