On This Day in Trans Am History:
March 31, 2020
March 31, 1967:
The Four-Hour International – the second race of Trans Am’s second season – featured a record 61-car entry, including 13 new Chevrolet Camaros, running in their second race.
Jerry Titus dominated the event driving a Ford Mustang. He won the pole with a record 98.53 mph lap, led all but two of the 73 circuits, and beat Mark Donohue’s Camaro by nearly a full lap on the 5.2-mile circuit. Titus would go on to win the “unofficial” driving championship, winning four races, while leading Ford to the all-important manufacturer’s crown.
Dick Thompson and Milt Minter followed Donohue in Mustangs, while Ed Leslie rounded out the top five in Bud Moore’s Mercury Cougar.
Daytona winner Bob Tullius placed eighth in his Group 44 Dodge Dart.
Peter Gregg and Sam Posey won the Under-2-liter class in the No. 59 Porsche 911. Thirty-four of the 61 starters were running at the finish.
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