Damon Racing Well Prepared For Trans-Am Series Return To Watkins Glen

(Press Release from Damon Racing)

The Damon Racing Trans-Am Entry for Watkins Glen (Photo: Courtesy of Damon Racing)

The Damon Racing Trans-Am Entry for Watkins Glen (Photo: Courtesy of Damon Racing)

When Bow, New Hampshire’s Tom Sheehan steps onto the grounds at Watkins Glen International for this weekend Classis Tube 100 he’ll be doing so with increased enthusiasm.

St. Petersburg, Florida: The 3rd event of the 2016 Trans-Am season will see Damon Racing debut a new #97 Chevrolet Camaro for Sheehan. Sponsored by LTK Insulation Technologies, the team continues to advance in TA2 competition.

Sheehan is one of the many professional TA2 racers coming to ‘The Glen’ in pursuit of the 2016 Championship during the 50th season celebration of the Trans-Am Series.

Combined with that new racecar buzz, the weekend promises to deliver added excitement for other reasons as well. After a three year absence, the Classic Tube 100 marks the return of the Series to the race track, that it seems, most race fans acquaint to the iconic American championship.

“I think even the most casual race fans recognize the part Watkins Glen has played in the life of the Trans-Am Series, explained driver Tom Sheehan.

“Whenever I’m asked what I race, and I answer Trans-Am, the very next question is usually; do you race at Watkins Glen? I think that tells us plenty about the admiration fans have for both the Series, and the track.

“It is positively my favorite, Sheehan continued. For whatever reasons – the way it flows, its rhythm – who knows? This track has always suited me well.”

Tom Sheehan (Photo: Courtesy Damon Racing)

Tom Sheehan (Photo: Courtesy Damon Racing)

With solid set-up sheets and a log-book from their other car, it wasn’t difficult for Damon Racing to choose which track to debut their new race car. The fact that their driver enjoys the place and enters his comfort level quicker supports the choice.

“We new even before completing our new Howe Chassis based Camaro that Watkins Glen would be where we’d bring it out first,” said Sheehan. “Our familiarity and grasp of this track should allow us to be competitive right out of the box.”

For Trans-Am, this Series race marks the debut of the AEM spec Infinity engine management system. The new Damon Racing #97 car was built with that system in place – with Sheehan a supporter of the commitment Series officials have made to the concept of the TA2 class.

“Over the winter we significantly increased our commitment to the Series,” Sheehan revealed. “We believe strongly in the common ECU and engine package now in place for the Series and are excited for the future.

“I don’t believe we’ve ever worked harder at preparing for a specific race as we have for this one. In all honesty, Damon Racing is looking for a solid increase in ability and competitiveness.

Look for the Damon Racing #97 in the TA2 Race event on Sunday May 15th at 9AM followed by the TA/TA3/TA4/TA5 Races at 3PM

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