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Miscellaneous

VW Scirocco - Single make series

1976 VW Junior Cup 

This championship was for identical VW Scirocco's, tuning of the cars was not allowed and all drivers had to be under the age of 30. Each competitor had only three sets of Pirelli P7 tyres for the entire season. Professional guest drivers, celebrities and journalists raced in specific rounds and started at the back of the grid. Keke competed as the professional guest driver for the Sylt round.

For more information on this series and event, please visit the Scirocco Register and their Sylt page.

Car & Team

Race

Hill Climb (Mountain Race)

1976 ADAC Sauerland Mountain Prize

The ADAC Sauerland Mountain Prize was the largest racing event in North Rhine-Westphalia and an important race in the Germany mountain race calendar. A total of 199 cars started on both days and Keke beat the old course record by over 6 seconds in the F2 car he used for the 1976 season. The term 'mountain race' appears to be a regional description for hillclimb events. 

Car & Team

Hillclimb

Stock car racing

1980 International Race of Champions (IROC)

The International Race of Champions consisted of 3 qualifying races with 8 drivers at each event. Races were held in 1979 and into 1980 for participants from NASCAR, Indy Car and road racing. The top four finishers in these qualifying races then earned the chance to race in the 2 final races. Keke took part in the road racing event due to his 4th place in the Can-Am championship in 1979.

Car

IROC VII - Road Racing Qualifying Race

Speeding Days / Camaro Cup

1980 Ahveniston Vauhtipäivät 

This was an invitational trophy race as part of the Speeding Days event celebrating motorsport in Finland. The event had a total audience of 25,000 spectators.

Car

Race

Celebrity Race

1980 Toyota Pro / Celebrity Race

The format for this event was a professional drivers versus celebrities race with the professional drivers setting off after the celebrities. The race was shortened from the original distance of 10 laps due to an accident involving former astronaut Pete Conrad. 

 

Please be aware that Keke's autobiography and other publications state Keke won this race but that is incorrect. Michael Andretti was the winner with Parnelli Jones completing the podium in 3rd place.

Car

Race

* race shortened from 10 laps

Speedweek in Ahvenisto

1981 Super Star Camaro Cup  

This was an invitational trophy race as part of the Speedweek event celebrating motorsport. The event had a total audience of 22,000 spectators.

Car

Race

Touring Car / GT

1981 Master Meeting 

This event was part of the 1981 Mantorp GP and was a one-make trophy race with identical Ford Escort's being used by all competitors. The event had a total audience of 8,000 spectators. 

Car

Race

Rallysprint

1982 Austin Rover RallySprint

This was an informal event that pitched four rally drivers and four circuit racing drivers against each other. The RallySprint consisted of a rally special, an autotest (on the pit straight) and a race on the Donington race circuit. All the cars used by the competitors were from the Austin Rover group.

Cars

Rally Special

Pit Straight Autotest 

Race 

Final Standings

Group 5 - 2000cc / 850cc

1983 Ahvenisto Autumn Competition

Events using Group 5 cars during this period were defined as Special Production Cars. These rules were based around homologated production vehicles with a liberal silhouette.

Car & Team

Race

Rallysprint

1984 Austin Rover RallySprint

This was an informal event that pitched four rally drivers and four circuit racing drivers against each other. The RallySprint consisted of a rally special, an autotest (on the pit straight and pit lane) and a race on the Donington race circuit. All the cars used by the competitors were from the Austin Rover group.

Cars

Rally Special

Pit Straight & Pitlane Autotest 

Race 

Final Standings

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