he Dodge Challenger SRT Trans Am race cars debuted with positive results.
SRT Motorsports along with its Dodge Challengers debuted in the SCCA Trans Am Series this past weekend at Mid-Ohio with a top 10 result. Cameron Lawrence, the Trans Am Series’ TA2 points leader finished 10th in his first race behind the wheel of the Challenger SRT race car while teammate Tommy Kendall finished 19th after running as high as fourth before an issue ended his race.
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The nearly 60-car field competed on the 2.258-mile circuit in Ohio with Lawrence starting from the rear of the field after the new Challenger arrived after Friday’s qualifying session. Despite an early-event speeding penalty on pit road, Lawrence was still able to climb through the field for a 10th place finish. The 21-year-old driver also grabbed the third-fastest lap in the TA2 field with a 1:29.196.
“I was really able to put the Challenger almost exactly where I wanted it,” said Lawrence. “The handling is really close and we just need to work on things here or there. Coming through the field was more like survival, but the car ran really well. We had a good pace. I was able to pass guys and really make some good moves in the car. It stayed under me. After the first time on the track, my first impressions of the car are really good. I’m sure with a little bit of work and with the engineering we have behind us, we’ll get out in front pretty quickly.”