Ave Looks for Third-Straight Trans-Am Victory as Series Heads to Lime Rock LAKEVILLE, Conn. -Riding a two-race winning streak, 2010 SCCA Pro Racing Trans-Am Series championship leader Tony Ave, of Maiden, N.C., leads the series into the halfway...
Ave Looks for Third-Straight Trans-Am Victory as Series Heads to Lime Rock
LAKEVILLE, Conn. -Riding a two-race winning streak, 2010 SCCA Pro Racing Trans-Am Series championship leader Tony Ave, of Maiden, N.C., leads the series into the halfway point of the season this Saturday at Lime Rock Park in Lakeville, Conn.
Ave, who drives the No. 4 Tony Ave Racing/Pro Motor Engines Chevrolet Corvette, has taken the first two victories of his Trans-Am career in each of the last two races at Miller Motorsports Park and Road America. He looks for a "hat trick" this weekend in Round 5 of the 10-race Trans-Am season.
While Ave looks to continue his winning streak, the driver who is currently second in the championship standings heads to the Northeast looking to continue his streak of podium results. RJ Lopez, of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, has scored top-three results in each of this season's four races to date, but he will be looking for his first career Trans-Am victory on Saturday in the No. 6 Disco 106/Goodyear/ECR Engines Chevrolet Corvette. Lopez currently trails Ave in the championship standings, 496-444.
Defending series champion Tomy Drissi, of Hollywood, Calif., heads to Lime Rock in search of his second victory of the season in the No. 5 RSR Jaguar XKR. Drissi owns a pair of podium results this season, including a victory in May's season-opening race at New Jersey Motorsports Park, and a second-place performance last month at Miller Motorsports Park.
Drissi will be joined in the field once again by his RSR teammate, Daniel Ramoutarsingh, of La Romain, Trinidad in the No. 8 Trinrico Steel & Wire Products Jaguar XKR. Ramoutarsingh is fifth in the championship standings; with top-six results in three of the first four races this season and a best run of fourth in the New Jersey lidlifter.
Sitting one spot ahead of Ramoutarsingh in the championship standings is Simon Gregg, of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., who will once again pilot the No. 59 Derhaag Motorsports Chevrolet Corvette this weekend. Gregg has finished inside the top six in every race this year with best results of fifth in both Round 2 at Mosport and Round 3 at Miller.
This weekend will see a return to Trans-Am competition for Glen Jung, of Osteen, Fla. Jung will field the No. 77 MAZDASPEED/Goodyear Mazda RX-7 for the first time in a 2010 Trans-Am race on Saturday. Jung did participate in a promoter test day on the opening weekend of the season at New Jersey, but was unable to compete in the event due to a mechanical problem his car suffered in testing.
-source: scca pro racing