1973 Trans-Am season

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1973 Trans-Am season
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The 1973 Trans-Am Series season was the eighth running of the Sports Car Club of America's premier series. It began on April 15 and ran for six rounds.[1] Due to the decline of demand for muscle cars in the early seventies and the Energy Crisis that year, 1973 is considered to be the beginning of the decline of Trans Am. In contrast to American muscle dominating previous years, Porsche won the manufacturers' championship this year.

Results[edit]

Round Date Circuit Duration Winning driver Winning vehicle
1 April 15 Road Atlanta 315 miles United StatesPeter Gregg Porsche Carrera
2 May 5 Lime Rock 310 miles United StatesMilt Minter Porsche Carrera
3 June 16 Watkins Glen 243 miles[2] CanadaMaurice Carter Chevrolet Camaro
4 July 15 Sanair 182 miles United StatesWarren Agor Chevrolet Camaro
5 July 28 Road America 312 miles United StatesJohn Greenwood Chevrolet Corvette
6 August 19 Edmonton 316 miles United StatesJohn Greenwood Chevrolet Corvette

Championships[edit]

Driver[edit]

  1. Peter Gregg – 56 points
  2. Al Holbert – 49 points
  3. J. Marshall Robbins – 42 points
  4. Warren Agor – 39 points
  5. Jerry Thompson – 34 points

Manufacturer[edit]

  1. Porsche – 31 points
  2. Camaro – 28 points
  3. Corvette – 23 points
  4. Ford Escort – 3 points

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Shortened from initial 310 due to heavy fog