Series adds event to 2009 schedule

Bluegrass Motorsports Park Completes Trans-Am Schedule TOPEKA, Kan. (April 15, 2009) -- The Muscle Milk SCCA Trans-Am Series will headline the first professional weekend at Bluegrass Motorsports Park, Sept. 5 -- 6. The race, to be operated by...

Bluegrass Motorsports Park Completes Trans-Am Schedule

TOPEKA, Kan. (April 15, 2009) -- The Muscle Milk SCCA Trans-Am Series will headline the first professional weekend at Bluegrass Motorsports Park, Sept. 5 -- 6. The race, to be operated by SCCA Pro Racing, completes the eight-round 2009 Trans-Am schedule.

Opening this spring, Bluegrass Motorsports Park features a multiple configuration, 2.5-mile road course designed by Derek Daly and is conveniently situated between Louisville, Ky., Lexington, Ky., and Cincinnati, Ohio. As part of the first professional motorsports event at the facility, Trans-Am will headline an exhilarating weekend of road racing with a cadre of closed and open-wheel support series to be announced shortly.

"SCCA Pro Racing is thrilled to be taking Trans-Am to Bluegrass Motorsports Park," SCCA Pro Racing President & CEO Robert Wildberger said. "It's a great fit to have a fresh, new venue on the schedule for the rejuvenated Trans-Am series. There are some exciting plans in store for the weekend, and I'm hoping this is the start of a long and successful relationship with Bluegrass Motorsports Park."

The event is tentatively scheduled to hold a promoter test day on Friday, Sept. 4, with practice and qualifying taking place on Saturday, Sept. 5, and racing on Sunday, Sept. 6. Circuit maps and updates on the paving process are available at www.drivebluegrass.com. "We are honored to have the Muscle Milk SCCA Trans-Am Series for our first professional event," Bluegrass Motorsports Park President & CEO Brad Poppell said. "To have a series with a history as rich as Trans-Am racing at Bluegrass will quickly establish us as a key venue in motorsports. Drivers will find the course both exhilarating and challenging, and I look forward to seeing those beautiful machines racing across the start-finish line."

The eight-race Muscle Milk SCCA Trans-Am schedule for 2009 is now complete. The season is already underway with the first race which took place March 22 at Road Atlanta. The second round is set for April 19 at VIRginia International Raceway. For a full schedule, results, photos and more visit www.sccatrans-am.com.

Muscle Milk SCCA Trans-Am Series
The most revered brand in American road racing, the Muscle Milk SCCA Trans-Am Series returns for its 42nd season in 2009 after a two-year hiatus. Featuring ground-pounding, 700 horsepower, purpose-built Corvettes, Jaguars and Mustangs today, the series' past champions include iconic road racing names like Mark Donohue, Parnelli Jones, Peter Gregg, Scott Pruett, Tommy Kendall and Paul Gentilozzi. Jointly-sanctioned by SCCA, Inc. and SCCA Pro Racing, the series plans an eight-race schedule in 2009. For more information, please visit www.sccatrans-am.com.

Bluegrass Motorsports Park
Bluegrass Motorsports Park is a new road course facility in Northern Kentucky opening in spring 2009. The Derek Daly designed course offers generous amounts of elevation change as a feature of the "Signature Turns," the selection of left and right, slow and fast, off camber and progressively banked turns, along with a 3200' front straight. Situated less than a mile from the Ohio River, the track sits on over 500 wooded acres a top the plateau in rural Gallatin County; 30 minutes from downtown Cincinnati and about an hour from Lexington and Louisville, the track is adjacent to Interstate 71 offering easy access for teams and fans alike. For more information check www.Drivebluegrass.com or contact us at 888. 50. TRACK

-credit: scca

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Series Trans-Am
Drivers Scott Pruett , Paul Gentilozzi , Parnelli Jones , Tom Kendall , Derek Daly , Mark Donohue