1966 Trans-Am season

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1966 Trans-Am season
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The 1966 Trans-American Sedan Championship was the inaugural season of the Sports Car Club of America's Trans-Am Series. Bob Tullius won the first race for the over 2000cc class at Sebring, while Formula One driver Jochen Rindt won the under 2000cc class. They were driving a Dodge Dart and an Alfa Romeo GTA, respectively. 1966 would also see victories by Plymouth at Bryar, Lotus at Bryar and Riverside, and several wins by Ford. Ford and Alfa Romeo won the inaugural championships.

Schedule[edit]

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 March 25 Sebring International Raceway, Sebring, Florida 348.4 mi (560.7 km) Dodge Dart Alfa Romeo GTA
United States Bob Tullius
United States Tony Adamowicz
Austria Jochen Rindt
2 June 12 Mid-America Raceway, Wentzville, Missouri 299.25 mi (481.60 km) Ford Mustang Alfa Romeo GTA
United States Tom Yeager
United States Bob Johnson
Australia Horst Kwech
Switzerland Gaston Andrey
3 July 10 Bryar Motorsports Park, Loudon, New Hampshire 250 mi (400 km) Plymouth Barracuda Lotus Cortina
United States Bruce Jennings Canada Allan Moffat
4 July 31 Virginia International Raceway, Danville, Virginia 400.5 mi (644.5 km) Ford Mustang Alfa Romeo GTA
United States Tom Yeager
United States Bob Johnson
Australia Horst Kwech
Switzerland Gaston Andrey
5 August 14 Marlboro Park Speedway, Upper Marlboro, Maryland 12 Hours
688.5 mi (1,108.0 km)
Dodge Dart Alfa Romeo GTA
United States Bob Tullius
United States Tony Adamowicz
United States Harry Theodorocopulous
United States Sam Posey
6 September 10 Green Valley Raceway, Smithfield, Texas 6 Hours
391.84 mi (630.61 km)
Ford Mustang Alfa Romeo GTA
United States John McComb
United States Brad Booker
Australia Horst Kwech
Switzerland Gaston Andrey
7 September 18 Riverside International Raceway, Riverside, California 4 Hours
351 mi (565 km)
Ford Mustang Lotus Cortina
United States Jerry Titus Australia Frank Gardner
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Championships[edit]

Points were awarded according to finishing position. Only the highest-placed car scored points for the manufacturer. 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 manufacturers[edit]

Pos Manufacturer SEB MAM BRY VIR MAR GRV RIV Pts
1 Ford 5 1 2 1 5 1 1 46
2 Chrysler-Plymouth 2 2 1 3 2 2 5 39
3 Dodge 1 5 4 1 3 2 33
4 Chevrolet 4 3
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Under 2.0L manufacturers[edit]

Pos Manufacturer SEB MAM BRY VIR MAR GRV RIV Pts
1 Alfa Romeo 1 1 2 1 1 1 2 57
2 Ford of Britain 2 1 2 2 1 36
3 BMW 6 4 4
4 BMC 4 3
5 Volvo 5 2
6 Fiat Abarth 6 1
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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "1966 Trans-Am Box Scores". Sports Car Club of America. Archived from the original on 29 April 2011. Retrieved 29 April 2011.