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Lawrence wins TA2 championship in Challenger

by Bill Cawthon on

Cameron Lawrence, driving the No. 1 Ctek/NorthStar Battery/TI Automotive Engineering Dodge Challenger, secured the 2014 Trans Am TA2 championship with a class win in the Trans Am Finale at Daytona International Speedway today. Lawrence finished fifth overall.

This is Lawrence’s second consecutive championship and Dodge’s first-ever driver’s championship in Trans Am racing.

“I’m so happy for Dodge,” said Lawrence. “I’m incredibly lucky to be in this position working with a great team with a great car and all the people who have made this happen. I’m looking forward to keeping this going and seeing where it all takes us. It’s remarkable how close this Championship ended up being; we entered the weekend only a point ahead. We just took care of business all weekend long; the team worked so incredibly hard to give me the perfect car for the race—everyone deserves this, Miller Racing and Dodge.”

This was Lawrence’s seventh checkered flag of the year.

Coming into the race with a one-point advantage over Adam Andretti, he finished with 310 points, 21 more than Andretti and the No. 44 Engineered Components Chevrolet Camaro.

“I think as long as we keep doing our job and taking care of business we’ll do well in TA2, but it’s definitely not easy,” said Lawrence. “It takes a lot of work to put something like this together, especially two years in a row; the competition is getting better and better. Adam Andretti put the pressure on us all year long; he’s a great driver with a great crew. In the end we just had a little bit more.”

Bill Cawthon grew up in the auto industry in the 1950s. His Dad worked for Chrysler and Bill spent a number of Saturdays down on the plant floor at Dodge Main in Hamtramck. Bill is also the U.S. market correspondent for, a British auto industry publication, and a member of the Texas Auto Writers Association, which has named the Jeep Grand Cherokee the “SUV of Texas” several times and named the Ram 1500 as the “Truck of Texas” two years running.

Bill has owned five Plymouths (including the only 1962 “Texan”), one Dodge and one Chrysler and is still trying to figure out how to justify a Wrangler. He also has owned at least one of every 1:87 scale model of a Chrysler product. You can reach him directly at (206) 888-7324 or by using the form.

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