||In 1972 George Follmer captured the Trans-Am Drivers' Championship
driving an AMC Javelin for the Roy Woods team. From 1969 through 1971 he
drove Ford Boss 302 Mustangs for the Bud Moore team, scoring a total of five
With wins in Formula One and at Le Mans and Sebring, Dan Gurney
was one of the world's top drivers when he entered the Trans-Am in 1967. That
year he took the first win for a Mercury Cougar in the closest-ever Trans-Am
finish at the Green Valley 300. In 1968 and 1969 Gurney drove Ford Mustangs
for the Shelby team, and in 1970 he fielded and drove Plymouth 'Cudas for his
own AAR team.
Driving a Bud Moore Boss 302 Mustang, Parnelli Jones won five Trans-Am events in 1970, enough to secure the Manufacturers' Championship for
Ford. He was also that year's unofficial Drivers' Champion, a title that would
not be formally established until the following season.
Cars prepared by Bud Moore won 14 Trans-Am races and earned at
least 3 victories in every season they competed. After entering the series in
1967 racing Mercury Cougars, Moore fielded Ford Boss 302 Mustangs from
1969 through 1971. Driven by George Follmer and Parnelli Jones, they
delivered the Manufacturers' Championship to Ford in the series' peak season
Roger Penske was the Trans-Am series' most successful entrant,
winning 31 races between 1967 and 1971. Penske and his lead driver Mark
Donohue initially raced Z28 Camaros, bringing Manufacturers' Championships
to Chevrolet in 1968 and 1969. After switching to AMC Javelins in 1970,
Penske and Donohue repeated the feat in 1971, this time winning both the
Manufacturers' and Drivers' titles.
Sam Posey raced in all seven seasons of the original Trans-Am series,
starting in the under-2.0 liter class. In 1966 he took the season's penultimate
round at Green Valley aboard an Alfa Romeo GTA, and in 1967 he won at
Sebring in a Porsche 911. In 1969 Posey won the Lime Rock Trans-Am driving
an over 2.0 liter Shelby Racing Boss 302 Mustang, becoming one of a handful
of drivers with victories in both groups. In 1970 he drove Dodge Challengers for
the Autodynamics team.