Trans Am Throwback: 1993 Trans Am at Belle Isle (FULL RACE HIGHLIGHT)
April 2, 2020
While the Trans Am Championship presented by Pirelli will not be in action this weekend, Trans Am fans can experience exciting racing from Trans Am’s 25th season with the ESPN broadcast of the 1990 round at Road Atlanta. Points leader Tommy Kendall starts on the pole in his ICI Chevrolet Beretta, seeking his third straight victory. Young Scott Sharp starts second in an Oldsmobile, followed by Ron Fellows, Chris Kneifel, Darin Brassfield and Irv Hoerr. Notables Paul Newman and Lyn St. James are in the field, along with current car owners Scott Lagasse Sr. and Jim Derhaag. Bob Varsha and Elliott Forbes-Robinson call the action for ESPN, with Phil Van Horn in the pits for the eighth race of the 1990 season. Kendall went on to win the championship, beating out teammate Kneifel by 98 points.
Parnelli Jones reunited with his actual car that he drove in the Trans-Am series- a Bud Moore Boss 302 that Parnelli had raced for just a short time due to a bad wreck he had in the car at St. Jovite. Owner Bill Ockerlund found the car and restored it to exactly how it was raced. Parnelli raced a Bud Moore Mustang in 1969 and 1970. In 1969, he was caught up in an accident caused by teammate George Follmer's blown engine that brought out the first red flag in Trans Am history. In the 1970 season finale at Riverside, Jones was hit by a backmarker early in the race and went airborn and went off course. That dropped him to ninth. He battled back to win. Jones ran only one more Trans Am, in 1971 at Lime Rock for Moore. He went off on the first lap and retired with extensive body damage. Those are the only racing accidents I could find for Parnelli in a Mustang, other than a crash in 1970 practice at San Jovite when he wrecked the backup car intended for A.J. Foyt.
A race to a finish after a restart played in some drivers favor, others left in heartbreak at Sebring International Raceway. Make your own clips by downloading the Trans Am by Pirelli Racing app: Android Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/de... Apple IOS App: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/trans-a... Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gotransam/
Download the new Trans Am by Pirelli Racing app to watch full race replay: Android Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/de... Apple IOS App: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/trans-a... Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gotransam/ Ernie Francis Jr. kept the action in his rear-view mirror Sunday at Sebring International Raceway, beginning his quest for a seventh-consecutive Trans Am Series Presented by Pirelli title with a flag-to-flag victory in Sunday’s 2020 season-opening race. Driving the No. 98 One South Florida Wealth Advisor Ford Mustang, Francis was joined on the podium by Tomy Drissi in the No. 8 Lucas Oil Chevrolet Camaro, followed by Amy Ruman in the No. 23 McNichols Co. Chevrolet Corvette.
rans Am will stream nine events in 2020 starting with its season opener at Sebring International Raceway on March 1. Available in the app store. Search Trans Am by Pirelli Racing or click the link below for direct download. Download the Trans Am by Pirelli Racing app: IOS App Store- https://apple.co/3cgfMRI Google Play- https://bit.ly/2I9dCW5 Trans Am Event Schedule for Live Streaming: · Sebring International Raceway March 1 · Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta March 28-29 · WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca May 1-3 · Lime Rock Park May 22-25 · Indianapolis Motor Speedway June 19-21 · Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course June 26-28 · Watkins Glen International September 11-13 · Virginia International Raceway September 27-27 · Circuit of the Americas November 6-8
??BREAKING NEWS?? Unfortunately due to a practice accident earlier today caused by a mechanical problem, Chris Dyson will miss today's #GoTransAm Qualifying. Chris took a heavy hit in Turn 17. The team is confident that the car will be fully repaired in time for Saturday's 11:10 EDT race. And Chris is 100% fitness-wise. #CDRacing