Misc Trans-Am Press Releases

SHARP TO RACE AT ELKHART LAKE: Two time Trans-Am Champion Scott Sharp will make his second Trans-AM start of the 1995 season at Road America. Shapr made his '95 series debut at Detroit and managed a 7th-place finish despite the fact that he hasn't been in a Trans-AM race for nearly a year and a half. Sharp, who drives a Camaro out of the Picket Racing stables, will be looking for his third Trans-AM win at the 4.0 mile circuit, having won there in 1991 and 1993.

TOTALTEL LONG DISTANCE LAP LEADER UPDATE: The TotalTel Lonng Distance Award, a $7,000 cash bonus, goes to the team whose driver has completed the most laps at season's end. After four races, four drivers lead the way with 221 laps completed: Tom Gloy Racing's Boris Said and Brian Simo; Pickett Racing's Brian Till; and Roush Racing's Tom Kendall. (Jim's note: after Portland the same four are still tied at 273 laps.)

ROCKETSPORTS' "CHAT TALKS" A BIG HIT: Pro Racing has begun a new trackside promotional program that has received rave reviews from fans who have participated. The program is designed to provide fans a close and personal, behind the scenes look at the Trans-Am and a Trans-AM team. Using autographed event programs, fans were invited , at both Lime Rock and Detroit, to meet Rocketsports' Paul Gentalozzi and Price Cobb, see the cars up close, ask questions, and receive autographed posters. "We're delighted to give something back to the fans," said Gentalozzi. (Jim's note: Paul is a GREAT guy and is very easy to talk to. Just be patient and don't hassel them while they are trying to work. He spend about 15 mins answering my questions at Mid-Ohio a few years ago when other people wouldn't.)