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Sat 16 Dec 2000
Trans-Am notes 2000-12-15

Trans-Am notes 2000-12-15

Safety First: Trans-Am Series Director of Competition Kevin Bayless has endorsed a pair of new safety devices for the 2001 Season. The HANS Device, manufactured by Hubbard/Downing Inc., stabilizes a driver's head and neck in case of a side or...

Tue 12 Dec 2000
Brian Simo update

Brian Simo update

BFGoodrich Tires Trans-Am Series driver champion Brian Simo was named to the first team of the Millennium All-American Auto Racing Team. The Carlsbad, Calif., driver was on the second team in 1999 and received an honorable mention in 1998. The...

Leighton Reese signs with Epic Racing

Leighton Reese signs with Epic Racing

(Minnetonka, Mn) Veteran Trans-Am competitor Leighton Reese announced that he will drive one of Harry Schwartz's Epic Racing Mustangs for the 2001 Trans-Am season. Banner Engineering, the Minnesota based producers of the industry's most complete...

Mon 04 Dec 2000
Chevrolet to post major contingency sponsorship

Chevrolet to post major contingency sponsorship

Miami -- The Trans-Am Series and the Panoz/Sanchez Group (PSG) today announced that it had signed a $220,000 contingency sponsorship agreement with Chevrolet for the 2001 season and beyond. Chevrolet is the first manufacturer to sign on for a ...

Mon 27 Nov 2000
2001 Trans-Am Series schedule

2001 Trans-Am Series schedule

The 2001 Trans-Am Series Schedule: <pre> March 16 Superflo 12 Hours of Sebring (with ALMS) April 8 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach (with CART) May 20 Mosport Park (Feature) June 16 Tenneco Automotive Grand...

2001 schedule announced

2001 schedule announced

Miami -- The Trans-Am Series, ready to embark on the richest season in its 36-year history, announced an 11-race 2001 Season Schedule. The schedule features five dates running in conjunction with CART and four with the American Le Mans Series.

Sun 12 Nov 2000
Kerry Alexander San Diego notes

Kerry Alexander San Diego notes

San Diego, CA - The final round of the BFGoodrich Trans-Am Championship for 2000. Kerry Alexander and the LAC Motorsports Camaro saw the end of the season come early in San Diego with a spectacular crash. Alexander qualified 18th in the 34 car...

Thu 09 Nov 2000
Banner Racing San Diego finale

Banner Racing San Diego finale

(November 5, 2000) Round 12 of the SCCA BFGoodrich Tires Trans-Am Series wrapped up this weekend in sunny San Diego, CA. Leighton Reese (Minnetonka, MN) takes home a beautiful 7th place finish in the race, and a 4th place in the Driver's...

Johnny Miller; all he's ever wanted to do

Johnny Miller; all he's ever wanted to do

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (November 6, 2000) - Johnny Miller, 34, drives race cars for a living. That's not all that unusual in a day when NASCAR's Winston Cup Series is the fastest-growing spectator sport in North America. But Miller, who grew up...

Tue 07 Nov 2000
Simo, Huffaker/Qvale Motorsports take title at San Diego

Simo, Huffaker/Qvale Motorsports take title at San Diego

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (November 5, 2000) - Brian Simo came to the San Diego Grand Prix finale of the BFGoodrich Tires Trans-Am Series trailing Paul Gentilozzi by 14 points. But, starting his Huffaker/Qvale Motorsports Tommy Bahama Qvale Mangusta...

San Diego Grand Prix results

San Diego Grand Prix results

<pre> San Diego, California -- The results from Sunday's 60-lap, 99-mile San Diego Grand Prix, Round 12 of the BF Goodrich Tires Trans-Am Series at the 1.65-mile temporary road course at the Naval Training Center Circuit,with finishing ...

Brian Simo Trans-Am champion

Brian Simo Trans-Am champion

Brian Simo of Carlsbad, Calif., won his first BFGoodrich Tires Trans-Am Series championship on his home track at the inaugural Grand Prix of San Diego. His team, Huffaker/Qvale Motorsports, won its first series owner championship. Simo...

Simo survives Las Vegas

Simo survives Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (November 1, 2000) - Brian Simo outlasted the rain, chief rival Paul Gentilozzi, and a loose wheel to score a 14th-place finish at the BFGoodrich Tires Trans-Am Series race at Las Vegas Speedway Sunday. Though the finish wasn't...

Huffaker/Qvale Motorsports enter two cars at San Diego

Huffaker/Qvale Motorsports enter two cars at San Diego

SAN DIEGO, Calf. (November 3, 2000)- Huffaker/Qvale Motorsports, based in Sonoma, CA, will enter two cars at the BFGoodrich Tires Trans-Am Series finale at the San Diego Grand Prix this weekend. Brian Simo will be running the ...

Dan Diego qualifying results

Dan Diego qualifying results

Qualifying Results for tomorrow afternoon's 60-lap, 99-mile San Diego Grand Prix, BFGoodrich Tires Trans-Am Series Race at the 1.65-mile Naval Training Center Circuit, with starting position, car number in parenthesis, driver, hometown, car, ...

Brian Simo takes San Diego pole

Brian Simo takes San Diego pole

Brian Simo of Carlsbad, Calif., will start from the pole position for Sunday's BFGoodrich Tires Trans-Am Series season finale at the San Diego Grand Prix. Simo earned his fourth pole of the season and 14th career Trans-Am pole position with a...

Sun 05 Nov 2000
San Diego race preview

San Diego race preview

What: The BFGoodrich Tires Trans-Am Series enters Round 12 of its 35th season here as part of the San Diego Grand Prix. This weekend’s BFGoodrich Tires Trans-Am race, the BFGoodrich Tires Trans-Am Series 100, will be the 391th in Trans-Am...

Fri 03 Nov 2000
Miller ready for San Diego

Miller ready for San Diego

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (November 1, 2000) - Johnny Miller, from Johnson City, TN has a particular fondness for the streets of Southern California. His ...

Banner Racing searching for points in San diego

Banner Racing searching for points in San diego

(November 1, 2000) BF Goodrich Trans-Am competitor Leighton Reese and his small crew pushed the Banner Engineering/Phillips 66 Pontiac Grand Prix onto the trailer. Echoes bounce around the hollowness of the Las Vegas warehouse that Reese, of...

Tue 31 Oct 2000
Epic Racing Las Vegas report

Epic Racing Las Vegas report

Las Vegas - Jack Willes sat in Epic Racing's BBQ Smoke House sponsored Ford Mustang for the first time this past Thursday, just prior to the BFGoodrich Tires Trans-Am Series race in Las Vegas. By the end of the weekend he was comfortable enough in...

Brian Simo Las Vegas race

Brian Simo Las Vegas race

Brian Simo of Carlsbad, Calif., finished 14th in Sunday's BFGoodrich Tires Trans-Am Series race on the 2.25-mile Las Vegas Motor Speedway road course. Simo started third in the No. 88 Tommy Bahama Qvale Mangusta and took the lead on lap 18 of...

Las Vegas results

Las Vegas results

<pre> Las Vegas, NV -- The results from Sunday's 32-lap, 72-mile Johnson Controls 100/BF Goodrich Tires Trans-Am Series, at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, with finishing position, starting position in parentheses, driver, hometown, car, laps and...

Mon 30 Oct 2000
Las Vegas qualifying results

Las Vegas qualifying results

<pre> Qualifying Results for the Johnson Controls 100/BF Goodrich Trans-Am race part of the Grand Prix of Las Vegas at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, with starting position, car number in parenthesis, driver, hometown, car, time and speed in ...

Sun 29 Oct 2000
Brian Simo Las Vegas qualifying

Brian Simo Las Vegas qualifying

Brian Simo of Carlsbad, Calif., drove the No. 88 Tommy Bahama Qvale Mangusta to third on the grid for the penultimate BFGoodrich Tires Trans-Am Series race this season. Simo's qualifying time of one minute 17.502 seconds was fastest of the...

Cinjo Racing, Archer to Trans-AM

Cinjo Racing, Archer to Trans-AM

Las Vegas, Nevada - Cinjo Racing has officially entered the 2001 SCCA Pro Racing Trans-Am Series. Joe Tranchida formed Cinjo Racing Incorporated, based in Clinton Township, Mich., in the summer of 2000, with the goal of competing in the 2001...

Riley-Scott to debut 2001 chassis

Riley-Scott to debut 2001 chassis

Indianapolis, October 27,2000...Riley & Scott is set to introduce a new generation Trans-Am chassis, the Mk VIII, for 2001, following the first major redesign of the most successful chassis in the history of the BFGoodrich Tires Trans-Am Series. ...

Gentilozzi looks to clinch title

Gentilozzi looks to clinch title

Skip Barber trained Paul Gentilozzi is primed to secure the driver's championship as the BF Goodrich Tires Trans-Am Series heads into the final round of the Johnson Controls Triple Challenge on the 1.5 mile oval of Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The ...

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