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    Parts Guy tigeraid's Avatar
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    efnetsimracing Winter Trans-Am 2014 - Register Now!

    After arguably the greatest season in ESR history, Trans-Am has returned!

    This will be a 15 race schedule that mixes the best of Australian Touring Car Masters (basically Australia's version of Trans-Am) and the North American Trans-Am Championship.

    And like the real Trans-Am, this will feature an Over 2.5 Class and an Under 2.5 Class! Thanks to some careful tweaking, we produced the most competitive and exciting series ever in league history, with record numbers of winners in both classes, and two epic championship battles.

    Minor tweaks have been made to tires and engines to level the playing field in both classes. In the Pro division, we'll be running Over 2.5. The "core" group, which consists of the '70 Camaro, '70 Challenger, '68 Penske Camaro, a tweaked Falcon T/A, and the Boss 302 Mustang, have a decent balance, and we've dropped horsepower on both the Javelin and Firebird enough that they now fit nicely into the class.

    Over on the Sportsman side, we'll be running the Under 2.5 Class. This will consist of the usual TC-2 cars, however we have also included the Porsche 911 S 2.0, since it was, after all, the most successful Under 2.5 car in T/A history. HOWEVER, we have made a significant cut in horsepower, so it's more in line with the "fast" Alfa and "fast" Cortina. It still has the highest top speed (due to aerodynamics) but only at the absolute longest tracks. In addition, we've given the BMW 2002ti a slight bump in horsepower to bring it in line as well. Again, the cars retain their uniqueness, but we get things a bit closer.

    The schedule features a balanced mixture of Short, Intermediate and Long tracks, with two Endurance races and two Shootouts mixed in. Here is a tentative schedule:

    November 16th - Practice race/Pre-season testing

    November 23rd - United States Grand Prix (Road America, Elkhart Lake WI)
    November 30th - Red Bull Grand Prix of Cleveland (Burke Lakefront Airport, Cleveland OH)
    December 7th - The Enduro at Mid-Ohio presented by Hawk Brake Pads (Mid-Ohio SCC, Lexington OH) *** ENDURO
    December 14th - The Dave Berman Memorial (Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Bowmanville ON)
    December 21st - NAPA Auto Parts Grand Prix of Lime Rock (Lime Rock Park, Lime Rock CT *** SHOOTOUT

    December 28th - OFF - 3rd Annual 2.4 Hours of LeMans (Circuite de la Sarthe, Le Mans FRA)

    January 4th - The Guinness Challenge (Wanneroo, AUS)
    January 11th - The Peter Brock Memorial (Mt. Panorama Circuit, Bathurst AUS)
    January 18th - The Armor All Showdown (Townsville Street Circuit, AUS)
    January 25th - GSRC New Zealand Grand Prix (Pukekohe Raceway Park, NZ)
    February 1st - Australian Touring Masters Showdown (Winton Raceway, AUS)
    February 8th - The Sunoco Shootout (Sears Point Raceway, Sonoma CA) *** SHOOTOUT
    February 15th - Pennzoil Grand Prix of Portland (Portland International Raceway, OR)
    February 22nd - Grand Prix of Thunderhill presented by Playboy (Thunderhill, CA)
    March 1st - NOS Energy Monterey Showdown (Laguna Seca, CA)
    March 8th - ESR Trans-Am World Finals (Sebring International Raceway, Sebring FL) *** ENDURO

    Should be fun! Register at now!

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    Jedi Cam's Avatar
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    The Trans Am series we have run have been the most exciting racing we've done yet, in my opinion.

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    Columbia, SC
    Here's last season's races at Road America just to give you a glimpse. Savage racing! 8-)

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