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Richstang

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Shelby "Trans Am" racing history
« on: February 12, 2018, 09:09:00 PM »
Here's my list of cars in the TA series starting with 1966.
Please let me know if any corrections or updates are needed. I would like to add a note for each Shelby car number

1966 Trans Am Race Schedule (7 Races)

3-25-66 Sebring, FL 4 Hour Int’l Touring Race; 350 miles
#1 Dick Thompson 26th OA, 4th TA (independent)
#4 AJ Foyt DNF 35th OA
#5 Ed Diamond DNF 28th OA (independent)

6-12-66 “Mid-America 300” Wentzville, MO; 300 miles
#56 Tom Yeager-Bob Johnson 1st OA, 1st O class (Kennedy Ford - dark blue)
#? John McComb-Pete Talbert 7th OA, 3rd O class (Shelby #3)
#22 Russ Norburn-Pete Feistman DNF 22nd OA, 8th O class (Shelby #10; 1st T/A race)
#? Fred Van Beuren-Dale Wood DNF 24th OA, 9th O-class

7-10-66 “Bryar 250” Motorsports Park; Loudon, NH 250 miles
#34 Tom Yeager-Bob Johnson 4th OA, 2nd O class
#77 Peter Lake-Skip Barber 6th OA, 3rd O class (Shelby #11)
#57 Russ Norburn-Pete Feistman 10th OA, 5th O class (Shelby #10; 2nd race)
#19 Pete Talbert - S. Whitney Griswold DNF 17th OA, 6th O class (Shelby #3)
#36 Robert Arego-Ken Duclos DNF 18th OA, 7th O class

7-31-66 “VIR 400” Alton, VA; 400 miles
#34 Tom Yeager-Bob Johnson 1st OA, 1st O class (independent)
#57 Russ Norburn-Pete Feistman 2nd OA, 2nd O class (Shelby #10; 3rd race)
#77 Peter Lake-Curtis Turner 22nd OA, 5th O class (Corcoran Ford - red) (Shelby #11)
#22 Dick Thompson-Jim Sutter DNF 26th OA, 6th O class suspension damage (independent)
#5 Ed Diamond-Sherman Decker DNF 35th OA, 9th O class (Nagle Ford) (independent)

8-14-66 “The Great Race” 12hr Marlboro, Maryland
#3 Tom Yeager-Bob Johnson-Don Sesslar 9th OA, 5th O class
#12 Jim Sutter-Dick Thompson-Ed Lowther 15th OA, 6th O class
#? Fred Van Beuren DNF 26th OA?
#? Dale Wood DNF 27th OA?
#? Phil Halbert DNF 32nd OA?
#? Peter Gregg wrecked (Shelby #10; last race wrecked)???

9-10-66 “Pan American Endurance Race” 6hr Green Valley Raceway; Smithfield, TX
#33 John McComb-Brad Brooker 1st OA, 1st O class (Shelby #12: 8/24/66 Turner Ford Wichita KS)
#? Don Pike-John Timanus 10th OA, 5th O class
#8 Fred Van Bueren-Ruben Nonoa DNF wreck 26th OA
#14 Dale Wood-Gary Dundas DNF wreck 27th OA
#? Phil Halbert DNF 32nd OA
#? Pete Talbert DNF (Shelby #3)

9-18-66 Riverside, California 4hr
#1 Jerry Titus (Canwell?)  1st OA, 1st O class (Shelby #9)
#14 Ron Dykes-Steve Froines 3rd OA, 3rd O class (Shelby Prototype)
#33 John McComb-Brad Brooker 4th OA, 4th O class (Shelby #12)
#69 Don Pike - Scooter Patrick 10th OA, 7th O class (DNF starter failed)?
#3 Bob James-Doug Hooper 15th OA, 9th O class (Cutter Ford) (independent)
#10 Phil Halbert 17th OA, 10th O class
#9 Ray Wolff-Chuck Cantwell DNF 26th OA (Hi-Performance Motors - red)
#4 Bill Jones-Bob West DNF 33rd OA (Up Tight Racing)
« Last Edit: February 12, 2018, 10:26:05 PM by Richstang »

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Re: Shelby "Trans Am" racing history
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2018, 09:13:57 PM »
1967 Trans Am Race Schedule (12 Races)

Race #1 T/A 2-3-67 Daytona, FL “Daytona 300”
#12 Dick Thompson DNF 25th OA, 9th O2L (clutch) (white- group II #5; 1st race)
#66 Walt Hane DNF 20th OA, 6th O2L (Yeager’s blue ’66 Mustang)
#68 Jerry Titus 4th OA, 4th O2L (white - group II #4; 1st race)
#69 Ed Lowther DNF 26th OA, 10th O2L
#76 John McComb DNF 22nd OA, 7th O2L
#77 Peter Lake DNF 29th OA, 12th O2L

Race #2 T/A 3-31-67 Sebring, FL “Sebring 4 Hour”
#8 Van Beuren / Jett DNF 41st OA (differential) (white - group II #6)
#11 Dick Thompson 3rd OA, 3rd O2L (white/red stripe- group II #5; 2nd race)
#17 Jerry Titus 1st OA, 1st O2L (yellow – group II #4; 2nd race)
#18 Brownstein / Fuller DNF 52nd OA (clutch)
#20 Bob Grossman DNF 54th OA (axle) (white – group II #11; most likely)
#24 George Alderman 9th OA, 9th O2L (66 coupe)
#78 Milton Minter 4th OA, 4th O2L (unknown color - group II #9; 1st race)

Race #3 T/A 4-16-67 Smithfield, TX “Green Valley 300”
#8 Fred Van Beuren / Paul Jett 8th oa, 7th O2L (white - group II #6)
#11 Dick Thompson 3rd oa, 3rd O2L (white/red stripe- group II #5; 3rd race)
#17 Jerry Titus 5th oa, 5th O2L (yellow – group II #4; 3rd race; controversy over #)
#21 Bob Grossman DNF 27th oa (white – group II #11; most likely)
#33 John McComb 17th oa, 9th O2L (white ’66 group II #1 prototype or #12; borrowed)
#38 Bob Johnson DNF 20th oa
#69 Ron Dykes DNF 28th oa (red - group II #19)
#74 Dale Wood DNF 29th oa
#78 Milton Minter 6th oa, 6th O2L (yellow/blue - group II #9; 2nd race)
#? Mike Allison DNF 26th oa (maybe #22 ’66 coupe)

Race #4 T/A 5-30-67 Lime Rock Park, CN
#7 Steve Brownstein 10th oa, 6th O2L (Schnurmacher Ford)
#8 Fred Van Beuren DNF 26th oa (Dos Caballos Racing) (white/orange - group II #6)
#11 Dick Thompson (Jim Adams) DNF 27th oa (Grady Davis) (white- group II #5; uncertain #)
#17 Jerry Titus 3rd oa, 3rd O2L (yellow – group II #4)
#21 Bob Grossman DNF 22nd oa (Dockery Ford) (white – group II #11; most likely)
#24 Alderman DNS (’66 Mustang)
#29 Phil Groggins DNF 25th oa (Dockery Ford) (white – group II #12; most likely)
#33 Bob Johnson / John McComb DNF 30th oa wreck (‘66 Mustang Dockery Ford)
#69 Don Pike 7th oa, 5th O2L (Hilton Racing)
#74 Chip Karmatz DNS (Jokar Racing) (white)
#78 Minter 14th oa, 8th O2L (yellow/blue - group II #9)
#77 Peter Lake 15th oa, 9th O2L (Corcoran Ford) (65 Mustang red)

Race #5 T/A 6-11-67 Mid-Ohio
#2 Allan Moffat DQ
#11 Jim Adams DNF 21st oa (overheating) (white/red stripe- group II #5)
#12 Yeager DNS (oil leak, blown engine practice)
#17 Titus 1st oa, 1st O2L (yellow – group II #4)
#27 Brownstein DNS (overheating, blown engine practice)
#33 John McComb 11th oa, 7th O2L (66 chassis #12 last race before getting ’67 model)
#70 Pete Feistmann DNF 24th oa (engine blown)
#74 Don Sesser / Fred Van Beuren 13th oa, 8th O2L (blue? - group II #6)
#78 Minter 14th oa, 9th O2L (yellow/blue - group II #9)

Race #6 T/A 8-6-67 Loudon, New Hampshire “Bryar 250”
#11 Dick Thompson 3rd oa, 2nd O2L (white – group II #3; 1st race)
#17 Titus DNF (crash damage in rear) 28th oa, 15th O2L (yellow – group II #4)
#21 Grossman DNF 26th oa, 14th O2L (white – group II #11; most likely)
#33 John McComb 8th oa, 3rd O2L (white – group II #10)
#36 Anthony Fucci -Robert Arego 9th oa, 4th O2L (65 Mustang)
#47 Ken Duclos/Ray Caldwell DNF 20th oa, 8th O2L
#70 Russ Norburn/Pete Feistmann DNF 25th oa, 13th O2L
#71 Steve Brownstein DNF 22nd oa, 10th O2L
#78 Milton Minter DNF 21st oa, 9th O2L

Race #7 T/A 8-13-67 Marlboro, MD “Marlboro 300”
#11 Dick Thompson / Ed Lowther DNF 13th oa (white – group II #3; 2nd race)
#17 Jerry Titus / Jim Adams 3rd oa (yellow – group II #2; 1st race)
#21 Jim Sutter / Rick Mandelson (Grossman) 8th oa
#24 George Alderman / Bill Blankenship 6th oa (66 Mustang)
#33 John McComb / David Dooley DNF 12th oa (white – group II #10)
#71 Russ Norburn / Pete Feistmann 4th oa
#78 Milton Minter-Allan Moffat 2nd oa (yellow/blue - group II #9)

Race #8 T/A 8-27-67 Castle Rock, Colorado “Continental Divide Raceway”
#2 Ron Dykes “Hilton Racing Team” DNS (red - group II #19)
#8 Pete Dock / Jim Whelan 12th oa, 6th O2L
#11 Dick Thompson / Grady Davis 4th oa, 4th O2L (white – group II #3; 3rd race)
#17 Jerry Titus / David Witts 1st oa, 1st O2L (yellow – group II #2; 2nd race)
#22 Richard Feather / M Alison DNS practice only
#27 Bill Steele / George Kirksey DNF 17th OA, 8th O2L
#31 Keith Thomas / Brad Booker DNF 20th OA, 11th O2L
#63 Fred Sutherland (entrant list only) (white/orange – group II #24)
#78 Milt Minter / Ron Bucknum 3rd oa, 3rd O2L (yellow/blue - group II #9)

Race #9 T/A 9-10-67 Crows Landing/Modesto, CA
#2 Ron Dikes (entrant list only) (red - group II #19)
#8 Fred Van Beuren 7th oa, 7th O2L (white? - group II #6) or #81
#10 Phil Halbert (entrant list only) (66 Mustang)
#11 Dick Thompson (entrant list only)
#17 Jerry Titus 1st oa, 1st O2L (yellow – group II #2; 3rd race ponysite) (group II #4)
#31 Ron Bucknum 5th oa, 5th O2L (color uncertain – group II #3; 4th race)
#33 John McComb (entrant list only)
#43 Bob Egan-Bob McCoy DNF (clutch) 18th oa, 10th O2L (white - group II #16)
#63 Fred Sutherland (entrant list only)
#73 Fred Opert-Tony Adamowicz (entrant list only) (white/orange – group II #24)
#78 Milton Minter-Allen Grant 4th oa, 4th O2L (yellow/blue - group II #9)

Race #10 T/A 9-17-67 Riverside, CA “Mission Bell Trophy”
#2 Ron Dykes 6th oa, 6th O2L (red - group II #19)
#10 Phil Halbert DNF 29th oa, 16th O2L
#13 Code by electronics inc
#15 Bob West-Jim Dittimore DNF 33rd oa, 19th O2L
#17 Jerry Titus DNF 32nd oa, 18th O2L (brakes) (yellow – group II #2; 4th race)
#19 Pete Cordts 5th oa, 5th O2L (unknown color - group II #18)
#31 Ron Bucknum 7th oa, 7th O2L (color uncertain – group II #3; 5th race)
#33 John McComb-Dave Dooley DNF 25th oa, 13th O2L (white – group II #10)
#34 Bob James-Bob Harris 14th oa, 9th O2L
#72 Bill Webb DNF 34th oa, 20th O2L (crash)
#78 Milton Minter 4th oa, 4th O2L (yellow/blue - group II #9)
#81 Fred Van Beuren DNF 30th oa, 17th O2L (engine) (white? - group II #6)

Race #11 T/A 10-1-67 Las Vegas, NV; Stardust International Raceway “Las Vegas 350”
#2 Ron Dykes-Parsons DNF 18th oa, 9th O2L (red - group II #19)
#5 Art Hendricks 8th oa, 5th O2L
#10 Phil Halbert DNF 31st oa, 19th O2L
#17 Jerry Titus / Jordan 3rd oa, 3rd O2L (new car acid dipped) (group II #4)
#31 Ron Bucknum 2nd oa, 2nd O2L (yellow – group II #2; 5th race)
#33 John McComb / Dave Dooley DNF 14th oa, 7th O2L (white – group II #10)
#43 Bob Egan (entrant list only)
#47 Pete Cordts DNF 20th oa, 10th O2L (unknown color - group II #18)
#78 Milton Minter DNF 28th oa, 16th O2L (yellow/blue - group II #9)
#81 Fred Van Beuren DNF 21st oa, 12th O2L (white? - group II #6)
   
Race #12 T/A 10-8-67 Kent, WA; Pacific Raceway “Kent 300”
#17 Jerry Titus practice wreck-DNF 21st oa, 13th O2L; (white – group II #10; borrowed)
#31 Ron Bucknum 2nd oa, 2nd O2L (yellow – group II #2; 6th race)
#43 Bob Egan 17th oa, 11th O2L (white - group II #16)
#76 Joe Chamberlain / Dennis Pillar 13th oa, 9th O2L
#78 Milton Minter DNF 28th oa, 17th O2L (yellow/blue - group II #9)



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Re: Shelby "Trans Am" racing history
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2018, 09:28:51 PM »
1968 TBD

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Re: Shelby "Trans Am" racing history
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2018, 09:29:13 PM »
1969 TBD