The opening race of the 1994 Trans Am season took place at Miami in February. Tom Kendall in a Ford Mustang dominated qualifying and the race. Kendall’s performance caused the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) to make adjustments to the Chevrolet Camaro and Ford Mustang to increase parity. Changes were made to the Camaro's splitter and rear spoiler in an effort to improve down-force. Teams competing with the Mustang were required to lower the hood.

Round two did not take place until May at Mosport which gave the teams plenty of time to test the rule changes. Race day was sunny with unseasonably high temperatures – 29C/84F. There were twenty-five starters for the 40-lap event.

Pole-sitter Tom Kendall in the No. 11 Ford Mustang jumped into the lead followed closely by second fastest qualifier Scott Pruett in a Chevrolet Camaro. Trailing Pruett are the Mustangs of Ron Fellows and Dorsey Schroeder. Before lap one was completed the race went full course yellow as the result of a starting line incident.
The thirteenth place qualifier Ray Kong in No. 87 Chevrolet Camaro anticipated a fast start but when this did not occur he was forced to brake hard causing the opening lap crash. Kong hit the pit wall hard and retired on the spot. Also involved in the incident were Bill Saunders and Rick McCormick. McCormick was able to continue but Saunders was forced to retire.
Trans Am rules allowed four different engine displacement options. A 335 cubic inch or 358 cubic inch 9:1 V8 engines with a car weight of 2700-lbs. Another choice was a V6 with a 275 cubic inch engine weighing 2500-lbs. But the most popular choice was a 311 cubic inch motor. All four options used a 4150 Holley carburetor. This is a shot of Jack Baldwin’s engine which 'let go' on the last lap.
Tom Kendall led the first 11-laps but a problem with the car resulted in him being passed by Pruett, Schroeder, Jack Baldwin and Tommy Archer. Kendall would circulate in seventh place during the mid-point of the race to conserve his tires. With 5-laps to go he began his charge but like many other drivers, he would spin in Jack Baldwin’s oil but recovered to finish third.
Dorsey Schroeder qualified the Raybestos Ford Mustang third and ran with leaders for the first half of the race. However, mid-way through the race he was forced to pit with a flat tire. This took him out of contention - he finished nineteenth.
Ron Fellows was running fourth when an ignition problem caused the car to lose power at Moss corner. He was able to get the issue rectified and resume racing but had fallen back in the standings. Like a couple of competitors, Fellows benefited from Baldwin’s engine failure. On the last lap, he passed Baldwin, Tommy and Bobby Archer, Greg Pickett and Paul Gentilozzi to finish fourth.
On lap-11 Scott Pruett in the American Equipment Racing Chevrolet Camaro was out front and led the remainder of the race. He finished 12.682-seconds in front of second place finisher Tom Kendall. This Trans Am win was the fourth in a row at Mosport for the Buzz McCall team.
Jack Baldwin was running second on the last lap when he blew his engine on the Mario Andretti straight away. The oil he dropped in corner eight caused Boris Said, Bobby Archer, Tommy Archer, Tom Kendall and Greg Pickett to spin. Kendall was the first to recover which earned him a second place finish. Jamie Galles also benefitted from Baldwin's troubles and finished third in his first Trans Am race.
After Baldwin’s motor blew, he attempted to continue and secure a second place finish. But he spun in his own oil and hit the wall between corners nine and ten. He was unable to continue and was credited with an eleventh place finish – one lap down to the winner Scott Pruett.

FINISHSTARTDRIVERCARLAPS
12Scott PruettChevrolet Camaro40
21Tom KendallFord Mustang40
312Jamie GallesChevrolet Camaro40
44Ron FellowsFord Mustang40
59Greg PickettChevrolet Camaro40
611Paul GentilozziChevrolet Camaro40
75Bobby ArcherFord Mustang40
810George RobinsonChevrolet Camaro40
914Jon GoodingFord Mustang40
107Boris SaidFord Mustang40
116Jack BaldwinChevrolet Camaro39
128Tommy ArcherFord Mustang39
1317Tim McAdamChevrolet Camaro39
1419Randy RuhlmanDodge39
1520Brian RichardsChevrolet Camaro39
1623Don SakOldsmobile Cutlass39
1721R.J. ValentineChevrolet Camaro39
1824Dale PhelonChevrolet Camaro39
193Dorsey SchroederFord Mustang38
2022Rick DittmanOldsmobile Cutlass38
2116Rick McCormickChevrolet Camaro38
2218Bob PatchPontiac Trans Am27
2325Clint WeldingChevrolet Camaro16
2415Bill SaundersFord Mustang1
2513Ray KongChevrolet Camaro0


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