Milt Minter Trans-Am tribute

Longtime Trans-Am Competitor Milt Minter Passes INDIANAPOLIS (Jan. 7, 2005) -- Milt Minter, who competed in the Trans-Am Series from 1967 to 1982, died Dec. 23 from complications from cancer at his Sanger, Calif. home. Minter was 71. Minter ...

Longtime Trans-Am Competitor Milt Minter Passes

INDIANAPOLIS (Jan. 7, 2005) -- Milt Minter, who competed in the Trans-Am Series from 1967 to 1982, died Dec. 23 from complications from cancer at his Sanger, Calif. home. Minter was 71.

Minter competed in 55 Trans-Am races during his career, and recorded three victories, as well as 20 top-five and 35 top-ten finishes. Minter's breakout Trans-Am season came in 1972 when he drove a Pontiac Firebird to second in the Drivers' Championship behind George Follmer. Minter also competed in the Can-Am Series, driving a Vasek Polak Porsche 917, as well as other SCCA series and vintage events.

"Our thoughts and prayers go out to Mr. Minter's family and friends,O said Trans-Am Executive Director John Clagett. "He was a fierce competitor and is truly an important part of the Trans-Am legend.O

A memorial service will be held for Minter at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 7 at 14835 E. Olive Street, in Sanger, Calif.

The Trans-Am Series features closed-fendered, production-based, V-8-powered sports cars, competing on permanent road courses, and temporary street and airport circuits throughout North America. The Trans-Am Series is America's oldest continuously running road racing series and celebrates its 40th consecutive year of competition in 2005.

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Series General , Trans-Am
Drivers George Follmer , Milt Minter
Article type Obituary