Michele Abbate is a Las Vegas native and professional race car driver in the Trans Am series. She is the founder and owner of the Grr Racing (www.GrrRacing.com) team and driver of the #30 Lucas Oil Trans Am Chevy Camaro in the TA2 category. In 2020, Abbate became the first female to ever stand on the Trans Am TA2 podium, and she finished 2nd place in the Trans Am West Coast Championship Series in the same year. She has made history throughout her career and aims to continue to do so as she continues to excel in her motorsports career. She is the youngest female to ever podium in the GT-1 category of the SCCA (Sports Car Club of America) National Championship Runoffs and the first female to ever be awarded the Lindley Bothwell Driver of Year Award in the 68 years of its existence. She is the founder of GRR Enterprises a marketing company and a graduate from University of Nevada – Las Vegas with her Bachelor’s degree in Communication and Marketing. According to the Trans Am TA2 class regulations, the only components that are allowed to be carbon fiber are the spec rear wing and the driver’s seat. This left the team with their eyes set on a RECARO Pro Racer SPA Carbon-Kevlar® composite racing seat, developed for the use of HANS®-systems. “Not only is this seat one of the strongest and safest in its class, it is also beautifully crafted and provides a great weight reduction advantage,” said Michele.www.grrracing.com
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