While the Trans-Am series has had its share of bumps in the road, it is the series that most lives up to its name, in that it has been North America’s big bore mainstay since its inception in 1966. Forget for the moment that there is no Canadian date this year – that appears to be a result of a communication error.
The first ever Trans-Am race was held on an old airforce training base called Sebring, located in Florida on March 25, 1966. Bob Tullius won the over 2,000 cc class at that race driving a Dodge Dart. The track, like the series, still soldiers on.
The season opening Foametix Trans Am 100 last weekend ended early for the Canada’s Best Racing Team entry of Joey McColm, when a rocker arm came adrift in the new CBRT Ford Mustang, which hadn’t turned a wheel until Thursday practice. Until then, the Mustang showed good speed and as this on board video shows, it sounds glorious.