Munroe Falls, Ohio – Amy Ruman and team are shooting for turnaround as they approach mid-season race of the 2017 Trans Am Championship presented by Pirelli. The teams are heading way up north to Brainerd International Raceway (BIR), MN for Round 6 – the Ryan Companies Independence Day Classic.
Ruman in her No. 23 McNichols Co. Corvette has had a very challenging season thus far to say the least, but remains third in the points standings after her disappointing 10th place finish at Indianapolis a few short weeks ago.
“Each race I keep thinking it’s going to turn around, so I am confident that this is the weekend for us. We have had some success here at Brainerd in the past and I am optimistic that I can find my way back to the podium on Sunday,” said Ruman. “In our past two Championships we were much more consistent then we have been this year, so our strategy has to shift now to gaining crucial points and get back to winning,” added the defending two-time TA Champion.
“We must also remember that this weekend is about our Country and not just racing as we celebrate the 4th of July weekend at Brainerd. On behalf of the Ruman Racing/McNichols Co. team I would like to thank our troops, service men and women, and all the veterans that have sacrificed their lives for us and our freedoms! Without them none of this would be possible,” stated Ruman.
Drivers will run on the BIR 2.5-mile road course and both races will be 40-laps (100-mi). Trans Am is expecting 30-entries for the weekend, with Ruman’s TA class at 9 cars. The holiday weekend will start off with a promoter test day on Friday, June 30th. The two practice sessions and qualifying will take place on Saturday, July 1st. The TA2 race will take green at 11:00a.m. followed by TA/3/4 race at 2:30p.m. CDT.
Fans can expect a weekend of festivities and action at BIR, as Trans Am will be joined by Muscle Car Series drag racing, the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) action, a classic car show, live music, and a fireworks display for a full weekend of Independence Day celebration and motorsports action! For tickets and schedule info, visit gotransam.com or brainerdraceway.com.
Fans can tune into the taped delayed National Television Coverage of both races on CBS Sports Network. The TA race will be 12:00pm ET on Saturday, July 22, 2017 and the TA2 race will be broadcast at 12:00pm ET on Saturday, August 5, 2017.
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