Tommy Kendall re-writes the record book

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Through the 11th race of the 1997 SCCA Trans-Am season, Tommy Kendall leads in just about every category............ Tommy Second Place Wins: 11 0 Points: 371 ...

Through the 11th race of the 1997 SCCA Trans-Am season, Tommy Kendall leads in just about every category............

Tommy Second Place Wins: 11 0 Points: 371 258 (Dorsey Schroeder) Money: $257,700 $130,650 (Dorsey Schroeder) Poles: 9 2 (Dorsey Schroeder) Fast Race Laps: 8 1 (Ron Fellows, Dorsey Schroeder, and Paul Gentilozzi) Miles Led: 927.157 67.87 (Paul Gentilozzi) Laps Completed: 553 552 (Jon Gooding) "Turn on the Power" Awards: 6 2 (Brian Simo) Fast Fives: 11 11 (Tied with Dorsey Schroeder and Paul Gentilozzi)

In the first 11 races of the 1997 SCCA Trans-Am series, the following records have been established:

Drivers:

Wins in a season: 11 Tommy Kendall Previous record: 10 Mark Donohue 1968

Consecutive wins in a season: 11 Tommy Kendall Previous record: 8 Mark Donohue 1968

Consecutive wins in a career: 11 Tommy Kendall Previous record: 10 Bob Tullius 1978-79

Winning percentage in a season: 100% Tommy Kendall 11 of 11 (Worst case for season - 85%) Previous record: 78% Mark Donohue 1971, 7 of 9

Fastest qualifier in a season: 9 Tommy Kendall Ties record of: 9 Donohue (1968), Pruett (1987), Sharp (1993)

Fastest qualifier in a career: 37 Tommy Kendall Previous record: 28 Tommy Kendall (thru 1996)

Fastest race laps in a season: 8 Tommy Kendall Previous record: 7 Willy T. Ribbs (1985), Darin Brassfield (1991)

Fastest race laps in a career: 21 Tommy Kendall Previous record: 20 Willy T. Ribbs

Top three finishes in a season: 11 Tommy Kendall Ties record of: 11 Mark Donohue (1969), Tom Gloy (1984)

Top three finishes in a career: 52 Tommy Kendall Previous record: 44 Greg Pickett (thru 1996)

Earnings in a season $ 257,700 Tommy Kendall $ 253,700 Tommy Kendall (1996)

Career earnings $ 1,107,380 Tommy Kendall Previous record $ 901,700 Ron Fellows (thru 1996)

Championships: 4 Tommy Kendall Previous record: 3 Tommy Kendall (90,95,96), Mark Donohue (68,69,71)*

Consecutive championships: 3 Tommy Kendall Previous record 2 Mark Donohue (68-69)*, Peter Gregg (73-74), Bob Tullius (77-78), Wally Dallenbach Jr. (85-86) Tommy Kendall (95-96)

Other records & milestones for Tommy Kendall:

Tommy's 11 wins to date have moved him to second on the career Trans-Am win list with 26 (Mark Donohue has 29).

Tommy is now the most successful FORD driver in Trans-Am history with 20 victories (Dorsey Schroeder is second with 17).

No driver has ever swept an entire series in any significant professional series.

The longest consecutive streaks in "professional motorsports" is Steve Kinser - 12 wins in WoO sprint cars and Jeremy McGraths 13 wins in AMA Supercross.

Manufacturers:

Consecutive wins in a season: 11 Ford Ties record of 11 Porsche 1977

Milestones:

The Watkins Glen race was the 75th win for a Ford Mustang

IF a Ford wins the final two races, it will be the 125th win for a Ford Motor Company product (including 46 Lincoln-Mercury vehicles)

* Driver's Championship not officially recognized until 1971.

Regards, +------------------------------+ F = First Dean Case | Phone: 313.24.85415 | O = On SVO Motorsports | Fax: 313.84.53558 | R = Race Ford Motor Company | e-mail:usfmcvk4@ibmmail.com | D = Day

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