In the hands of team owner Roger Penske and driver Mark Donohue, the Z/28 would prove, after some creative engineering including an acid bath for the body shell, to be racing dynamite in the SCCA Trans-Am series. During the 1967 season, Donohue would win three times. In 1968, the same car (redecorated as a ’68) was among those used by Donohue to win 10 of the 13 races that season.
The Camaro dominated SCCA Trans-Am racing shortly after its birth Legendary teams like Penske and Chaperall were noted for their ingenuity, and combined every technical trick in the book with legit Formula One talents like Mark Donohoe behind the wheel. After learning about the car in 1967, they absolutely owned the 1968 and 1969 seasons.