The decision to make the triumphant return to Detroit comes in light of Trans-Am’s 50th anniversary in 2016. The series raced at the Detroit Grand Prix in 1984 and then raced at the Detroit-Belle Isle Grand Prix from 1994-2001. Several notable road racers took victory during Trans-Am’s time in the Motor City including Scott Pruett, Scott Sharp and Ron Fellows.
“We’re excited to bring back some history, some heritage and even more on-track excitement with the return of the Trans Am Series to the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix,” said Detroit-Belle Isle Grand Prix chairman Bud Denker. “Our racing fans will be thrilled to see the competition between Chevrolet, Ford, Dodge, BMW, Aston Martin and more in the Trans Am field all weekend long and we’re honored to bring back the tradition of the Trans Am Motor City 100.”
Trans Am will host two races on Thursday, June 4th and Friday, June 5th at Detroit. All classes are expected to participate in the races, including the TA-class GT cars, TA2 muscle cars and the production based TA3, TA4 and TA5 cars. They will join the existing series that compete at the event annually, the Verizon IndyCar Series, IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and the SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks.