Munroe Falls, Ohio – After nearly a two-month mid-summer break in the Trans Am Series schedule, some of the classes will be back in action at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex (Pitt Race) this weekend. The Trans Am Series Championship Presented by Pirelli will be making its debut at the track with the TA/3/4 classes bringing an action-packed full racing weekend for race fans.
Amy Ruman and the team are eager to get back to work where they left off – two podium finishes in the last two rounds at Indy (2nd) and Homestead (3rd). Ruman has not raced on the expanded Pitt track layout, so the 2.78-mile, 19 turn “full track” course will be unfamiliar to her and most of the competitors, though some have competed in the SCCA Major events there.
“I can’t wait to finally get back in the No. 23 McNichols Co. Corvette this weekend! This should be an interesting event, the track is challenging and narrow, so we may not have a lot of passing zones. I haven’t raced here in 12 years or so, and the track is expanded and quite different. It’s only about an hour from my house in neighboring Ohio so I think we will have a crowd here cheering us on! Another advantage of the weekend is that the TA class will have its own standalone race – the first time since 2010, so it’s bound to be a great show for the fans!”
The series will be running in conjunction with Formula Promotion’s F1600, F2000, Atlantic Championship series, and the F3 US Championship and the debuting F4 Americas Championship. The Keystone Speedfest will be a jam-packed weekend featuring nine races.
Ruman’s TA class will host 11 entries, with 20 competitors entered for this weekend’s races across the TA/3/4 classes. The TA2 class will rejoin the group at Mid-Ohio the following weekend. Testing, practices, and qualifying will take place Friday and Saturday. The TA3/4 race will take place on Sunday, August 5, 2018 at 11:15 am EST and the TA feature race will be at 2:00pm EST – both races are 100.8-mile, 36-laps. Please visit gotransam.com or visit keystonespeedfest.com/ for ticket, full schedule, and all other weekend information.
Heading into the weekend, Ernie Francis, Jr. leads the TA class Championship after Round 4 with 131 points, followed by Chris Dyson in second – 100, David Pintaric sits third – 96, and Amy Ruman is 6th – 81 points.
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