2002 SCCA GT-1 Champion Tim Cowen To Focus on Motorock Trans-Am Series in 2004 PERRYSVILLE, Ohio (March 26, 2004) -- 2002 SCCA GT-1 National Champion Tim Cowen is planning to compete in at least five of the 10 confirmed Motorock Trans-Am...
2002 SCCA GT-1 Champion Tim Cowen To Focus on Motorock Trans-Am Series in 2004
PERRYSVILLE, Ohio (March 26, 2004) -- 2002 SCCA GT-1 National Champion Tim Cowen is planning to compete in at least five of the 10 confirmed Motorock Trans-Am Series events this year in his No. 75 Cowen Truck Lines Ford Mustang. The longtime GT-1 racer plans to forgo any SCCA GT-1 Club Racing competition this season to concentrate on his Trans-Am effort.
"We're planning only to compete at the professional level in Trans-Am this year," said Cowen. "We are really looking at picking up our Trans-Am program. We won the SCCA National Championship, and now we're ready to take it to the next level."
Cowen was pleased with the recently announced GT-1 Development program. The Program, which was officially announced earlier this month, is designed to better facilitate GT-1 involvement and development in the Series.
"This is nice for the GT-1 teams," said Cowen, who competed in three Trans-Am races last season. "Plus, the rules are pretty conducive to jumping back and forth between GT-1 and Trans-Am competition.
"GT-1 needs Trans-Am," added Cowen, who has competed part-time in Trans-Am competition since 2000. "A GT-1 competitor's goal is to be a Trans-Am racer, and competing in Trans-Am gives them experience. It also helps Trans-Am build its field for the future. If a GT-1 competitor enjoys some success in Trans-Am competition, and wins the GT-1 Championship, that competitor has the incentive to compete in Trans-Am full time."
The Motorock Trans-Am Series features closed-fendered, production-based, V-8-powered sports cars, competing on permanent road courses, and temporary street and airport circuits throughout North America. The Trans-Am Series is America's oldest continuously running road racing series and celebrates its 39th anniversary in 2004.
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