On This Day in Trans Am History: April 17, 1993
April 17, 2020
April 17, 1993
Although he’s best known racing General Motors products, Ron Fellows began his Trans Am career in the No. 4 AER Ford Mustang Cobra owned by Tom Gloy.
Fellows drove that car to victory in the 1993 opener at Long Beach, beating the Dodge Daytona of Bobby Archer.
Bobby’s brother Tommy Archer proved to be Fellows’ top threat. Fellows won the pole with a lap of 1:02.276-seconds, and led the opening 10 circuits. Tommy Archer, driving the No. 3 ShellZone Antifreeze Dodge Daytona, took over and led through lap 31 when Fellows regained the lead. Thirteen laps later, Archer retired with suspension damage.
Fellows led the remainder of the one-hour, 54-lap event, taking the checkered flag 7.431-seconds ahead of Bobby Archer’s No. 9 Shell Fire & Ice Dodge Daytona.
Dorsey Schroeder took third in Gloy’s No. 12 Mustang, followed by the Camaros of Scott Sharp (No. 33 Rain-X), Jack Baldwin (No. 1 Hot Wheels) and Greg Pickett (No. 6 Cytomax). Also finishing on the lead lap was Tommy Kendall, in the No. 15 Roush Racing Mustang.
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