1977 Can-Am season

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1977 Can-Am season
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The 1977 Can Am season was the tenth running of the Sports Car Club of America's prototype-based series. Despite the revived name, however, the new series was entirely unrelated to the previous series which had folded in 1974. This series used Formula 5000 Lola T332s with fenders added.[1] Patrick Tambay was declared champion,[2] winning six of the nine races that year for Carl Haas. While Lola chassis dominated the series, a Chevrolet powered Schkee DB1 driven by Tom Klausler won the first race at Mont Tremblant.[3] Formula One driver Gilles Villeneuve came in third at Road America in a Wolf.[4] While Chevrolet was not the only engine supplier, they swept the entire season. This season also marked a resurgence of interest in SCCA events, with Can Am accompanying F5000 and the Trans Am Series seeing a mild resurgence in the eighties.

Formula 5000 itself would also be classified as "single-seat Can Am".

Results[5][edit]

Round Circuit Winning driver Team Car
1 St. Jovite United States Tom Klausler United States Schkee Cars Schkee-Chevrolet
2 Laguna Seca United States Don Breidenbach United States Briggs Racing Lola-Chevrolet
3 Watkins Glen France Patrick Tambay United States Carl A. Haas Racing Team Lola-Chevrolet
4 Road America United Kingdom Peter Gethin Belgium Racing Team VDS Lola-Chevrolet
5 Mid-Ohio France Patrick Tambay United States Carl A. Haas Racing Team Lola-Chevrolet
6 Mosport France Patrick Tambay United States Carl A. Haas Racing Team Lola-Chevrolet
7 Trois-Rivières France Patrick Tambay United States Carl A. Haas Racing Team Lola-Chevrolet
8 Sears Point France Patrick Tambay United States Carl A. Haas Racing Team Lola-Chevrolet
9 Riverside France Patrick Tambay United States Carl A. Haas Racing Team Lola-Chevrolet

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lyons, Pete (1995). Can-Am. Motorbooks International. p. 240. ISBN 0-7603-0017-8. 
  2. ^ "Can-Am 1977 «". Oldracingcars.com. Retrieved 2011-11-25. 
  3. ^ "Mont-Tremblant, 12 Jun 1977 « Single-seater Can-Am «". Oldracingcars.com. Retrieved 2011-11-25. 
  4. ^ "Elkhart Lake, 24 Jul 1977 « Single-seater Can-Am «". Oldracingcars.com. Retrieved 2011-11-25. 
  5. ^ http://www.wspr-racing.com/wspr/results/canam/canam1977.html