On This Day in Trans Am History: April 11, 1992
April 11, 2020
April 11, 1992
Robby Gordon debuted in the Trans Am Championship presented by Pirelli with a victory on the streets of Long Beach to open the 1992 season.
Gordon won the pole with a lap of 91.047 mph in the No. 15 Whistler Ford Mustang. He led the final 36 laps, beating the 74 Hunting Ranch Chevrolet Camaro driver and Long Beach maestro Paul Gentilozzi by 4.67 seconds. It was Gordon’s lone Trans Am start.
Ron Fellows finished third in the AER Ford Mustang, followed by Scott Sharp in the Duracell Camaro and Tommy Archer in the Shellzone Dodge Daytona.
Sharp started on the outside of the front row and led the opening circuit. Fellows started fourth and led laps two through nine, before Gordon took over and dominated the remainder of the 45-lap event.
Greg Pickett turned the fastest race lap, 89.461 mph, but finished 14th in the Cytomax Camaro.
Former National Football League superstar Walter Payton drove the Team 34/Budweiser Camaro, finishing 22nd in his second of 17 career races.
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