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Posted 22 October 2016 - 11:10 AM

... with drivers, crew chiefs, engineers, video will be archived.
“From the glory days when factory support was critical, to today’s independent race teams, the history of this iconic series will be covered from all sides. It’s a discussion that shouldn’t be missed,” she said.
The experiences of panel members will range from Trans-Am in its launch years, through the series’ racing in the 1980s and ’90s, the decline of the series in the early 2000s to today’s revived competition.
Panel members:

  • Chuck Cantwell, whose roles in Trans-Am included chief engineer behind the 1960s Shelby GT350, Shelby Racing team manager and Penske crew chief for Mark Donohue.
  • John “Woody” Woodard, chief mechanic for Penske’s Trans-Am cars.
  • Lee Dykstra, lead Trans-Am engineer at Kar Kraft, Ford’s private research and development shop.
  • Don Cox, Chevrolet Research and Development engineer who became Penske Racing’s chief engineer.
  • Tommy Kendall, four-time Trans-Am champion in the 1990s.
  • Butch Leitzinger, 2002 Trans-Am Rookie of the Year.

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