Vancouver, BC Canada
1970 Bud Moore Boss 302
Mustang # 15
Owned by Harry Lipetz
Originally driven by Parnelli Jones
1970 Trans-Am Championship
This car, serial #9F02M212777, originally a 1969 351 Mustang and not a Boss 302, was delivered to Ford's racing division, Kar Kraft, in June 1969, to be prepared for the Trans-Am series. It was the last of 12 serial numbered Kar Kraft Mustangs.
Subsequently, the car was delivered to and further prepared by Bud Moore. It was then driven by Parnelli Jones for the last two races of the 1969 Trans-Am series.
|1969 Trans-Am Series||Qualified||Finish|
|Riverside||Pole||26th (mix up w/ Donohue)|
Although intended in 1970 to be one of two backup cars to Moore's two primary cars, it was driven by Parnelli Jones in 9 of the 11 Trans-Ams and qualified on the pole, but not raced, for the final two. Jones drove this car in 3 of his 5 1970 Trans-Am victories and earned 124 of his 142 driver's championship points.
|Briar||2nd||13th (lost hood)|
|Donnybrooke||2nd||13th (collapsed suspension)|
The car was then sold to Tony DeLorenzo who campaigned it as the #3 Troy Promotions Boss 302. It competed in 9 of the 10 Trans-Ams in 1971, placing in the top five 4 times, including 2nd at Lime Rock and 3rd at Donnybrooke.
After competing in the 1972 Lime Rock Trans-Am race, the car was sold to Vince Sandridge of Ohio. Sandridge and George Gunlock raced the car until 1975. In 1983 it was purchased by Dale Sale of Alabama. Harry Lipetz purchased the car in October '96 and restored it to its present condition.
Today, it appears as it did in 1970, at Mid Ohio where Jones drove it to its 3rd victory and Ford's 4th straight that season. In August 1997, at Laguna Seca, Parnelli Jones and the car were reunited in the Monterey Historic Automobile Trans Am race, and ran in subsequent Monterey Historic Automobile Trans Am races in 1999 and 2001.