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Re: Audi Rally cars + others (tryII)
> > B C van Vught-Kues sez:
> > > I'm looking for information on the Audi Rally
> > > cars of the 80's, mostly performance figures
> > > at the moment.
> > The European magazine _Rally Sprint_ has a retrospective
> > this month featuring these cars.
> Just the thing I'm looking for, thanks Frank. Finding recent
> articles is almost impossible, I'm going to dig in some
> archives ...
> Does anybody remember the Audi 5000 quattro that raced
> in the US, I think on the oval tracks, maybe NASCAR ?
> I believe it set up a few records just after being introduced,
> but I'm not sure about these and whether it won a championship.
> Was it 'banned' or did Audi just leave ?
Audi fielded Trans-Am cars, and yes, after several weight, tire, and
air intake restrictions, the cars won anyway. Therefore they were banned.
Walter Rohl and Hurley Haywood were the Team Audi drivers.
Do any of you happen to have a copy of the "Secrets of Speed", "The Unfair
Advantage" program? It was broadcast on either TNN or ESPN. An excellent
all Audi quattro program. I have a rather poor copy, and would like to get
a better one..