Abbate Takes Top 5 Finish for West Coast Trans Am Season Opener at Sonoma

number 30 Lucas Oil Chevy Camaro

Sonoma, CA (April 26, 2021) – The first race of the 2021 Trans Am West Coast Series presented by Pirelli kicked off this past weekend at Sonoma Raceway. The Grr Racing team has put an extensive amount of work into improving their car’s set up during the offseason.

Crew Chief Anthony Philleo shared, “We are really looking forward to a successful weekend as we head to Sonoma. There’s a large field of talent for this season opener and I know we are ready to put up a good fight”. The team has made improvements to their transmission and car set up from suspension to brakes. The #30 Lucas Oil Chevy Camaro is ready for battle as they enter the weekend.

Driver and team owner Michele Abbate took advantage of the test day and was able to pull together her personal best lap time during qualifying with a 1:41.3, allotting her the P13 position out of 22 overall in the field. “Although I am proud of my personal improvement, on paper the result does not look as strong. I look to continue to improve my qualifying results, we are making progress each time we hit the track. I am always my strongest at the end of the race, so I am eagerly awaiting what the weather will bring and the improvements we can make on the end result of the race”.

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