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2019 ESR Trans Am Series Car Classification

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1968 Chevy Camaro "Penske" - High top speed, great torque, good overall grip, bit understeery, a little down on braking power, 2013 T/A champion with driver Pat Sweeney.

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1970 Chevy Camaro Z/28 - Good handling but with inherent low speed off-throttle understeer but no major quirks, decent gear selection, poor brake cooling leads to the worst brake fade of the class, durable engine, on the slow side as far as acceleration but gains on longer straights with the highest top speed of the class. 2016 T/A champion with driver Rich Minkler.

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1971 AMC Javelin - lowest top speed, great torque, excellent mid-corner grip, good overall balance, easy to throw around, bit down on braking power, new gears and rev limit fix for 2015 made this perhaps the best all around car on the track. 2017 (Dave Hutton) and 2018 (Brandon Smith) T/A champion. 2017 and 2018 T/A Sportsman champion with drivers Eric Richard and Bobby Lee.

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1970 Dodge Challenger - Decent top speed, high-revving, best braking of the group, quick turn-in, loose under throttle. Not a single driver in the history of the Sunday Trans Am championship series but Mike Campbell won with it during the 2013 Tony Rust exhibition race. Well overdue for some appreciation and success.

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1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302 - quickest acceleration and high top speed under race conditions, strong but difficult to exploit brakes, good exit grip, default set needs lots of work, worst understeer in the class, great gear selection, pleasing engine howl, most wins in 2013 with 2014 T/A champ Rich Coffey at the wheel who was in contention for the championship until he missed a race weekend. Balance of performance adjustment near the end of the 2018 season dramatically improved the handling, expected to be a strong contender in 2019.

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1970 Plymouth AAR Cuda - Stable, high top speed, good brakes, limited gear selection, was a contender in 2013 and 2015.

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1970 Pontiac Firebird - Chassis and gearbox are identical to the '70 Camaro Z/28, specs out with a little less power but at least 500 more revs seem to even it out, few drivers but Bojan Mikic ("Kiby") dominated at many tracks with a slower version and Dave Hutton was very competitive with it in 2016.

2019 ESR Trans Am Series Driver Classification

T/A Pro

1. Chris Sherburn - '69 Ford Mustang Boss 302 (TBA GBR)
2. Cam Porter - '68 Chevrolet Camaro Penske (#71 TBA)
3. Tom Lory - '70 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 (#26 IROC Go Pro Evol)
4. Yoan Lamontagne - '70 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am (#27 Le Folichon)
5. Brandon Smith - '71 AMC Javelin (#900 AMC Go Pro Evol)
6. Rich Minkler - '70 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 (#76 Jaegermeister TUM)
7. Kevin Juliot - '68 Chevrolet Camaro Penske (#77 Canon TUM)
8. Dave Hutton - '69 Ford Mustang Boss 302 (Kohler Engines TUM)
9. Dale Beatty - '70 Plymouth Cuda (TBA GBR)
10. Pat Sweeney - '68 Chevrolet Camaro Penske (#36 Red Bull TUM)


T/A Sportsman

1. Tim Porter - Plymouth AAR 'Cuda (#14 K-Tel)
2. Barry King - Ford Mustang Boss 302 (#05 Super Cheap Auto)
3. Eric Richard - AMC Javelin (#9 Duracell)
4. Max Frechette - AMC Javelin (#39 Duracell)
5. Jim Carvalho - Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 (#16 Penske)
6. Jonathan Hill - Dodge Challenger (#22 stock skin)

Frank Radosti
Dave Carlton
Paul Nadeau
Bobby Lee
Luciano Silva
Glenn Corliss
Anthony Aden


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Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:44 pm
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I'll partake the Mustang as usual in during my drop-ins. As I doubt I'll be available to race full time, I'll just run one of the default skins.

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Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:28 pm
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I'll do they yearly ritual of saying I'll test the cars and maybe I will, but will end up with the '68 Camaro again. :|

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Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:13 pm
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I was going to try something different this year and go with the Camaro, but since this is the last Bruhaha with these cars, I'm ridin' dirty in the Bad News Barracuda.

#14 K-Tel Plymouth AAR Cuda. It's my favorite.

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Like Tim said, since this will probably be the last go with these beasts for the foreseeable future, I'm going with the old standby, CAMaro, #71 of course. :D


Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:58 pm
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I am taking the easy way again, '70 Camaro Z/28.

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Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:13 pm
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I will stay with the Mustang #05 thanks, using old skin.


Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:23 pm
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Me and Max will pick the Javelin custom skins to come.

Yohan will take the Firebird like always.

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When I can make it, I'll be wheeling a '70 Camaro like last time.

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#36 TUM RedBull Camaro as usual. Thanks

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1970 Dodge Challenger #22 (default purple skin)

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