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Old 25th November 2014, 11:42   #1
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Default Dodge claims first-ever Trans-Am manufacturer’s title

Dodge claims first-ever Trans-Am manufacturer’s title

Matt Litwin Nov 24th, 2014

Think about the volumes of memorable race victories Dodge has been a part of. At the circle track it was Pearson (and others) in the Sixties, and Petty through most of the Seventies. For quarter-mile aficionados, it was the Ramchargers and Dick Landy. And on the road course it was, er, well not much, until Viper stunned the IMSA world with its overall victory at the 2000 24-Hours of Daytona.

Okay, road courses haven’t exactly been its forte. Not that Dodge didn’t try; think Sam Posey and his lime-green Challenger that, while somewhat competitive, couldn’t muster a Trans-Am win during the golden era of the SCCA’s series. While Posey went on to greatness, the few Challengers (the car) that remained through 1972 could barely finish.

Even in the Eighties, when the Trans-Am series was revitalized by a lucrative cable sports network contract and legitimate sponsor dollars for factory-backed teams, it was Ford and Mercury that dominated the circuit. Rules, manufactures and venues changed thereafter, and the series was put on hiatus in 2007 and ’08, but never was Dodge in the hunt for a manufacturer’s title. Until this year.

On Saturday, November 15, at Daytona International Speedway, 2013 Champion Cameron Lawrence held the slimmest of point leads in the TA2 class going into the 11th and final race of the 2014 Trans-Am season. A total of 50 cars across four classes took the green flag, 17 of them under the TA2 banner.

When the checkers fell on the 29-laps sprint around the speedway’s 3.56-mile road course, Cameron came home first in class and fifth overall behind the wheel of his Dodge Challenger. In doing so, he joined an elite fraternity of drivers who have won back-to-back Trans-Am titles and gave the automaker its first-ever manufacture’s title in the series.

“I’m so happy for Dodge. I’m incredibly lucky to be in this position working with a great team with a great car and all the people who have made this happen. I’m looking forward to keeping this going and seeing where it all takes us. It’s remarkable how close this championship ended up being; we entered the weekend only a point ahead. We just took care of business all weekend long; the team worked so incredibly hard to give me the perfect car for the race—everyone deserves this, Miller Racing and Dodge,” said an elated Cameron.

Claiming the event’s overall win and TA class win was Amy Ruman in a Chevrolet Corvette, her second win this season, while Doug Peterson celebrated his TA class title in a Corvette. In TA3A (American Muscle Group), Ernie Francis Jr. took both the class win and season championship at the helm of a Chevy Camaro. Finally, in the TA3I (International Group), Russ Snow took the class win in his Corvette, but the title went to Jason Berkeley in a Corvette.
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