Watkins Glen Fact Sheet

BOSCH TRANS-AM CHAMPIONSHIP FACT SHEET RACE: BOSCH SCCA TRANS-AM CHAMPIONSHIP RACE DATE: August 8, 1998 RACE TIME: 3:30 P.M. PURSE: $110,000 LOCATION: Watkins Glen International, Watkins Glen, N.Y. 2.45-Mile Road Course DISTANCE: 102.9...

BOSCH TRANS-AM CHAMPIONSHIP FACT SHEET

RACE: BOSCH SCCA TRANS-AM CHAMPIONSHIP RACE

DATE: August 8, 1998 RACE TIME: 3:30 P.M. PURSE: $110,000

LOCATION: Watkins Glen International, Watkins Glen, N.Y. 2.45-Mile Road Course

DISTANCE: 102.9 miles (42 Laps)

RADIO: N/A TV: TNN (Delayed)

QUALIFYING SCHEDULE: Thursday, August 6, 1997 at 4:00 P.M. (Positions 1-5) Friday, August 7, 1997 at 8:15 A.M. (Final Qualifying)

QUALIFYING RECORD:  Tom Kendall  1:10.422  125.24 mph
        Ford Mustang     August, 1996
FASTEST RACE LAP:   Boris Said III  1:11.340  123.633 mph
     Ford Mustang     August, 1996

PAST EVENTS: This marks the ninth visit for the SCCA Trans-Am Championship to Watkins Glen International since reopening in 1984. From 1968 - 1980, the SCCA Trans-Am series competed at Watkins Glen International under a variety of formats, both as stand alone events as well as being part of the Six Hours of Endurance race. Since 1984, pole sitters and race winners:

YEAR  RACE WINNER  POLE WINNER
1997  Tom Kendall   Tom Kendall
1996  Dorsey Schroeder  Tom Kendall
1995  Ron Fellows   Tom Kendall
1994  Ron Fellows   Scott Pruett
1993  Scott Sharp   Scott Sharp
1992  Jack Baldwin   Scott Sharp
1991  Scott Sharp   Scott Sharp
1990  Chris Kneifel   Dorsey Schroeder
1985  Wally Dallenbach Jr.  Paul Newman
1984  Willy T. Ribbs   Bob Lobenberg

Historical Note: Watkins Glen hosted the Trans-Am from 1968-80 under a variety of formats, both as stand-alone races and as part of the Six Hours of Endurance.

Following are the year-by-year winners: 1968: Jerry Titus (O), Tony Adamowicz (U) 1969: Mark Donohue (O), Peter Gregg (U) 1970: Vic Elford 1971: Mark Donohue 1972: George Follmer 1973: Maurice Carter 1974: Peter Gregg/Hurley Haywood 1975: Babe Headley/Paul Misuriello 1976: Peter Gregg/Hurley Haywood (II); John Wood Bob Lazier (I) 1978: Hal Shaw Jr./Money Shelton (II); Bob Tullius/Brian Fuerstenau (I) 1979: Roy Woods/Bob Akin/Rob McFarlin (II); Bob Tullius/Brian Fuerstenau (I); John Paul (II), Bob Tullius (I) 1980: John Bauer/Larry Green

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Series Trans-Am
Drivers Wally Dallenbach , Chris Kneifel , Boris Said , Scott Sharp , Ron Fellows , Scott Pruett , Vic Elford , George Follmer , Jack Baldwin , Hurley Haywood , Paul Newman , Dorsey Schroeder , Tom Kendall , Willy T. Ribbs , John Paul , Bob Akin , Bob Tullius , Peter Gregg , Mark Donohue , Tony Adamowicz