Quick Turnaround as Trans Am Heads to Road America Rain Ruined Ruman’s Chances at Mid-Ohio

June 27, 2024

Quick Turnaround as Trans Am Heads to Road America  Rain Ruined Ruman’s Chances at Mid-Ohio

Munroe Falls, Ohio – Teams are coming off back-to-back race weekends and their third Trans Am race in the month of June as they head to Road America, WI, this weekend.
Last weekend at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Ruman qualified the No. 23 McNichols Co./Valley Automotive Group Chevrolet Corvette fourth on the grid for her hometown race. Unfortunately, Mother Nature did not cooperate and caused havoc as the cars rolled off the grid. “The rain came out of nowhere and nothing was showing on the radar catching all of us off guard. The rain was steady, but we were in hopes that it would stop quickly, it did not. Everyone started the race on slicks except Dyson who ducked into the pits to change to wets at the last second before the green flag. We stayed out and did a few laps on dry tires, and on lap four the crew called for me to come in to change to wets, but I was already past the pit entrance. Exiting the keyhole I just slid off track and straight into the gravel trap ending our day,” remarked Ruman. “I was absolutely devastated. We had so many in the stands cheering for us, but once again Mid-Ohio was not good to me.”
The Trans Am Series Championship Presented by Pirelli returns to Road America for its 54th appearance at one of the nation’s most notorious road courses and one of the fastest tracks on the schedule. The legendary circuit is constructed of 14-turns on a 4.048 mile track, the longest on the schedule.
Forty-nine competitors are entered across all classes, with nine running in Ruman’s TA class. Testing, practices, and qualifying will take place Thursday through Sunday. The CUBE 3 Architecture TA2® Series race will be Saturday, June 29th at 12:05pm CT. The Trans Am TA/XGT/SGT/GT feature race will be Sunday at 1:05pm CT. Both races are 101.2 mi, 25-laps. Visit gotransam.com, speedtour.net, roadamerica.com for tickets, schedules, and all other weekend information.
After Round 6, Paul Menard leads the TA National class championship with 584 points, followed by Chris Dyson in second – 550, Tomy Drissi third – 501, Adam Andretti is fourth – 496, and Amy Ruman sits in fifth – with 472 points.

The broadcast of this past weekend's events at Mid-Ohio will be televised on Thursday, June 27, 2024 on MAVTV:

8:00 pm EDT: The CUBE 3 Architecture TA2® Series Race
9:00 pm EDT: The TA/XGT/SGT/GT Race
10:00 pm EDT: Docuseries, Road to Glory
MAVTV COVERAGE AND LIVE STREAMING: The 2024 National Championship will broadcast LIVE on MAVTV’s linear television network and its Free Ad-Supported Television (FAST) channel, MAVTV Select. The 2024 SpeedTour will also be LIVE streamed online on a variety of social media platforms including Trans Am Series and the SpeedTourTV YouTube channels. In addition to live broadcasts of the events, 60-minute highlight shows will air Thursdays on MAVTV in primetime following each race weekend, with the CUBE 3 Architecture TA2 Series race airing at 8:00 p.m. ET and the TA/XGT/SGT/GT race airing at 9:00 p.m. ET as part of MAVTV’s ‘World of Racing’ programming block. Other Trans Am programming includes the docuseries Road to Glory, which tracks the progress of teams and drivers in the paddock. Read Trans Am's 2024 Broadcast Package with MAVTV official announcement here.
SPONSORS:  McNICHOLS CO. is the nation’s largest distributor of Perforated and Expanded Metals; Wire Mesh; Bar, Plank, and Safety Gratings; Stair Treads; Matting; and more. Products are carried in all styles and materials–stocked for 24-hour shipment. “Inspired to Serve”™ 800.237.3820 | mcnichols.com | sales@mcnichols.com
Valley Automotive Group and Valley Truck Centers, is a leading car and truck dealership network with locations throughout Ohio and Michigan, featuring Fleet One Rental & Leasing, and Final Vehicle Solutions through Cenweld Corp./Buckeye Body.
OMP Racing, Inc., OMP Racing is one of the world's leading manufacturers of racing safety equipment and tuning accessories with a catalog of over 3,000 different items. Operating from a technologically advanced 80,000 sqft facility in Italy, OMP products are renowned for its quality, the meticulous attention to details that is constantly challenged by setting higher standards. For products and information visit ompamerica.com or ompsport.com.
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