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Oct 19, 2017 at 07:04 AM
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Trans Am 2001 Print

It was a decent crowd - sunny day, good racing.

It is with great sadness that we report the death of a Trans-Am racer on May 20, 2001.  Club members Ted and Paul Collins, along with Peter White from Cadzow, were watching the race at the inside of corner 8, when it became apparent that the race had been red flagged.  Driver Mike Gagliardo died when his Corvette spun between corners 1 and 2, and was hit broadside by the Panoz of Gary Longo.  Our hearts go out to his family and to Gary, who was hospitalized in critical condition.  For more info, click here.

Otherwise, the day was wonderful, with terrific weather.  Attendees were treated to exciting racing in the FV1200, Cup Lites, Speedvision GT, Trans-Am, Formula Ford, and Canada GT Challenge.

We saw Cup Lites ...

And Speedvision GT...

And the Canada GT Cup Challenge ...

But the main event was the Trans-Am.

 

Boris Said's Panoz in the Paddock

 

Tommy Archer's Viper in the Paddock.

 

Archer chasing Gentilozzi early in the race - Gentilozzi went wide in turn 8 immediately after this and Archer gained the lead.

 

Panoz blowing oil down Andretti Straight.

Gentilozzi inside Archer in turn 8 - Archer held on, side-by-side, through turn 9.  Gentilozzi would have to wait...

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