Ruman Set for Trans Am Series Memorial Day Classic at Lime Rock Park, CT
May 27, 2022
The Trans Am Series Presented by Pirelli returns to Lime Rock Park, CT this weekend for the traditional Memorial Day Classic event, part of the 2022 SpeedTour. Coming off the west coast swing, Ruman finished 2nd at Laguna Seca and 5th at Sonoma after having mechanical issues.
Ruman has had limited success in the No. 23 McNichols Chevrolet Corvette at Lime Rock, scoring two 3rd place finishes in 2012 and 2015. The historic “bullring style” circuit is a rapid, short 1.5-mile, seven-turn natural terrain road course that has one of the highest average-speed laps on the schedule. A track that rewards momentum through the iconic circuit, it features corners with names like “Big Bend,” “The Uphill,” “West Bend,” and the final turn called the “Downhill,” a corner that launches the field down the front stretch as lap times click off in less than one minute!
“How exciting to be back here for the Memorial Day Classic, the fans at Lime Rock are always so great and the setting is one of the most beautiful tracks we visit. Last year it poured rain, but the forecast is looking brighter this year so I’m sure the turnout will be spectacular. It should be an awesome weekend with lots of festivities and on track action!” stated Ruman.
“Ahead of the weekend, we must remember the true meaning of Memorial Day. While most of us get to partake in BBQ’s, picnics, parades, and in my case racing – it is important for us all to reflect on and honor those and honor those who have sacrificed their lives to serve for us in our Armed Forces. Please take a moment to say a prayer for the service men and women we have lost and for their families and pray for those who continue to serve this great nation of ours,” expressed Ruman.
Running in conjunction with Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA), there will be a remarkable showcase of modern and classic cars with an array of racing, car show, and festivities for the fans. There are 45 competitors entered for this weekend’s races across the four Trans Am classes, with 5 entered in Ruman’s TA class. Cars will hit the track Friday and Saturday for testing, practice, and qualifying.
The TA2 feature race will be held at 11:55amET on Saturday. The remaining TA/XGT/SGT/GT teams will then take a day off as the track continues to uphold its decades-long agreement with the community not to stage races on Sunday. Activities will resume with qualifying and the race on Monday May 30th. The TA/GT race will be at 12:00pmET – both races will be 68-laps (102-mi). Visit limerock.com, gotransam.com, speedtour.net, svra.com for tickets, schedules, and all other weekend information.
Entering the halfway point of the season, Chris Dyson leads the TA National class championship with 157 points, followed by Tomy Drissi in second – 133, Amy Ruman in third – 116, Ken Thwaits in fourth – 114, and Humaid Masaood sits in fifth – with 65 points.
LIVE STREAMING AND CBS TV COVERAGE OF THE TRANS AM SEASON:
The entire lineup of 2022 SpeedTour will LIVE stream for FREE! Fans can watch from anywhere on a variety of social media platforms including the new SpeedTour.TV, the Trans Am Facebook page, and YouTube channels SpeedTourTV and the Trans Am Series.
CBS Sports Network Airtimes:
TA/XGT/SGT/GT – race will premiere on Thursday, June 2 at 7:30 p.m. ET, encore on Saturday, June 4 at 12:00 a.m. ET.
TA2 – will air on Saturday, June 4 at 2 p.m. ET, encore presentation on Monday, June 6 at 1:00 a.m.
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