1.17 lap at Portland

Majors race at Portland, May 2021




LIG Racing is a small privateer racing team that competes in Trans Am and SCCA GT1 races. 

The car started life as a 2002 Riley & Scott Corvette racing professionally in the Trans Am Series driven by Bobby Sak for Tom Gloy's team in the 2002 - 2003 seasons. 


The car was purchased in 2005 by Rob Holden who raced it in the Pacific Northwest for 12 years in SCCA GT1 including many victories and the track record at Portland International Raceway.


The car was purchased in 2017 by Steve Goldman who races the car currently for LIG Racing.  During the 2019 offseason extensive upgrade work was performed by Ave Motorsports to bring the car up to more current Trans Am Series standards.

LIG Racing has 9 wins, 7 poles and 28 podiums in 52 races during the first four seasons.

Life is Good.


"Racing is life.  Anything that happens before or after is just waiting"
- Steve McQueen, Lemans

1.17 lap at Portland

Going 175 at Indy

Majors race at Portland, May 2021

Qualifying Pre-Grid at Indy

National Championship Runoffs at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, October 2021

Installed new Derhaag carbon body 

Installed new ChillOut driver cooling system

1.32 lap at Laguna Seca

Trans Am/SVRA races Laguna Seca, May 2021

Car Specs for Gearheads


  • Derhaag Corvette C5 carbon fiber body - 7 body panels

  • Lexan light weight windshield and deck lid



  • Originally Riley & Scott chassis #31, now Ave Motorsports chassis #19

  • 2500 lbs dry, 2950 lbs with driver, 32 gallons fuel and all other fluids

  • 103" wheelbase and 80" track width

  • Chromoly steel frame powder coated with titanium and carbon fiber panels

  • Lifeline Novec fire suppression system

  • ChillOut Pro driver cooling system

  • Krontec air jack system 

  • 32 gallon FuelSafe fuel cell

  • Dual 12 volt Braille lithium light weight batteries

  • Motorola radio system

  • VBox HD2 data acquisition

  • LiveU Solo video live streaming system


  • Pro Motor Engines (PME) built 358ci Chevy SB2 motor with Holley carburetor

  • 850 horsepower and 560 torque

  • Dual redundant MSD electrical systems

  • MSD soft touch 8200 rpm and 8600 rpm rev limiters

  • Dual redundant Holley/Bosch fuel systems

  • Auto Verdi 6 stage external oil pump

  • 18 quart dry sump oil system

  • Uses 112 octane leaded Sunoco or VP racing fuel


  • Tilton 5.5" 4 disc system


  • Hewland STA Wide 5 speed dog box with cooling system

  • Custom Ave Motorsport carbon fiber driveshaft

Rear End:

  • 3.89 Detroit Locker Ford 9"

  • Custom Ave Motorsport axles and rear end housing with cooling system

Suspension & Steering:

  • Custom Woodward power steering system

  • A Arm suspension with coil over shocks front

  • 3 link trailing arm plus Watts linkage suspension rear

  • Penske 8760 triple adjustable shocks with nitrogen

  • Front anti roll bar 

  • Cockpit adjustable rear anti roll bar


  • Tilton racing pedal assembly and reservoirs

  • Alcon TA6+ 6 piston front calipers

  • Brembo 4 piston rear calipers

  • 13" diameter steel rotors

  • Cockpit adjustable brake bias



  • BBS aluminum 12"x16" fronts and 13"x16" rears

  • 25x14-16 front and 28.5x14.5-16 rear Goodyear racing radials

  • 310/650x16 front and 340/715x16 rear Pirelli racing radials

Top speed 187 mph

0 - 100 - 0 in 6 seconds