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Trans Am Series Drivers Ready for Lime Rock Showdown

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For the first time since the season opener at Sebring International Raceway earlier this month, the Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli will hit the track, but on a different field of play.

On Saturday, March 28, current, former, and even future Trans Am Series drivers from all five Trans Am classes will come together on the virtual stage to compete in the inaugural Trans Am by Pirelli Showdown at Lime Rock Park.

A full lineup of drivers- including Trans Am regulars Ernie Francis Jr. and Scott Lagasse Jr., as well as up-and-coming Trans Am drivers like Adrian Wlostowski and Thomas Merrill- are slated to participate in the eSports event. The race, set for a 4 PM ET start on Saturday, will feature the 2012 Camaro GT3 car on the rFactor 2 Simulator platform.

To even the playing field, all cars will be prepared identically with spec trim.

“Taking Trans Am racing to the virtual world is a historic move for the series,” said The Trans Am Racing Company President John Clagett. “We miss racing just as much as our fans and drivers, and with the help of our app team, NAGRA,  Sim partner Torque eSports, our media production team, GreenLight.TV, and rFactor 2 Simulator, we will be able to deliver exciting Trans Am racing to a global market during this extended break.”  

Live coverage begins at 4:00 p.m. Eastern with live commentary from Jonathan Green and Ben Cissell, starting with a swift 10-minute qualifying session followed by two 20-minute main events. For added excitement, the second event will feature an inverted field.

Fans can stream the action by downloading the FREE Trans Am by Pirelli app and via UMGGaming on Twitch https://www.twitch.tv/umggaming

Adam Sinclair

Adam has been a race fan since the first time he went through the tunnel under the Daytona International Speedway more than 30 years ago. He has had the privilege of traveling to races all across the state of Florida (as well as one race in Ohio), watching nearly everything with a motor compete for fame and glory, as well as participating in various racing schools to get the feel of what racecar drivers go through every week.  

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