2017 Season Highlights — Defending two-time Trans Am Champion Amy Ruman driving her newly re-bodied 2017 #23 C7 McNichols Corvette, fell shy in her quest for a third straight Trans Am TA class title in 2017, finishing 3rd overall in in the Championship points standings. She competed in the full 13-race season. Ruman’s top finishes for the season were at Road Atlanta and Watkins Glen where she placed second. She had eight top-5 finishes. She faced some adversity from unwanted contact with cars in other classes that took her out of the running in three races.
2016 Season Highlights — Ruman goes back-to-back and wins the Trans Am TA title for the second year in a row in the #23 C6 McNichols Corvette. Ruman is now the two-time defending Champion in the TA class, capturing the title at a narrow margin in the chase for the 3-Dimmensional Trigon Trophy. She came home in first with 299 points in the over second place Paul Fix (290) and third place Simon Gregg (248). In a roller coaster 12 race season, Ruman won 3 races – Road Atlanta, Watkins Glen, and Daytona. She stood on the podium three other times, taking two 2nd places at New Jersey and NOLA, and a 3rd place at COTA. To round out the season she placed in the top-10 six times despite some contact, rain, and mechanical issues. Invited by Bobby Rahal (President), Amy Ruman was inducted into the 2016 Membership Class of the Road Racing Drivers Club (RRDC.org).
2015 Season Highlights — Ruman’s 2015 season proved to be the most successful season in her racing career driving the #23 C6 McNichols Corvette. For the 4th year in a row, Ruman ran the full 12-race Trans Am schedule and brought home a new title – 2015 Trans Am Champion! Ruman now holds another page in the history books, becoming the FIRST woman to win the coveted Trans Am Championship title in the 49-year history of the Series. Ruman finished first with 252 points in the chase for the 3-Dimmensional Trigon Trophy over Paul Fix (238) and Doug Peterson (198). It was a stellar season for the team as Ruman won 8 races – Sebring, Homestead, Road Atlanta, New Jersey, Brainerd, NOLA, COTA, and Daytona – out of the 12 race schedule. She took 3rd at Lime Rock, managed a 12th place finish after a competitor had unsportsmanlike contact and took her out at Mid-Ohio, a 6th at rain plagued Road America, and 5th at VIR.
2014 Season Highlights — 2014 was another solid year for Amy Ruman. She ran the full 11-race Trans Am schedule for the 3rd year in a row. Ruman fell short of the Trans Am Title placing 3rd overall, just one point shy of 2nd, but was a viable contender in the Championship hunt. The 2014 season brought some more awesome “firsts” in Ruman’s career. She scored her first Trans Am pole position at New Jersey, and brought home a flag to flag win there. She brought home the checkered at Daytona International Speedway, becoming the FIRST woman to win a professional automobile race at Daytona as a solo driver! Ruman stood on the podium four other times, garnering two 2nd places at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park and Brainerd, and grabbing 3rd places at Sebring and VIR. She placed in the top five seven times in 11 races in the #23 C6 McNichols Corvette.
2013 Season Highlights — Ruman’s 2013 was a very busy and tough year. She ran 14 races, and raced a complete Trans Am schedule for the second year in a row. Some races didn’t go her way (falling victim to bad circumstances in most cases) she still managed to finish solid in the Trans Am Series Championship points standings, bringing home 4th place overall. During the Trans Am season, Ruman ran all 10 races on the schedule and was able to podium twice, grabbing two 3rd places at Sebring and Brainerd Raceway, as well as scoring four top five finishes during the year. Ruman also captured three GT-1 National wins in the #23 C6 McNichols Corvette.
2012 Season Highlights — The 2012 season was another strong and busy year for Amy Ruman, as she ran 15 total races. She finished a solid 2nd in the Trans Am Series Championship points standings. Ruman ran the complete Trans Am Season schedule for the first time in her career, and only missed three podium finishes out of ten races. In her new C6 Corvette, she had seven podium finishes, including backing up last year’s Trans Am Series win with two more wins at New Jersey Motorsports Park and Brainerd Raceway. She captured three GT-1 National wins and competed again for the title in the SCCA National Championship Runoffs held at Road America in September where she finished 4th in her sixth try. At the beginning of the year, Ruman was the 2012 recipient of the American Auto Racing Writers & Broadcasters Association Rising Star award (AARWBA) in Indianapolis.
2011 Season Highlights — The 2011 season was Amy Ruman’s breakout year, as it brought her first Trans-Am Series win at the Trans-Am season finale at the Petit Le Mans race weekend at Road Atlanta. With that win, Ruman became the first women to win a Trans-Am race in the Series’ 45-year history. She stood on the Trans-Am podium three times during the season, with the 1st place at Road Atlanta, and garnering 3rd place finishes at Brainerd, MN and Mosport, Canada. Amy ran eight of the nine races on the Trans-Am Series schedule; qualified in the top-5 in six races, closed the season with five top-5 finishes, and placed 3rd overall in the Series Championship points standings. The team focused on running mainly Trans-Am races this year, but still managed to compete in four GT-1 National events, where Amy scored two wins and two 2nd place finishes. For the fifth time in her racing career, Ruman was the GT-1 Northeast National Points Division Champion.
2010 Season Highlights – Ruman’s 2010 season was probably one of the most successful seasons in her many years of racing. She ran a combined season of Trans-Am Series races and GT-1 National races again, and was very triumphant on both fronts. Amy ran six of the ten races in the Trans-Am Series schedule; qualified in the top-10 for all six races, and finished in the top-5 for all but one of the races when she suffered a mechanical problem. She captured three 3rd place podium finishes–at Road America, Toronto, and Autobahn; was 5th at New Jersey, 8th at VIR (mech), and 4th at Road Atlanta. For the fourth time in her racing career, Ruman was the GT-1 Northeast National Points Division Champion, capturing 3 pole positions out of 6 races, scoring 4 wins and a second place finish at the famed June Sprints National at Road America, WI. Amy competed again in the SCCA National Championship Runoffs held at Road America, where she had the best finish of her Runoffs career earning a 3rd place spot on the podium.
Off the Track – Born on January 30, 1974, Amy currently resides in Stow, OH and is the former Owner and Vice President of Cenweld Corp. Truck Bodies and Equipment, a family owned and operated business from 1964-2012. She also is a former Stow-Munroe Falls High school Field Hockey coach where she coached for 9 seasons. She enjoyed being involved with the teens in her community and loved to teach the competition that drives her, always striving to involve young women in competitive sports. Amy is a 1996 graduate of Kent State University, earning her B.B.A. degree in Business Management with a Marketing minor.