The Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli has announced new leadership for its Driver Orientation Program.
Following the upcoming retirement of Terry Earwood, who has managed the program since its inception, Ernie Becker will be at the helm of the curriculum, which aims to assist SVRA crossover drivers and series newcomers both on and off the race track.
“The Trans Am Driver Orientation Program is our way of acclimating drivers who are new to the series or returning after a long hiatus,” said Earwood. “If someone wants to race in Trans Am, they need to know how we do things. They need to learn the cars, the tracks, the rules, and the flagging system. We are also a no-contact sport, so drivers who come from a series where on-track contact is allowed need to understand that we race clean here.”
Becker has previously participated in the series with Class Auto Motorsports as team manager, driver development coach, and test driver from 2016 to 2018.
“I am very proud to be working with the Trans Am Series,” said Becker.
The 2022 Trans Am Series season kicks off at Sebring International Raceway on February 24–27.
For more information, visit gotransam.com.