October 5, the Trans Am Round 10 of the 2019 Championship took place at the Circuit of Americas (CoTA) in Austin, Texas. Here are the Corvette results.
The Trans Am presented by Pirelli event at Circuit of the Americas proved to be one very demanding on the teams with extraordinary humidity and temperatures approaching 100 degrees. The sizzling Texas heat made the race extra challenging for Round 10 of the 2019 Championship.
The Trans Am is the oldest American sports car series.
This was the Trans Am’s fifth consecutive appearance at the signature purpose-built Formula 1 track. The race was run in conjunction with the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA) for a weekend full of Texas fun and entertainment. The 3.4-mile world-class track is made up of 20 turns. It has dramatic elevation changes, including the 133-foot climb up to a tremendously tight turn 1.
54 competitors were entered across all classes for the event with 9 running in the TA class.
Ruman has a lock on 3rd baring a disaster at the Daytona finale on Nov 16.
As a matter of fact, Amy Ruman is a two time Trans Am Champion, 2015 & 2016, currently runs in the Pro Trans Am Series and can be followed on the Ruman Racing Twitter page.
Notably, #72 Michelle Nagai was 6th
Ultimately, Adam Andretti was the winner at CoTA in his Dodge Charger at the 2019 Trans Am at Circuit of Americas
Despite the Corvette team’s efforts, #11 Adam Andretti was the jubilant winner at CoTA. He was driving the Dodge Charger that Boris Said took to victory at VIR. We are focused on Andretti who is slated to race a Corvette at the Daytona finale.
The season finale will be held November 14-16 on the road course at Daytona International Speedway.
Meanwhile, Chevrolet’s Corvette Racing team finished the final race for the C7.R at the Petit Le Mans. Corvette Racing ended its 6 years run with the Chevrolet Corvette C7.R. This marked the Corvette Racing program’s 21st season of racing. During that time, it won 17 times around the world and helped Corvette Racing claim three Drivers’ Championships and two Manufacturer titles for Chevrolet.
Before the race, Chevrolet Racing debuted the 2020 C8.R Corvette race car, which will be making its competition debut at the Rolex 24 At Daytona in January.
Photos courtesy of Chris Clark.
(Each month in Vette Vues Magazine Jan Hyde brings readers up to date on that latest in Corvette racing in his column Keepin’ Track. Keepin’ Track reports reflect VUES gained first hand from credible sources that may vary from reports found elsewhere.)
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