Trans Am Race Company officials have announced that its West Coast-based championship will be renamed the “Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli Western Championship.” A new date and venue will also be added to the 2022 calendar.
Thunderhill Raceway will now stage the Western Championship’s season opener as part of the Northern California Shelby Club Spring Sprint on April 9–10. The addition of the two-day event will expand the Western Championship schedule to eight rounds held at seven venues.
“The renaming of the West Coast Championship to the Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli Western Championship is a welcome step,” said John Clagett, Trans Am Race Company President. “Since the championship’s development in 2017, we have expanded the schedule to include more venues in the West, like Utah Motorsports Campus and Circuit of The Americas. The new name will now truly reflect our championship format.
“Several of the TA2 Western drivers requested a stop at Thunderhill. We take the feedback from our competitors seriously and wanted to add a round if we could fit it into the schedule,” Clagett continued.
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2022 Trans Am West Coast Schedule
April 9-10 Nor Cal Shelby Club Spring Sprint (Thunderhill Raceway)
April 22-24 Trans Am SpeedFest(WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca) *
April 30-May 1 Sonoma SpeedTour (Sonoma Raceway) *
June 10-12 The Ridge SpeedTour (The Ridge Motorsports Park)
July 15-17 Portland SpeedTour (Portland International Raceway)
Oct. 14-16 Utah SpeedTour (Utah Motorsports Campus) ^
Nov. 4-6 Austin SpeedTour (Circuit of the Americas) *
*Combined National and West Coast Event