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Old 4 Oct 2016, 12:50 (Ref:3677207)   #166
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Never heard of Spring Mountain.
Nor had I. Nevada "car country club" track in the sands an hour outside of Vegas....

I won't begin to speculate on which course they'll use:
https://www.springmountainmotorsport...ity/race-track

I like their reference to Road Atlanta T1 being one in the group of "most famous" corners.



Looks like a neat place!

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Cool Portland get a race though.
PIR deserves a big series, no offense here to TA
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Old 4 Oct 2016, 14:45 (Ref:3677236)   #167
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Looks like a Tilke drome - Bahrain comes to mind.

Anyway, good to see TA going West - especially PIR.

However, combining with PWC at Laguna made to much sense I guess...
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Old 4 Oct 2016, 15:12 (Ref:3677240)   #168
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I'm not sure we'll TA and PWC together anytime soon..Laguna Seca won't happen in the near future especially w/ the Blancpain stuff happening there w/ PWC
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Old 4 Oct 2016, 15:41 (Ref:3677249)   #169
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Hopefully they run the full 6.1 mile full course.
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Hopefully they run the full 6.1 mile full course.
Looks too much like a giant go-kart course.
Stewart course looks like a decent high speed one.
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Old 18 Jun 2017, 20:00 (Ref:3744958)   #171
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TransAm suspends Tomy Drissi again (bottom of story):
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Due to Tomy Drissi’s actions in Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli competition at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 17, 2017 (sic), the Trans Am Series, by ruling of Chief Steward Wally Dallenbach, Jr., has excluded Tomy Drissi from the day’s competition and all remaining Trans Am Series competition for 2017. “After today’s race, Tomy Drissi got into an altercation with another team which became physical,” stated Dallenbach.

“Tomy had been suspended from the series before I got here on some other issues. He asked if he could come back to the series and did mend fences with a lot of people, but I was pretty clear with him at the first event that even though he was not under probation but he was under a high level of observation. Basically, he was under probation with me and needed to keep his nose clean. There was a situation at Road Atlanta with a corner worker that could have been a lot worse than it was, and today Tomy had a physical altercation.”

“You can talk trash and smack to each other as much as you want, but as soon as you lay a hand on somebody else, that becomes a completely different issue. Due to Tomy’s actions he has been suspended for the event and suspended for the remainder of the 2017 series.”
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Old 19 Jun 2017, 03:53 (Ref:3745058)   #172
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Andy Lally had some not so kind words about drissi's driving at Detroit in the imsa race too..dude seems to cause trouble everywhere..

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There was a situation at Road Atlanta with a corner worker that could have been a lot worse than it was ...
I had to dig into that one a bit, this is from http://gotransam.com/news/Tomy-s-Day...Atlanta/66643:

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With less than 12 laps remaining in round three of the TransAm Series Presented by Pirelli, running in 5th position, Tomy Drissi’s No.8 Ave prepared Corvette took a hit in the rear shoving Tomy off track.. With his car in the gravel and off to the side, Tomy’s day at the legendary Road Atlanta track was over.

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“I especially want to thank the corner and safety workers between turns 6 and 7,” noted Tomy. “Those guys were all over me the minute I came to a stop. They got me out of there in no time… but it was obvious we were out of time. Anyway, I really appreciate those guys and all the safety crews for their hard work. We couldn’t do what we do if they weren’t out there looking after us.”
I can only guess Tommy wasn't as grateful to the workers right after his car got beached in the gravel, any of the RA die-hards saw or heard anything about this? (this was back in May)
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Again with Tommy Drissi?

When will he learn? That guy needs a long ban instead of being let back into the category
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I can only guess Tommy wasn't as grateful to the workers right after his car got beached in the gravel, any of the RA die-hards saw or heard anything about this? (this was back in May)
No, I wasn't there but I believe the back side of the track is closed to spectators during Gridlife.
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Shame the only "press" we get on TA these days is when Drissi has gone rouge...
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I went to a Trans-Am at Road America a short time ago for the first time in decades; I am glad I went.
Removing the bridge did the track no favors but I am still amazed at how much it changed it.
I was there shortly before it was removed.
The food has gone downhill though, that is very sad.

The race though, while not a nail biter like the NASCAR was entertaining.
The tube frame TA are obviously faster, but the variety of the classes is what makes it worth the trip.
Dodge won the TA2 which was nice for variety.

Sadly the Trans-Am classes all run on Sunday now and not on Sat. which the drivers I spoke to said was not real bright as the first race was at 8:00 A.M and the tracks opens at 7:00 A.M. plus on Sunday you now MUST buy a paddock pass which makes a pre-ordered ticket cost 50 bucks and at the gate 70 bucks whereas a Sal ticket is only 35 bucks.
If the Trans-Am were on Sat., as they used to be, I would never waste money on a Sun. ticket again.
The NASCAR/ARCA cars are boring same crap, different pile things.
The track radio announcing though is excellent, the national TV boys could learn something from them.
The NASCAR race though.did remind me of the 1970 race at Donnybrooke and the 1974 race at Road America for drama, I will give it that much credit.
Too bad the cars are boring generic looking things.
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the TA2 cars are all the same from a chassis perspective. Just like the NASCAR/ARCA cars.
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Shame the only "press" we get on TA these days is when Drissi has gone rouge...
Don't worry, Drissi was reinstated, so there will be some news to print for TA.

Other than that, just that rookie Chris Dyson and Andy Lally ran the WG TA race and the majority owner of Trans Am is Parella Motorsports (which runs SVRA).
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the TA2 cars are all the same from a chassis perspective. Just like the NASCAR/ARCA cars.
I know that and they are spec. horse power but they look different from each other.
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