SEBRING, Fla. — The Trans-Am Series will open its season March 2 at Sebring Int’l Raceway with its largest field in more than 20 years.
This will be only the fifth time in Trans-Am’s history and first since a 1982 race at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis., that the field has reached at least 50 cars.
“We’re very proud of the turnout for Sebring,” said John Clagett, president of The Trans Am Race Co. “It is a testament to how far Trans-Am has come over the past few years.
“We owe a lot to all the hard work put in by the owners, drivers, teams and staff members who have helped us get this far. With 52 entries now confirmed for Sebring and 50 following up next weekend at Homestead, we have the potential to set an all time record for Trans-Am entries at back-to-back weekends.”
The current slate includes 18 cars from the TA class, 22 in TA2 and 12 in TA3. That number still has the potential to grow in the last few days as final entries are processed. The 22 TA2 and 12 TA3 entries set an all-time record for each of the recently introduced classes.
The increased numbers also mean new challengers for last year’s champions, Doug Peterson, Cameron Lawrence and Chuck Cassaro who will all be on track defending their titles.
The best news for both Peterson and Lawrence is they’ll be on their home track of Sebring. They both used Sebring as a springboard last year, winning their respective races en route to incredible seasons.
Joining Peterson’s No. 87 Chevrolet Corvette and Lawrence’s No. 1 Miller Racing Chevrolet Camaro will face plenty of challengers, some familiar faces and some new.