SRT Motorsports made its Trans AM Series debuted with two Dodge Challenger SRTs fielded by Miller Racing at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on August 15. The No.11 car was driven by four-time series champion Tommy Kendall while the No.1 Dodge Challenger SRT was driven by current Trans AM Series TA2 points leader Cameron Lawrence. This arises from the new partnership between SRT Motorsports and Miller Racing.
Kendall is not new to Trans AM Series. His last race was in 2004 but he boasts four championship wins in the 1990s (1990, 1995-1997). His teammate 20-year old Cameron Lawrence has a rigid profile as well. He won 8 of ten events last year and is the current TA2 class leader. In total, Miller Racing has 18 Trans Am victories in 26 races acquired within three seasons. The older Kendall has a total of 28 Trans Am victories while Lawrence has 14 out of 21 starts since 2012.
Kendall: “I’ve wanted to return to Trans Am competition for the longest time and then I finally kind of accepted that it wasn’t going to happen. It’s funny how things work. Being coaxed back into the Viper GTS-R program back in 2012 helped pave the way to my return. Over the last 10–15 years, I’ve committed to only doing things that are fun. Trans Am was a huge part of my professional life and to get to play a small part in keeping up the visibility here is really exciting.”
Lawrence: “We definitely want to continue the success we’ve had and we’re really excited to bring Dodge on board. We want to stay on top and keep the season rolling with the momentum we’ve had. It’d be really cool to get some wins for Dodge and SRT Motorsports this season, and although it’s going to be tough adapting halfway through the season, we’re going to do our best to get the Dodge Challenger SRT to victory lane.”