After racing success with the Mercury Cougar, Bud Moore turned his attention to the Ford Mustang in 1969 and 1970 seasons, concentrating on a two-car effort with drivers Parnelli Jones and George Follmer in Boss 302 Mustangs.





Photo Credit: Ford



The road race battle among Detroit's Big 3 manufacturers reached its peak in 1970, producing what is generally called the best season of Trans-Am racing in this era.



In 1970, every "pony car" manufacturer was represented with a factory team and top driving talent: Chevrolet had the Chaparral Chevy Camaro Z28 team with Jim Hall, Ed Leslie, and Vic Elford. For Plymouth, the All American Racing Cudas were driven by Dan Gurney and Swede Savage. Sam Posey, and occasionally Tony Adamowicz, drove Ray Caldwell's Autodynamics Challenger TA, Jerry Titus had the Pontiac TransAm, and Roger Penske's Sunoco AMC Javelin team starred Mark Donohue and Peter Revson.



Bud Moore’s Ford team took six victories in 11 races. Indy ace Parnelli Jones takes credit for five of those wins, beginning at Laguna Seca and continuing at Lime Rock, Connecticut; Lexington, Ohio; Riverside, California and Kent, Washington, while Follmer led the team to victory at Loudon, New Hampshire.



It was certainly the best season for Bud Moore, as his team won the Manufacturer's Championship for Mustang. The Trans-Am Manufacturers Championship was so important that they did not have a drivers championship at the time. To illustrate how intense the competition was in Trans-Am, Ford won the championship by a single point.

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