FORDS TAKE TOP SPOTS AT ROEBLING ROAD VINTAGE TRANS AM RACE
SAVANNAH, Ga. — Ford power put on an impressive display of domination in the VDCA’s Trans Am sprint race here Dec. 12, taking three of the top four places at the Roebling Road course. Columbia, S.C. resident Jim Overlin’s 1966 Shelby GT350 took first place overall and in class TA5 with a best lap of 1:23.753. The 1964 Ford Falcon of Lakeland, Fla.’s Johnny Boyd was second with an incredible best lap of 1:40.314 on the 2.02 mile course Alabaman Pat Ryan staved off a complete blue oval sweep of the top spots by capturing third in his 1967 Camaro Z28, holding off fourth place finisher Tim Holland’s 1966 Mustang TA.
The flat, smoothly-curved layout of the Roebling Road course with a three-quarter mile front straightaway was an excellent match to the Trans Am cars
capabilities, making it one of the most exciting races of the weekend. Over 50 cars competed in the inaugural race weekend for the Vintage Driver Car Association, including a rare class of pre-World War II cars starring Scott Ebert’s 1926 Bugatti.
Race Results for Group TA Sprint Race VDCA Millennium Races at Savannah Roebling Road Raceway, Length – 2.02 miles December 12, 1999
POS Class Driver Name City/State Year Car Best Time Laps
1 TA5 Jim Overlin Columbia, SC 1966 Shelby GT350 01:23.753
2 TA5 Johnny Boyd Lakeland, FL 1964 FordFalcon 01:40.314
3 TA5 Pat Ryan Montgomery, AL 1967 Camaro Z28 01:19.751
4 TA5 Tim Holland Braselton, GA 1966 Mustang TA 01:26.338
5 TA2 Larry Edwards Charlotte, NC 1971 Datsun 510 01:27.501
6 TA2 Karen Perrin Atlantic Bch, FL 1969 Escort RS1.6 01:29.966
DNS TA5 Brion Gluck Bluffton, SC 1971 Mustang TA 00:00.000
DNS TA1 Bob Kullas Avon, CT 1969 Alfa GTV 00:00.000 0
DNS TA1 Houghton Smith Montgomery, Al 1969