Todd Napieralski, in the No. 39 Tremec/SKF/Backstreet Performance finishes second in the American Muscle Group for his third consecutive podium at Muscle Car Challenge at Road Atlanta
TransAm America’s Road Racing News, Braselton, GA, May 9, 2015
Trans Am made history with an all-time record entry of 74 cars in a two-race showcase, The Foametix Trans Am 100 and the Foametix Muscle Car Challenge at Road Atlanta.
The Foametix Trans Am 100 featured both the TA and TA3 class, as the Trans Am Series once more took to the course for the second time on the day.
The TA3 class began with Randy Mueller leading the 20-car field, and the International Group, past the green flag while Ernie Francis, Jr., led the way for the American Muscle Group.
The American Muscle Group held a contested, if not incredibly busy, race, with the top four remaining intact from start to finish with Napieralski, Ellis, and Chris DeSalvo, in the No. 61 Baucom Motorsports Ford Mustang, all following Francis from start to finish.
Francis would lead the American Muscle group from start to finish. The victory was Francis’ first of the year and marks a return to form for the defending Champion after a disappointing start to 2015.
Todd Napieralski, in the No. 39 Tremec/SKF/Backstreet Performance would finish second in the American Muscle Group for his third consecutive podium; while Thomas Ellis, in the No. 00 Palm Express/Averitt/Steeda Ford Mustang, finished third.
About Todd Napieralski
Todd is a graduate of the Bondurant Grand Prix Road Racing School in Phoenix, AZ. Racing experience includes closed-wheel, open-wheel, karting, and off-road motorcycles. Todd has competed in Regional, National, and Professional races with the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA), including World Challenge and Trans-Am. He is also an instructor/driver coach for High Performance Driver’s Education (HPDE) events in Michigan.
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