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« on: March 26, 2014, 12:27:26 AM »

Here's an article about the GT race at Hickory Speedway in June 69. Too bad the pic isn't clearer.
Who ran the GT series? Any crossover racers/racecars between the T/A and the GT?
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« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2014, 08:03:53 AM »

Racing still happens at the Hickory Speedway.
Wish they did GT nowadays....
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« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2014, 07:25:41 PM »

Yes, there were a few people who ran in both series, sometimes with the same car. Pete Hamilton, the winner at Hickory, did run one or two Trans-Am races. So did Vick Campbell in a '67 Z, Jim Murphy in a '68 Camaro, Peter Gregg in a 911, Bob Tullius in a Javelin and Don Yenko in an ex-Smokey Yunick Camaro.
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« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2014, 11:09:50 PM »

So the rules were generally similar?
I don't hear as much about the GT cars.
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« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2014, 11:18:24 PM »

The 'GT' racing, such as at Hickory (an oval track), was sponsored or sanctioned by NASCAR from 1968 thru 1970..  for pony cars.   Wiki has a little on it here...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_American

Some of the same cars may have raced in both, probably as an experiment, or just an opportunity to race, but I don't think there would be a lot of similarity in the racing, or the car prep, between the two.
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« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2014, 08:40:02 AM »

Most of the guys who did run Nascar GT and in Trans-Am just did the selected GT races at Daytona and not the ones on the little bullring ovals which were sometimes paved and sometimes not. Big Bill France probably slipped those guys a few extra bucks to come down and race at his track to help legitimize his racing series to a broader audience.
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