Series inks pole award sponsor

Miami - The Trans-Am Series for the BFGoodrich Tires Cup today announced that Motorcity True Performance will be the sponsor of the Pole Award beginning with the upcoming Trans-Am Series 125 at Mosport International Raceway. The total cash award...

Miami - The Trans-Am Series for the BFGoodrich Tires Cup today announced that Motorcity True Performance will be the sponsor of the Pole Award beginning with the upcoming Trans-Am Series 125 at Mosport International Raceway. The total cash award to be given to the driver who qualifies on the pole will be worth $2,500 at each event. The total value of the award for the remainder of the 2001 season is in excess of $22,000.

"We are happy to extend our participation beyond fielding the #36 Motorcity True Performance/Cinjo Racing Dodge Viper to sponsoring the pole award," said owner Joe Tranchida. "The Trans-Am series is on the move and we want to help keep it growing. Winning the pole position represents true performance by a driver and team at a Trans-Am Series race."

Motorcity True Performance is an automotive specialty company focused on the design, fabrication and manufacture of components for the racing and street markets. Located in Clinton Township, Mich., just outside of Detroit, Motorcity has a complete performance shop to build, maintain and prepare race cars. Racing services that Motorcity provides include: custom race car roll cage installation, professional race car preparation, tube frame chassis repair, on-site car and team management and the fabrication of metal and aluminum components.

Motorcity True Performance has also added a state of the art chassis dyno to their line of services. This portable dyno will help racers and performance street car owners get the "true performance" from their vehicle at the track or at Motorcity's facility. The highly repeatable and accurate dyno also allows "steady state" tuning at desired RPM levels.

The #36 Dodge Viper driven by Tommy Archer, is one of four new body styles in the Trans-Am Series paddock this season. Archer, the 1992 Trans-Am Series Rookie-of-the-Year, has posted a pair of top-five finishes in the first two races. In the season-opener at Sebring, Archer raced the Viper to a fifth place finish in the car's debut. He followed up with a fourth place finish at Long Beach and currently ranks fourth in the race for the BFGoodrich Tires Cup, given annually to the Drivers' Champion.

"We would like to welcome Motorcity True Performance to the Trans-Am Series family of sponsors," said executive director John Clagett. "We are pleased that Motorcity True Performance has chosen the Trans-Am Series to increase consumer awareness of their business."

Round three of the Trans-Am Series for the BFGoodrich Cup, the Trans-Am Series 125, will be run on May 20 at Mosport International Raceway. The race, to be televised live by Speedvision at 1:00 (EDT), is the first of three mandatory pit stop races this season

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Series Automotive , Trans-Am
Drivers Tommy Archer