Lexington, OH – Vintage racers will be communing with Mid-Ohio’s history in the Golden Era of Trans-Am when SVRA’s Vintage Grand Prix gets underway at the track today. See who’s on the entry list.
Jerry Titus won in a Carroll Shelby Ford Mustang in the debut race in 1967 during Trans- Am’s second season. Roger Penske then won back-to-back events with his Sunoco Camaros in 1968-’69, piloted by Mark Donohue and Ronnie Bucknum.
The series was a Mid-Ohio fixture in the 1980s and early 1990s. Winners included Willy T. Ribbs in 1983; Wally Dallenbach Jr., Scott Pruett, Dorsey Schroeder and Tommy Kendall for Jack Roush; Jack Baldwin in the Hot Wheels Camaro and Hans Stuck in a Group 44 Audi. Greg Pickett and Darrin Brassfield were two-time victors.
Now the new Trans Am series – which returned to Mid-Ohio in 2012 – will continue the tradition, and vintage drivers will compete in SVRA’s usual race groups during a packed weekend schedule.