Trans Am Heads to Pitt Race International for Round 6

June 7, 2024

Trans Am Heads to Pitt Race International for Round 6

Valley Automotive Partners with Ruman for Remainder of the Season

Munroe Falls, Ohio – The Trans Am Series Presented by Pirelli is returning to Pittsburgh International Race Complex (Pitt Race) this weekend for Round 6 of the schedule as part of the 2024 SpeedTour. Trans Am has only visited Pitt Race once, in 2018, and will be bringing back an action-packed full racing weekend for race fans.
 
Only a few competitors have run the 2.78-mile, 19 turn circuit, though some teams have done some testing and have competed in the SCCA Major events there. However, Amy Ruman will face a big challenge and will be starting from the back of the pack for the TA race on Sunday. Ruman has a prior family commitment and will miss all sessions on Friday and Saturday and will not be able to practice or qualify the No. 23 McNichols Co./Valley Automotive Group Chevrolet Corvette.
 
“I will have my work cut out for me coming on the heels of disappointing races at NOLA and Lime Rock. I’m really hoping to have a good run this weekend and come from behind. This should be an interesting event, the track is challenging and narrow, we don’t have many passing zones. It’s bound to be a great show for the fans!”
 
Amy and the Ruman Team are pleased to welcome back associate sponsor Valley Automotive Group for the remainder of the year. Valley is a leading car and truck dealership network with locations throughout Ohio and Michigan. “I am thrilled to be a brand ambassador for Valley and Chevrolet and showcase them on the No.23 once again! They are a tremendous family-owned Ohio based company and have supported us throughout the years and I’m so grateful for their partnership,” remarked Ruman.
 
“Valley Automotive and Valley Truck Centers, featuring Fleet One Rental & Leasing, and Final Vehicle Solutions through Cenweld Corp./Buckeye Body are proud to be a returning sponsor to Ruman Racing, with two-time Trans Am Champion Amy Ruman taking the teams Chevrolet Corvette C7 to a new level with Chevrolet’s “Together Let’s Drive” and Chevy Network sponsorship. Team Valley Motorsports is proud to sponsor Amy Ruman. Amy embodies the above and beyond effort it takes to win consistently and embraces a never quit attitude of our operating companies. She is an ambassador of the Trans Am Series as her team continues to build on her success in pursuit of the checkered flag week in and out. We love competition as does Amy and are always focused on continuous improvement and process development to succeed. Our customers and Amy’s fans are always first!” expressed Brian O’Donnell, President of Valley Automotive and Valley Motorsports.
 
Trans Am is running in conjunction with the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA) as part of the2024 SpeedTour. Thirty-one competitors are entered across all classes, with six running in Ruman’s TA class. Testing, practices, qualifying, and races will take place Friday through Sunday. The CUBE 3 Architecture TA2® Series race will be Sunday, June 9th at 9:35am followed by the Trans Am TA/XGT/SGT/GT feature race at 1:40pm ET, both races are 100.8-miles, 36-laps. Please visit gotransam.com, speedtour.net, svra.com for tickets, schedules, and all other weekend information.
 
After Round 5, Paul Menard leads the TA National class championship with 364 points, followed by Chris Dyson in second – 345, Adam Andretti third – 322, Tomy Drissi is fourth – 314, and Amy Ruman sits in fifth – with 301 points.
 
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
 
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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