1980 Trans-Am Series

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1980 Trans-Am Series
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The 1980 Trans-Am Series was the fifteenth running of the Sports Car Club of America's premier series. After several years of recovery from the decline of demand for muscle cars in the early seventies and the 1973 Oil Crisis, Trans Am evolved into a support series for the IMSA GT Championship, using vehicles that were also used in IMSA GT races. This would set the standard for the series thereafter, and this standard would be applied to the SCCA's World Challenge series many years later. Almost all of the races ran for approximately one hundred miles. Besides Watkins Glen, the only exception was Trois-Rivieres (~75 miles).[1]


Round Circuit Winning driver Winning vehicle
1 United States Hallett United States John Bauer Porsche 911
2 United States Portland United States Mark Pielsticker Chevrolet Monza
3 United States Watkins Glen United States John Bauer
United States Larry Green
Porsche 911
4 United States Road America United States Monte Sheldon Porsche 911
5 United States Brainerd United States John Bauer Porsche 911
6 Canada Trois-Rivieres United States Roy Woods Chevrolet Camaro
7 Canada Westwood United States John Bauer Porsche 911
8 United States Laguna Seca United States Greg Pickett Chevrolet Corvette
9 United States Riverside United States Greg Pickett Chevrolet Corvette



  1. John Bauer – 127 points
  2. Greg Pickett – 76 points
  3. Monte Sheldon – 72.5 points
  4. Roy Woods – 71 points
  5. Mark Pielsticker – 62 points


  1. ^ See linked archive
  2. ^ [1]