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« Reply #255 on: February 16, 2014, 12:50:15 AM »

Kent 300 Trans-Am coverage from CP&A. (Jon Mello Collection)

Donohue's two wins to finish off the season made things close at the end but it was not enough to win the championship.
It ended up going to Mustang even though Mercury was ahead going into the last race and had both Gurney and Jones
driving for them. The other thing to note was this was the first race for Penske's team on Goodyear tires. Roger was a Firestone
racing tire distributor and this would not have been done without pressure from Mark Donohue. Roger ended up selling his
Firestone franchise and becoming a Goodyear racing tire distributor beginning in time for the '68 racing season.





















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« Reply #256 on: February 17, 2014, 12:00:40 AM »

Kent 300 Trans-Am coverage from Post*Grid. (Jon Mello Collection)











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« Reply #257 on: February 17, 2014, 02:35:46 AM »

good post: that article "talk about sand bagging-Ask Mark" Jerry Titus makes the remark at the end of the article regarding a super special light model and says "Like, how many Z-28's have you seen on the street, for example?" and in the years that followed Chevrolet capitalized on the racing prowess of the Z-28/Penske racing and marketed towards that crowd. But thank goodness for Mark Donahue and the Penske team or who knows if the moniker would even still be around today let alone the Camaro model itself.
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« Reply #258 on: February 18, 2014, 12:16:29 AM »

I think with the Mustang still going there is good reason for Chevrolet to keep the Camaro in the lineup. Yes, there was an 8 year gap with no Camaro but it helped to refocus the car. Penske and Donohue did add prestige to the Camaro nameplate, no doubt about it. They were my heroes when I became a Camaro owner and even before that.
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« Reply #259 on: February 20, 2014, 12:35:28 AM »

Kent 300 Trans-Am report from te December '67 issue of Sports Car Graphic. (Jon Mello Collection)

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« Reply #260 on: March 02, 2014, 02:12:17 AM »

Kent 300 Trans-Am photo feature from NorthWest MotorSports News. (Jon Mello Collection)





































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« Reply #261 on: March 08, 2014, 11:55:25 PM »

Kent 300 Trans-Am entry form including schedule of events and race rules, courtesy of Frank Dihartce.





























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« Reply #262 on: March 09, 2014, 12:31:09 AM »

Kent 300 Trans-Am program, courtesy of Frank Dihartce.























































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