Can-Am Teams 'Thundercar' Championship 1987
The Can-Am Teams championship was very different to the Can-Am series of five years before, and was now heading in a new direction. The leading cars now included the ex-CART March 85Cs of Bill Tempero and Buddy Lazier, powered by six-litre engines, as well as the evergreen Frissbees of Horst Kroll and Al Lamb.
Bill Tempero won the championship but with the Can-Am name no longer available and the sports car bodywork becoming an anachronism, Tempero led the creation of the new championship in 1988, the American Indycar Series (AIS).
The Can-Am series was now finally buried but the SCCA weren't done with the name yet. A Shelby Can-Am concept would appear a couple of years later and has continued racing to the present day.
03 May 1987 > Willow Springs
07 Jun 1987 > Hallett
19 Jul 1987 > Milwaukee (Wisconsin State Fair Park)
16 Aug 1987 > Sanair
06 Sep 1987 > Pueblo
01 Nov 1987 > Phoenix International Raceway
1987 CAT Thunder Cars Championship table
|1||Bill Tempero||March 85C - Chevrolet V8||109 pts||4 wins|
|2||Al Lamb||Frissbee GR2 - Chevrolet V8||100 pts||1 win|
|3||Horst Kroll||Frissbee-Lola KR3 - Chevrolet V8||68 pts|
|4||Buddy Lazier||March 85C - Chevrolet V8||68 pts||1 win|
|5||John Macaluso||Frissbee-Lola - Chevrolet V8||49 pts|
Points table from On Track 7 Dec 1987 p14.