HPI x Grr Racing Announce TA2 R/C Car!

Michele Abbate's Grr Racing TA2 Chevrolet Camaro HPI Racing TA2 Radio Controlled R/C Car Box

  For over a decade Michele Abbate, Grr Racing,and HPI Racing have had a growing relationship, even before they knew it. Husband and Crew Chief Anthony Philleo first came up with the idea to recreate Abbate’s championship winning Scion tC by replicating it with use of one of HPI Racing’s clear bodies. Little did they… Continue reading HPI x Grr Racing Announce TA2 R/C Car!

Hard Charge for Abbate Ends Abruptly at Sonoma

Abbate passed 19 cars in a tremendous run from the back after a NT qualifying result.

The Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli headed to Sonoma Raceway for the 2nd stint of their West Coast swing after leaving Laguna Seca last weekend.  With another top 15 finish, driver Michele Abbate was very excited to head to her favorite west coast track. “I absolutely love everything about Sonoma Raceway and I have… Continue reading Hard Charge for Abbate Ends Abruptly at Sonoma

Top 15 Finish for Abbate at Laguna Seca

Abbate diving into the infamous corkscrew at Laguna Seca in the #30 Ghost Energy TA2 Mustang prepared by BC Race Cars

Top 15 Finish for Abbate at Laguna Seca Round 4 of the Trans Am National Tour Series presented by Pirelli was held at the historic WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca track in Monterey, CA. The TA2 class had a total of 44 entries including both the National Tour series and Western Series combined. Michele Abbate, driver… Continue reading Top 15 Finish for Abbate at Laguna Seca

2022: New Title Sponsor for Abbate in New TA2 Mustang

Ghost Energy CEO, Dan Lourenco, and race car driver Michele Abbate and the #30 Ghost Energy Chevy Camaro

2022: New Title Sponsor for Abbate in New TA2 Mustang   (For Immediate Release – Wed. Feb. 23, 2022) – The 2022 Trans Am National Tour Championship Series presented by Pirelli kicks off this weekend with the season opener Sebring International Raceway in Florida and driver Michele Abbate has big news!   In December it… Continue reading 2022: New Title Sponsor for Abbate in New TA2 Mustang

Trans Am Announces All TA2 National Tour Races to be Broadcast on CBS Sports

Turn 1 as the green flag drops for TA2, Abbate holds the 3rd position

With the 2022 race season on the horizon, the Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli announced a new television package to air this year’s races in prime time on CBS Sports Network.   The network will air all 12 TA2 National Tour Trans Am TA2 races in a 90-minute format. The primetime broadcasts will air… Continue reading Trans Am Announces All TA2 National Tour Races to be Broadcast on CBS Sports

Michele Abbate Selected as Finalist for Mazda MX-5 Cup Shootout

Michele Abbate Selected as Finalist for Mazda MX-5 Cup Shootout

On Monday October 4th, Mazda Motorsports named Michele Abbate as a nominee for the 2021 Mazda MX-5 Cup Shootout alongside 32 other top drivers in the nation. Today Mazda announced the 12 finalists that will head to Sebring International Raceway to compete in their chance to win one of three scholarships for the 2022 Mazda… Continue reading Michele Abbate Selected as Finalist for Mazda MX-5 Cup Shootout

Michele Competes in Discovery Channel’s Getaway Driver!

Michele Competes in Discovery Channel's Getaway Driver!

Michele Competes in Discovery Channel’s Getaway Driver premiering August 2nd!   Earlier this year Michele was casted on the newest automotive show to hit the Discovery Channel, Getaway Driver. This Monday August 2nd at 6pm PST/9pm EST, you can catch episode 3 which features Michele Abbate and her Grr Racing built Subaru WRX as she… Continue reading Michele Competes in Discovery Channel’s Getaway Driver!

Top 5 Finish for Michele Abbate in the Lucas Oil TA2 Camaro

Michele Abbate TA2 Lucas Oil Trans Am Camaro

The SpeedTour headed to The Ridge Motorsports Park in Shelton, WA for the inaugural race for the 4th round of the Trans Am West Coast Championship series.  A track that was new for most of the field made for great opportunities for several teams to capitalize on the event. “It’s looking like the weekend will have… Continue reading Top 5 Finish for Michele Abbate in the Lucas Oil TA2 Camaro

Michele Abbate to Make NASCAR Debut at COTA

Michele Abbate will drive the #30 Scosche Toyota Tundra NASCAR at the Circuit of the Americas on May 22nd.

  (For Immediate Release – Las Vegas, NV) May 21st – 23rd NASCAR will make their first appearance at the Circuit of the America’s road course in Austin, TX.  A track designed for F1 – loaded with elevation, high speed straights, and 20 corners, it’s a track that Michele Abbate has had success on.  … Continue reading Michele Abbate to Make NASCAR Debut at COTA

Tough Luck for Abbate in Trans Am TA2 at Laguna Seca

Michele Abbate Forced to Retire From Broken Spindle

Tough Luck for Abbate at Laguna Seca This past weekend was round 2 of the Trans Am West Coast Championship Series Presented by Pirelli at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca.  Michele and the Grr Racing team headed straight to the event after an impressive top 5 finish at Sonoma to kick off the season.  “I am… Continue reading Tough Luck for Abbate in Trans Am TA2 at Laguna Seca