Abbate Awarded as Shift Up Now Foundation Grant Recipient

Abbate chosen as one of the Shift Up Now Foundation Grant Recipients of 2023

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FROM THE SHIFT UP NOW FOUNDATION: Shift Up Now Foundation Awards First-Ever Sponsorship Grants Indianapolis, IN – September 20, 2023 – The Shift Up Now Foundation is proud to announce that seven female racers, including six Shift Up Now Athletes, will be the recipients of the first-ever sponsorship grants from the organization.… Continue reading Abbate Awarded as Shift Up Now Foundation Grant Recipient

Abbate Earns Her Best TA2 finish at Watkins Glen

Michele Abbate in the #30 GHOST Energy x Lucas Oil Nitro Motorsports Ford Mustang at Watkins Glen. Photo by: Chris Green | ChrisGreenPhoto.com

  Shift Up Now Athlete Michele Abbate earned her best result of the season so far, finishing 12th in the Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli’s Big Machine Vodka SPIKED Coolers TA2 Series at Watkins Glen International Raceway on September 8-10, 2023. After nearly eight weeks of being unable to compete, Abbate’s return to racing… Continue reading Abbate Earns Her Best TA2 finish at Watkins Glen

Michele Abbate Returns to TA2 Racing with Nitro Motorsports

Abbate Joins Nitro Motorsports for remainder of 2023

  Michele Abbate Returns to TA2 Racing with Nitro Motorsports Trans Am TA2 Driver, Michele Abbate is returning to the 2023 Trans Am National Tour Championship with Nitro Motorsports for the remainder of the 2023 season. Following her incident at Road America in July, Abbate underwent ankle surgery shortly after her return home and has… Continue reading Michele Abbate Returns to TA2 Racing with Nitro Motorsports

Mid-Ohio Awards Top 20 Finish for Abbate

Michele Abbate in the #30 GHOST Energy x Lucas Oil Chevrolet Camaro at Mid-Ohio in Trans Am By: Chris Green | ChrisGreenPhoto.com

The weather throughout the weekend was nothing less than unpredictable for the Trans Am series as it headed to Mid-Ohio for the next event on the 2023 schedule.  The test day offered just one short session and it was raining during it.  Since Michele had never been to Mid-Ohio in the rain the team found… Continue reading Mid-Ohio Awards Top 20 Finish for Abbate

Top 20 Finish at the Detroit Grand Prix for Abbate

Abbate in the Lucas Oil TA2 Camaro at the Detroit Grand Prix By: Chris Green

The Detroit Grand Prix was on of the most anticipated events of the 2023 schedule. The 9 turn course provided high speeds, narrow corners, and an unforgiving surface that resulted in a very exciting double header weekend with the Trans Am series. “I actually like the track layout, but the bumps are really gnarly pretty… Continue reading Top 20 Finish at the Detroit Grand Prix for Abbate

Bad Luck Continues for Abbate at Lime Rock

Abbate in the #30 GHOST Energy Lucas Oil TA2 Camaro |Photo by: Chris Green | ChrisGreenPhoto.com

  After the 6 week break in the Trans Am schedule, driver Michele Abbate was looking forward to regaining some valuable championship points as the Showtime Motorsports team headed to Lime Rock Park for the 4th round of the 2023 series. “We have spent this time away from the track working towards setting ourselves up… Continue reading Bad Luck Continues for Abbate at Lime Rock

Abbate Faces Bad Luck at Road Atlanta

Michele Abbate at Road Atlanta Raceway in Trans Am TA2 #30 Ghost Energy Lucas Oil Camaro

Abbate Faces Bad Luck at Road Atlanta As the Trans Am series turned to its third event of the 2023 season, they took to the hills of the ever famous Road Atlanta track in Braselton, GA.  Showtime Motorsports driver Michele Abbate was really looking forward to the weekend as it is one of her favorite tracks… Continue reading Abbate Faces Bad Luck at Road Atlanta

Season Premiere of “Road to Glory’ on MAVTV March 16 at 10pm EST

Road to Glory to premiere on MAVTV March 16, 2023 showcasing Trans Am team Showtime Motorsports

On Thursday, March 16th at 10pm EST you can catch the season premiere of “Road to Glory” following the  Trans Am NOLA race weekend highlights, also on MAVTV. If you’re wondering how to get access to MAVTV you can find your options at https://mavtv.com/nationwide-providers/ and be sure to choose from the “MAVTV Motorsports Network” section -this will… Continue reading Season Premiere of “Road to Glory’ on MAVTV March 16 at 10pm EST

Hard Charge for Abbate at NOLA Motorsports Park

Michele Abbate in the #30 Ghost Energy x Lucas Oil TA2 Camaro Photo by: Chris Green | ChrisGreenPhoto.com

Hard Charge for Abbate at NOLA Motorsports Park Spirits were high for Michele Abbate as the Showtime Motorsports team headed to NOLA Motorsports Park for the 2nd round of the 2023 Trans Am Championship presented by Pirelli.  The team had visited the facility about a month ago to shake down the cars in preparation for… Continue reading Hard Charge for Abbate at NOLA Motorsports Park

Top 25 for Abbate at Trans Am Sebring Season Opener

Abbate finishes 23rd out of 45 in the Trans Am season opener at Sebring

Top 25 for Abbate at Sebring Season Opener The Trans Am season always kicks off at the challenging Sebring International Raceway circuit and this year was no different. Joining the new Showtime Motorsports team and leaving off with a few great off season test days, Michele Abbate was feeling good about kicking the season off… Continue reading Top 25 for Abbate at Trans Am Sebring Season Opener