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Damon Racing continues Trans-Am Series TA-2 escalation with refined shop and track preparation

Damon Racing continues Trans-Am Series TA-2 escalation with refined shop and track preparation

 August 4, 2016

Like any racecar driver, Damon Racing’s Tom Sheehan likes to be in the racecar. In between the last Series race in Brainerd, Minnesota and next weekend’s Pura Vida Tequila Muscle Car 100 Presented by ETE Reman in Lexington, Ohio, the team owner and driver has kept himself busy with advances in both the team and its preparation.

Bow, New Hampshire:  While competing within the Trans-Am Series, Damon Racing has continued to push toward winning races and finishing in the top-5 in TA-2 class points. With support from dedicated crewmembers Billy Wenk and Pete Potvin, Crew Chief Jamie Aube has been able to increase his focus on more technical aspects of the racecars. Together everyone is confident in the team’s future.

“We have two events up-coming where it is going to be vital we're absolutely prepared,” pressed Aube. “We’ve learned that we also need to minimize the time necessary to fine-tune Tom’s racecar come Thursday’s test days. However, we have gained big-time on our Hot-Rods and I am confident in everyone’s ability.”

After transporting their racecars over 1,500 miles to Brainerd, Minnesota, the crew adjusted the set-up of the #97 Chevrolet to support Sheehan with what he revealed as, “my best racecar of 2016.”  But just as the TA-2 stalwart began his pace lap, power steering troubles took over the fate of his LTK Insulation Technologies Chevrolet, consigning the team to an 11th place finish.

“My guys had given me a very competitive Chevrolet,” added Sheehan, “and I was really enjoying my time in the car. We had practiced well and showed good speed in qualifying. We absolutely strengthened our race set up in the last practice.

“When the steering began to stumble on the out lap,” continued Sheehan, “I felt terrible calling-it in to my guys. It was all new stuff, new parts; the team had worked so hard. It was a heart breaker.”

As a four-time NASCAR Busch North Series Champion, Crew Chief Jamie Aube knows what it takes to win. Since Brainerd, he and Billy Wenk have spent plenty of time analyzing, re-building and preparing. Aube is adamant the LTK Insulation Technologies Chevy’s are reliable and fast, and that they are stringently prepared for next weekend’s Mid-Ohio race and for the end of August event at Road America.

“With Tom racing well at both those tracks,” Aube adds, “we have solid chances on doing well. We also realize we have to stop any gremlins from developing to do well. Therefore, I believe, we are better prepared now than at any other time. I am confident those issues won’t reappear.”

“Jamie (Aube) shows me everyday why he’s a multi-time track and NASCAR Champion,” details Sheehan. “Right now our shop is humming to where I can’t wait to get back in the race car. I am anxious to show off our stuff and believe we’ll be hitting our stride here shortly - I can’t wait to get back into the race car.” 

Next - 50th Anniversary Trans-Am season's race at Mid-Ohio Sportscar Course. Saturday will be the Pura Vida Tequila Muscle Car 100 Presented by ETE Reman (101.96 miles/45 laps/75 minutes. This is one of two dates combined with NASCAR’s Xfinity Series that promises to bring big crowds and lots of excitement.

While attending any Trans-Am Series event come into the paddock and stop by for a visit with Tom Sheehan and the Damon Racing team. Look for the bright yellow #97 LTK Insulation Technologies Chevrolet Camaro.







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