2011 Trans-Am season

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2011 Trans-Am season
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The 2011 Trans-Am Series season was the 43rd season of the Sports Car Club of America's Trans-Am Series, a class of racing that straddles the line between sports car and stock car auto racing.

2011 champion Tony Ave driving at Road America

The 2011 schedule consisted of races on 8 road courses and one temporary street circuit. It was the first season that utilized the new multi-class format. The TA1 class is for the previous spec of Trans-Am cars. The TA2 class was added for cars that meet SCCA GT2-class specifications. These cars were primarily stock cars, some of which have been rebodied with pony car bodywork. A third class, TA3, for cars meeting SCCA GT3-class specifications was announced, which mainly consisted of smaller and lower-powered sports cars than TA1. However, there were no TA3 entries in 2011. For the final race of the season, a new class, Global GT (GGT) was introduced for production-based sports cars.

2010 champ Tony Ave won 6 of the 9 races to repeat as champion. Bob Stretch won the TA2 class in 5 of the 7 races he contested to win the inaugural TA2 championship. Amy Ruman won the final race of the season at Road Atlanta, becoming the first woman to win a Tran-Am race in the series' 45 year history.[1]

The event at Miller is thus far the only post-hiatus Trans Am event in the Western United States.

Schedule[edit]

Rnd Date Circuit Distance TA1 Winning Car TA2 Winning Car GGT Winning Car
TA1 Winning Driver(s) TA2 Winning Driver(s) GGT Winning Driver(s)
1 March 18 Sebring International Raceway, Sebring, Florida 103.5 mi (166.6 km) Chevrolet Corvette Chevrolet Camaro
Dominican Republic R. J. López United States Gregg Rodgers
2 May 1 Miller Motorsports Park, Tooele, Utah 100.584 mi (161.874 km) Chevrolet Corvette Chevrolet Camaro
United States Tony Ave United States Gregg Rodgers
3 May 15 Virginia International Raceway, Danville, Virginia 101.37 mi (163.14 km) Chevrolet Corvette Chevrolet Camaro
United States Tony Ave United States Bob Stretch
4 May 22 Mosport International Raceway, Bowmanville, Ontario 100.819 mi (162.252 km) Chevrolet Corvette Chevrolet Camaro
United States Tony Ave United States Bob Stretch
5 August 7 Circuit Trois-Rivières, Trois-Rivières, Quebec 92.781 mi (149.317 km) Chevrolet Corvette Chevrolet Camaro
United States Tony Ave United States Bob Stretch
6 August 20 Road America, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin 101.2 mi (162.9 km) Ford Mustang Porsche 997
United States Cliff Ebben United States Scott Tucker
7 September 3 Brainerd International Raceway, Brainerd, Minnesota 100 mi (160 km) Chevrolet Corvette Chevrolet Camaro
United States Tony Ave United States Bob Stretch
8 September 4 Chevrolet Corvette Chevrolet Camaro
United States Tony Ave United States Bob Stretch
9 September 30 Road Atlanta, Braselton, Georgia Chevrolet Corvette Chevrolet Camaro Ferrari F430
United States Amy Ruman United States Mike Skeen United States Scott Tucker
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Driver standings[edit]

TA1[edit]

Pos Driver Starts Points
1 United States Tony Ave 9 1122
2 United States Simon Gregg 9 893
3 United States Amy Ruman 8 763
4 United States David Jans 9 738
5 United States Doug Harrington 8 712
6 Trinidad and Tobago Daniel Ramoutarsingh 7 671
7 United States Cliff Ebben 5 546
8 United States John Baucom 6 470
9 United States Carlos de Quesada 6 386
10 United States Denny Lamers 4 302
11 United States Doug Peterson 5 298
12 Dominican Republic R. J. Lopez 3 295
13 Canada Blaise Csida 2 208
14 United States Glen Jung 3 180
15 United States Kenny Bupp 2 160
16 United States Bob Monette 2 160

TA2[edit]

Pos Driver Starts Points
1 United States Bob Stretch 7 893
2 United States Bill Prietzel 7 695
3 United States Ricky Sanders 6 642
4 United States Greg Rodgers 4 465
5 United States Tom Sheehan 3 304
6 United States J. Thomas Graham 2 184
7 United States Mel Shaw 2 176
8 United States Mike Skeen 1 137
9 United States J. Kurt Roehrig 1 116
10 United States Tony Amico 1 110

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