1978 Trans-Am season

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1978 Trans-Am season
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The 1978 Trans-Am Series season was the thirteenth running of the Sports Car Club of America's premier series. It was the first time the series left North America (i.e. the United States and Canada), with a round in Mexico at the end of the season. All races except for the Six Hours of Watkins Glen ran for approximately one hundred miles.

Results[1][edit]

Round Date Circuit Winning driver (TA2) Winning vehicle (TA2) Winning driver (TA1) Winning vehicle (TA1)
1 May 21 United States Sears Point United States Greg Pickett Chevrolet Corvette United States Gene Bothello Chevrolet Corvette
2 June 4 Canada Westwood Canada Ludwig Heimrath Porsche 935 United States Nick Engels Chevrolet Corvette
3 June 11 United States Portland United States Tuck Thomas Chevrolet Monza United States Bob Matkowitch Chevrolet Corvette
4 June 25 Canada Mont-Tremblant United States Monte Sheldon Porsche 935 United States Bob Tullius Jaguar XJS
5 July 8 United States Watkins Glen United States Hal Shaw, Jr.
United States Monte Shelton
Porsche 935 United States Brian Fuerstenau
United States Bob Tullius
Jaguar XJS
6 August 13 United States Brainerd United States Jerry Hansen Chevrolet Monza United States Bob Tullius Jaguar XJS
7 August 19 Canada Mosport United States Greg Pickett Chevrolet Corvette United States Bob Tullius Jaguar XJS
8 September 4 United States Road America United States Greg Pickett Chevrolet Corvette United States Bob Tullius Jaguar XJS
9 October 8 United States Laguna Seca United States Greg Pickett Chevrolet Corvette United States Bob Tullius Jaguar XJS
10 November 5 Mexico Mexico City Canada Ludwig Heimrath Porsche 935 United States Bob Tullius Jaguar XJS

‡ The Watkins Glen 6 Hours was a round of the World Championship for Makes, the overall winner was an FIA Group 5 Porsche 935

Championships[edit]

Driver[edit]

Category I[edit]

  1. Bob Tulius – 189 points
  2. Babe Headley – 98.5 points
  3. Frank Joyce – 72 points
  4. Brian Fuerstenau – 45 points
  5. John Huber – 44.5 points

Category II[edit]

  1. Greg Pickett – 132.5 points
  2. Tuck Thomas – 114.5 points
  3. Ludwig Heimrath – 102 points
  4. Hal Shaw, Jr. – 73 points
  5. Monte Sheldon – 71 points

Manufacturer[edit]

Category I (Over 2.5L)[edit]

  1. Jaguar – 73 points
  2. Chevrolet – 69 points
  3. Datsun – 3 points

Category II (Over 2.5L)[edit]

  1. Chevrolet – 74 points
  2. Porsche – 65 points
  3. Pontiac – 10 points

Combined (Under 2.5L)[edit]

  1. Porsche – 72 points
  2. Datsun – 19 points
  3. British Leyland – 18 points
  4. Mazda – 18 points
  5. Opel – 12 points

References[edit]

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