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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Camaro Race Overview from Wikipedia

Camaro Cup Race Car
One of the vehicles featured in the SCCA Trans-Am Series sanctioned was Camaro. Roger Penske worked with Chevrolet to operate its factory-backed unofficially Trans Am team with Mark Donohue winning the title in 1969 and 1968. In the 1970 season, Jim Hall Chaparral replaced Team Penske. Corsair Camaro series leader was Warren Agor Rochester, his orange # 13 is the 1998, 1994 and 1993.

Camaros racing in the 1976 Camaro Cup at Ring Knutstorp in Sweden



Because of changes in your body, there was also another SCCA Trans-Am Series Camaro that was not popular. It was proudly using the number 13. It had been built and also run by Henry "Smokey" Yunick. An innovative car manufacturer, which has reduced the weight of their cars by acid-dipping safety glass body parts, and install thinner was Smokey Yunick.


Vintage Trans-Am racing of today
 
All four fenders extended windshield back, Camaros Penske / Donohue also had dropped the front plate, the floor went up and even drip -rails were moved closer to the body, the front sub-frame "Z'd" to lower the car. This Camaro only had a 302 engine that was capable of producing 482 horsepower and has always kept his gaze stock. This Camaro then was bought by Edelbrock. Then the new age piece performance Chevy small block was tested by him. Finally, the Smokey Yunick 1968 Camaro is owned by Vic Edelbrock Jr.
 
In 1972 and 1971 Australian Touring Car Championship at the wheel of a Camaro, Bob Jane became the winner. The Camaro used in the International Race of Champions from 1975 and lasting 12 years until 1989, It became the official car and also the first American car of the hit series from the Porsche Carrera RSR.
Nowadays,
in many forms of motorsports worldwide the Camaros are always take part in racing. the Camaros can be currently found in several series of International Hot Rod Association, the United States Hot Rod Association and the National Hot Rod Association, even, it become a favorite in drag racing. Currently you can found Camaros in the Racing of Sports Car Club of America series American Sedan. In the Swedish Camaro have also been the exclusive vehicle Cup series since 1975.
By
according the honor of Indianapolis 500 Pace Car duties in 1967, 1969, 1982, 1993, 2009, 2010 and 2011 is proven that the Camaro not only participated in races . It is also paced races at Watkins Glen, Daytona, Canada, Charlotte Motor Speedway and Mosport. The Camaro was also a regular on the IMSA GT series.
Kind of Camaro which is scheduled for clues in the 2010 Championship in the GT class of Grand Am Road Racing was the fifth-generation of Camaro. It was announced by Stevenson Motorsports that it is trying to run a two car team of Pratt and Miller built cars based on the spaceframe even if your existing Pontiac GXP-R. In the Grand Sports class of Grand-Am Challenge Continental tires, the team also competes with Camaros.

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