TRANS-AM DRIVERS TO 'LIVE STRONG' AT THE 2005 TOUR DE ROAD AMERICA ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (May 9, 2005) -- Drivers from the Trans-Am Series will participate in this year's Tour de Road America to raise money for the Lance Armstrong Foundation and...
TRANS-AM DRIVERS TO 'LIVE STRONG' AT THE 2005 TOUR DE ROAD AMERICA
ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (May 9, 2005) -- Drivers from the Trans-Am Series will participate in this year's Tour de Road America to raise money for the Lance Armstrong Foundation and cancer survivorship. The event, which will also include drivers from the American Le Mans Series, Toyota Atlantic, Skip Barber National GT and IMSA GT3 Cub Challenge, is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 20 at 6 p.m. and following Trans-Am qualifying.
The Tour de Road America allows fans and drivers alike to ride bicycles around Road America's picturesque 4.048-mile permanent road circuit. Participants can ride two miles or up to 40 miles at their own pace. A reception is scheduled before and after the event. The Tour de Road America is open to the public.
Interested participants can register online at www.pelotonride.org or by calling 630-667-9506. On-site registration is scheduled Aug. 19-20 at the track. Pre-registered participants will receive a T-shirt, water bottle and Cytomax Sport Drink.
"We are pleased to again lend our support the Tour de Road America," said Trans-Am Executive Director John Clagett. "Several of our drivers participated in last year's event and it was a great success. The event supports a great cause in the Lance Armstrong Foundation and we're privileged to be a part of that. Plus, it's a lot of fun to pedal around one of America's great road circuits with many of road racing's most elite drivers."
The Trans-Am race, part of the Road America 500 weekend, is scheduled to take the green flag at approximately 10:20 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 21. The race is schedule to air on SPEED Channel on Sunday, Aug. 28 at 3 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 continuous year of competition in 2005.