Grr Racing Team Makes Trans Am Dreams a Reality

Grr Racing Team Makes Trans Am Dreams a Reality

(Las Vegas, NV) 3/11/19 -- Las Vegas based racing team, Grr Racing, has officially announced their 2019 season plans with a new car, new livery, and new series premiere.  Team owner and 3 time SCCA Road Racing Championship driver, Michele Abbate, will be making her debut in the professional Trans Am Road Racing series in her Grr Racing TA2 Chevy Camaro.  Last October, Abbate made her debut in the SCCA National Runoffs at Sonoma and earned herself a podium finish in the GT-1 class.

"I am beyond thrilled to announce our Trans Am effort.  This has been a dream of mine for several years and it has taken an incredible amount of hard work, dedication, and perseverance to get here.  I'm pumped to be racing in the competitive TA2 class and I know our team will bring a fresh new image to the Trans Am series. I am thankful for the partnerships that I have and I would not be here without each and every one of them," Michele shares.

Crew Chief and husband, Anthony Philleo, has been by her side since they met in high school.  If you haven't heard of Abbate, you might want to do your research.  This year Michele joined the ranks of global icons Ken Block and Vaughn Gittin Jr. with the world-release of her SCCA championship winning Scion FRS scale replica HPI Racing RC car.  As a former factory driver for Scion Racing she earned the manufacturer two road-racing championships, in two different chassis, as well as became the first female to be awarded "Driver of the Year" in the 66 years of Cal Club's [SCCA Region] existence. 

Together their team is Grr Racing and they have accomplished an impressive amount of achievements, exposure, and championships.  In addition to her US racing experience, Abbate has also raced internationally in Australia at the infamous Mount Panorama for the Bathurst 6 hour.  You'll definitely want to keep your eyes on this small team doing big things!  You can check out their 2019 livery reveal video at:  More information about the team can be found at: or

Last but definitely not least, Michele really needs your help!  Over the last 2 and half months she has been battling it out in the Intech Trailers Max the Tack competition and she has earned her way into the final round.  Michele is competing to win a brand new 2019 custom Intech Trailers enclosed trailer and the only thing that separates her from winning is getting votes.  Her votes reset on Friday March 8th as she was accepting into the top 5. So, if you could please vote, and rally up anyone in your home or office she could really use your help!  Voting ends this Wednesday March 13th at 9am EST.  The winner will be announce live on Intech Trailer's facebook this Friday March 15th!  Here's the link to vote:  Just select "Michele Abbate" from the drop down menu, enter your name and email and hit vote!  Thank you so much!