1969 Trans-Am season

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1969 Trans-Am season
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The 1969 Trans-American Sedan Championship season was the fourth season of the Sports Car Club of America's Trans-Am Series. 1969 marked the end of the use of co-drivers in the Trans-Am Series, as most of the races were between 2.5 and 3 hours. 1969 had marked the debut of the Pontiac Trans Am. However, the car's smallest engine was well over the 5000cc maximum set by the series at the time. In using the name Trans Am, a registered trademark, GM agreed to pay $5 per car sold to the SCCA.[1] Chevrolet and Porsche won the manufacturers' titles.

Schedule[edit]

Rnd Date Circuit Distance Over 2.0 Winning Car Under 2.0 Winning Car
Over 2.0 Winning Driver Under 2.0 Winning Driver
1 May 11 Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, Michigan 344.24 mi (554.00 km) Ford Mustang Porsche 911
United States Parnelli Jones United States Gary Wright
2 May 30 Lime Rock Park, Lakeville, Connecticut 2 Hours, 30 Minutes
218.79 mi (352.11 km)
Ford Mustang Porsche 911
United States Sam Posey United States Tony Adamowicz
3 June 8 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Lexington, Ohio 240 mi (390 km) Chevrolet Camaro Porsche 911
United States Ronnie Bucknum United States Peter Gregg
4 June 22 Bridgehampton Race Circuit, Sag Harbor, New York 250.8 mi (403.6 km) Ford Mustang Porsche 911
United States George Follmer United States Peter Gregg
5 July 6 Donnybrooke International Speedway, Brainerd, Minnesota 252 mi (406 km) Ford Mustang Porsche 911
United States Parnelli Jones United States Peter Gregg
6 July 20 Bryar Motorsports Park, Loudon, New Hampshire 200 mi (320 km) Chevrolet Camaro Alfa Romeo GTA
United States Mark Donohue Switzerland Gaston Andrey
7 August 3 Circuit Mont-Tremblant, Saint-Jovite, Quebec 3 Hours
257 mi (414 km)
Chevrolet Camaro Porsche 911
United States Mark Donohue United States Peter Gregg
8 August 10 Watkins Glen International, Watkins Glen, New York 2 Hours, 30 Minutes
269.1 mi (433.1 km)
Chevrolet Camaro Porsche 911
United States Mark Donohue United States Peter Gregg
9 August 24 Laguna Seca Raceway, Monterey, California 226.1 mi (363.9 km) Chevrolet Camaro Porsche 911
United States Mark Donohue United States Peter Gregg
10 September 7 Seattle International Raceway, Kent, Washington 303.75 mi (488.84 km) Chevrolet Camaro Porsche 911
United States Ronnie Bucknum United States Peter Gregg
11 September 21 Sears Point Raceway, Sonoma, California 201.84 mi (324.83 km) Chevrolet Camaro Porsche 911
United States Mark Donohue United States Don Pike
12 October 5 Riverside International Raceway, Riverside, California 201.84 mi (324.83 km) Chevrolet Camaro Porsche 911
United States Mark Donohue United States Alan Johnson
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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 9 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 MIC LRP MDO BRI DON BRY MTB WGL LAG PAC SPT RIV Pts
1 Chevrolet 2 3 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 78 (94)
2 Ford 1 1 2 1 1 3 8 2 3 2 2 4 64 (71)
3 Pontiac 3 5 8 3 4 5 2 12 5 3 4 3 32 (34)
4 American Motors 4 7 5 6 5 8 4 5 7 12 8 6 13

Under 2.0L manufacturers[edit]

Pos Manufacturer MIC LRP MDO BRI DON BRY MTB WGL LAG PAC SPT RIV Pts
1 Porsche 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 81 (106)
2 Alfa Romeo 3 2 8 3 1 12 7 4 5 28
3 BMW 9 9 3 14 8 6 5
4 British Leyland 3 4

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Edmund's Pontiac Firebird History". 
  2. ^ "1969 Trans-Am Box Scores". Sports Car Club of America. Archived from the original on 29 April 2011. Retrieved 29 April 2011.