1967 Trans-American Sedan Championship

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1967 Trans-Am Series
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The 1967 Trans-American Championship was the second running of the Sports Car Club of America's Trans-Am Series. After the dominance of Alfa Romeo in the under 2000cc class in 1966, Porsche would rise to prominence, starting a dynasty that would last for several years. 1967 would also mark the debut of Mercury, with Dan Gurney winning at Green Valley for the company in its new Cougar. David Pearson would also win in a Cougar at Riverside later that year. Ford and Mercury would both end the year strongly, with four wins apiece. Mark Donohue would provide the first win in the series for Chevrolet at Marlboro Speedway. He would go on to win at Stardust and Pacific Raceways, igniting the Ford vs Chevy rivalry that made the series legendary. Ford and Porsche won the manufacturers' championships.

ScheduleEdit

Overall winner in bold.

Rnd Date Circuit Distance Over 2.0 Winning Car Under 2.0 Winning Car
Over 2.0 Winning Driver(s) Under 2.0 Winning Driver(s)
1 February 3 Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Florida 300.99 mi (484.40 km) Dodge Dart Porsche 911
  Bob Tullius   Peter Gregg
2 March 31 Sebring International Raceway, Sebring, Florida 4 Hours
379.6 mi (610.9 km)
Ford Mustang Porsche 911
  Jerry Titus   Peter Gregg
  Sam Posey
3 April 16 Green Valley Raceway, Smithfield, Texas 300.8 mi (484.1 km) Mercury Cougar Porsche 911
  Dan Gurney   John Pauly
  Bill Bowman
4 May 30 Lime Rock Park, Lakeville, Connecticut 4 Hours
328.5 mi (528.7 km)
Mercury Cougar Alfa Romeo GTA
  Peter Revson   Horst Kwech
5 June 11 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Lexington, Ohio 300 mi (480 km) Ford Mustang Alfa Romeo GTA
  Jerry Titus   Horst Kwech
6 August 6 Bryar Motorsports Park, Loudon, New Hampshire 249.6 mi (401.7 km) Mercury Cougar Porsche 911
  Peter Revson   Bert Everett
7 August 12
August 13A
Marlboro Speedway, Upper Marlboro, Maryland 301 mi (484 km)
301 mi (484 km)
Chevrolet Camaro Porsche 911
  Mark Donohue
  Craig Fisher
  Bert Everett
  Jerry Titus
8 August 27 Continental Divide Raceway, Castle Rock, Colorado 250.04 mi (402.40 km) Ford Mustang Alfa Romeo GTA
  Jerry Titus   Horst Kwech
9 September 10 Crows Landing Naval Auxiliary Air Station, Crows Landing, California 258 mi (415 km) Ford Mustang Alfa Romeo GTA
  Jerry Titus   Monty Winkler
10 September 17 Riverside International Raceway, Riverside, California 249.6 mi (401.7 km) Mercury Cougar Porsche 911
  David Pearson   Bert Everett
11 October 1 Stardust International Raceway, Las Vegas, Nevada 351 mi (565 km) Chevrolet Camaro Alfa Romeo GTA
  Mark Donohue   Horst Kwech
12 October 8 Pacific Raceways, Kent, Washington 303.75 mi (488.84 km) Chevrolet Camaro Porsche 911
  Mark Donohue   Gary Wright
  Mike Eyerly
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^A Classes ran separate races at Marlboro.

ChampionshipsEdit

Points were awarded according to finishing position. Only the highest-placed car scored points for the manufacturer. Only the best 9 finishes counted towards the championship. Drivers' championships were not awarded in Trans-Am until 1972.

1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
9 6 4 3 2 1

Over 2.0L manufacturersEdit

Pos Manufacturer DAY SEB GRV LRP MDO BRY MAR CDV CLD RIV SDT PAC Pts
1 Ford 4 1 3 3 1 2 2 1 1 4 2 2 64 (74)
2 Mercury 3 5 1 1 2 1 9 2 2 1 4 3 62 (67)
3 Chevrolet 2 2 4 2 3 5 1 5 3 3 1 1 57 (64)
4 Dodge 1 8 13 14 16 5 10 14 11
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Under 2.0L manufacturersEdit

Pos Manufacturer DAY SEB GRV LRP MDO BRY MAR CDV CLD RIV SDT PAC Pts
1 Porsche 1 1 1 2 3 1 1 3 2 1 2 1 75 (89)
2 Alfa Romeo 3 4 3 1 1 4 15 1 1 6 1 4 59 (63)
3 Ford of Britain 11 20 7 9 6 8 13 8 8 10 5 5 5
4= BMC 9 6 6 13 11 7 2
4= BMW 23 10 24 5 9 9 2
6 Volvo 19 6 9 11 1
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See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "1967 Trans-Am Box Scores" (PDF). Sports Car Club of America. Archived (PDF) from the original on 30 April 2011. Retrieved 29 April 2011.