USRRC

USRRC

$125.00

Mike Martin

Product Description

USRRC is the story of the second major professional sports car racing series in America. After years of amateur vs professional racing debate, the SCCA took the plunge in 1963 and sanctioned their first pro racing series – the United States Road Racing Championship, or USRRC as it was commonly known. The USRRC was actually two championships in one. The primary championship was for drivers in the hottest sports racing cars of the day. The second championship was for the manufacturers of cars like: Alfa Romeo TZ, Cobra, Corvette, Ferrari, Jaguar, and Lotus Cortina.This book is a detailed, year by year account of each race in both the Drivers and Manufacturers championships with over 400 color and b/w photos of the cars and drivers. Read about: the emergence and dominance of the then-new Cobra; one of the last pro wins by a front-engine sports racing car; how an under two-liter car driven by George Follmer won the series overall in 1965 against the mighty Chaparral of Jim Hall; and how the USRRC went from being the premier road racing series in the first three years, to being a warm-up for the more lucrative Can-Am series in the final three years.