RJ Lopez led the Trans Am Series’ first practice session in Detroit for 15 years in his No. 06 Optica Lopez/Republica Brewing Chevrolet Corvette with a time of 1:37.024. In TA2, Adam Andretti was quickest with a fast lap of 01:39.733 in his ECC / Anchor Bolt & Screw/Dodge Challenger.
It was an all-General Motors top three in TA, with Amy Ruman turning in a 1:38.271 in her McNichols Co. Corvette to slot in behind Lopez. Doug Peterson’s lap of 1:38.815 in his Cadillac CTS-V was the third fastest time of the day.
In TA2, Kyle Marcelli was the sole Chevy in the top three , posting a lap of 1:39.915 in his MBRP Performance Exhaust Camaro to slot in behind Andretti. Third fastest was Dodge’s Louis-Philippe Montour with a time of 1:40.837.
Finally, in Trans Am’s production based TA4 class, Michigan’s Craig Capaldi was quickest with a lap of 1:44.118 in his Wolverine Bronze./Ford Performance Ford Mustang. Another Michigan native, Todd Napieralski, was second in his Tremec/SKF/Backstreet Performance Camaro with a lap of 1:44.455. Ernie Francis Jr rounded out the top three with a time of 1:44.481 in his BetaTools/Liquid Performance Camaro.
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