Max Lagod Steps it up for 2004 Motorock Trans-Am Series Season 'Mad Max' to Run Full Season in Trans-Am Trim INDIANAPOLIS (March 4, 2004) -- Max Lagod confirmed he has re-skinned the No. 83 Chevrolet Camaro he drove in 2003 as a ...
Max Lagod Steps it up for 2004 Motorock Trans-Am Series Season
'Mad Max' to Run Full Season in Trans-Am Trim
INDIANAPOLIS (March 4, 2004) -- Max Lagod confirmed he has re-skinned the No. 83 Chevrolet Camaro he drove in 2003 as a Chevrolet Corvette and plans to compete full time in this year's Motorock Trans-Am Series season. Lagod will move up from the GT-1 ranks to run Trans-Am specs.
Lagod drove the same chassis part time last year under GT-1 rules. Lagod's best 2003 finish of third came at Cleveland. Lagod's car will continue to wear Hypermax Diesel Turbo Systems livery in 2004, but will sport a new, bright-yellow paint scheme.
Lagod has competed in the Trans-Am Series for 11 years, and last raced full time in 1997 and 1998. In all, Lagod has posted two podiums, six top fives and 24 top-ten finishes in 66 career starts.
"We finally used up all of our old bodywork," quipped Lagod, whose father and crew chief, J.A. Lagod competed in Trans-Am from 1969-1972. "We're switching to the SB2 engines this year for reliability. We had some bad luck last year. So, we are starting out fresh this season and are looking for good results."
Lagod has been a fixture in the Trans-Am paddock since his first start in 1993 at Detroit. He has long been known as one of the few drivers to select hard-compound tires as they suit his hard-driving style.
"I like to be able to go out there and run hard," said Lagod. "I don't leave anything on the track."
And Lagod will continue the family legacy this year: "I've always liked road racing, and Trans-Am is the way to go," concluded Lagod.
The Motorock Trans-Am Series kicks off its 2004 season April 16-18 at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach in California.
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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