Super Street Network

Due to the EU’s Global Data Protection Regulation, our website is currently unavailable to visitors from most European countries. We apologize for this inconvenience and encourage you to visit www.motortrend.com for the latest on new cars, car reviews and news, concept cars and auto show coverage, awards and much more.MOTORTREND.COM
 |   |   |  Trans-Am Race Series Adds New GT Class - Web Exclusive
Subscribe to the Free
Newsletter

Trans-Am Race Series Adds New GT Class - Web Exclusive

It’s designed for racecars such as the Porsche GT3 Cup, Ferrari 430 Challenge and similar vehicles.

Greg Emmerson
Sep 19, 2011

Officials at SCCA Pro Racing have announced the creation of the new Global GT (GGT) class in the Trans-Am Series. It’s designed for racecars such as the Porsche GT3 Cup, Ferrari 430 Challenge and similar vehicles. The new category is effective immediately.

Eurp 1109 01+trans am new gt class+cover Photo 2/2   |   Trans-Am Race Series Adds New GT Class - Web Exclusive

Three Porsche racers - Tim Gray, Scott Tucker and Gary Stewart - have competed in the 2011 Trans-Am championship as part of the Trans-Am 2 (TA2) class. However, series officials determined the new class would more accurately represent those cars. So the former TA2 Porsche drivers have now been separated into the GGT category, putting Gray into the GGT points lead with 220 points ahead of Tucker with 137 points, and Stewart with 121 heading to the Road Atlanta finale on September 30. Additional GGT Porsche entries, including at least one Ferrari, are anticipated to compete at Road Atlanta.

"The expansion of the Trans-Am Series to multiple classes toward the end of last season opened the door for a number of exciting racecars to participate," said SCCA Pro Racing President Tom Campbell. "We've discovered over the course of this year that we could further broaden our base by creating a Global GT class for cars like Porsche and Ferrari, as well as other potential entries. We look forward to the enormous potential this new category has to help us continue to grow the series."

The TA2 category will continue to cater for racecars such as the Chevrolet Camaro and others eligible to compete in SCCA Club Racing in the GT2 and GTA classes.

It is anticipated that the Trans-Am 3 (TA3) class, which ran as an exhibition in the 2010 Trans-Am finale at Road Atlanta and was eligible to compete for points in 2011, will see its first entries of the season in the 2011 finale.

TA3 cars are generally tube-frame racecars from a variety of domestic and foreign manufacturers using four-cylinder engines less than 2.5 liters. Any racecar currently eligible in the SCCA Club Racing GT3 class will also be eligible to compete in the TA3 class.

By Greg Emmerson
1078 Articles

BROWSE CARS BY MARKET

MORE FEATURES

Buyer at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction nabs Supra VIN 20201 - signed by Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda - for $2.1 million, the entire bid benefiting the American Heart Association and the Bob Woodruff Foundation
Rory JurneckaJan 21, 2019
The Cayman GT4 will hit the popular R-GT series in 2020, going head to head with rally-fied Fiat 124 Abarths and Aston Martin Vantages
Conner GoldenJan 20, 2019
You've just purchased the new NSX but you have too much money left over and you need to spend it on something (we've all been there, right...). That's where AIMGAIN comes in.
RodrezJan 18, 2019
Preview the March 2019 issue of Super Street, with the GReddy x Pandem FC RX-7; a DSM 600HP Talon TSI; an AWD DC2; Shutter Space photo contest roundup; and more!
Bob HernandezJan 18, 2019
In Japan, Toyota is offering a 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder in two different states of tune on the Supra
Kelly PleskotJan 18, 2019
Sponsored Links

SEARCH ARTICLES BY MAKE/MODEL

Search
CLOSE X
BUYER'S GUIDE
SEE THE ALL NEW
NEWS, REVIEWS & SPECS
TO TOP