2000 Trans-Am Series

The 2000 BFGoodrich Tires Trans-Am Series was the 35th season of the Sports Car Club of America‘s Trans-Am Series. 2000 marked the end of the “American muscle revival” era that had begun in 1989, with Italian manufacturer Qvale winning the championship. It would also mark the rise of Rocketsports Racing‘s dominance using Jaguar XKRs, which would continue until the series dissolved in 2006, after which team owner Paul Gentilozzi would switch to the American Le Mans Series. The season also marked the final victory for Pontiac in Trans Am, with a win at Texas.

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Car

No.

Driver Rounds
Chevrolet Camaro 07 Marybeth Harrison 4, 6–7, 10
0 Craig Baird 9, 11
Alan Ferguson 10, 12
6 Brian Pelke 1, 7
Frank Cioppettini 3
Willy T. Ribbs 4
G.J. Mennen, Jr. 11
Linda Pobst 12
8 John Paul Jr. 5
10 Don Sak 4–12
16 Willy T. Ribbs 1–3, 5–12
Bobby Sak 4
18 Jon Leavy 1–2
20 Tony Ave 5–7
22 Ken Murillo 3, 5, 10–11
24 Jim Briody 1–3, 5–12
25 Eric Curran 4
31 Don Meluzio 1, 4, 6–7
35 Mandy Gonzalez 1
38 Kerry Alexander All
39 J. Craig Shafer 2, 4–6
40 G.J. Mennen, Jr. 1–6, 9
Kenny Wilden 7, 10–12
43 Andre Toennis 1, 9
46 Bill Bentley 1–2
50 Bruce Dewey 1–2
55 Mike Rockett 10
58 Carl Cormier 1
59 Simon Gregg All
62 Tom Smith 8
73 Chet Williams 2, 4–5
76 Jerry Simmons 2, 4–7, 9, 11
78 Moneca Kolvyn 1, 4, 10–11
81 Kevin Neilson 11–12
90 Jim Maguire 9, 11
95 Charlie Webster 4
98 Stuart Hayner All
Chevrolet Corvette 8 John Paul Jr. 1–4
10 Don Sak 1–3
17 Jerry Kinn 1–6, 8–12
23 Bob Ruman All
27 Mike Gagliardo 7
28 Lou Gigliotti All
30 Dan Furey 2, 6
37 Jeff Simunaci 7, 12
48 Jack Willes 1–9
64 Johnny Miller All
82 Dick Greer All
83 Max Lagod 7
93 James Holtom 4, 11
Ford Mustang 08 Richard La Barera 1–2, 4–7
8 John Paul Jr. 6
9 Gary Johnson 1–9
11 Mike Davis All
12 Michael Lewis All
Boris Said 1
14 John Malacuso 1–5, 7
15 Tomy Drissi All
19 Steve Pelke All
26 Claudio Burtin 3, 5–7, 9–12
33 Boris Said 8, 10–12
42 Juan Carlos Leroux 11–12
47 Tom Miller 6, 10–11
Don Soenen 7
48 Jack Willes 11–12
60 Grant Sylvester 9–12
70 Peter Shea 1–3, 5–7, 10–12
74 Don Soenen 10
75 Tim Cowen 2, 6–7
77 Paul Fix 7
81 Kevil Neilson 10
84 Chris Neville All
Jaguar XKR 1 Paul Gentilozzi All
5 Jeff Altenburg All
68 Peter Klutt 7
Pontiac Grand Prix 66 Leighton Reese All
Oldsmobile Aurora 49 Randy Ruhlman All
Oldsmobile Cutlass 13 David C. Seuss 2–3, 5–9, 12
Qvale Mangusta 44 Bruce Qvale 5–7, 11–12
88 Brian Simo All

Results

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Round Date Circuit Winning driver Car
1 17 March Sebring Brian Simo Qvale Mangusta
2 1 April Charlotte Brian Simo Qvale Mangusta
3 16 April Long Beach Tomy Drissi Ford Mustang
4 21 May Mosport Brian Simo Qvale Mangusta
5 17 June Detroit Paul Gentilozzi Jaguar XKR
6 1 July Cleveland Paul Gentilozzi Jaguar XKR
7 19 August Road America Paul Gentilozzi Jaguar XKR
8 3 September Texas Leighton Reese Pontiac Grand Prix
9 30 September Houston Chris Neville Ford Mustang
10 15 October Laguna Seca Kenny Wilden Chevrolet Camaro
11 29 October Las Vegas Boris Said Ford Mustang
12 5 November San Diego Johnny Miller Chevrolet Corvette

Championship standings

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Race Position 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25
Points 30 27 25 23 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

Drivers

Pos. Driver Car SEB
CLT
LBH
MOS
DET
CLE
ELK
TEX
HOU
LAG
LVS
SAN
Points
1 Brian Simo Qvale Mangusta 1 1 7 1 2 3 20 21 4 29 14 3 261
2 Paul Gentilozzi Jaguar XKR 4 2 14 7 1 1 1 23 6 3 30 29 249
3 Jeff Altenburg Jaguar XKR 3 31 24 2 7 4 2 3 13 8 5 18 197
4 Leighton Reese Pontiac Grand Prix 15 9 28 33 10 9 4 1 5 10 10 7 190
5 Chris Neville Ford Mustang 2 4 16 12 22 7 DSQ 18 1 14 20 4 180
6 Tomy Drissi Ford Mustang 21 5 1 3 31 21 6 7 16 25 8 12 170
7 Willy T. Ribbs Ford Mustang 6 26 2 13 3 31 34 DNQ 29 7 4 5 153
8 Johnny Miller Chevrolet Corvette 16 34 15 9 35 2 33 2 27 5 31 1 152
9 Jack Willes Chevrolet Corvette 33 3 23 6 5 32 26 20 7 142
Ford Mustang 3 8
10 Simon Gregg Chevrolet Corvette 24 14 8 16 15 33 9 4 19 11 17 13 137
11 Lou Gigliotti Chevrolet Corvette 5 6 19 4 9 5 35 24 24 6 33 25 135
11 Steve Pelke Ford Mustang 17 12 5 11 28 16 12 17 22 16 13 10 135
13 Bob Ruman Chevrolet Corvette 7 11 3 32 26 10 10 16 9 31 16 23 131
14 Randy Ruhlman Oldsmobile Aurora 23 8 18 8 6 29 25 22 8 9 27 22 118
14 Mike Davis Ford Mustang 12 27 10 28 12 13 31 9 10 15 29 9 118
16 Stuart Hayner Chevrolet Camaro 27 24 29 5 36 8 30 25 2 4 7 27 116
17 G.J. Mennen, Jr. Chevrolet Camaro 26 7 30 10 4 18 3 6 111
18 Michael Lewis Ford Mustang 11 30 26 25 8 35 5 5 18 33 9 32 104
19 Boris Said Ford Mustang DNS 19 2 1 2 92
20 Don Sak Chevrolet Camaro 28 29 20 14 27 12 11 10 31 24 11 16 90
21 Peter Shea Ford Mustang 19 22 6 14 36 39 12 23 11 75
22 Gary Johnson Ford Mustang 9 23 12 18 30 15 22 12 23 74
23 Kerry Alexander Chevrolet Camaro 22 25 27 31 11 11 8 6 28 28 32 31 73
24 Jim Briody Chevrolet Camaro 13 15 31 16 30 23 13 26 22 21 17 68
25 Jerry Kinn Chevrolet Corvette 29 13 22 27 29 DNS 8 12 19 18 24 66
26 David C. Seuss Oldsmobile Cutlass 19 13 32 27 16 14 15 21 58
27 Kenny Wilden Chevrolet Camaro 36 1 24 6 57
28 Claudio Burtin Ford Mustang 4 21 28 21 11 21 34 30 53
29 Don Meluzio Chevrolet Camaro 8 15 14 27 41
30 Bruce Qvale Qvale Mangusta 33 6 7 DNQ 33 39
30 Dick Greer Chevrolet Corvette 34 DNQ 21 24 37 24 14 15 25 27 26 20 39
32 Tony Ave Chevrolet Camaro 34 17 3 34
33 Craig Baird Chevrolet Camaro 20 2 33
33 Ken Murillo Chevrolet Camaro 9 17 30 19 33
35 Grant Silvester Ford Mustang 14 23 12 26 29
36 Marybeth Harrison Chevrolet Camaro 20 34 19 13 26
36 Jerry Simmons Chevrolet Camaro 17 DNQ 25 23 18 21 35 26
38 Tim Cowen Ford Mustang 18 20 15 24
39 Juan Carlos Leroux Ford Mustang 15 15 22
Pos. Driver Car SEB
CLT
LBH
MOS
DET
CLE
ELK
TEX
HOU
LAG
LVS
SAN
Points

Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Retired (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not practice (DNP)
Did not arrive (DNA)
Excluded (EX)

References

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