Munroe Falls, Ohio – After another month off from Trans Am racing action, the Series will begin their final swing of the 2020 Championship Presented by Pirelli at the Circuit of the Americas (COTA), Texas. COTA is the first event in the final three events of the season, with Road Atlanta and Laguna Seca both hosting double headers.
Heading into COTA, Ruman sits in fifth place in the Championship points standings after capturing third and fourth place finishes in the double event at VIRgina International Raceway in September.
Trans Am will be running in conjunction with the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA) U.S. Vintage Championship as part of the SpeedTour. The Series is making its sixth consecutive appearance at the signature purpose-built Formula 1 track. Spectators can attend the event this weekend and rest assured they are in for a full weekend of super-sized Texas fun and entertainment. The 3.4-mile world-class track is made up of 20 turns, dramatic elevation changes, including the 133-foot climb up to an extremely tight turn 1. Can’t make it to the track? Don’t worry – fans can tune into LIVE STREAMING of both races on the Trans Am by Pirelli app.
“I can’t wait to finally get back in the No. 23 McNichols/Cornertech Chevrolet Corvette; this season has been a wild one with lots of hiatus’. I feel like we are starting the third season of the year,” laughed Ruman. “Hopefully, we can find our rhythm again quickly, snag a win, and move up in the points race. COTA is a super technical track and is a challenging one for drivers. I’ve won here before and have had several podium finishes; it should be a great race!”
54 competitors are entered across all classes for the event with 9 running in Ruman’s TA class. Testing, practices, and qualifying will take place Thursday through Sunday. The TA2® race Powered by AEM will be Sunday, November 8th at 11:00am, and the TA/SGT/GT will take place at 1:05pm, both races are 102.81-miles, 30-laps – all times listed are CDT. Fans can visit gotransam.com or SVRA.com for tickets, full schedule, and all other weekend information.
Ernie Francis Jr. leads the TA class championship 186 points, followed by Tomy Drissi in second – 149, Chris Dyson in third – 138, Simon Gregg in fourth – 133, and Amy Ruman in fifth – 130 points.
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