Ground Pounders at Brainerd 1969

From back when the Trans Am series looked a whole lot more like modified road cars than it does in the modern era. I’m not really even a huge fan of the contemporary pony cars, but is there anyone who doesn’t want to see the modern Mustang, Camaro, and Challenger racing full out on a road course? I’d love to see a return to the ‘stripped down road car’ aesthetic of the early Trans Am. Particularly if it can capture even a fraction of the spirit of the racing in this clip.

One response to “Ground Pounders at Brainerd 1969”

  1. K.YORK says:

    Grand Am’s Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge (CTSCC) could be that series you’re pining for.

    It has two classes in each race:

    * The Grand Sport (GS) class features large-displacement 6-cylinder or 8-cylinder sports cars as well as small displacement 4-cylinder forced induction sports cars.

    * The Street Tuner (ST) class is for smaller 4-cylinder or 6-cylinder compact sedans, coupes, or roadsters.

    All vehicles have fewer modifications than most series, using a “showroom stock” format.[1]

    The format is reminiscent of the original Trans Am Series, combining conventional sports cars and touring cars.

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