New Series Sanctioned by SVRA to Serve as Stepping Stone into Trans Am TA2 Series
CHARLOTTE (October 26, 2023) — Parella Motorsports Holdings (PMH) announces a new series for 2024, TA2 Club, which will serve as the first step on the ladder to the Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli’s Big Machine Vodka SPIKED Coolers TA2 Series. The SVRA-sanctioned TA2 Club will provide drivers wishing to participate in Trans Am’s TA2 Series with a place to hone their skills, with shorter races, smaller fields and lower entry fees of $1,500 per weekend.
The Big Machine Vodka SPIKED Coolers TA2 Series is the currently the fastest-growing road racing series in North America. TA2 Club will serve as a development series with a very similar rules package, allowing non-pro drivers to race the same safe racecars with the same proven technology at bucket list tracks across the country.
The TA2 Club schedule will consist of five event weekends, which will each host two 30-minute races. The series will make its debut at Eagles Canyon Raceway on March 8-10. This event will also coincide with an SVRA driver school. Next, TA2 Club will head to Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, April 26-28, then to Road America, May 16-19. The next stop will be at the historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course, June 13-16. The season will conclude at Lime Rock Park, July 19-20.
The 2024 TA2 Club champion will receive free entry to run in the Big Machine Vodka SPIKED Coolers TA2 Series race at Circuit of The Americas on October 31-November 3, 2024, as well as free Trans Am TA2 Series entry fees for the entire 2025 season.
“We are really pleased to introduce TA2 Club for the 2024 season,” said Michael Printup, SVRA President. “The Big Machine Vodka SPIKED Coolers TA2 Series has experienced tremendous growth in the past few years, leading to much larger fields and higher levels of competition. We believe TA2 Club will have its own identity by racing on different weekends and running in a different format than Trans Am’s TA2 Series. However, we hope it will be a valuable outlet for those who want to dip their toes in the water, develop their race craft, familiarize themselves with the cars, and prepare to move up to Trans Am in the future.”
2024 TA2 Club Schedule
|March 8-10||Eagles Canyon Raceway (Doubleheader)||Decatur, Texas|
|April 26-28||Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course (Doubleheader)||Lexington, Ohio|
|May 16-19||Road America (Doubleheader)||Elkhart Lake, Wis.|
|June 13-16||Indianapolis Motor Speedway (Doubleheader)||Speedway, Ind.|
|July 19-20||Lime Rock Park (Doubleheader)||Lakeville, Conn.|
SVRA’s final event of 2023 comes at Circuit of The Americas next weekend, November 2-5, racing alongside Trans Am, Formula Regional Americas Championship Powered by Honda and Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda.
About Parella Motorsports Holdings: Parella Motorsports Holdings (PMH) owns five major road racing series and hosts racing festivals across the United States under the SpeedTour brand name. With Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA), The Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli, Formula Regional Americas Powered by Honda (FR Americas), Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda (F4 U.S.) and Prototype Sprint Series Association, PMH will exceed 5,500 entries during the 2023 season. Additionally, PMH also holds the long-term commercial rights to SCCA Pro Racing, which sanctions Trans Am, FR Americas, F4 U.S., Radical Cup, Formula Race Promotions and Formula 2000. Together, with all of its racing properties, PMH hosts motorsports festivals under the name SpeedTour. Including elements like racing, car shows and concerts, SpeedTour events often attract more than 25,000 spectators, and many of their events are live streamed on SpeedTour TV’s YouTube page. For more information about PMH’s SpeedTour events, visit SpeedTour.net.
About the Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli: 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 17 events nationwide in 2024.