1966: First Trans-Am race held on March 25 is won by Austrian formula one driver, Jochen
Rindt, in an Alfa GTA at Sebring.
1967: Dan Gurney beats Parnelli Jones in the closest Trans Am race at Green Valley Raceway
by three feet.
1968: Mark Donohue won 10 of 12 races, including eight in a row.
1970: Parnelli Jones beats Mark Donohue by one point.
1974: Only three races are run.
1976-1979: The series is split into two categories -- the slower Category I and faster
higher tech Category II.
1977: Championship decided in the courts as Peter Gregg's Category II win at Mosport was
disallowed, reinstated, and finally disallowed.
1978: Bob Tullius wins the last seven races in a row in Category I.
1982: Paul Newman's first of two career Trans-Am wins comes at Brainerd. His other
win is at Lime Rock in 1986.
1985: Youngest driver champion at age 22.
1988: Only all-wheel drive car to win the manufacturers' title.
1997: Tom Kendall wins a record 11 consecutive races (longest documentable win streak in
world-wide professional road racing) en route to a record third straight championship and a record fourth overall.
1998: Paul Gentilozzi becomes second driver to win back-to-back championships driving
different cars (Chevrolet Corvette, Ford Mustang Cobra). Wally Dallenbach Jr. was first to do it in 1985-86 (Capri, Camaro).
2004: Paul Gentilozzi becomes second driver to win four championships. Closest finish ever -- Gentilozzi ties Tommy Kendall on points; wins tie-breaker of most wins (5-2).
2007: The Trans-Am Series was put on hiatus for two years.
2011: Amy Ruman becomes first woman to win Trans-Am race (Road Atlanta).
2012: The series is split into three classes.