It’s Merrill At Soggy Sonoma For Trans-Am West Win

SONOMA, Calif. – A damp Sonoma Raceway created tricky conditions for the Trans-Am Series presented by Pirelli West Coast Championship on Saturday during the first round of a double feature weekend. With a tire strategy that played to his favor, Thomas Merrill mastered the wet, slippery Sonoma circuit on Pirelli rains to claim the overall race win in the No. The 75-mile race started out dry but after two laps, rain started to fall, producing a very slick Sonoma circuit for the Trans Am drivers. On the restart, Pickett, on rains, easily cut through the field and reclaimed the lead on lap nine. Communicating with his team, the endurance racer turned Trans Am driver Rydquist decided against changing from slicks to rains as he felt that his No. The field will be gridded by fastest laps by class from Saturday’s race.

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