1996 SCCA Pro Racing World Challenge

1996 SCCA Pro Racing World Challenge
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The 1996 SCCA Pro Racing World Challenge season was the seventh running of the Sports Car Club of America's World Challenge series. It was the final season before a thirteen-year-long rivalry in touring car between BMW, Mazda, and Acura. This was ended in 2010 with the adoption of a new touring car class, moving the older touring cars to a new "GTS" group. It was also the final combined class year until 2010. This was also the final season with more than two classes until 2010. It was the first season with more than three classes since 1992. Eagle got its final wins after being a major competitor in the series since the beginning. The brand was discontinued only a few years later. Also getting its final wins was the Oldsmobile brand, having also been competitive for several years. A notable entry was the Mosler Intruder, a supercar which was never seen again after 1996.

All but the final two races had S1, S2, T1, and T2 groups (S for sport and T for touring). For the races at Reno and Sears Point, a "GTA" group was added.

Results[1]Edit

Round Circuit Winning Driver (S1)

Winning Driver (S2)
Winning Driver (T1)
Winning Driver (T2)
Winning Driver (GTA)

Winning Vehicle (S1)

Winning Vehicle (S2)
Winning Vehicle (T1)
Winning Vehicle (T2)
Winning Vehicle (GTA)

1 St. Petersburg Did not participate

 Almo Coppelli
Did not participate
 Alain Chebeir
Did not participate

Did not participate

Callaway Corvette
Did not participate
BMW 325is
Did not participate

2 Phoenix Did not participate

 Willy Lewis
Did not participate
 Charlie Downes
Did not participate

Did not participate

Eagle Talon
Did not participate
BMW M3
Did not participate

3 Mosport Did not participate

 Kermit Upton III
 Aldo Coppelli
 Charlie Downes
Did not participate

Did not participate

BMW M3
Callaway Corvette
BMW M3
Did not participate

4 Lime Rock Did not participate

  Boris Said III
 Aldo Coppelli
  Paul Booher
Did not participate

Did not participate

Callaway Corvette
Ford Mustang
Saturn SC
Did not participate

5 Minneapolis Did not participate

 Greg Theiss
 Shane Lewis
 Chuck Hemmingson
Did not participate

Did not participate

Eagle Talon
Mosler Intruder
Oldsmobile Achieva
Did not participate

6 Texas Did not participate

 Greg Theiss
Did not participate
 Michael Galati
Did not participate

Did not participate

Eagle Talon
Did not participate
Honda Prelude
Did not participate

7 Tros-Rivieres Did not participate

 Lou Gigliotti
 Shane Lewis
Did not participate
Did not participate

Did not participate

Saleen Mustang
Mosler Intruder
Did not participate
Did not participate

8 Watkins Glen  Martin Snow

 Lou Gigliotti
 Steve Saleen
 Peter Schwartzott
Did not participate

Porsche 911 GT2

Saleen Mustang
Saleen Mustang
Honda Prelude
Did not participate

9 Reno  Andy Pilgrim

 Peter Cunningham
 Rob Rizzo
 Michael Galati
 Vic Rice

Porsche 911 GT2

Acura NSX
Saleen Mustang
Honda Prelude
Pontiac Grand Prix

10 Sears Point  Melanie Snow

 Peter Cunningham
 Shane Lewis
 Paul Booher
 Vic Rice

Mosler Intruder

Acura NSX
Mosler Intruder
Saturn SC
Pontiac Grand Prix

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ /"Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-05-24. Retrieved 2015-02-23.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)