Trans Am Series Returns to the Motor City

May 26, 2016

Detroit Grand Prix PosterTREMEC-sponsored Total Performance Racing returns for 4th season

One of the most popular racing series to compete in the Motor City will make its return to Belle Isle and help Detroit Start its Summer.

Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2016, the Trans Am Series will return to Detroit for the first time in 15 years. The Trans Am cars will host two invitational races on Saturday, June 4 and Sunday, June 5 at the 2.3-mile Raceway at Belle Isle Park street circuit.  Over the course of its 18-year history racing at the Detroit Grand Prix, beginning on the downtown streets in 1984 and moving to Belle Isle to compete from 1994-2001, the Trans Am Series consistently provided some of the most exciting races witnessed in Detroit, with events known as the “Motor City 100.”

TREMEC-sponsored Total Performance Racing returns for a 4th season of Trans Am Series racing with a two car team. Todd Napieralski will be joined by Tristan Herbert to kick off a two car run at the championship.

Napieralski has become a staple of the newly named TA4 class since joining the series for the first time in 2013. He’s been a consistent performer with five wins and at least one victory in each of his three years in the series. He finished 2nd in the class championship standings in 2015 and is looking for that next step up.

2016 Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix Fast Facts


The Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix returns to the Motor City June 3-5, 2016. The event will feature the cars of the Verizon IndyCar Series, the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, the trucks of the SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks presented by TRAXXAS and the Trans Am Series.

The weekend collectively is referred to as the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix and it will feature the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit presented by Quicken Loans IndyCar doubleheader.


Friday-Sunday - June 3-5, 2016


The Raceway at Belle Isle Park road course


2.3 miles

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For additional information, contact Michael Kvicala, Marketing | (734) 456-3731 |

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