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Old 23 Apr 2014, 15:09 (Ref:3397285)   #1
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SCCA Trans-Am Series

I know that I've create a thread a while back and it's pretty much dead. But what do you think for Trans-Am Series this year, as well as the future of it?

Is it improving, or being the same old series with no improvements? Even though Pirelli World Challenge is gaining success (Don't know what happened to the Continental Challenge though...), I think this series is being under the radar lately.
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I know that I've create a thread a while back and it's pretty much dead. But what do you think for Trans-Am Series this year, as well as the future of it?

Is it improving, or being the same old series with no improvements? Even though Pirelli World Challenge is gaining success (Don't know what happened to the Continental Challenge though...), I think this series is being under the radar lately.
As long as it is tube-frame cars, not cars based on production chassis and power-trains it is going nowhere fast.

If they by some miracle got a serious sponsor, even with the tubies they could make the Nationwide series look like the poser it is, but no money, no real future.
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Spoilers are good, but they would look like Nationwide cars. It's better to have wings instead since they don't races in ovals.
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. But what do you think for Trans-Am Series this year, as well as the future of it?
It really is just an amateur series now, with little public interest, and no broadcast. The manufacturers have no interest in this type of racing anymore, and as such, there is no money to draw in Pro teams, drivers or broadcast. I don't see that changing any time soon... it is basically just a hollow name now.
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You know, with touring car now being made into GT3 spec cars, like the Chevy Camero and the Bentley Continental, somebody could make a modern Trans-Am series with these types of cars.

But I don't think the SCCA would do it because it might interfere with the PWC

IMSA could do it if their American DTM thing falls apart

In order for the car to be eligible it would just have at least 4 seats,with the engine in the front and not to be a GT car but would be confined to FIA GT3 regulation.

They would just run 100 mile sprints.
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I know that it's an amateur series currently, but yes Rcz, IMSA can do it if the American DTM didn't materialize. Trans-Am needs some help not only from IMSA, but ITR and JAF, which governs DTM and Super GT, respectively.

The result is a two-class sprint series where pony cars race in TA1 class, while international GT3 cars race in TA2 class.
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Tommy Kendall to return to Trans Am in a Dodge Challenger SRT this weekend.

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The Dodge Challenger TA2 car looks great! Still, it would be nice if TA2 becomes the new TA1 class now that all three manufacturers from Detroit have fielded their respective pony cars!
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for some reason T/A feels old and outdated.

Looking at the image of the new Challenger, it reminds me of Club Racing.



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Thats what Nascar should be imo. Looks more 'stock' car than a 'stock car'.
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The Dodge Challenger TA2 car looks great! Still, it would be nice if TA2 becomes the new TA1 class now that all three manufacturers from Detroit have fielded their respective pony cars!
No way... TA2 only has around 500hp and IIRC all cars have the same Chevy LS3 engine... (at least that's the case in the Scandinavian series that run the same cars over here in Europe).

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No way... TA2 only has around 500hp and IIRC all cars have the same Chevy LS3 engine... (at least that's the case in the Scandinavian series that run the same cars over here in Europe).
But that 500 HP alone can be comparable with Super GT/DTM cars, so long as the TA2 class will have manufacturer support and modern chassis tub.

Then again, I guess you're right that the current Trans-Am Series is a club series.
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They don't have manufacturer support either. I am sure, Dodge is looking favorable on Kendall having a bit of fun, but I'd be surprised if there was much in the way of actual support.
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They don't have manufacturer support either. I am sure, Dodge is looking favorable on Kendall having a bit of fun, but I'd be surprised if there was much in the way of actual support.
Oh, I thought it was a factory backed effort
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