Napieralski Retains Lead in Trans Am Championship with 2nd Place
Trans Am News / April 16, 2015
Congratulations to the TA3 class and their 20 car entry for Homestead-Miami Speedway! This was the largest TA3 field ever for the Trans Am Series.
In the American Muscle Group, Ernie Francis’ run at the top of the charts was short lived as the No. 98 was forced into the pits during the early laps. DeSalvo took the mantel of top spot within the group but only for a short period as Thomas Ellis overtook him on lap four of the race. Shortly thereafter Napieralksi overtook DeSalvo on lap eight for second as well.
Thomas Ellis, in the No. 00 Palm Express/Averiit/Steeda Ford Mustang, captured TA3’s American Muscle Group, his first ever victory in the Trans Am Series.
Finishing second to Ellis in the American Muscle Group was Todd Napieralski, in the No. 39 Tremec/SKF/Backstreet Performance Chevrolet Camaro, his second podium appearance of the year, while Christopher DeSalvo, in the No. 61 Baucom Motorsports Ford Mustang, finished third in what was also his second podium appearance of the year.
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