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Trans-Am Group 7A Race at Laguna Seca

Pardon the shakes. I traveled 3200 miles to see this and I don't carry a tripod on this trek. I've cut out some of the panning, but how often do you get to see these kinds of cars actually racing the way they were intended to be raced? Enjoy the thoroughbreds! 2010 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion Final standings... 1 77 Ken Epsman Saratoga, CA 1970 Dodge Challenger 5000cc 8 01:40.792 4 2 2 Jim Hague Saratoga, CA 1971 AMC Javelin 5000cc 8 01:41.757 3 3 64 Chad Raynal San Jose, CA 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 5000cc 7 01:42.643 7 4 102 2-Bruce Canepa Scotts Valley, CA 1969 Ford Mustang 4949cc 5 01:42.888 5 5 22 Gary Goeringer Nipomo, CA 1968 Ford Mustang 5000cc 7 01:43.398 2 6 113 13-Tomy Drissi Los Angeles, CA 1970 Chevrolet Camaro 4998cc 7 01:43.527 6 7 28 Gregory Weirick Malibu, CA 1970 Chevrolet Camaro 5000cc 7 01:44.253 6 8 57 Forrest Straight Mountain View, CA 1970 Ford Boss 302 Mustang 5000cc 6 01:44.370 2 9 42 Andy Boone Laguna Beach, CA 1970 Plymouth Barracuda 4983cc 7 01:44.447 4 10 201 1-Dan Walters Morgan Hill, CA 1972 AMC Javelin 5000cc 6 01:44.664 5 11 5 Michael Eisenberg Northridge, CA 1963 Ford Falcon Sprint 4737cc 7 01:44.996 3 12 45 Ken Adams Gilroy, CA 1969 Ford Boss 302 Mustang 4949cc 7 01:45.106 3 13 48 Craig H. Jackson Scottsdale, AZ 1970 Plymouth Barracuda 5000cc 7 01:45.120 7 14 71 Jeffrey H. Stout Manhattan Beach, CA 1970 Chevrolet Camaro 5000cc 7 01:45.121 5 15 1 Jim Click Tucson, AZ 1969 Ford Boss 302 Mustang 4998cc 5 01:45.172 3 16 30 Arthur Miller Santa Barbara, CA 1967 Chevrolet Camaro 5000cc 7 01:45.181 5 17 128 28-Nick DeVitis Sammamish, WA 1968 Ford Mustang 4949cc 7 01:45.766 3 18 15 Patrick S. Ryan Asheville, NC 1967 Chevrolet Camaro 5000cc 7 01:45.793 5 19 11 Stephen Sorenson Morgan Hill, CA 1970 Chevrolet Camaro 5000cc 7 01:46.401 6 20 215 15-Daniel Lipetz Vancouver, BC 1970 Ford Boss 302 Mustang 4950cc 6 01:47.353 3 21 41 Robert Canepa Diablo, CA 1970 Ford Boss 302 Mustang 5000cc 6 01:47.380 4 22 115 15-Brian Ferrin Sonoma, CA 1970 Ford Boss 302 Mustang 5000cc 7 01:47.946 5 23 89 Allen Denson Orange, CA 1966 Ford Mustang 4736cc 7 01:48.282 5 24 25 Craig Conley Rancho Santa Fe, CA 1970 Ford Boss 302 Mustang 5000cc 7 01:48.617 6 25 72 John Kiland Henderson, NV 1969 Chevrolet Camaro 5000cc 7 01:48.672 7 26 13 Christi Edelbrock Torrance, CA 1968 Chevrolet Camaro 5000cc 7 01:48.882 6 27 83 Gordon Gimbel Roseville, CA 1969 Ford Boss 302 Mustang 5000cc 7 01:49.262 5 28 67 John Linfesty Santa Monica, CA 1968 Chevrolet Camaro 4998cc 7 01:49.349 7 29 116 16-Donald Lee Portola Valley, CA 1968 Chevrolet Camaro 5000cc 7 01:49.566 6 30 16 Vic Edlebrock Torrance, CA 1969 Ford Boss 302 Mustang 5000cc 5 01:50.138 3 31 7 Tony Hart Moorpark, CA 1967 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 5000cc 7 01:50.415 6 32 96 Ron Tribble Roseburg, OR 1967 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 5000cc 7 01:51.430 7 33 248 48-Roger Williams San Diego, CA 1970 Chevrolet Camaro 5000cc 3 01:53.671 2 34 101 1-Jimmy Castle, Jr. Monterey, CA 1970 Chevrolet Camaro 5000cc 5 01:53.859 3 35 216 16-A. Ross Myers Boyertown, PA 1970 Ford Mustang 4998cc 7 01:55.118 7 36 202 2-William L. Ockerlu Holland, MI 1968 Ford Mustang 5000cc 7 01:55.545 3 37 78 Michael S. Martin San Juan Capistrano, C1970 Ford Boss 302 Mustang 4949cc 6 01:58.237 5 38 6 Tom McIntyre Burbank, CA 1968 Chevrolet Camaro 5000cc 39 31 Walt Boeninger Saratoga, CA 1967 Shelby Trans Am 4998cc 40 56 Tomy Drissi Northridge, CA 1967 Chevrolet Camaro 5000cc 41 98 Chris Liebenberg Boyertown, PA 1967 Mercury Cougar 4998cc 42 111 11-Norman Daniels Vancouver, WA 1968 Chevrolet Camaro 5000cc 43 148 48-Lance Smith San Diego, CA 1970 Chevrolet Camaro 5000cc


 


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