Munroe Falls, Ohio – The Trans Am Series Championship Presented by Pirelli is heading back to the heart of it all – Detroit, MI, the celebrated Motor City in the United States. The series returns to the Belle Isle venue after last year’s invitational round, and this time the 3-Dimensional Motor City 100 race will count toward the points in the championships for the TA and TA2 classes. Ruman heads to Detroit second in the standings, just 13 points behind first.
The TA and TA2 teams will compete on the temporary 2.3-mile street circuit, the Detroit Grand Prix Raceway at Belle Isle Park. In addition to the Trans Am 3-Dimensional Motor City 100 this weekend, race fans will see a schedule that is packed with an unbelievable racing line-up featuring the Verizon IndyCar Series, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, the high-flying trucks of the SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks. The weekend collectively is referred to as the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear and it will feature the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit IndyCar doubleheader.
“I am thrilled to be back racing in Detroit again this year, and this time for some champ points! Last year we brought our older C5 backup car to race since it was a non-points race, so I am looking to be a lot more competitive in the current C7 No. 23 McNichols Co. Corvette this year. I love racing on street courses, especially Detroit. This track has many challenges to it – fast, bumpy, and the walls close in on you so there is no room for error! It would be remarkable to win here at such a coveted event.” voiced the two-time defending TA Champion Ruman. “The fans are just unbelievable here and I look forward to putting on a great show for them to watch.”
Please visit detroitgp.com/ and gotransam.com for tickets, full schedule, and all other weekend information. Fans can tune into the taped delayed National Television Coverage of both races on CBS Sports Network. The TA race will be 124:00pm ET on Saturday, June 24, 2017 and the TA2 race will be broadcast at 12:00pm ET on Saturday, July 1, 2017.
2017 Detroit Grand Prix – Trans Am event schedule (EST):
Friday June, 2, 2017
7:45 AM – 8:15 AM Practice 1 – All Classes
12:15 PM – 12:45 PM Practice 2 – All Classes
2:45 PM – 3:00 PM TA Qualifying
3:00 PM – 3:15 PM TA2 Qualifying
Saturday, June 3, 2017
8:45 AM – 9:45 AM 3-Dimensional Services Motor City 100 – TA race
Sunday June 4, 2017
9:30 AM – 10:00 AM Trans Am drivers’ Autograph Session – Picnic Shelter 3
11:45 AM – 1:00 PM 3-Dimensional Services Muscle Car Challenge – TA2 race
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