Five cars brave rain for practice during unofficial session
May 24, 2013
With all prospects of a qualifying session washed away by the rain, most of the Trans Am paddock opted to sit out what quickly became an unofficial practice session.
There were a select few who did decided to take to the track to get in a few precious laps on the Lime Rock course. Leading them was David Seuss—TA3 competitor and driver of the #9 Northern Light Porsche 996 GT3. Seuss topped out the session with a time of 1.10.461, his 11th lap of the session.
Joining Seuss were TA2 rookie Robert Huffmaster, in the #27 Kryderacing/VirSec Chevrolet Camaro, TA veteran Kerry Hitt, in the #55 Advanced Composite Products Chevrolet Camaro, Mel Shaw, in the #53 Bay Investments/Wheels America Chevrolet Camaro, and Kurt Roehrig in the #04 Roehrig Enders Suspension Chevrolet Camaro.
None of the competing drivers came close to touching their times from previous sessions during the weekend.
With rain doing away with the qualifying session, Trans Am will grid for tomorrow race based on points. That leaves Doug Peterson and the #87 3Dimensional.com Chevrolet Corvette on pole for TA and Cameron Lawrence, in the #11 Ctek/Motorstate/NorthStar Battery Chevrolet Camaro, in first position for TA2.
The Trans Am field will take to the Lime Rock track at 1:30 p.m. EST. Keep up on all the action at www.gotransam.com, follow the series on Twitter @gotransam and engage Trans Am on Facebook at www.facebook.com/gotransam.
The Trans Am Series dates back to 1966. Throughout the years, some of the greatest names in motorsports have participated in the Trans Am Series. Backdating the Driver’s Championship to the inaugural season, 30 different drivers took titles, with multiple Championships being won by Paul Gentilozzi, Tommy Kendall, Mark Donohue, Scott Pruett, Wally Dallenback Jr, George Follmer, Peter Gregg, Horst Kwech, Scott Sharp, Bob Tullius, Tony Ave and Bob Stretch.
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