1989 Trans-Am season
|1989 Trans-Am season|
The 1989 Trans-Am Series season was the 24th running of the Sports Car Club of America's premier series. The year marked a new era in Trans Am, with American branded automobiles with American V8 engines, regardless of what vehicle was being used. For example, the Buick Somerset came with a three liter V6 at best, but was entered with a V8 in the series. This new "American muscle revival" era would last for eleven seasons, after which the Italian manufacturer Qvale would win the championship. Paul Gentilozzi, who eventually became the owner and lead driver of Rocketsports Racing, initially raced Mustangs but eventually used Jaguar XKRs. These Jaguars would dominate the series in its final years before Trans Am dissolved in 2006, after which Gentilozzi joined the American Le Mans Series grand touring class.