TACH Driver Profile: Tommy Kendall, UCLA Trans Am Terror
11 August 1997A few years ago 6'5" Tommy Kendall was winning in Trans Am and IMSA let it be known that he wanted to move up to NASCAR or CART, even though he reckoned that any race car would have to be modified for his towering countenance.
He's always been good as a driver. Then, three years ago he crashed big time at Watkins Glen in a WSC car and was laid up for months, whereupon he could contemplate his future in auto racing.
He decided that Trans Am was where its at and found a Ford Mustang Cobra ride with All Sport Body Quencher as his sponsor. And so far for 1997 he's given his sponsor its money's worth, as he has broken the Late Mark Donohue's win streak by taking nine checkers in a row starting at Homestead in Florida in April and accuring his latest at the Glen last weekend.
In 1996 he won his third Trans Am driver's championship and it looks like he has it locked up for 1997, with only four events left on the schedule.
Personal Santa Monica, Ca Also home in Opapka, Fla Age: 30 Wife: Caroline UCLA Economics Born: Oct 17, 1966 1993 Trans Am 2 starts 2 top 10 1994 Trans Am 13 starts 4 wins 10 top 10 1995 Trans Am 11 starts 1 win 10 top 10 1996 Trans Am 14 starts 4 wins 13 top 10
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