Trans-Am Extends TV Deal With CBS Sports Network

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Tony Parella has acquired controlling interest in the Trans-Am Race Co. (Chris Clark Photo)

MIAMI – The Trans-Am Race Company has announced a 12-race television agreement with the CBS Sports Network that will bring six Trans-Am events to a national audience.

Each selected Trans-Am event will have both 100-mile races, a multiclass TA, TA3 and TA4 race as well as an independent TA2 race, broadcast independently in a one-hour format.

Venues currently selected for broadcast include the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear, Brainerd Int’l Raceway, the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and Road America — all returning events broadcast in 2016. They will be joined in 2017 by Trans-Am’s inaugural races at Indianapolis Motor Speedway alongside the Sports Car Vintage Racing Ass’n and the coming together of Trans-Am and the Trans-Am West Coast Championship at Circuit of The Americas.

“We’re pleased to once more showcase the Trans-Am Series, our drivers, teams and competitors to fans nationwide on CBS Sports Network,” said John Clagett, President of The Trans Am Race Company. “We will continue to work towards securing additional event partners with the end goal of expanding this broadcast platform as the season progresses.”

“We at Carolinas Production Group are pleased to again serve as Trans Am’s exclusive TV partner for the fourth consecutive season,” said Rick Benjamin, Principal of Carolinas Production Group. “This will be our most exciting season yet, covering iconic events at Detroit, Mid-Ohio, Road America and Brainerd— all iconic tracks for the series. To add coverage at COTA and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is a dream come true for all of us. We can’t wait to start.”

Trans-Am will commence its season on March 4-5 at Sebring Int’l Raceway.