SCOTSMAN JOHN DALZIEL TO MAKE TRANS-AM DEBUT AT DENVER INDIANAPOLIS (Aug. 4, 2005) -- John Dalziel is scheduled to make his Trans-Am Series debut next weekend, Aug. 12-13, during the Cytomax Sport Drink 100, part of the CENTRIX...
SCOTSMAN JOHN DALZIEL TO MAKE TRANS-AM DEBUT AT DENVER
INDIANAPOLIS (Aug. 4, 2005) -- John Dalziel is scheduled to make his Trans-Am Series debut next weekend, Aug. 12-13, during the Cytomax Sport Drink 100, part of the CENTRIX Financial Grand Prix of Denver presented by PacifiCare weekend. Dalziel, who is the older brother of former Toyota Atlantic Championship standout Ryan Dalziel, will compete in Trans-Am's GTA Class, driving for SS Racing. Dalziel will campaign the No. 52 ASILimited Chevrolet Monte Carlo.
SS Racing made its Trans-Am debut in June at Toronto with three-time ASA Champion Butch Miller at the wheel. Miller will be Dalziel's crew chief at Denver.
"I've never been to Denver, so it's going to be exciting visiting a new place and a new race track," said Dalziel. "I have a lot of road racing experience in the UK, but the only road course I've run in the U.S. is Daytona, so it's going to be interesting. I'm going to try to learn the course as quickly as I can and try to be competitive as possible.
"I used to race with my brother Ryan back in the UK," added Dalziel. "He decided to move into Formula 3 and I came over to the States to race stock cars. This is a great opportunity, especially with Trans-Am's new rules, allowing ASA cars to compete in GTA. Butch proved the car was competitive earlier this year at Toronto, so it should be a good race."
The Trans-Am Series released new rules in May, allowing former American Speed Association cars to compete in its GTA Class.
The GTA Class features V8-powered, tube-framed sedans. Eligible makes and models include Pontiac Grand Prix, Dodge Intrepid, Oldsmobile Cutlass, Ford Thunderbird and Taurus and Chevrolet Monte Carlo. The Class will be recognized with its own championship, as well as recognition in each race this season. The addition of the GT America cars turns Trans-Am into a three-class Series, which also includes the featured Trans-Am cars, as well as the GT-1 Driver Development Class.
The Cytomax Sport Drink 100 is scheduled to start at 4:30 p.m. MDT on Saturday, Aug. 13. The race will air on SPEED Channel on Saturday, Aug. 20 at 1 p.m. EDT.
The 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 40th consecutive year of competition in 2005.