Trans Am series announces expanded 2015 schedule
First up: Sebring International Raceway on March 1.
The Trans Am Race Company (TARC) has announced an expanded 12-event schedule for the 2015 Trans Am Championship season, the 46th season of Trans Am competition.
The 2015 Trans Am Championship will see the key addition of two new venues on the circuit, NOLA Motorsports Park (Oct. 11) and Circuit of the Americas (Nov. 8), for the Trans Am Season as well as the continuation of a multitude of historic homes for the Series.
“We’re extremely pleased with our list of venues and the overall flow for the 2015 Trans Am Championship,” said John Clagett, President of TARC. “We’ve managed to remove the extended breaks in the schedule while adding two new and exciting venues for Trans Am at NOLA Motorsports Park and Circuit of the Americas; it’s a wonderful sampling of road courses within reasonable proximity of major markets—with historic venues and contemporary tracks. We see the 2015 schedule bringing value for fans, drivers, teams, partners, promoters and all of Trans Am.”
Trans Am will kick off the 2015 Championship, as it has for the past two seasons, at Sebring International Raceway on Sunday, March 1 in what will be Trans Am’s tenth appearance at the Florida track.
Several events within the 2015 Schedule have shifted from their dates in 2014, including the return of Trans Am to Lime Rock Park for the Memorial Day weekend, Trans Am’s traditional date at the Connecticut-based track.
Teamed with multiple series
Trans Am will team with multiple series throughout the year, including two events with NASCAR Xfinity Series at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and Road America, while making multiple appearances with the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA).
“The Trans Am show is continuing to grow,” said Clagett. “We’ve had multiple grids in the fifties this year and only expect that trend to continue. Pairing with promoters and other series will only help our show grow; the more people exposed to what Trans Am is doing and where Trans Am is going, the better.”
The 2015 Trans Am Championship will conclude at Daytona International Speedway, in conjunction with Historic Sportscar Racing (HSR), for the third year in a row on November 14, 2015.
2015 Trans Am Championship Schedule
March 1 – Sebring International Raceway
April 12 – Homestead-Miami Speedway
May 9 – Road Atlanta
May 23 – Lime Rock Park
June 14 – New Jersey Motorsports Park
July 5 – Brainerd International Raceway
Aug. 15 – Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
Aug. 29 – Road America
Sept. 27 – Virginia International Raceway
Oct. 11 – NOLA Motorsports Park
Nov. 8 – Circuit of the Americas
Nov. 14 – Daytona International Speedway*
*Subject to finalization of track/HSR agreement
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