Munroe Falls, Ohio – For the first time in fifteen years, the Trans Am Series will be heading back to WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, Monterey, California for Round 3 of the Championship Presented by Pirelli and the SpeedFest tour. The Ruman Racing team has not run at Laguna Seca since Amy’s father Bob ran there in 2001 Trans Am race. Amy has only run Laguna once previously in the Women’s Global GT Series in 1999.
WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca is an 11-turn, 2.238-mile road course, known for its unique section of the course called the corkscrew – turns 8 and 8A – a hard-left, hard-right combination. The corkscrew drops 59 feet between the entrance of Turn 8 to the exit of Turn 8A—the equivalent of a 5½ story drop—in only 450 feet of track length. From Turn 8 to Turn 9, the elevation falls 109 feet, or just over 10 stories.
“Although California is a far trek for us from Ohio, I am excited to head out to the West coast and run the iconic Laguna Seca track. I can’t wait to run the No. 23 McNichols Co. Corvette down through the famous corkscrew; it’s going to be a blast! The Championship battle is heating up and I’m looking forward to a good result here this weekend,” commented Ruman. “Some of the other drivers will have an advantage over us as they have been running in other series’ and cars out here over the years, but hopefully we will get up to speed quickly. This needs to be a big points weekend for us, it’s a tight race right now!”
After a third-place podium finish at Road Atlanta last month, the team is looking to carry that momentum into this weekend. The long haul to the West coast will see a condensed schedule, which will make it even more challenging for the drivers to come up to speed after such a long hiatus from the track over the years.
There are 43 competitors entered for this weekend’s races across the four classes, with 11 entered in the TA class. The busy weekend will start off with a promoter test session on Friday May 3rd, followed by official TA practice, and then late day qualifying. Saturday May 4, 2019 will feature the TA/SGT/GT race at 12:50pm PT. The TA2 race Powered by AEM will run on Sunday at 1:10pm, both at 45-laps – all times listed are PT. Visit gotransam.com, svra.com, or weathertechraceway.com for ticket, full schedule, and all other weekend information.
Heading into Round 3 – Lawrence Loshak leads the TA class championship with 70 points, followed by Chris Dyson in second – 51, Amy Ruman is third – 46, Tomy Drissi fourth – 46, and Simon Gregg is in fifth with – 39 points.
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