1970 was the pinnacle of the SCCA TransAm Series. It was the first and only year in which every American automobile manufacturer had a factory backed team competing in the series. The Challenger R/T chassis was built at Dan Gurney's All American Racing (Eagle) fabrication shop and the car finished at Ray Caldwell's Autodynamics (famous Formula Vee builder) in Dodge paint code FJ5. It was a Dodge factory entry, with Sam Posey as the driver and Classic Wax as the sponsor. The motor was a 460 horsepower, 303 cubic-inch (de-stroked 340).
While Dodge came late to the SCCA Trans-Am series, by time it got started management was already having second thoughts. While the team was well experienced, they were too nose-heavy. The Challenger T/A's just couldn't compete on the road courses of Trans-Am with the heavier weight and less dynamic handling than it's cross town competition.
Posey finished fourth overall for the 1970 season. Overall, the Challengers had good success in the 1970 T/A Series, finishing 'in the points' in six out of eleven races. Notably, three were podium finishes.
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