1988 Trans-Am Series

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1988 Trans-Am Series
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The championship winning Audi Quattro driven by Haywood

The 1988 SCCA Escort Trans-Am Championship[1] was the 23rd running of the Sports Car Club of America's premier series. 1988 would mark the end of the "GT era", in which the series had been the support series, and often the lesser classes, of the more popular IMSA GT Championship, which had overtaken Trans Am as the most popular road racing series in the United States beginning in 1973 after the decline of muscle cars and the 1973 Oil Crisis. This led to an increase in competitiveness from foreign manufacturers.

The Audi 200 quattros won the manufacturer's championship[2] and Hurley Haywood won the driver's championship.[3]

Results[edit]

[4]

Round Date Circuit Winning driver Winning vehicle
1 16 April Long Beach United States Paul Gentilozzi Oldsmobile Cutlass
2 1 May Dallas United States Hurley Haywood Audi 200
3 29 May Sears Point United States Willy T. Ribbs Chevrolet Camaro
4 18 June Detroit United States Hurley Haywood Audi 200
5 26 June Niagara Falls West Germany Walter Röhrl Audi 200
6 2 July Cleveland West Germany Hans-Joachim Stuck Audi 200
7 17 July Brainerd West Germany Hans-Joachim Stuck Audi 200
8 23 July Meadowlands West Germany Hans-Joachim Stuck Audi 200
9 6 August Lime Rock Park United States Scott Pruett Merkur XR4Ti
10 3 September Mid-Ohio West Germany Hans-Joachim Stuck Audi 200
11 10 September Road America United States Scott Pruett Merkur XR4Ti
12 25 September Mosport United States Darin Brassfield Chevrolet Corvette
13 23 October St. Petersburg West Germany Walter Röhrl Audi 200

Championship standings (Top 20)[edit]

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Pos Driver
LBH

DAL

SPT

DET

NGF

CLE

BIR

MEA

LRP

MDO

ROA

MSP

SPG
Pts
1 United States Hurley Haywood 2 1* 6 1 13 4 2 2 4 3 4 22 18 151.5
2 United States Irv Hoerr 5 2 2 18 3 2 5* 7 3 8 28 5 4 141
3 United States Scott Pruett 7* 27 3 2 2 34 3 1* 16 1* 117
4 United States Jim Derhaag 6 5 7 4 23 10 3 8 8 14 9 6 9 104
5 United States Darin Brassfield 21 3** 9 38 4 32 25 12 2 6 27 1* 2* 101
6 West Germany Hans-Joachim Stuck 29 35 1* 1 1* 1* 2 28 100
7 United States Lyn St. James 3 11 11 9 7 7 7 11 11 10 8 8 8 98
8 United States Les Lindley 4 19 4 12 5 3 21 10 6 4 30 11 7 95
9 West Germany Walter Röhrl 13 5 1* 5 4 1 80
9 United States Paul Gentilozzi 1 23 8 3 17 5 4 4 32 32 36 13 26 80
11 United States Willy T. Ribbs 4* 1* 11 24 5 3 3 78.5
12 United States Bruce Nesbitt 15 6 7 9 24 27 14 10 7 18 14 10 52
13 United States Deborah Gregg 12 20 13 5 11 9 29 28 9 26 14 20 6 48
14 United States Mike Ciasulli 27 14 36 6 18 27 6 9 36 9 6 17 DNS 46
15 Canada Ron Fellows 5 3 5 36
16 United States Bob Sobey 9 10 30 32 19 8 9 13 22 14 33
17 United States Jerry Clinton 18 17 16 30 10 12 18 20 14 29 11 10 11 28
18 United States Jack Baldwin 2 7 25
19 United States Jerry Brassfield 3** 10 29 20
19 United States R.K. Smith 29 20 28 DNQ 37 26 24 5 DNS 7 21 20
Pos Driver
LBH

DAL

SPT

DET

NGF

CLE

BIR

MEA

LRP

MDO

ROA

MSP

SPG
Pts
Color Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green 4th & 5th place
Light Blue 6th-10th place
Dark Blue Finished
(Outside Top 10)
Purple Did not finish
Red Did not qualify
(DNQ)
Black Disqualified
(DSQ)
White Did not start
(DNS)
Blank Not competing
In-line notation
Bold Pole position
* Led most race laps
** Darin Brassfield started in the #88 car at DAL,
falling out (30th/DNF) before the green flag,
switching to the #87 and finishing 3rd.
Both Darin and Jerry Brassfield were credited with the finish.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.racingsportscars.com/championship/Trans-Am.html?page=3
  2. ^ Achorn, George (Fall 2013). "2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed". quattro quarterly. XXIII (4): 31.
  3. ^ "Trans Am history enshrined in Sebring Hall of Fame as Peter Gregg and Bob Tullius inducted". gotransam.com. Trans Am Racing. March 18, 2014. Retrieved May 6, 2014.
  4. ^ a b [1]