"The Trans Am Series is ready for this step forward," said John Clagett, president of The Trans Am Race Company. “Rebuilding Trans Am’s television presence will take some time, but we feel that this is a step in the right direction. We’re ecstatic that Rick (Benjamin) and his group have decided to come along for the ride; his talent and experience are essential to what we believe will be a production of the highest quality."
The partnership will see Benjamin, who will be producing and announcing the broadcasts, and Trans Am reunited — a duo that goes back decades.
“Bringing Trans Am in its new form back to national television is a dream come true for me and our company," said Benjamin. “I hosted my first live national telecasts back in the 80’s, when we had Trans Am on what was then Prime Network (now Fox SportsNet). What John Clagett, The Trans Am Race Company, and the Series’ drivers, teams and track have rebuilt in just a few seasons is amazing and we can’t wait to begin to tell their stories on TV this season and beyond."
Two Trans Am events will be broadcast this year, rounds six and seven of the 2014 Trans Am Championship, at Road America and the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, respectively. Each show will be one hour in length with an estimated reach of more than 70 million households, anchored by MAVTV, Tuff TV and Altitude Network.
Broadcast times and dates will be announced as the events approach.