1968 Trans-Am season

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1968 Trans-Am season
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The 1968 Trans-American Sedan Championship season was the third season of the Sports Car Club of America's Trans-Am Series. 1968 marked the addition of the 12 Hours of Sebring and the 24 Hours of Daytona, the only year that the Trans-Am Series featured those races. The season marked the first time the series ever left the United States, as the race at Mont-Tremblant brought Trans-Am into Quebec. Chevrolet and Porsche won the manufacturers championships.

Schedule[edit]

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 3–4 Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Florida 24 Hours
2,369.49 mi (3,813.32 km)
Ford Mustang Porsche 911
United States Jerry Titus
United States Ronnie Bucknum
United States Peter Gregg
United States Stan Axelsson
2 March 22 Sebring International Raceway, Sebring, Florida 3 Hours
275.6 mi (443.5 km)
Porsche 911
United States Bert Everett
March 23 12 Hours
1,149.2 mi (1,849.5 km)
Chevrolet Camaro
United States Mark Donohue
United States Craig Fisher
3 May 12 War Bonnet Raceway Park, Mannford, Oklahoma 253 mi (407 km) Chevrolet Camaro Alfa Romeo GTA
United States Mark Donohue Australia Horst Kwech
4 May 30 Lime Rock Park, Lakeville, Connecticut 3 Hours
261.63 mi (421.05 km)
Chevrolet Camaro Porsche 911
United States Mark Donohue United States Tony Adamowicz
5 June 16 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Lexington, Ohio 244.8 mi (394.0 km) Chevrolet Camaro Porsche 911
United States Mark Donohue United States Bert Everett
6 June 23 Bridgehampton Race Circuit, Sag Harbor, New York 3 Hours
282.15 mi (454.08 km)
Chevrolet Camaro Porsche 911
United States Mark Donohue United States Tony Adamowicz
7 July 7 Meadowdale International Raceway, Carpentersville, Illinois 240 mi (390 km) Chevrolet Camaro Porsche 911
United States Mark Donohue United States Tony Adamowicz
8 July 21 Circuit Mont-Tremblant, Saint-Jovite, Quebec 3 Hours
254.4 mi (409.4 km)
Chevrolet Camaro Porsche 911
United States Mark Donohue United States Tony Adamowicz
9 August 4 Bryar Motorsports Park, Loudon, New Hampshire 200 mi (320 km) Chevrolet Camaro Porsche 911
United States Mark Donohue United States Tony Adamowicz
10 August 11 Watkins Glen International, Watkins Glen, New York 2 Hours, 30 Minutes
262.2 mi (422.0 km)
Ford Mustang Porsche 911
United States Jerry Titus United States Tony Adamowicz
11 August 25 Continental Divide Raceway, Castle Rock, Colorado 250 mi (400 km) Chevrolet Camaro Porsche 911
United States Mark Donohue United States Fred Baker
12 September 8 Riverside International Raceway, Riverside, California 249.6 mi (401.7 km) Ford Mustang Alfa Romeo GTA
Australia Horst Kwech United States Vic Provenzano
13 October 6 Pacific Raceways, Kent, Washington 303.75 mi (488.84 km) Chevrolet Camaro Alfa Romeo GTA
United States Mark Donohue United States Ed Wachs
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Championships[edit]

Points were awarded according to finishing position. Only the highest-placed car scored points for the manufacturer. Only the best 10 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 manufacturers[edit]

Pos Manufacturer DAY SEB WBN LRP MDO BRI MEA MTB BRY WGL CDV RIV PAC Pts
1 Chevrolet 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 4 1 90 (105)
2 Ford 1 3 3 2 2 5 5 7 3 1 3 1 3 59 (63)
3 American Motors 5 2 3 3 2 2 2 2 4 5 2 5 51 (53)
4 Pontiac 4 4 7 12 2 3 2 22
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Under 2.0L manufacturers[edit]

Pos Manufacturer DAY SEB WBN LRP MDO BRI MEA MTB BRY WGL CDV RIV PAC Pts
1 Porsche 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 3DNF 90 (102)
2 Alfa Romeo 5 3 1 7 4 4 3 1 1 43
3 BMW 6DNF 7 4 13 2 9
4 Volvo 6 5 7 8 6 4
5= BMC 14 6 9 10 5 9 10 3
5= Lancia 9 5 6 3
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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "1968 Trans-Am Box Scores". Sports Car Club of America. Archived from the original on 29 April 2011. Retrieved 29 April 2011.