Trans-Am, America's oldest professional road racing series, dates back to 1966. The championship was successful for many years, but in 2005 the series stopped. There were two major primary reasons that organizers ended the Trans Am championship - automotive manufacturers were no longer supporting the series and there was a lack of interest among the competitors.

The championship was revived in 2009 with cars prepared to the Sports Car Club of America's GT1 rules to keep costs down and encourage amateur racers to participate.

Since the end of the 1979 season, when Category I and II were eliminated, only one class has been competing in the series. As of 2012, there are three categories Trans-Am, Trans-Am 2 and Global GT, renamed Trans-Am 3 in 2013.

  • Trans-Am (TA) This is the series quickest class. These tube-frame race cars are powered by a naturally aspirated 366-cu.in. pushrod V8 engine, which produces over 850-horsepower. From a technological standpoint, the vehicles are kept relatively simple no superchargers, turbochargers, anti-lock braking systems or traction control. The body styles used are the Ford Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro, Jaguar XKR and Chevrolet Corvette.
  • Trans-Am 2 (TA2) These are also purpose-built tube-frame chassis cars. Unlike the TA category, these vehicles use electronic fuel injection and intake restrictor plates to limit the horsepower to approximately 490. The series officials set the maximum price for shock absorbers, wheels, brake pads, and calipers to keep expenses down. Many of the chassis parts are based on circle track technology and components. This category is also restricted to using a four-speed manual transmission with no overdrive. They run on a ten-inch wide tire. Teams are also prohibited from using superchargers, turbochargers, anti-lock braking systems or traction control. The most common body style is the Chevrolet Camaro, but the Ford Mustang, Chevrolet Monte Carlo, and Chevrolet Impala SS are also eligible.
  • Trans-Am (TA3) This class features American Muscle and European Sports Cars. Competitors in the TA3 category race production-based vehicles rather than the purpose-built tube-frame cars used in TA and TA2. Vehicles eligible for this division include the BMW M3, Porsche GT3 Cup, Ferrari 430 Challenge, Dodge Viper, Chevrolet Corvette, Ford Mustang, Dodge Challenger and Chevrolet Camaro.

Round two of the 2013 SCCA Pro Racing Trans-Am Series was held at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park during the Victoria Day Speedfest Weekend. Drivers would compete in a 100-mile contest around the ten-turn 2.459-mile road course.

  • March 3 - Sebring International Raceway
  • May 19 - Canadian Tire Motorsport Park
  • May 25 - Lime Rock Park
  • June 9 - Watkins Glen International
  • June 21 - Road America
  • August 17 - Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
  • September 1 - Brainerd International Raceway
  • September 29 - Virginia International Raceway
  • November 3 - Road Atlanta
  • November 17 - Daytona International Speedway

Round two of the 2013 SCCA Pro Racing Trans-Am Series was held at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park during the Victoria Day Speedfest Weekend. Drivers would compete in a 100-mile contest around the ten-turn 2.459-mile road course.

Doug Peterson won the opening round of the 2013 SCCA Pro Racing Trans-Am Series at Sebring International Raceway and followed it up with a victory at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. Peterson drove the No. 87 3Dimensional.com Chevrolet Corvette and qualified third fastest for round two. On lap-11 of the race, he moved into second and twenty-two circuits later, Peterson passed the leader for first-place and the win.
Tony Buffomante made his TA2 debut at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in the No. 99 Secure Van Solutions / Fix Rim Chevrolet Camaro. The rookie qualified on the class pole with a new lap record. Buffomante battled with the round one winner, Cameron Lawrence, during the race. The pair often ran side-by-side. Buffomante would prevail and grab the victory despite a tire losing air on the final lap.
The two-time series champion Tony Ave drove the No. 4 Lamers Racing Chevrolet Corvette. Ave started on the pole for the first race of 2013 but finished fifth. At Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, he qualified on the outside of the front row and beat the pole-sitter, Simon Gregg, to the first corner. Ave would maintain the top spot until lap-33 when he was passed by his teammate, Doug Peterson. Ave finished second.
Cameron Lawrence made his first TA2 start last season. He competed in seven rounds and was victorious at Road Atlanta. Lawrence opened his 2013 campaign with a win at Sebring International Raceway in the No. 11 Ctek / Northstar Battery Chevrolet Camaro. At Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, he qualified second in class and after a race-long fight with Tony Buffomante, Lawrence finished second.
The Trans-Am class podium for round two of the 2013 SCCA Pro Racing Trans-Am Series at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. The points leader and race winner, Doug Peterson, stands on the top step for the second time this season. On the left side is Peterson's teammate, Tony Ave, who claimed the runner-up position. Completing the rostrum is the reigning category champion and third-place finisher, Simon Gregg.
The TA3 category was a race of attrition. There were two entries - the No. 43 BMW of Mickey Mills and last season's GGT champion, Chuck Cassaro, driving the No. 76 Ford Mustang. Mills qualified on the class pole but retired with power steering issues. Cassaro, who switched to a Mustang after winning last year's title in a Panoz GT, assumed first place and captured the TA3 victory. Cassaro was the points leader heading to Lime Rock.
The defending series champion, Simon Gregg, drove the No. 1 Gregg Motorsports Chevrolet Corvette. Gregg was the fastest during the qualifying session at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. However, the second-place starter, Tony Ave, passed him on the opening lap of the race. He would eventually fall to fourth place. Gregg battled with Amy Ruman and after contact between the two, he finished in third-place.
TA2 newcomer Robert Huffmaster drove the No. 27 Kryder Racing Chevrolet Camaro and earned the runner-up finish at Sebring. He was the third-quickest TA2 competitor at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. In the race, Huffmaster found himself in a fight with last year's champion, Bob Stretch. There was contact between the two on the penultimate lap. Stretch retired and Huffmaster collected a third-place finish.
The Trans-Am 2 podium at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park for round two of the 2013 SCCA Pro Racing Trans-Am Series. Standing in the center is the winner, Tony Buffomante. In his first weekend of the series, Buffomante not only earned a victory but set a new lap record. The division's points leader and runner-up, Cameron Lawrence, is on the left side. Finishing in the third position was rookie Robert Huffmaster.

FIN.STARTDRIVERCLASSCARLAPSRETIREMENTS
13Doug PetersonTAChevrolet Corvette41-
22Tony AveTAChevrolet Corvette41-
31Simon GreggTAChevrolet Corvette41-
48David PintaricTAChevrolet Corvette41-
56Cliff EbbenTAFord Mustang41-
67Andrew RomockiTAFord Mustang41-
79Blaise CsidaTAChevrolet Corvette40-
85Amy RumanTAChevrolet Corvette39Accident
94Allan LewisTAChevrolet Corvette35Mechanical
1010Denny LamersTAFord Mustang13Mechanical
1111Tony BuffomanteTA2Chevrolet Camaro40-
1212Cameron LawrenceTA2Chevrolet Camaro40-
1313Robert HuffmasterTA2Chevrolet Camaro40-
1416Pete HalsmerTA2Chevrolet Camaro40-
1515Mike McGahernTA2Chevrolet Camaro40-
1617Tom WestTA2Ford Mustang40-
1721Joe SturmTA2Ford Mustang40-
1818Tom SheehanTA2Chevrolet Camaro40-
1923Kurt RoerhigTA2Chevrolet Camaro39-
2019Scott FergusonTA2Pontiac GTO39-
2126John AtwellTA2Chevrolet Camaro39-
2220Gregg RodgersTA2Chevrolet Camaro39-
2314Bob StretchTA2Chevrolet Camaro38-
2424Mel ShawTA2Chevrolet Camaro38-
2525Dale MadsenTA2Ford Mustang37-
2622Mike MillerTA2Chevrolet Camaro27Mechanical
2728Chuck CassaroTA3Ford Mustang34-
2827Mickey MillsTA3BMW M312Mechanical


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