1997 SCCA Pro Racing World Challenge

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1997 SCCA Pro Racing World Challenge
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The 1997 SCCA Pro Racing World Challenge season was the eighth running of the Sports Car Club of America's World Challenge series. The 1997 season is notable in that it began a thirteen-year era of the touring car class being contested primarily between BMW, Mazda, and Acura. This changed in 2010 with the adoption of an entirely new format. 1997 also saw the end of combined classes, with separate races for each group. This lasted until the 2010 season. After several years of having at least three groups, the series was reduced to only two, a format unseen since the series' inaugural season. This went unchanged for thirteen years, after which the series changed to three and later four groups. After only mild success for three seasons, the Saturn brand got its final wins this season as another blow to General Motors in the series.

Results[1][edit]

Round Circuit Winning Driver (T1)

Winning Driver (T2)

Winning Vehicle (T1)

Winning Vehicle (T2)

1 St. Petersburg United StatesPeter Cunningham

United StatesPeter Schwartzott

Acura NSX

Honda Prelude

2 Lime Rock United StatesKermit Upton III

United StatesKristian Skavnes

BMW M3

Saturn SC

3 Mid-Ohio United StatesPeter Cunningham

United StatesPaul Booher

Acura NSX

Saturn SC

4 Watkins Glen United StatesLou Gigliotti

United StatesMichael Galati

Saleen Mustang

Acura Integra R

5 Minneapolis United States Peter Kitchak

United StatesPaul Booher

Porsche RSR

Saturn SC

6 Topeka Canada Ron Fellows

United StatesJohannes Van Overbeek

Saleen Mustang

BMW 328is

7 Tros-Rivieres United StatesPeter Cunningham

United StatesAlain Chebeir

Acura NSX

BMW 328is

8 Mosport Canada Ron Fellows

Brazil Pierre Kleinubing

Saleen Mustang

Acura Integra R

9 Pike's Peak United StatesPeter Cunningham

BrazilPierre Kleinubing

Acura NSX

Acura Integra R

10 Reno United StatesLou Gigliotti

United StatesJohannes Van Overbeek

Saleen Mustang

BMW 318Ti

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-05-24. Retrieved 2013-10-13.