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The Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli is the longest-running professional road race series in the United States. The Trans Am Series was founded by racing factory pony cars in the late 1960s. More than 50 years after their launch, Mustangs, Camaros and Challengers continue to be sold today, with Trans Am racing credited as playing a major role in their success and longevity. The SpeedTour will host the professional race series at 19 events nationwide in 2023. 


Gar Robinson Wins First TA Race in Trans Am Return at COTA


 

First-Time Wins Earned and Championships Decided

in Trans Am Season Finale

AUSTIN, Texas (November 5, 2023) ― Gar Robinson dominated in the Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli race at Circuit of The Americas. The two-time Big Machine Vodka SPIKED Coolers TA2 Series champion led nearly the entire race in his first TA class event, extending his family’s winning legacy in a new Riley Motorsports chassis. While he was briefly challenged by Boris Said, Robinson had a nearly perfect day that ended with standing on the top step of the podium at his home track.

 

Robinson led the field to green in his No. 74 74 Ranch Resort Chevrolet Camaro, followed by TA champions Boris Said (No. 79 ECC/Anchor Bolt & Screw Dodge Challenger), Chris Dyson (No. 16 GYM WEED Ford Mustang), Tomy Drissi (No. 8 Lucas Oil Ford Mustang) and Wally Dallenbach (No. 4 Ultimate Headers/Weaver Racing Dodge Challenger). It was smooth sailing for Robinson, who held the point position through the first full-course yellow on lap eight. Restarting on lap 11, Said was tight on Robinson’s tail, taking over the point position by the following lap. On lap 12, Dyson’s Ford Mustang spun, but the 2023 champion was able to keep moving, while Robinson and Said battled side by side, with Robinson reclaiming the lead on lap 13.

 

Robinson and Said were in a class of their own in the front of the pack, while Dallenbach overcame issues in practice and qualifying, driving from the back of the field up to third place, passing a fast Drissi on lap 21. When the checkered flag waved, it was Robinson, Said and Dallenbach who took the podium spots, followed by Dyson and Drissi.

 

“That was probably my favorite start ever in all my all my starts in motorsports,” said Robinson. “These are the most fun cars to drive. Being able to drive against all the guys that my dad used to drive against, all the legends, and to be a part of it and to share it with all my friends and family is amazing. Extending the relationship between my family and Riley Motorsports and being back here in Trans Am has made this the best day ever.”

 

Notes of Interest:

All five starters in the TA class were former champions. Boris Said, Wally Dallenbach, Chris Dyson, and Tomy Drissi all have TA titles, while Gar Robinson is a two-time champion in the Big Machine Vodka SPIKED Coolers TA2 Series.

 

This was Robinson’s first TA class race and first Trans Am event since 2021.

 

National Championship TA Top Five:

1. Gar Robinson, No. 74 74 Ranch Resort Chevrolet Camaro

2. Boris Said, No. 79 ECC/Anchor Bolt & Screw Dodge Challenger

3. Wally Dallenbach, No. 4 Ultimate Headers/Weaver Racing Dodge Challenger

4. Chris Dyson, No. 16 GYM WEED Ford Mustang

5. Tomy Drissi, No. 8 Lucas Oil Ford Mustang


 

National Championship TA Champion:

Chris Dyson, No. 16 GYM WEED Ford Mustang


 

Western Championship TA Champion:

Steve Goldman, No. 13 LIG Racing Chevrolet Corvette

 

TA Masters Award:

Boris Said, No. 79 ECC/Anchor Bolt & Screw Dodge Challenger

 

COOLSHIRT Cool Move of the Race:

Gar Robinson, No. 74 74 Ranch Resort Chevrolet Camaro

 

Serck Precision Award

JC Meynet, No. 28 Killer Shrimp Racing Chevrolet Corvette

National Championship:

The XGT race was full of ups and downs for its winner, but first-place starter Marc Austin ultimately won the race at his home track in his No. 11 1492 Cager Works/The Coat Lab/Snap-on Mercedes GT3 following a cut tire and a spin on lap 18. 2023 XGT champion Danny Lowry (No. 43 Bennett/BridgeHaul/Pitboxes.com Mercedes AMG GT3) took over the lead for the second half of the race and seemed to be on his way to another victory, but Austin recovered at just the right time, making a late-race pass for the win.

 

“We had a really great race today, thanks everybody,” said Austin. “We had a little bad luck; we're leading the whole thing and I was having a ball staying up there with the big boys and watching them fight until we cut a tire down. The Lonestar racing team got the tire changed so fast to get me back out there, it was amazing. It’s the best team there is. It's fun to be back here in Trans Am and to be at home to take a win. There’s no better racetrack around.”

 

National Championship XGT Results:

1. Marc Austin, No. 11 1492 Cager Works/The Coat Lab/Snap-on Mercedes GT3

2. Danny Lowry, No. 43 Bennett/BridgeHaul/Pitboxes.com Mercedes AMG GT3

3. Ricky Sanders, No. 18 BridgeHaul/Bennett Family of Companies Audi R8 LMS


 

National Championship XGT Champion:

Danny Lowry, No. 43 Bennett/BridgeHaul/Pitboxes.com Mercedes AMG GT3


 

Western Championship:

Will Rodgers in the No. 32 Chris Evans Race Cars & Design Ford Mustang was looking to extend his streak of winning every Western Championship event he participated in this season, but trouble struck the pole winner before the completion of the first lap. Rodgers had a tire go down, which sent him to pit road and put him laps down from the very beginning. It was Xuanqian Wang in the No. 22 AURALIC Racing Lamborghini Huracan GT3 EVO who had the opportunity to dominate the race. Despite spinning twice, Wang had so much speed that he easily led every lap in XGT. Michelle Nagai (No. 72 Nagai Racing/Berkeley Jet Drive Chevrolet Camaro) finished second despite mechanical issues of her own, and Rodgers was relegated to a third-place finish.

 

“This car is a handful to drive; it’s tricky, it’s fast, but the team is doing a great job,” said Wang. “I want to thank my coach, he’s doing a really good job to help me progress and we’re 10 seconds faster from the beginning of the weekend until now. The good news is, I’ve got a comfortable race car and I’m looking forward to next year.”

 

Western Championship XGT Results:

1. Xuanqian Wang, No. 22 AURALIC Racing Lamborghini Huracan GT3 EVO

2. Michelle Nagai, No. 72 Nagai Racing/Berkeley Jet Drive Chevrolet Camaro

3. Will Rodgers, No. 32 Chris Evans Race Cars & Design Ford Mustang


 

Western Championship XGT Champion:

Will Rodgers, No. 32 Chris Evans Race Cars & Design Ford Mustang

National Championship:

Richard Forsythe in the No. 58 Sambuca Restaurant/GSpeed Chevrolet Corvette had the perfect day at COTA, leading from start to finish in SGT’s National Championship. Milton Grant (No. 55 Springhill Suites/Sentry Self Storage Porsche 991.1 GT3 Cup) had speed, but was never able to catch Forsythe, finishing second in class.

 

“Oh my God, what an amazing race,” said Forsythe. “We were having huge gearbox issues, but my GSpeed team never let me down. It was a new setup we tried. I want to thank GSpeed for all the work they've done. Those guys are amazing. They have the most amazing skills and they never let me down. Thanks to our other sponsor, Sambuca Restaurant. Thanks to Louis, Cory, Jason and Dakota. This one is for you, you guys rock.”


 

National Championship SGT Results:

1. Richard Forsythe, No. 58 Sambuca Restaurant/GSpeed Chevrolet Corvette

2. Milton Grant, No. 55 Springhill Suites/Sentry Self Storage Porsche 991.1 GT3 Cup


 

National Championship SGT Champion:

Lee Saunders, No. 84 LandSearch LLC Dodge Viper


 

Western Championship:

As the only contender in the Western Championship’s SGT class, Michael LaPaglia had a clear path to victory in his No. 31 Papini’s Garage/F.A.S.T. Auto Ford Mustang. LaPaglia, who had also competed in the TA2 race earlier in the day was fastest overall in SGT, beating the National Championship contenders on his way to victory.

 

“I feel pretty good,” said LaPaglia. “I’m definitely really sweaty. It was a long race, but super fun. What a treat to have the Mustang back out here at COTA. A typical Ford, we dusted it off, checked the tire pressure and ran perfect. I’ve got to thank Papini’s Garage and my dad, who had the great idea to race two cars in one day. It was pretty fun to do with JC [Meynet] and awesome to get my first West Coast win in the TA2 class and battle it out with the SGT guys.”


 

Western Championship SGT Results:

1. Michael LaPaglia, No. 31 Papini’s Garage/F.A.S.T. Auto Ford Mustang

National Championship:

Chris Coffey in the No. 97 Norwood Auto Italia/Traffic Grafix Maserati MC GT4 led from flag to flag in the GT class despite a competitive field behind him. Coffey beat out second-place Joey DaSilva (No. 67 Ave Motorsports Toyota Supra), who was never far behind the leader. Todd Napieralski in the No. 39 Chevrolet Performance/SKF/Turn Key Chevrolet Camaro rounded out the podium. 2023 GT champion Michael Attaway in the No. 91 Bennett/BridgeHaul/Pitboxes.com Audi R8 was fourth, and Jack Rinke in the No. 12 Chevrolet Performance Chevrolet Camaro rounded out the top five.


 

“That was a hard-fought battle,” said Coffey. “There at the beginning, we got a little bit of traffic between me and Joey [DaSilva] here. It took everything I could to keep him behind me. It was just an absolute blast. I had to push so hard at both restarts. I just want to thank all these West Coast guys for coming out and giving us so many GT entries. It's pretty awesome. This weekend, we had more entries than any other classes in this race. Let's keep that going. On to next year."


 

National Championship GT Results:

1. Chris Coffey, No. 97 Norwood Auto Italia/Traffic Grafix Maserati MC GT4

2. Joey DaSilva, No. 67 Ave Motorsports Toyota Supra

3. Todd Napieralski, No. 39 Chevrolet Performance/SKF/Turn Key Chevrolet Camaro

4. Michael Attaway, No. 91 Bennett/BridgeHaul/Pitboxes.com Audi R8

5. Jack Rinke, No. 12 Chevrolet Performance Chevrolet Camaro

 

National Championship GT Champion:

Michael Attaway, No. 91 Bennett/BridgeHaul/Pitboxes.com Audi R8


 

Western Championship:

JC Meynet (No. 28 Killer Shrimp Racing Chevrolet Corvette), who came into COTA as the Western Championship’s GT class points leader, had successful a double-duty day, making his debut in the Big Machine Vodka SPIKED Coolers TA2 Series earlier in the day and winning both the race and the championship in the TA/XGT/SGT/GT event. Meynet and David Hampton (No. 14 AR Motorsports Porsche Cayman GT4 CS) swapped positions back and forth throughout the 30-lap event, and Hampton initially crossed the finish line first with Meynet in second, but Hampton was issued a 40-second penalty, which moved him back to second in class. The pair were joined by Larry Luck in the No. 116 Luck Services BMW M3 on the podium, while Martin Sarukhanyan in the No. 111 Cobalt Brakes Mazda Miata and Joe Bogetich in the No. 65 Westover Controls Chevrolet Camaro rounded out the top five.


 

“Today was pretty awesome,” said Meynet. “I did the TA2 race earlier today for the first time ever, so I was pretty beat up. I might look like the picture of fitness, but I'm not maybe quite as good as some of these teenage boys out here. But I had a blast and learned a lot. GT was awesome. These guys have been great to race with, real fair, real even. It’s just a lot of fun. I want to say thanks to my crew, my family, my mom, my sister, my nephew, my wife, Carrie. I appreciate Trans Am doing a great job. Thank you to all the fans. It's an awesome day.”


 

Western Championship GT Top Five:

1. JC Meynet, No. 28 Killer Shrimp Racing Chevrolet Corvette

2. David Hampton, No. 14 AR Motorsports Porsche Cayman GT4 CS

3. Larry Luck, No. 116 Luck Services BMW M3

4. Martin Sarukhanyan, No. 111 Cobalt Brakes Mazda Miata

5. Joe Bogetich, No. 65 Westover Controls Chevrolet Camaro


 

Western Championship GT Champion:

JC Meynet, No. 28 Killer Shrimp Racing Chevrolet Corvette

Full official race results can be found here.

 

The replay of today’s race will air on MAVTV on Thursday, November 9 at 9:00 p.m. ET.

 

The Trans Am Series TA/XGT/SGT/GT classes kick of next season at Sebring International Raceway, February 22-25, 2024.


 

 

Thomas Annunziata Wins First-Career TA2 Race,

Brent Crews Crowned TA2 Champion at COTA



Michael LaPaglia Comes From Back to Win Western Race, Goble Wins Western Championship Title

AUSTIN, Texas (November 5, 2023) ― At 15 years, seven months and six days old, Brent Crews became the youngest champion in the history of the Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli following a fourth-place finish in the Big Machine Vodka SPIKED Coolers TA2 Series race at Circuit of The Americas. The wild, caution-filled race ended with Thomas Annunziata scoring his first victory the National Championship, while Michael LaPaglia drove from 44th to 11th overall to earn his very first win in the Western Championship. With a third-place finish, Brody Goble wrapped up the Western Championship title, edging out LaPaglia in a tight points race.

2022 champion Thomas Merrill (No. 26 Bennett/HP Tuners/Cope Race Cars Ford Mustang) started the race on the pole, poised to once again come from behind and earn his second-consecutive title. Unfortunately, his race did not go as smoothly as it did in 2022. Merrill lost the lead early, first to Nathan Herne (No.29 CUBE 3/Berryman Ford Mustang) on lap one, then to Connor Zilisch (No. 7 Silver Hare Racing Chevrolet Camaro) on lap four. The three battled back and forth for dominance but were all eventually struck by misfortune. Zilisch was forced to retire when he lost a wheel on lap nine. Herne and Merrill were battling for the lead on Lap 22 when the two made contact, causing damage to both vehicles and taking them out of contention for the victory and Merrill out of the championship hunt.

 

Cameron Lawrence (No. 8 Nacarato TC/Averitt Express/SLR-M1 Chevrolet Camaro) first made his way through the melee to take over the lead, but then lost it to Thomas Annunziata (No. 90 Nitro Motorsports Ford Mustang) one lap later. Annunziata controlled the race until a full-course yellow with just three minutes remaining ended the race under caution conditions. Annunziata and Lawrence led the field across the line, followed by Austin Green (No. 89 3-Dimensional Services Group Ford Mustang), Brent Crews (No. 70 Franklin Road/Mobil 1/Nitro Motorsports Ford Mustang) and Adam Andretti (No. 41 Ultimate Headers Chevrolet Camaro). Crews’ fourth-place finish was enough to secure him the 2023 Big Machine Vodka SPIKED Coolers TA2 Series championship, making him the youngest champion in Trans Am history.

 

“It's amazing; it's been a long time coming,” said Annunziata after the race. “We've had speed all year, but luck hasn't been with us. We started fifth and stayed fifth for a little while, but the guys in front of me were starting to burn their tires. Herne was also looking for his first win, so he was definitely aggressive and that made it interesting. There was a wreck at the end, and then me and Cameron [Lawrence] ended up racing for the win. I just barely hung onto it, but I'm so thankful. To be one-two with Cameron, the guy I was calling at the end of last year for advice, is really special. Thank you to everyone at Nitro Motorsports for doing this for me and giving me this opportunity. We've been looking for this for a while, and we've been so close so many times. I'm happy to get the monkey off my back and take my first victory at the end of the season. I can't wait for 2024.”

 

“It feels great to win the championship,” said Crews about his title. “The team worked hard all year. In my rookie year, we were able to come in third in the points, so this year, I knew what I needed to do from my perspective and how to get the car set up to make sure we ran well every race. Being able to finish every race, I think, is the main way to be a champion. That's what I learned last year. Now, to be the youngest champion, I think that’s the highest bar. That's a plus of being able to work with Nitro Motorsports and Nick Tucker. I grew up with him, working with him from five years old and on, racing go karts with him, winning championships. Coming into this professional series to race against the best drivers and best teams and to have been able to have success here, win races and win championships, that’s really special.”


 

Notes of Interest:

Brent Crews is now the youngest champion in Trans Am history at 15 years, seven months and six days old. Ernie Francis Jr. was the previous holder of that honor, winning his first championship at 16 years, 9 months 22 days old.

 

18-year-old Thomas Annunziata took the race win, earning his first victory in the series.

 

Ethan Barker in the No. 07 Concierge Motor Sports Chevrolet Camaro earned a sixth-place finish in his first-career Trans Am race.

 

National Championship Top Five:

1. Thomas Annunziata, No. 90 Nitro Motorsports Ford Mustang

2. Cameron Lawrence, No. 8 Nacarato TC/Averitt Express/SLR-M1 Chevrolet Camaro

3. Austin Green, No. 89 3-Dimensional Services Group Ford Mustang

4. Brent Crews, No. 70 Franklin Road/Mobil 1/Nitro Motorsports Ford Mustang

5. Adam Andretti, No. 41 Ultimate Headers Chevrolet Camaro


 

TA2 National Champion:

Brent Crews, No. 70 Franklin Road/Mobil 1/Nitro Motorsports Ford Mustang


 

TA2 Masters:

Bruce Nesbitt, No. 50 BrakeOMeter/Orion Motorsports Ford Mustang

 

TA2 Pro/Am Winner:

Doug Winston, No. 98 Bring Back The Trades/D&M Electric Ford Mustang


 

COOLSHIRT Cool Move of the Race:

Thomas Annunziata, No. 90 Nitro Motorsports Ford Mustang

 

Omologato Watches Fastest Lap of the Race:

Thomas Annunziata, No. 90 Nitro Motorsports Ford Mustang


 

Serck Precision Clean Up:

Michele Abbate, No. 30 Ghost Energy/Lucas Oil Ford Mustang


 

Bassett Hard Charger:

Adam Andretti, No. 41 Ultimate Headers Chevrolet Camaro

The Western Championship endured just as much craziness as the National competitors, and with a championship on the line, every point and position mattered. Coming into the race with the points lead, Brody Goble (No. 69 Brown Bros. Ford/Cortex Racing Ford Mustang) took the green flag from the pole position, while his championship rival Michael LaPaglia (No. 31 Papini’s Garage/F.A.S.T. Auto Ford Mustang) started 44th following a penalty for missing the driver meeting. After the start, Kyle Kelley (No. 180 UPR.com/PK&K Chevrolet Camaro) quickly took the point position from Goble, leading the first five laps. Goble made the pass on Kelley on lap six, but was then overtaken by Roy Fulmer IV (No. 86 Fulmer’s Auto Body/CaukLok Chevrolet Camaro) on lap 14.

 

On lap 18, when the field was returning to green following a full-course caution, Goble was forced to visit pit road for a restart violation. Dropping to the rear of the class, Goble had a lot of work ahead of him to hang onto the championship lead. Meanwhile, LaPaglia had worked his way up to 16th overall and took over the lead for the class. LaPaglia held his ground, while Goble slowly picked his way back through his TA2 competition. By the time the final yellow flag waved that would bring the field to the checkers, LaPaglia had advanced all the way to 11th to take the win for the class. Tim Carroll (No. 46 Carroll Racing Development Dodge Challenger) was second, and Goble had clawed his way back up to third to round out the podium. Tim Lynn (No. 71 RoofOptions Ford Mustang) and Fulmer closed out the top five. Goble’s third-place finish was enough to narrowly earn him the 2023 TA2 Western Championship title.


 

“You know, I just I started 44th and I really just had nothing to lose,” said LaPaglia. “It was as simple as that. I didn't want to tear the car up. I wanted to bring it home in one piece and avoid the carnage and make as many passes as I could. But my little guy told me to ‘sneak through the window,’ as I like to say. So that's all I did. I just tried to take advantage of every opportunity and every pass. I still definitely left a couple spots on the table, surprisingly, but it was a great race. Super happy to finish 11th overall and take the win here in West Coast. It's my first win in the Western Championship series, and I’m so stoked to get here. COTA is an awesome track and awesome facility. I’d like to thank everyone that helps us out. The Papini brothers take care of the cars; they do everything for me and just take care of it, make sure the cars are race ready. I really appreciate that. And of course, I have to thank my family, and everybody that comes out and supports us.”

 

“That was awesome,” said Goble after claiming his title. “The Brown Bros. Racing team has been working hard all year. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to make the first race of the year, and coming back from that kind of points deficit was tough. It’s tough to make up that many points, but we chipped away all season long and always made it to the finish. I want to thank Jim Brown and Shelly, my wife Grace and my dad. We’re a privateer team, so to come out here and cap it off on a National weekend is great. It was a big team effort and a weight off our shoulders to get it done.”


 

Notes of Interest:

Brody Goble clinched the TA2 title in the Western Championship, an impressive feat after missing the first race of the season at Thunderhill Raceway Park.

 

Michael LaPaglia drove from 44th to 11th overall to take the race win for the Western Championship. LaPaglia finished second in the series point standings.

 

This was LaPaglia’s first-career TA2 win in the Western Championship. He also won the SGT Western Championship race shortly after the TA2 event.

 

Western Championship Top Five:

1. Michael LaPaglia, No. 31 Papini’s Garage/F.A.S.T. Auto Ford Mustang

2. Tim Carroll, No. 46 Carroll Racing Development Dodge Challenger

3. Brody Goble, No. 69 Brown Bros. Ford/Cortex Racing Ford Mustang

4. Tim Lynn, No. 71 RoofOptions Ford Mustang

5. Roy Fulmer IV, No. 86 Fulmer’s Auto Body/CaukLok Chevrolet Camaro


 

Western Champion:

Brody Goble, No. 69 Brown Bros. Ford/Cortex Racing Ford Mustang

Full race results can be found here.

 

The re-broadcast of today’s race will air on MAVTV on Thursday, November 9 at 8:00 p.m. ET.

 

The Big Machine Vodka SPIKED Coolers TA2 Series returns to the track next season at Sebring International Raceway, February 22-25, 2024.

 

Gar Robinson Earns TA Pole in Return to Trans Am,

Thomas Merrill Extends Championship Hopes with TA2 Pole


 

Will Rodgers, Brody Goble Fastest of Western Championship Competitors

AUSTIN, Texas (November 4, 2023) – Practice and qualifying are complete for the Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli season finale at Circuit of The Americas (COTA). 2015 and 2017 Big Machine Vodka SPIKED Coolers TA2 Series champion Gar Robinson (No. 74 74 Ranch Resort Chevrolet Camaro) captured the Motul Pole Award in his first start in the TA class with an impressive time of 2:04.993.  

 

“You know, it’s really just awesome,” said Robinson. “I mean, the list [of great things about this weekend] is so long. I’m not just here with the Riley guys, but in their new car, at my home track, with all my friends and family around me this weekend. I don't think I could name a better weekend. Some people ask if you can have too much dessert, and I don't think so. This is like our version of too much dessert. We're having a blast. Everyone's just having a great time, and being on the pole is just one of the jobs completed. I have to see how it goes tomorrow and see if we can complete the rest of the jobs.”

 

Thomas Merrill (No. 26 Bennett/HP Tuners/Cope Race Cars Ford Mustang), who is attempting to come back from a 45-point deficit to win the championship, was the Motul Pole Award winner in the Big Machine Vodka Spiked Coolers TA2 Series, laying down a lap of 2:11.159. Merrill won the pole at the track last year on his way to capturing his first-career title, which was a Hollywood comeback from an even bigger points disadvantage.

 

“You know it's interesting, last year, we were really strong all the way through the weekend, but this year, we've had some struggles with some component failures and some issues through practice,” said Merrill. “So, it's a little bit of a come from behind story so far at this event, but I've got all the faith in the world. My guys always give me a good racecar. When it mattered, we had a really, really good Bennett/HP Tuners Mustang. I'm just so happy to be on the pole. You know, what happens tomorrow is largely out of our hands, but our focus is just simple: win the race and go from there.”

 

XGT’s Will Rodgers (No. 32 Chris Evans Race Cars & Design Ford Mustang) earned the overall pole for Western Championship competitors in TA/XGT/SGT/GT time trials, qualifying third overall with a time of 2:06.400. Rodgers has earned the pole in every Western Championship race he has competed in this year and has already clinched the West Coast’s XGT title.

 

“We’d love to be battling more XGT cars for the pole, but I think that will come in time as we keep debuting these Chris Evans rocket ships; these things are awesome,” said Rodgers. “You know, the big thing that we're trying to do is show their capabilities and what's possible in this series with equipment like this. To race against the TA guys and be keeping up with some of the fastest ones, and to be right on pace with Boris [Said] is really cool. It makes us feel good at Chris Evans Race Cars to know that we can compete. Hopefully tomorrow's a good race, but ultimately, I’m just thankful to be here and I’m looking forward to finishing off the season strong.”

 

Brody Goble (No. 69 Brown Bros. Ford/Cortex Racing Ford Mustang) was the quickest of Western Championship competitors in Big Machine Vodka SPIKED Coolers Series, qualifying with a time of 2:13.048. Goble currently leads the TA2 standings for the Western Championship by 22 points.

 

“This weekend's been going really well,” said Goble. “It's a bit of a catch-22 here. Half of me is wanting to race against the National Championship guys and see how well we can do in our debut. It's our first weekend racing with the National Championship. But I also know that I have to be smart and do whatever it takes to make sure that we win the championship. We have a little bit of a lead, but definitely not enough of a lead to forget about it. We’ve got to focus on that. I'm really proud of our team. Brown Bros. Racing is just a privateer team, and we have lots of help here. But at the end of the day, it is a one-car team and a West Coast team, and we’re still putting this all together. I’m super proud to be 12th overall here and first in the West Coast. I’ve never raced here at COTA before, so I have limited track time to figure it out, but I’m having a blast doing it.”

 

TA Qualifying:

1. Gar Robinson, No. 74 74 Ranch Resort Chevrolet Camaro (2:04.993)

2. Boris Said, No. 79 ECC/Anchor Bolt & Screw Dodge Challenger (2:05.807)

3. Chris Dyson, No. 16 GYM WEED Ford Mustang (2:07.439)

4. Tomy Drissi, No. 8 Lucas Oil Ford Mustang (2:07.750)


 

XGT Qualifying:

National Championship

1. Marc Austin, No. 11 1492 Cager Works/The Coat Lab/Snap-on Mercedes GT3 (2:07.929)

2. Danny Lowry, No. 43 Bennett/BridgeHaul/Pitboxes.com Mercedes AMG GT3 (2:11.844)

3. Ricky Sanders, No. 18 BridgeHaul/Bennett Family of Companies Audi R8 LMS (2:17.037)


 

Western Championship

1. Will Rodgers, No. 32 Chris Evans Race Cars & Design Ford Mustang (2:06:400)

2. Xuanqian Wang, No. 22 AURALIC Racing Lamborghini Huracan GT3 EVO (2:08.941)

3. Michelle Nagai, No. 72 Nagai Racing/Berkeley Jet Drive Chevrolet Camaro (2:13.020)


 

SGT Qualifying:

National Championship

1. Richard Forsythe, No. 58 Sambuca Restaurant/GSpeed Chevrolet Corvette (2:19.219)

2. Milton Grant, No. 55 Springhill Suites/Sentry Self Storage Porsche 991.1 GT3 Cup (2:20.667)


 

Western Championship

1. Rudy Revak, No. 7 Xyngular Pontiac Grand Prix (No Time)


 

GT Qualifying:

National Championship

1. Chris Coffey, No. 97 Norwood Auto Italia/Traffic Grafix Maserati MC GT4 (2:18.130)

2. Joey DaSilva, No. 67 Ave Motorsports Toyota Supra (2:19.447)

3. Todd Napieralski, No. 39 Chevrolet Performance/SKF/Turn Key Chevrolet Camaro (2:23.434)

4. Michael Attaway, No. 91 Bennett/BridgeHaul/Pitboxes.com Audi R8 (2:33.913)

5. Jack Rinke, No. 12 Chevrolet Performance/Turn Key Chevrolet Camaro (2:34.889)


 

Western Championship

1. JC Meynet, No. 28 Killer Shrimp Racing Chevrolet Corvette (2:22.867)

2. Kevin Michaels, No. 98 Killer Shrimp Restaurant Chevrolet Corvette (2:23.132)

3. David Hampton, No. 14 AR Motorsports Porsche Cayman GT4 CS (2:23.269)

4. Brandon Westenburg, No. 93 Esses Racing Audi R8 GT4 (2:23.779)

5. Larry Luck, No. 116 Luck Services BMW M3 (2:29.748)


 

Full TA/XGT/SGT/GT qualifying results can be found here.


 

Big Machine Vodka SPIKED Coolers TA2 Series Qualifying Top Five:

National Championship

1. Thomas Merrill, No. 26 Bennett/HP Tuners/Cope Race Cars Ford Mustang (2:11.159)

2. Nathan Herne, No. 29 CUBE 3/Berryman Ford Mustang (2:11.168)

3. Brent Crews, No. 70 Franklin Road/Mobil 1/Nitro Motorsports Ford Mustang (2:11.322)

4. Connor Zilisch, No. 7 Silver Hare Racing Chevrolet Camaro (2:11.422)

5. Thomas Annunziata, No. 90 Nitro Motorsports Ford Mustang (2:11.845)


 

Western Championship

1. Brody Goble, No. 69 Brown Bros. Ford/Cortex Racing Ford Mustang (2:13.048)

2. Roy Fulmer IV, No. 86 Fulmer’s Auto Body/CaukLok Chevrolet Camaro (2:15.013)

3. Tim Lynn, No. 71 RoofOptions Ford Mustang (2:15.257)

4. Kyle Kelley, No. 180 UPR.com/PK&K Chevrolet Camaro (2:15.303)

5. Michael LaPaglia, No. 31 Papini’s Garage/F.A.S.T. Auto Ford Mustang (2:15.348)


 

Full TA2 qualifying results can be found here.

TA Practice:

1. Matthew Brabham, No. 20 GYM WEED Ford Mustang (2:04.879)

2. Gar Robinson, No. 74 74 Ranch Resort Chevrolet Camaro (2:04.951)

3. Boris Said, No. 79 ECC/Anchor Bolt & Screw Dodge Challenger (2:06.673)

4. Tomy Drissi, No. 8 Lucas Oil Ford Mustang (2:06.928)

5. Chris Dyson, No. 16 GYM WEED Ford Mustang (2:07.760)


 

XGT Practice:

National Championship

1. Marc Austin, No. 11 1492 Cager Works/The Coat Lab/Snap-on Mercedes GT3 (2:08.029)

2. Danny Lowry, No. 43 Bennett/BridgeHaul/Pitboxes.com Mercedes AMG GT3 (2:16.346)

3. Ricky Sanders, No. 18 BridgeHaul/Bennett Family of Companies Audi R8 LMS (2:21.757)


 

Western Championship

1. Will Rodgers, No. 32 Chris Evans Race Cars & Design Ford Mustang (2:07.635)

2. Xuanqian Wang, No. 22 AURALIC Racing Lamborghini Huracan GT3 EVO (2:09.003)

3. Michelle Nagai, No. 72 Nagai Racing/Berkeley Jet Drive Chevrolet Camaro (2:14.215)


 

SGT Practice:

National Championship

1. Richard Forsythe, No. 58 Sambuca Restaurant/GSpeed Chevrolet Corvette (2:18.335)

2. Milton Grant, No. 55 Springhill Suites/Sentry Self Storage Porsche 991.1 GT3 Cup (2:23.385)


 

Western Championship

1. Rudy Revak, No. 7 Xyngular Pontiac Grand Prix (2:28.017)


 

GT Practice:

National Championship

1. Joey DaSilva, No. 67 Ave Motorsports Toyota Supra (2:19.330)

2. Chris Coffey, No. 97 Norwood Auto Italia/Traffic Grafix Maserati MC GT4 (2:19.965)

3. Todd Napieralski, No. 39 Chevrolet Performance/SKF/Turn Key Chevrolet Camaro (2:23.944)

4. Jack Rinke, No. 12 Chevrolet Performance/Turn Key Chevrolet Camaro (2:30.675)

5. Michael Attaway, No. 91 Bennett/BridgeHaul/Pitboxes.com Audi R8 (2:38.393)


 

Western Championship

1. David Hampton, No. 14 AR Motorsports Porsche Cayman GT4 CS (2:23.305)

2. JC Meynet, No. 28 Killer Shrimp Racing Chevrolet Corvette (2:23.716)

3. Brandon Westenburg, No. 93 Esses Racing Audi R8 GT4 (2:25.326)

4. Kevin Michaels, No. 98 Killer Shrimp Restaurant Chevrolet Corvette (2:27.689)

5. Larry Luck, No. 116 Luck Services BMW M3 (2:31.198)


 

Full TA/XGT/SGT/GT Practice results can be found here.


 

Big Machine Vodka SPIKED Coolers TA2 Series Practice Top Five:

National Championship

1. Austin Green, No. 89 3-Dimensional Services Group Ford Mustang (2:10.517)

2. Connor Zilisch, No. 7 Silver Hare Racing Chevrolet Camaro (2:10.565)

3. Brent Crews, No. 70 Franklin Road/Mobil 1/Nitro Motorsports Ford Mustang (2:10.599)

4. Thomas Merrill, No. 26 Bennett/HP Tuners/Cope Race Cars Ford Mustang (2:10.681)

5. Cameron Lawrence, No. 8 Nacarato TC/Averitt Express/SLR-M1 Chevrolet Camaro (2:11.100)


 

Western Championship

1. Brody Goble, No. 69 Brown Bros. Ford/Cortex Racing Ford Mustang (2:12.576)

2. Michael LaPaglia, No. 31 Papini’s Garage/F.A.S.T. Auto Ford Mustang (2:14.345)

3. Tim Lynn, No. 71 RoofOptions Ford Mustang (2:14.377)

4. Brad McAllister, No. 24 Straumann and Zimbis Ford Mustang (2:14.789)

5. Kyle Kelley, No. 180 UPR.com/PK&K Chevrolet Camaro (2:15.143)


 

Full TA2 Practice results can be found here.

The season finale Big Machine Vodka SPIKED Coolers TA2 Series race will be contested on Sunday, November 5 at 10:05 a.m. CT, followed by the TA/XGT/SGT/GT race at 1:10 p.m. CT.

 

The races will be streamed live here and broadcast live on MAVTV. The TV broadcast replay of the race will air on MAVTV on Thursday, November 9, with TA/XGT/SGT/GT airing at 8:00 p.m. ET, and the Big Machine Vodka SPIKED Coolers TA2 Series race airing at 9:00 p.m. ET. 

 

 

 

Circuit of The Americas

Mission Foods Austin SpeedTour


 

Track Facts:

Opened: 2012

Length: 3.41 Miles

Layout: 20-Turn Road Course

Entry List: View


 

Qualifying:

Saturday, November 4

3:45-4:15 p.m. CT

 

Race:

Sunday, November 5

1:10-2:25 p.m. CT

Race Length: 30 Laps/75 Minutes


 

TV Broadcast:

LIVE Coverage on MAVTV

 

MAVTV Replay:

Thursday, November 9

9:00 p.m. ET

Qualifying:

Saturday, November 4

3:10-3:40 p.m. CT

 

Race:

Sunday, November 5

10:05-11:20 a.m. CT

Race Length: 30 Laps/75 Minutes



TV Broadcast:

LIVE Coverage on MAVTV

 

MAVTV Replay:

Thursday, November 9

8:00 p.m. ET

Everything’s Bigger at COTA

The Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli heads to Austin, Texas for the final event of 2023 at Circuit of The Americas (COTA), the Mission Foods Austin SpeedTour. The big finale still has many championships up for grabs and a big entry list, with 74 drivers competing between the National Championship and Western Championship. The 3.41-mile, 20-turn road course has been on the Trans Am schedule since 2015 and has served as the season finale since 2021.

 

COTA Winners

10 drivers on this week’s entry list have previously driven into GYM WEED Winners Circle at COTA. Of those victors, only two have taken the checkered flag at the track twice: Rafa Matos, who won in 2020 and 2021, and Adam Andretti who has both a TA win in 2015 and a TA2 victory in 2019.


 

TA

Chris Dyson, No. 16 GYM WEED Ford Mustang (2022)

Matthew Brabham, No. 20 GYM WEED Ford Mustang (2021)


 

XGT

Marc Austin, No. 11 1492 Cager Works/The Coat Lab/Snap-on Mercedes GT3 (2022)

 

GT

Todd Napieralski, No. 39 Chevrolet Performance/SKF/Turn Key Chevrolet Camaro (2016)

Chris Coffey, No. 97 Norwood Auto Italia/Traffic Grafix Maserati MC GT4 (2022)


 

TA2

Dillon Machavern, No. 17 Heritage AG/UniFirst/SLR-M1 Ford Mustang (2016)

Thomas Merrill, No. 26 Bennett/HP Tuners/Cope Race Cars Ford Mustang (2022)

Adam Andretti, No. 41 Ultimate Headers Chevrolet Camaro (2015 TA, 2019 TA2)

Gar Robinson, No. 74 74 Ranch Resort Chevrolet Camaro (2018)

Rafa Matos, No. 88 3-Dimensional Services Group Ford Mustang (2020, 2021)

 

Debuts and Returns

Three drivers will be making their series debuts this weekend at COTA. Brandon Westenberg in the No. 93 Esses Racing Audi R8 GT4 will be racing for the first time in the GT class in the Western Championship, while Tyler Gonzalez in the No. 60 Nitro Motorsports Ford Mustang and Ethan Barker in the No. 07 Concierge Motor Sports Chevrolet Camaro will make their debuts in the Big Machine Vodka SPIKED Coolers TA2 Series.

 

Double Duty

This weekend, two drivers will be pulling double duty, competing in both the TA/XGT/SGT/GT race and Big Machine Vodka SPIKED Coolers TA2 Series race just over an hour apart. JC Meynet will make his first-ever start in the Western Championship’s Big Machine Vodka SPIKED Coolers TA2 Series in the No. 28 Killer Shrimp/Bar-B-Ranch Racing Chevrolet Camaro before vying for the Western Championship’s GT title in the No. 28 Killer Shrimp Racing Chevrolet Corvette. Michael LaPaglia will be racing for the TA2 title in the Western Championship in his No. 31 Papini’s Garage/F.A.S.T. Auto Ford Mustang and then hit the track in the TA/XGT/SGT/GT race to compete in SGT for the Western Championship.


 

Deep in the Heart of Texas

Nine drivers in Sunday’s races call the Lone Star State home. The closest to home at COTA are Gar Robinson and Barry Boes from Austin, and Marc Austin from Buda.

 

TA

Gar Robinson, No. 74 74 Ranch Resort Chevrolet Camaro (Austin)


 

XGT

Marc Austin, No. 11 1492 Cager Works/The Coat Lab/Snap-on Mercedes (Buda)


 

SGT

Rudy Revak, No. 7 Xyngular Pontiac Grand Prix (Spring)

Richard Forsythe, No. 58 Sambuca Restaurant/GSpeed Chevrolet Corvette (Cresson)

 

GT

Brandon Westenburg, No. 93 Esses Racing Audi R8 GT4 (Midland)

Chris Coffey, No. 97 Norwood Auto Italia/Traffic Grafix Maserati MC GT4 (Murphy)

 

TA2

John Atwell, No. 02 A&J Lab Portal Chevrolet Camaro (Azle)

Ethan Barker, No. 07 Concierge Motor Sports Chevrolet Camaro (Houston)

Barry Boes, No. 32 BCR/Accio Data Chevrolet Camaro (Austin)

National Championships Decided

All four of the TA/XGT/SGT/GT class championships were clinched in the series’ last outing at VIRginia International Raceway last month. TA’s Chris Dyson in the No. 16 GYM WEED Ford Mustang clinched his third-consecutive title, putting him in an echelon of just six drivers with three or more championships, and three drivers with three or more consecutive titles.

 

XGT’s Danny Lowry in the No. 43 Bennett/BridgeHaul/PitBoxes.com Mercedes AMG GT3 clinched his first-career Pro championship after earning the SGT Pro/Am title and Rookie of the Year in 2022.

 

Lee Saunders in the No. 84 LandSearch LLC Dodge Viper claimed his third-career SGT championship while easily maintaining his record as the winningest SGT driver of all time with 21 victories.

 

Finally, Michael Attaway in the 91 Bennett/BridgeHaul/Pitboxes.com Audi R8 clinched the GT championship, claiming his first Trans Am title in his third year of competition in the series.


 

Western Championship Title Up For Grabs

As of the penultimate race of the season at Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch two weeks ago, two Western Championship titles have been clinched. Steve Goldman in the No. 13 LIG Racing Chevrolet Corvette has sealed the deal in the TA class with three victories in four starts, while Will Rodgers in the No. 32 Chris Evans Race Cars & Design Ford Mustang has earned the XGT title after winning every race he entered this season, with three of them being overall wins in the all-class events.

 

However, one heavily-contested title is still up for grabs for the Western Championship in the TA/XGT/SGT/GT race. JC Meynet (No. 28 Killer Shrimp Racing Chevrolet Corvette) and David Hampton (No. 14 AR Motorsports Porsche Cayman GT4 CS) are both mathematically eligible to win the GT championship. Meynet currently holds the lead with a 37-point advantage over Hampton after earning four wins and six podiums in seven starts. Hampton has three wins this season and has finished on the podium in every race he has competed in this year.

 

A Champion Returns

One name on this weekend’s entry list will be extremely familiar, despite being absent from the paddock for two years. 2015 and 2017 Big Machine Vodka SPIKED Coolers TA2 Series National champion Gar Robinson will pilot the No. 74 74 Ranch Resort Chevrolet Camaro in his first-career start in the TA class driving for Riley Technologies. Robinson has previously started 44 races in TA2, and last competed at COTA in 2021. Robinson, who is a native of Austin, Texas, has one victory at the track, winning the TA2 race in 2018.

 

CD Racing Returns to COTA As Winners

CD Racing comes into COTA for the third-consecutive year with a championship wrapped up, with Chris Dyson in the No. 16 GYM WEED Ford Mustang having clinched his third TA title at VIR last month. The team also enters the weekend with victories in the last two season finales at the track.

 

In 2021, Matthew Brabham in the No. 20 GYM WEED Ford Mustang took the checkered flag while subbing for Dyson in the final race of the year, and Dyson visited GYM WEED Winners Circle just last year to close off his championship effort. Brabham returns to the Trans Am Series after a brief absence to end the season, giving the team two opportunities to secure their third-consecutive win at the track. A win by Dyson this weekend would also move him up to fourth on the all-time TA class win list, tying him with Ernie Francis Jr. at 24.

 

Wally Dallenbach Back in TA

After nearly two seasons of competing in the Trans Am Heritage class, 1985 and 1986 TA champion Wally Dallenbach returns to the TA class. This weekend, he will get behind the wheel of the No. 4 Ultimate Headers/Weaver Racing Dodge Challenger.

 

Record GT Field

This weekend’s race will host the biggest GT field that the series has seen all season, with 12 cars taking the green flag in the class on Sunday. This weekend’s entry list consists of four GT drivers in the National Championship, six competitors in the Western Championship and two Pro/Am competitors. 

1. Chris Dyson (967) 👑

2. Tomy Drissi (802)

3. Amy Ruman (700)

4. Justin Marks (691)

5. David Pintaric (645)

1. Danny Lowry (525) 👑

2. Chris Evans (246)

3. Nathan Byrd (204)

4. Randy Hale (114)

5. Will Rodgers (70)

1. Lee Saunders (642) 👑

2. Ricky Sanders (432)

3. Milton Grant (429)

4. Carey Grant (207)

5. Josh Carlson (129)

1. Michael Attaway (450) 👑

2. Billy Griffin (259)

3. Jack Rinke (64)

4. Florian Eyme (57)

Complete National Championship Standings: View

1. Steve Goldman (205) 👑

2. Greg Pickett (60)

1. Will Rodgers (260) 👑

2. Michelle Nagai (188)

3. Chris Evans (169)

4. Kevin Roggenbuck (120)

5. Erich Joiner (63)

1. Rudy Revak (50)

2. Tim Rankin (50)

1. JC Meynet (527)

2. David Hampton (490)

3. Larry Luck (298)

4. Martin Sarukhanyan (278)

5. Joe Bogetich (67)

Complete Western Championship Standings: View

Crews Vs. Merrill

Last year, Thomas Merrill (No. 26 Bennett/HP Tuners/Cope Race Cars Ford) captured the Big Machine Vodka SPIKED Coolers TA2 Series championship against all odds, earning every possible point by winning both the Motul Pole Award and the race, tying Rafa Matos (No. 88 3-Dimensional Services Group Ford Mustang) in the points and claiming his first-career title in a tiebreaker. Merrill has the opportunity to come from behind to win the championship once again this year, although the odds aren’t quite as stacked against him.

 

Brent Crews (No. 70 Franklin Road/Mobil 1/Nitro Motorsports Ford Mustang) had the opportunity to clinch the class and become the youngest champion in Trans Am history by finishing fourth or better at VIRginia International Raceway last month, but disaster struck when a cut tire resulted in a crash which caused crippling damage to his car, relegating him to a 32nd-place finish. The result shrunk Crews’ lead from 132 points going into VIR down to just 45 points. With 110 points available in a weekend, the championship race is now wide open heading into COTA. While perfection is not required by either driver, both Crews and Merrill will undoubtedly be aiming for it. We won’t know until the checkered flag waves whether Crews will earn his first-career Trans Am championship at just 15 years, seven months and six days old, or if Merrill will win his second-consecutive title.

 

Three-Way Western Championship Battle

While the National Championship is down to two drivers vying for the title, the Western Championship has four drivers mathematically eligible to win the championship in TA2. Brody Goble (No. 69 Brown Bros. Ford/Cortex Racing Ford Mustang) took over the points lead for the first time this season when he won the race at Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch two weeks ago, leading Michael LaPaglia (No. 31 Papini’s Garage/F.A.S.T. Auto Ford Mustang) by just 22 points. Greg Tolson, who was leading the points going into Spring Mountain, suffered a mechanical issue early in the race and earned a DNF, dropping him down to third in the standings. Not entered this weekend, Tolson will not compete for the championship, but Tim Lynn (No. 71 RoofOptions Ford Mustang), who sits fourth in the points, a distant 95 points behind Goble, remains in contention. Regardless of who emerges with the title, it will be the first Trans Am title for Goble, LaPaglia or Lynn. 


 

EB Research Partnership Donation

Road Race Ministries, the organization that serves as Trans Am’s chaplains, will be making a $5,000 donation to the EB Research Partnership on behalf of Darin Mock (No. 51 EB Research Partnership Ford Mustang) and Boris Said Jr. (No. 83 3-Dimensional Services Group Chevrolet Camaro) this weekend at COTA. 21-year-old Mock and his father both suffer from Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB), a hereditary disease in which individuals lack critical proteins that bind the skin's two layers together. Without these proteins, the skin tears apart, blisters, and shears off. Mock has been partnered with the EB Research Partnership (EBRP) this year and has been working to raise awareness and funds to find a cure. Road Race Ministries’ donation to EBRP comes as a result of a contribution made to the chaplains by Said Jr.’s father, Boris Said, to fund their 2024 ministry. With the extra funding, the organization was able to share some of the donation to give back to Mock’s cause.

 

Ben Maier Making Movies

After a potentially season-ending crash at Watkins Glen International, 14-year-old Ben Maier returns to the track for the season finale with a new team. Maier will make his debut in the No. 80 Gel Blaster/Nitro Motorsports Ford Mustang and will be paired with his new crew chief, Daytona 500 winner Derrike Cope.

 

Maier comes into COTA fresh off a victory in his Spec Miata at VIR, and will follow up the Trans Am season finale by competing in a Can-Am Side-By-Side at the Nitrocross Racing event in Phoenix at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park the following weekend.

 

Advantage for Merrill?

2022 champion Thomas Merrill comes into this week’s race following a warmup for the final race of 2023. Merrill competed in the Porsche Carrera Cup season finale at COTA with Nolasport just two weeks ago. 

1. Brent Crews (976)

2. Thomas Merrill (844)

3. Rafa Matos (826)

4. Connor Zilisch (764)

5. Austin Green (702)

1. Brent Crews (988)

2. Connor Zilisch (874)

3. Darin Mock (767)

4. Austin Green (723)

5. Thad Moffitt (661)

1. Austin Green (723)

2. Thad Moffitt (661)

3. Nathan Herne (617)

4. Thomas Annunziata (600)

5. Caleb Bacon (498)

Complete National Championship Standings: View

1. Brody Goble (604)

2. Michael LaPaglia (582)

3. Greg Tolson (566)

4. Tim Lynn (509)

5. Ricky Leigh (470)

Complete Western Championship Standings: View

 


 

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