New York, New York - September 4, 2020 - One of the most notable features of this truncated Trans Am season has been the emergence of several newcomers to the muscle car scene and few if any have made a bigger (or better) impression than the Big Apple's own Adrian Wlostowski. Currently sitting in second place in the Super GT Class for Championship points, Adrian will be looking to score his first win and two-top finishes at Virginia International Raceway, Sept 25-27, for the Heacock Classic Gold Cup weekend.
Adrian is team principal and driver at F.A.S.T. Auto Racing of New York, a high performance and sports autoshop par excellence. The high standards Adrian and the team set are reflected in their choice of sponsors. Forgeline Wheels are about the best you can get, while Hawk Performance Brakes are synonymous with top level motorsports professionals. Those standards, and the tremendous professionalism of the F.A.S.T. team, have already seen Adrian comfortably into second place out of 14 starters in the Super GT Drivers Championship in his inaugural full time season. Adrian has 102 points, fully 48 points clear of the third place driver and only 29 behind table-topper Lee Saunders. Needless to say, after three podium finishes Adrian's eyes are very much on the top spot when the Trans Am roadshow arrives at VIR for the double header on the weekend of September 24 to 27 where he will be competing in both SGT races in the No. 96 Ford Mustang.
While the SGT Championship will therefore be very much at the forefront of Adrian's mind at the 3.3-mile, 17-turn venue located in Alton, VA, the team has been busy testing and preparing for the Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli upcoming events - working on development and advanced performance for the Ford Mustang SGT.
It's been quite a season for Adrian already and the likable young man is naturally looking forward to what will be a very busy weekend at VIR. Putting the Watkins Glen cancellation behind him, he spoke to us this week about the upcoming double-header.
"Naturally, I'm disappointed not to be racing at Watkins Glen. As the former home of the United States Grand Prix it's a genuinely iconic venue but with any luck we'll be there next year which will make it all the sweeter."
Reflecting on the season to date Adrian went on, "Overall it's been a fantastic start to the year. We did well at Sebring to make the podium and then went one better into P2 at Mid Ohio.Then, we had that crazy weekend at Brainerd! Last time out I experienced the flip side of motorsports when the left rear control arm snapped but it's how you bounce back from these things that matters and we'll be ready to go at VIR."
"I'm fully behind Trans Am's decision to double up at Virginia. It makes perfect sense with everyone there and setup. I'm particularly excited to get behind the wheel again and VIR is a fun and fast track to drive our Mustang. It's going to be a fantastic weekend."
The schedule for the bumper program at VIR will see the first Trans Am SGT race on Saturday, Sept 26 at 11:20 a.m. ET with the double-header race set for Sunday, Sept 27 at 11:05 a.m. and one thing is for certain, Adrian and the F.A.S.T team will be right at the forefront of the action.
F.A.S.T. Auto Racing's website is here http://fastautoracing.com/ for more information on the team, news and photo gallery. Trans Am Series Facebook: facebook.com/gotransam.
F.A.S.T. Auto Racing can be found on Facebook, YouTube and Instagram.
F.A.S.T. Auto Racing: fastautoracing.com
Trans Am Series: gotransam.com
Forgeline Wheels: forgeline.com
Hawk Performance: hawkperformance.com