The new Mustang, coupled with the upcoming Camaro and Challenger, certainly conjures up memories of the three of them banging fenders on the road courses of America in the SCCA Trans-Am series of the 60's and 70's. Could the resurgence of these three models be enough to support an entire race series?
In the December issue of Car and Driver, they spoke to Dan Davis of Ford Racing about just that. Davis thinks that this would be a fantastic showcase for race-prepped vehicles built from real cars, not the tube frame racers of recent years. After all, the SCCA Trans-Am series is the longest continually running road racing series in North America, so why not keep it going with a vengeance?
Now all we need is to see a Gurney, Donahue or even Gentilozzi-type along with some factory support to get the ball rolling. Maybe even a Sunoco sponsorship? We think it would rock to have the chance at seeing Mustangs, Camaros, and Challengers going head-to-head at VIR in cars that the fans could identify with. What a great opportunity to use the phrase "Win on Sunday, sell on Monday" again! Just please don't let money ruin the series!
[Source: Car and Driver via Jalopnik]