The Trans Am Series West Coast Championship saw Simon
Gregg clinch the TA class championship, Brad McAllister
(RIGHT) pick up the TA2 title, Roger Eagleton claim the
GT win, and Carl Rydquist top the SGT points.
As summer wound down, the Trans Am series visited a pair
of legendary tracks, stopping at
VIRginia International Raceway
on Sept. 21-22 and Circuit of
the Americas on Oct. 4-6.
Chris Dyson claimed the TA
pole position at VIR, and was fast
off the start, but began facing
mechanical issues by lap three
and pulled into the pits. This left
the door open for Boris Said, who
drove with a vengeance, storming
to a dominating win some 10
seconds ahead of Ernie Francis
Jr. “I was just driving as hard
as I could,” commented Said.
Porsches swept the podium in the
SGT feature with Tim Kezman in
first, Mark Boden in second, and
Tom Herb in third. Steve Davison
finished first in the GT class,
despite various mechanical issues.
The TA2 powered by
AEM class delivered another
outstanding show for the fans
on hand at VIR with an action-packed race, which would provide
a controversial finish. After a
dramatic race, Thomas Merrill
would cross the finish stripe first,
TRANS AM DOUBLE TIME
Building on an all-star roster of events, the 2020 Trans
Am Series presented by Pirelli
schedule will feature a 12-race
schedule for the National
Championship that features
TRANS AM UNVEILS 2020 SCHEDULE
to the final podium position.
At COTA in Austin, Tex., driving
the same Pancho Weaver-built
car that Boris Said drove to Trans
Am victory just two weeks prior
at VIR, Adam Andretti reeled off a
series of fast laps late in the race,
closing nearly an eight-second gap
and securing his maiden victory
in the TA class. “This race was for
my wife and brother John,” said
a teary-eyed Andretti. “There
was a lot of good stuff going
on this weekend, a lot of good
vibes, all the people who support
us made this possible, without
you, none of this is possible.”
The SGT race was fierce from
the green. In the end, Ken Thwaits
claimed his first series win, with
polesitter Cindi Lux fighting
him every step of the way.
In TA2, Marc Miller went flag to
flag for the win, and in the process
clinched the class championship
with one round left to go.
claimed a pair of
TA2 wins, one at
VIR and the other
at COTA (LEFT).
Said scored a
TA class win at
with the same car
scoring the TA
win at COTA with
behind the wheel.
but his part in contact with Scott
Lagasse Jr. would strip him of
the win. Championship leader
Marc Miller was promoted to
first, nudging him ever closer
to the title. Dillon Machavern
moved up to second, while
Misha Goikhberg was promoted
outstanding venues and boasts
healthy consistency year on year.
The opening rounds of
the 2020 season are nearly
identical to 2019, with Trans Am
kicking off its season at Sebring
International Raceway on Feb.
29-March 1. The series will
then head to Michelin Raceway
Road Atlanta on March 28-29.
Trans Am travels to the West
Coast on May 1-3 at Weather Tech
Raceway Laguna Seca. The home
of the infamous Corkscrew will
Feb. 29-Mar. 1 Sebring International Raceway, Fla.
March 28-29 Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, Ga.
May 1-3 Weather Tech Raceway Laguna Seca, Calif.
May 22-25 Lime Rock Park, Conn.
May 29-31 Detroit Grand Prix, Mich. (TA2 only)
June 19-21 Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Ind.
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June 26-28 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Ohio
July 10-12 Brainerd International Raceway, Minn.
Aug. 7-9 Road America, Wis.
Sept. 11-13 Watkins Glen International, N. Y.
Sept. 25-27 VIRginia International Raceway, Va.
Nov. 6-8 Circuit of The Americas, Texas
once again play host for the
first of two Trans Am National
and West Coast Championship
Trans Am then heads back
east to hit such challenging
circuits as Lime Rock Park,
Detroit, Indianapolis Motor
Speedway, and more.
For more details, as well
as to find out more about
the 2020 Trans Am Series
West Coast schedule, head