FRANKLIN, Tenn. — Comedian, actor and podcaster Adam Carolla joins Franklin Road Apparel Showtime Motorsports team for a one-off drive at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca on April 23.
Showtime Motorsports earned a TA Class win this season, when Paul Menard claimed a wire-to-wire win at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Now, Carolla takes over from Menard in Round 4 of the Trans Am presented by Pirelli championship season.
Carolla is no stranger to motorsports, but will be having his first competitive drive in a national series in the No. 5 Franklin Road Apparel Showtime Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro.
Alongside him in the TA Class for Showtime Motorsports is team principal Ken Thwaits.
Thwaits sits fourth in the championship standings with 70 points after podium finishes at Sebring and Road Atlanta.
Meanwhile over in the TA2 Class, past Champion Cameron Lawrence currently sits second in the standings in the No. 6 Franklin Road Apparel Chevrolet Camaro.
Cameron’s on track efforts were boosted by his podium third at Road Atlanta. He’s joined again this weekend in the No. 4 car by former West Coast Champion Carl Rydquist.
“It’s a big weekend for us for sure,” Ken Thwaits said. “We’ve got all four cars going out west and we think all four can be competitive. I had a great time talking with Adam last week and I know he’s not coming to the track just to make up the numbers.
“Cameron has done extraordinarily well to take second after three races because we know his car can go quicker,” Thwaits continued. “Carl knows all about Laguna Seca and should be competitive too. It’s a terrific weekend of racing all-round and to say we’re looking forward to it is an understatement!”