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1988 Trans-Am Series

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1988 Trans-Am Series
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The championship winning Audi Quattro driven by Haywood

The 1988 SCCA Escort Trans-Am Championship[1] was the 23rd running of the Sports Car Club of America's premier series. 1988 would mark the end of the "GT era", in which the series had been the support series, and often the lesser classes, of the more popular IMSA GT Championship, which had overtaken Trans Am as the most popular road racing series in the United States beginning in 1973 after the decline of muscle cars and the 1973 Oil Crisis. This led to an increase in competitiveness from foreign manufacturers.

The Audi 200 quattros won the manufacturer's championship[2] and Hurley Haywood won the driver's championship.[3]

ResultsEdit

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Round Date Circuit Winning driver Winning vehicle
1 16 April Long Beach   Paul Gentilozzi Oldsmobile Cutlass
2 1 May Dallas   Hurley Haywood Audi 200
3 29 May Sears Point   Willy T. Ribbs Chevrolet Camaro
4 18 June Detroit   Hurley Haywood Audi 200
5 26 June Niagara Falls   Walter Röhrl Audi 200
6 2 July Cleveland   Hans-Joachim Stuck Audi 200
7 17 July Brainerd   Hans-Joachim Stuck Audi 200
8 23 July Meadowlands   Hans-Joachim Stuck Audi 200
9 6 August Lime Rock Park   Scott Pruett Merkur XR4Ti
10 3 September Mid-Ohio   Hans-Joachim Stuck Audi 200
11 10 September Road America   Scott Pruett Merkur XR4Ti
12 25 September Mosport   Darin Brassfield Chevrolet Corvette
13 23 October St. Petersburg   Walter Röhrl Audi 200

Championship standings (Top 20)Edit

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Pos Driver
LBH

DAL

SPT

DET

NGF

CLE

BIR

MEA

LRP

MDO

ROA

MSP

SPG
Pts
1   Hurley Haywood 2 1* 6 1 13 4 2 2 4 3 4 22 18 151.5
2   Irv Hoerr 5 2 2 18 3 2 5* 7 3 8 28 5 4 141
3   Scott Pruett 7* 27 3 2 2 34 3 1* 16 1* 117
4   Jim Derhaag 6 5 7 4 23 10 3 8 8 14 9 6 9 104
5   Darin Brassfield 21 3** 9 38 4 32 25 12 2 6 27 1* 2* 101
6   Hans-Joachim Stuck 29 35 1* 1 1* 1* 2 28 100
7   Lyn St. James 3 11 11 9 7 7 7 11 11 10 8 8 8 98
8   Les Lindley 4 19 4 12 5 3 21 10 6 4 30 11 7 95
9   Walter Röhrl 13 5 1* 5 4 1 80
9   Paul Gentilozzi 1 23 8 3 17 5 4 4 32 32 36 13 26 80
11   Willy T. Ribbs 4* 1* 11 24 5 3 3 78.5
12   Bruce Nesbitt 15 6 7 9 24 27 14 10 7 18 14 10 52
13   Deborah Gregg 12 20 13 5 11 9 29 28 9 26 14 20 6 48
14   Mike Ciasulli 27 14 36 6 18 27 6 9 36 9 6 17 DNS 46
15   Ron Fellows 5 3 5 36
16   Bob Sobey 9 10 30 32 19 8 9 13 22 14 33
17   Jerry Clinton 18 17 16 30 10 12 18 20 14 29 11 10 11 28
18   Jack Baldwin 2 7 25
19   Jerry Brassfield 3** 10 29 20
19   R.K. Smith 29 20 28 DNQ 37 26 24 5 DNS 7 21 20
Pos Driver
LBH

DAL

SPT

DET

NGF

CLE

BIR

MEA

LRP

MDO

ROA

MSP

SPG
Pts
Color Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green 4th & 5th place
Light Blue 6th-10th place
Dark Blue Finished
(Outside Top 10)
Purple Did not finish
Red Did not qualify
(DNQ)
Black Disqualified
(DSQ)
White Did not start
(DNS)
Blank Not competing
In-line notation
Bold Pole position
* Led most race laps
** Darin Brassfield started in the #88 car at DAL,
falling out (30th/DNF) before the green flag,
switching to the #87 and finishing 3rd.
Both Darin and Jerry Brassfield were credited with the finish.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.racingsportscars.com/championship/Trans-Am.html?page=3
  2. ^ Achorn, George (Fall 2013). "2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed". quattro quarterly. XXIII (4): 31.
  3. ^ "Trans Am history enshrined in Sebring Hall of Fame as Peter Gregg and Bob Tullius inducted". gotransam.com. Trans Am Racing. March 18, 2014. Retrieved May 6, 2014.
  4. ^ a b [1]