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NTB Trans-Am Series Fact Sheet: Road Racing Classic at Mid-Ohio

11 June 1998



Race Date:   Sunday, June 14, 1998 
             Green Flag: 12:00 p.m. (EDT) 

Television:  Sunday, June 14
             TNN-The Nashville Network, 2:00 p.m. (EDT) 

             Monday, June 15 (Rebroadcast)
             Speedvision, 9:00 p.m. (EDT) 

Circuit:     Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, 2.25-mile, 13-turn
             road course 

Race Length: 45 laps, 101.25 miles. 

It's been a dozen years since the Trans-Am and Can-Am names were
featured on the same ticket (Mosport Park, 1986), and this weekend
continues a new era in North American motorsports as the "modern"
Can-Am Championship-now competing under the USRRC banner-and the NTB
Trans-Am are once again teamed. This week will be the second of three
1998 venues featuring both the NTB Trans-Am and Can-Am (Homestead, May
16-17; Minneapolis, June 27-28).


NTB TRANS-AM RECORDS

Qualifying:         98.149 mph, 1:22.623, Tom Kendall, 1997 
Race Lap:           95.733 mph, 1:24.610, Jack Baldwin, 1993 
Winner's Speed:     85.747 mph, Tom Kendall, 1994 

Narrowest 
Margin of Victory:  .300 sec., Parnelli Jones over George Follmer, 1970 

Widest 
Margin of Victory:  1 lap + 22 sec., Mark Donohue over Jerry Titus, 1968

Last Race  
Margin of Victory:  .546 sec., Tom Kendall over Dorsey Schroeder, 1997 

Past Winners:


Year	Winner				Speed
1967	Jerry Titus (O), 
        Horst Kwech (U)			76.664 mph
1968	Mark Donohue (O), 
        Bert Everett (U)		82.28 mph
1969	Ron Bucknum (O), 
        Peter Gregg (U)			83.53 mph
1970	Parnelli Jones			83.118 mph
1971	George Follmer			77.150 mph
1972	Milt Minter			78.990 mph
1982	Elliott Forbes-Robinson		75.890 mph
1983	Willy T. Ribbs			87.518 mph
1985	Wally Dallenbach Jr.		91.053 mph
1986	Greg Pickett			83.060 mph
1987	Scott Pruett			82.957 mph
1988	Hans Stuck			65.423 mph
1989	Dorsey Schroeder		91.994 mph
1990	Darin Brassfield		90.665 mph
1991	Darin Brassfield		92.340 mph
1992	Greg Pickett			81.696 mph
1993	Jack Baldwin			81.889 mph
1994	Tom Kendall			85.747 mph
1997	Tom Kendall			88.422 mph

Past Poles:	

Year	Fastest Qualifier		Speed
1967	N.A.	
1968	N.A.	
1969	N.A.
1970    N.A.
1971    N.A.
1972	Milt Minter			84.716 mph
1982	Tom Gloy			90.580 mph
1983	Elliott Forbes-Robinson		92.840 mph
1985	Elliott Forbes-Robinson		95.390 mph
1986	Scott Pruett			95.059 mph
1987	Scott Pruett			97.643 mph
1988	Irv Hoerr			96.712 mph
1989	Irv Hoerr			95.296 mph
1990	Darin Brassfield		99.207 mph
1991	Paul Gentilozzi			99.312 mph
1992	Greg Pickett			96.292 mph
1993	Tommy Archer			98.002 mph
1994	Tom Kendall			97.987 mph
1997	Tom Kendall			98.149 mph