United States Road Racing Championship

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The United States Road Racing Championship (USRRC) was created by the Sports Car Club of America in 1962. It was the first SCCA series for professional racing drivers. SCCA Executive Director John Bishop helped to create the series to recover races that had been taken by rival USAC Road Racing Championship, a championship that folded after the 1962 season.[1] For its first three seasons, the series featured both open-topped sports cars and GT cars. Shelby American and Porsche dominated the Over- and Under-2 Liter classes, respectively. The USRRC ran from 1963 until 1968 when it was abandoned in favor of the more successful Can-Am series, which was also run by the SCCA.

In 1998 the USRRC name was revived by the SCCA as an alternative to the IMSA GT Championship, and revived the Can-Am name for its top class. For 1999 the series reached an agreement with the International Sports Racing Series in Europe, in which the two series would share the same rules for prototypes. Entries for the series were sparse, and the final two rounds were cancelled. At the end of 1999 the series was taken over by the new Grand American Road Racing Association (GARRA), and the championship was reborn as the Grand American Road Racing Championship, known as the Rolex Sports Car Series. In 2014 the Grand American Road Racing Association and American Le Mans Series merged to form the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship

Champions[edit]

Season Driver GT Makes
1963 United States Bob Holbert United States AC Cobra
1964 United States Jim Hall United States Shelby American
1965 United States George Follmer
1966 United States Chuck Parsons
1967 United States Mark Donohue
1968

USRRC champions[edit]

Season Can-Am GT1 GT2 GT3
1998 United Kingdom James Weaver Belgium Thierry Boutsen United States Scott Sansone
United States Cameron Worth
Canada Ross Bentley
1999 United States Elliott Forbes-Robinson
United States Butch Leitzinger
no title United States Larry Schumacher
United States John O'Steen
United States Cort Wagner

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gousseau, Alexis (23 April 2006). "A tribute to John Bishop". IMSAblog. Retrieved 29 May 2010. 

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