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1971 IMSA GT Championship
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The 1971 IMSA GT Series season was the inaugural season of the IMSA GT Championship auto racing series. It was for Grand Tourer-style racing cars which ran in the GTO and GTU classes, as well as former Trans Am Series cars in the TO and TU classes. It began April 18, 1971, and ended November 21, 1971, after six rounds.

ScheduleEdit

Rnd Race Length Circuit Date
1 Danville 300 300 mi (480 km) Virginia International Raceway April 18
2 Carter Hall GT 200 mi (320 km) Alabama International Motor Speedway May 15
3 Piedmont 3 Hour 3 Hours Charlotte Motor Speedway May 23
4 Bridgehampton 3 Hours 3 Hours Bridgehampton Race Circuit June 27
5 Summit Point 250 250 mi (400 km) Summit Point Raceway September 19
6 200 Miles of Daytona Beach 200 mi (320 km) Daytona International Speedway November 21

Season resultsEdit

Overall winner in bold.

Rnd Circuit GTO Winning Team GTU Winning Team TO Winning Team TU Winning Team Results
GTO Winning Drivers GTU Winning Drivers TO Winning Drivers TU Winning Drivers
1 Virginia #57 Corvette #59 Brumos Porsche-Audi #21 Javelin #71 Opel Results
  Dave Heinz   Peter Gregg
  Hurley Haywood
  Robert Hennig
  Richard Staples
  Amos Johnson
  Roger Mandeville
  Bunny Diggett
2 Alabama #57 Corvette #59 Brumos Porsche-Audi #21 Javelin #21 Mini Results
  Dave Heinz   Peter Gregg
  Hurley Haywood
  Robert Hennig   Joe Richardson
3 Charlotte #57 Corvette #59 Brumos Porsche-Audi #21 Javelin #64 Mini Results
  Dave Heinz
  Or Costanzo
  Peter Gregg
  Hurley Haywood
  Robert Hennig
  Bob Beasley
  Anthony Milne
  Richard Stevens
4 Bridgehampton #18 Es-Pa Racing #59 Brumos Porsche-Audi #84 Camaro #85 Alfa Romeo Results
  Rodney Harris
  John Paul Sr.
  Peter Gregg
  Hurley Haywood
  George Lisberg
  Ray Cuomo
  Walt Simendinger
  Bob Heiberg
5 Summit Point #49 Mustang #59 Brumos Porsche-Audi #42 Camaro #93 Jerry Walsh Results
  Lee McDonald
  Albert Pentrillo
  Peter Gregg
  Hurley Haywood
  Steve Ross   Jerry Walsh
  Lee Wiese
6 Daytona #57 Corvette #34 911 #3 Camaro #11 2002 Results
  Don Yenko
  Dave Heinz
  Bill Cuddy   Tom Nehl
  Jim Fitzgerald
  Byron Morris
  Clint Abernethy

Constructors' ChampionshipEdit

Points are awarded to the top six in each class in the order of 9-6-4-3-2-1.

GTO standingsEdit

Pos Constructor Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Total
1   Chevrolet 9 9 9 9 6 9 51
2   Shelby 4 9 13

GTU standingsEdit

Pos Constructor Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Total
1   Porsche 9 9 9 9 9 9 54
2   Austin-Healey 1 1 1 3
3=   MG 2 2
3=   Alfa Romeo 2 2
5   Lotus 1 1

TO standingsEdit

Pos Constructor Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Total
1   Chevrolet 6 6 9 9 9 39
2   AMC 9 9 9 1 28
3   Ford 2 2

TU standingsEdit

Pos Constructor Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Total
1   Austin 4 9 9 6 6 34
2   BMW 6 4 9 19
3   Ford 3 3 9 4 19
4   Alfa Romeo 9 3 6 18
5   Opel 9 1 3 13
6   Datsun 4 4 2 10
7   Fiat 6 2 8
8   Saab 3 3
9   Audi 1 1

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