Journal: 1988 Trans-Am Cars Battling At Lime Rock Park Is Worth A Watch

1988 Trans-Am Cars Battling At Lime Rock Park Is Worth A Watch

By Michael Banovsky
September 29, 2016

The 1988 Trans-Am season was a great one, turning into a real shootout between vastly different race cars and drivers as diverse as Paul Newman, Walter Röhrl, Hurley Haywood, and Scott Pruett. Thanks to the magic of YouTube, it’s also something you can watch right now with this classic footage from Lime Rock Park.

Featuring great commentary from Brock Yates and Steve Evans, a BMW E30 convertible pacing the field, and a flat-out sprint around one of America’s most beloved circuits is how best I can set it up. But with the dominant Audis recently handicapped before the event in performance to the tune of 1-inch narrower tires, less turbo boost, and more weight, the 200 quattros did much more defending than passing.

“It’s now like a truck,” said Walter Röhrl before he stepped into his car, which had been handicapped by Trans-Am Series after winning five races on the trot. The action kicks off at around the 10-minute mark, with 100-miles of racing to look forward to. If you don’t know who’s going to win yet, we recommend leaving your Google searches for after.

Who’s your driver of the day from the 1988 Trans-Am round at Lime Rock Park?

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toyota yaris
toyota yaris
6 years ago

This post makes a lot of sense indeed and I appreciate the work

Erick Thomas
Erick Thomas
7 years ago

Not a spoiler, but tsk tsk Ms. St James 😉 Good racing, good times for the sport, not only Trans Am but also GTO/GTU.

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