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Trans Am VIR

  • 1245 Pine Tree Road Alton, VA, 24520 United States (map)

# 23 Amy Ruman 4th is top Corvette at VIR

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# 23 Amy Ruman, 4th at VIR has the best shot to finish in the top 5 with two races remaining. 

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# 2 Lawrence Loshak, VIR winner, leads a pack of Cheve amaro, Ford Mustang and Dodge Charger drivers within striking distance of leader # 98 Ernie Francis Jr.

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# 59 Simon Gregg, 7th at VIR is the only other Corvette that’s been competitive all year as the Corvettes diminish in the TA class.  While all the TA cars sit on a fairly common tube-frame chassis, the current trend is towards marques from the original 1966-71 Trans Am vs Corvettes that raced later on.  The aerodynamics are reportedly also better.

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# 44 Natalie Decker, a young stock car talent, is improving since her debut in a Tony Ave Corvette at Road America.

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# 11 Randy Kinsland, a local, finished 2nd in TA3 to full-time racer # 46 Fall Line Porsche of Mark Bowden is on his way to win the class.

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# 53 Larry Hoopaugh, another local was 12th in a beautiful C6 supplied by Tony Ave Racing.

For the second race in a row, the Trans Am ran in conjunction with SVRA, this time featuring a novel NASCAR driver Pro-Am race won by (tbd)

Photos thanks to Chris Clark @cclarkphoto

Results compiled by Wayne Ellwood.

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