SCHEDULE ANNOUNCEMENT: 2024 Trans Am Schedule Boasts Addition of Two Tracks
October 12, 2023
National Championship to Return to Canada, Pittsburgh Next Season
CHARLOTTE (October 16, 2023) — The Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli announces the 2024 schedules for its National Championship, which will visit 12 diverse venues, and Western Championship, which will stop at six tracks with its eleven-race schedule.
The National Championship schedule offers the return to many of the same classic venues as seasons past, as well as the addition of two tracks which have been absent from the schedule for several years.
The Western Championship will see fewer event weekends but more races due to the addition of more doubleheaders.
Trans Am National Championship to Visit Pittsburgh International Race Complex, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park
The National Championship schedule will begin as it has for the last decade, at the historic Sebring International Raceway (February 22-25). Sebring is the track where the longest-running professional road racing series in North America made its debut in 1966, and it has been a frequent stop for Trans Am over the past 57 years. The season-opener will be preceded by a two-day Sebring test (January 22-23).
After Sebring, Trans Am will head to Road Atlanta (March 21-24) and NOLA Motorsports Park (April 11-14), the latter of which returned to the schedule in 2023. Next, the series will return to World Wide Technology Raceway outside of St. Louis for a Big Machine Vodka SPIKED Coolers TA2 Series standalone race (May 10-11). The series will next visit fan favorite Lime Rock Park for its Memorial Day Weekend event (May 24-27), before heading to Pittsburgh International Race Complex for a TA/XGT/SGT/GT-only event (June 7-9). The first of two new tracks added for the 2024 season, Trans Am has only visited Pitt Race once before, when Lawrence Loshak won in the TA class in 2018.
Kicking off back-to-back events, the next round on the schedule is Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course (June 20-23), followed by Road America (June 28-30). The series takes a brief summer hiatus before the National Championship visits another historic track and driver favorite, Watkins Glen International (August 21-25). The series next heads just outside of Toronto, Canada for a Labor Day Weekend event at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (August 29-September 1). Trans Am’s history at the track goes back to 1976, as the series has previously raced there 30 times, most recently in 2014 when Ron Fellows took the TA victory.
Trans Am’s penultimate race of the season will come at VIRginia International Raceway (October 3-6) before the series heads to Circuit of The Americas (October 31-November 3) for a season finale combination event with the Western Championship. The weekend will be capped off with the series’ year-end awards gala.
One additional race for the Big Machine Vodka SPIKED Coolers TA2 Series will be added at a later date.
“We are very pleased with our 2024 schedule and believe it will offer competitive racing from beginning to end,” said Trans Am President John Clagett. “We implemented a lot of feedback from our competitors about tracks and logistics, and we think that we have ultimately created a diverse and challenging schedule. We’re incredibly excited to return to Pitt Race and to once again have a presence in Canada with the addition of Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. We’re still looking to finalize one additional event for the TA2 class, which we hope to announce soon.”
2024 Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli National Championship Schedule
February 22-25 – Sebring International Raceway (Sebring, Fla.)
March 21-24 – Road Atlanta (Braselton, Ga.)
April 11-14 – NOLA Motorsports Park (Avondale, La.)
May 10-11 – World Wide Technology Raceway, TA2 Only (Madison, Ill.)
May 24-27 – Lime Rock Park (Lakeville, Conn.)
June 7-9 – Pittsburgh International Race Complex, TA/XGT/SGT/GT Only (Wampum, Pa.)
June 20-23 – Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course (Lexington, Ohio)
June 28-30 – Road America (Plymouth, Wis.)
August 21-25 – Watkins Glen International (Watkins Glen, N.Y.)
Aug. 29-Sept. 1 – Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (Bowmanville, Ontario)
October 3-6 – VIRginia International Raceway (Alton, Va.)
Oct. 31-Nov. 3 – Circuit of The Americas (Austin, Texas)
Western Championship Shifts to Double Headers to Maximize Action
The 2024 Western Championship schedule kicks off at Thunderhill Raceway Park (March 1-3), which has served as the West Coast season opener four times since 2017. This event, as well as every Western Championship weekend with the exception of Circuit of The Americas, will be a doubleheader, allowing teams to get the maximum number of races without incurring additional travel costs.
Next on the calendar is Sonoma Raceway (April 18-21), followed by WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca (May 2-5). Portland International Raceway (July 26-28) is the fourth stop for Western competitors. The series’ fifth and final doubleheader weekend will come at Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch (October 18-20).
As in years past, the season will conclude at Circuit of The Americas (October 31-November 3) for a combination weekend with the National Championship. National and Western competitors will be celebrated at the awards gala that weekend.
“We really think competitors are going to like this move to doubleheader weekends in 2024,” said Clagett. “The series has been expanding rapidly, and we hope that by reducing travel costs but providing more events to compete in, this will allow the series to grow even further.”
2024 Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli Western Championship Schedule
March 1-3 – Thunderhill Raceway Park, Doubleheader (Willows, Calif.)
April 18-21 – Sonoma Raceway, Doubleheader (Sonoma, Calif.)
May 2-5 – WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, Doubleheader (Salinas, Calif.)
July 26-28 – Portland International Raceway, Doubleheader (Portland, Ore.)
October 18-20 – Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch, Doubleheader (Pahrump, Nev.)
Oct. 31-Nov. 3 – Circuit of The Americas (Austin, Texas)
The Trans Am Western Championship competitors will next hit the track at Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch, October 20-22. Both the National and Western Championships will close out 2023 together at Circuit of The Americas, November 2-5.
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 17 events nationwide in 2024.