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United States Road Racing Championship

The United States Road Racing Championship (USRRC) was created by the Sports Car Club of America in 1962. It was the first SCCA series for professional racing drivers. SCCA Executive Director John Bishop helped to create the series to recover races that had been taken by rival USAC Road Racing Championship, a championship that folded after the 1962 season.[1] For its first three seasons, the series featured both open-topped sports cars and GT cars. Shelby American and Porsche dominated the Over- and Under-2 Liter classes, respectively. The USRRC ran from 1963 until 1968 when it was abandoned in favor of the more successful Can-Am series, which was also run by the SCCA.

In 1998 the USRRC name was revived by the SCCA as an alternative to the IMSA GT Championship, and revived the Can-Am name for its top class. For 1999 the series reached an agreement with the International Sports Racing Series in Europe, in which the two series would share the same rules for prototypes. Entries for the series were sparse, and the final two rounds were cancelled. At the end of 1999 the series was taken over by the new Grand American Road Racing Association (GARRA), and the championship was reborn as the Grand American Road Racing Championship, known as the Rolex Sports Car Series. In 2014 the Grand American Road Racing Association and American Le Mans Series merged to form the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship

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ChampionsEdit

Season Driver GT Makes
1963   Bob Holbert   AC Cobra
1964   Jim Hall   Shelby American
1965   George Follmer
1966   Chuck Parsons
1967   Mark Donohue
1968

USRRC championsEdit

Season Can-Am GT1 GT2 GT3
1998   James Weaver   Thierry Boutsen   Scott Sansone
  Cameron Worth
  Ross Bentley
1999   Elliott Forbes-Robinson
  Butch Leitzinger
no title   Larry Schumacher
  John O'Steen
  Cort Wagner

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Gousseau, Alexis (23 April 2006). "A tribute to John Bishop". IMSAblog. Retrieved 29 May 2010.

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