The Sports Car Club of America’s Trans Am Championship celebrated its thirtieth season in 1995.
The year begins with race number 316.
Trans Am rules require that vehicles be constructed with a purpose-built tube frame chassis. The top chassis builders include Riley & Scott, Roush, Weaver, Selix-Weaver, Hoerr and Rocketsports. The bodies are made of composites, such as carbon fiber, Kevlar and fiberglass. The rules stipulate that the cars should maintain the recognizable external features of the manufacturer's model while providing flares necessary to keep the tires inside the bodywork. SCCA Pro Racing uses body templates to ensure the shape of cars is within designated tolerances. Cars are required to use the stock windshield or an approved alternative, which has to be mounted in the original location and at the original angle. The rules also dictate the use of the stock taillights, which are often the only production parts on the vehicles. The popular models are the Chevrolet Camaro and Ford Mustang; however other vehicles eligible for the series include the Chevrolet Corvette and Lumina, Dodge Daytona, Mercury Cougar, Pontiac Grand Prix and Trans Am, Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme and Toronado and Buick Regal. Car styles cannot be more than five years old. All cars are required to use an American-based engine. The rules allow a 335 cubic inch or 358 cubic inch 9:1 V8 engines with a car weight of 2700-lbs. Another option is a V6 with a 275 cubic inch engine weighing 2500-lbs. But the most popular choice is a 311 cubic inch motor. All options must be fitted with a 4150 Holley carburetor.
The twelve race season began in May at Phoenix International Raceway and is followed by a trip to Canada for race two and Mosport Park. Next, drivers compete at Lime Rock Park and then on a temporary circuit at Detroit. Teams travel to the west coast for round five at Portland International Raceway. On the calendar in early July is a weekend at Road America. The next two events are conducted on temporary layouts at Cleveland, Ohio and Trois-Rivieres, Quebec. In August, the championship visits Watkins Glen International and Road Atlanta. The penultimate weekend of the championship is held at the Grand Prix of Dallas, with the finale taking place October 7 at Sears Point Raceway.
Round two of the 1995 SCCA Pro Racing Trans Am Series was held at Mosport Park. Drivers would compete in a forty-lap contest around the ten turn 2.459-mile road course.
|Twenty-one Trans Am competitors enter Mosport Park’s turn ten for round two of the 1995 championship. On the pole is the fifth-fastest qualifier, Paul Gentilozzi, in the Rocket Sports Chevrolet Camaro. The Fast Five Qualifying Program inverted the starting grid for the five fastest drivers during qualifying. Gentilozzi would lead the race until lap-12 when he spun. On the outside of the front row is Dorsey Schroeder.|
|The 1989 Trans Am champion Dorsey Schroeder qualified fourth fastest and started on the outside of the front row in the No. 12 Raybestos sponsored Ford Mustang. For the first eleven laps, Schroeder trailed Paul Gentilozzi. On the twelfth circuit, Gentilozzi spun on oil in Moss corner. Despite coming under pressure from hometown hero Ron Fellows, he won his second Mosport race by a margin of 0.265-seconds.|
|Fan favourite Ron Fellows, in the No. 3 AER Manufacturing / AC Delco Chevrolet Camaro, was fastest in the opening practice session and topped the sheets in qualifying. Wasting little time, he moved from fifth to fourth on lap one and gained another position when Paul Gentilozzi spun. Fellows moved into second and put pressure on the leader, Dorsey Schroeder. He would finish in the runner-up position.|
|Capturing the final position on the rostrum at this year’s Tran Am event at Mosport Park was Boris Said. Said was piloting the No. 4 Tom Gloy prepared Ford Mustang. He was gridded third after recording the third-fastest time during the qualifying session. At the start of the contest, Said lost positions to Ron Fellows and Tom Kendall. But mistakes by Paul Gentilozzi and Kendall allowed him to inherit a third-place result.|
|Last season at Mosport Park, Tom Kendall qualified on the pole but finished second to Scott Pruett. Kendall, driving the No. 11 All Sports Body Quencher / Roush Racing Ford Mustang, was second-fastest in qualifying. During the race, he was in contention until an attempted pass on Ron Fellows sent him off course. Kendall fell to thirteenth but used a full course caution to change tires and charge to a fourth-place finish.|
|Brian Simo drove the No. 22 Valvoline Ford Mustang – one of three Mustangs entered by Tom Gloy Racing – the other two were raced by Dorsey Schroeder and Boris Said. Simo was ninth fastest during the qualifying session. Errors by Kenny Wilden and Paul Gentilozzi, the retirement of Robert Rizzo and a pass on Brian Till meant that all of Gloy’s cars finished in the top five.|
|1||4/2||Dorsey Schroeder||Ford Mustang||50||-|
|2||1/5||Ron Fellows||Chevrolet Camaro||40||-|
|3||3/3||Boris Said||Ford Mustang||40||-|
|4||2/4||Tom Kendall||Ford Mustang||40||-|
|5||9||Brian Simo||Ford Mustang||40||-|
|6||10||Price Cobb||Chevrolet Camaro||40||-|
|7||8||Brian Till||Chevrolet Camaro||40||-|
|8||5/1||Paul Gentilozzi||Chevrolet Camaro||40||-|
|9||21||Jamie Galles||Chevrolet Camaro||40||-|
|10||6||Kenny Wilden||Chevrolet Camaro||40||-|
|11||14||Bill Saunders||Chevrolet Camaro||40||-|
|12||12||Tim McAdam||Chevrolet Camaro||40||-|
|13||15||Dale Phelon||Chevrolet Camaro||40||-|
|14||17||R.J. Valentine||Chevrolet Camaro||40||-|
|15||16||Phil Bartelt||Ford Mustang||40||-|
|16||20||Craig Shafer||Chevrolet Camaro||38||-|
|17||19||Jerry Simmons||Chevrolet Camaro||38||-|
|18||18||Donald Sak||Oldsmobile Cutlass||38||-|
|19||11||Jon Gooding||Ford Mustang||36||Accident|
|20||7||Rob Rizzo||Ford Mustang||22||Engine|
|21||13||Tony Ave||Chevrolet Camaro||5||Tie Rod|
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