Stow high school graduate, Amy Ruman, earned the 2016 Trans Am Championship title for the second year in a row on November 12 at Daytona International Speedway.
Ruman drove a 850-horsepower Corvette to come from behind and win the 29-lap race. There are 12 races in the series and drivers run road courses at numerous tracks, including Mid-Ohio in Lexington, Ohio.The Trans Am is the largest road racing series in the country and this year is celebrating its 50th anniversary.
Ruman recently was a guest on Channel 3 News at 7 and told Jim Donovan that she loves racing.
It's exciting and action packed," said Ruman, who also said she grew up in the racing world.
"My parents raced in the 70's and 80's and my dad drove in the Trans Am in the 90's and early 2000's.
Ruman's team is based out of Munroe Falls. Her dad runs the team and is the data engineer and several men from Northeast Ohio are also part of the team.She's sponsored by the McNichols Company of Cleveland.
Ruman admits racing is pretty much a man's world but women are "coming on strong" and she had this advice for any women who wants to give it a try.
"Never give up on your dream."