1979 IMSA GT Championship

The 1979 Winston GT season was the 9th season of the IMSA GT Championship auto racing series. It was a series for GTX class Group 5 cars and GTO and GTU class Grand tourer cars. It began February 3, 1979, and ended November 25, 1979, after fifteen rounds.

ScheduleEdit

Not all classes participated in shorter events. Races marked with All had all classes on track at the same time.

Rnd Race Length Class Circuit Date
1 24 Hour Pepsi Challenge 24 Hours All Daytona International Speedway February 3
February 4
2 Coca-Cola 12 Hours of Sebring 12 Hours All Sebring International Raceway March 17
3 Road Atlanta Grand Prix 75 Miles GTU Road Atlanta April 8
100 Miles GTX/GTO
4 Los Angeles Times Grand Prix 6 Hours All Riverside International Raceway April 22
5 Datsun Monterey Triple Crown 45 Minutes GTU Laguna Seca Raceway April 29
100 Miles GTX/GTO
6 Mother's Day Grand Prix 1 Hour GTU Hallett Motor Racing Circuit May 13
100 Miles GTX/GTO
7 Coca-Cola 350 45 Minutes GTU Lime Rock Park May 28
100 Miles GTX/GTO
8 Pepsi Grand Prix 100 Miles All Brainerd International Raceway June 17
9 Paul Revere 250 250 Miles All Daytona International Speedway July 4
10 Mid-Ohio GT 250 250 Miles All Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course July 15
11 Sprite Grand Prix 75 Miles GTU Sears Point International Raceway July 29
100 Miles GTX/GTO
12 G.I. Joe's Grand Prix 100 Miles GTX/GTO Portland International Raceway August 5
45 Minutes GTU
13 Pabst 500 500 Miles All Road America September 2
14 Grand Prix of Road Atlanta 100 Miles GTX/GTO Road Atlanta September 23
75 Miles GTU
15 Winston GT 250 250 Miles All Daytona International Speedway November 25

Season resultsEdit

Rnd Circuit GTX Winning Team GTO Winning Team GTU Winning Team Results
GTX Winning Drivers GTO Winning Drivers GTU Winning Drivers
1 Daytona   #0 Interscope Racing   #65 Modena Sports Cars   #7 Mazda Technical Center Results
  Ted Field
  Danny Ongais
  Hurley Haywood
  John Morton
  Tony Adamowicz
  Yoshimi Katayama
  Takashi Yorino
  Yojiro Terada
2 Sebring   #9 Dick Barbour Racing   #38 Boricua Racing   #60 E. J. Pruitt & Sons Results
  Bob Akin
  Rob McFarlin
  Roy Woods
  Bonky Fernandez
  Tato Ferrer
  Chiqui Soldevilla
  Rusty Bond
  Ren Tilton
3 Road Atlanta   #59 Brumos Porsche   #55 Johnson Racing   #83 Electramotive Results
  Peter Gregg   Howard Meister   Don Devendorf
4 Riverside   #94 Whittington Bros. Racing   #07 Morrison's   #83 Electramotive Results
  Don Whittington
  Bill Whittington
  Dave Cowart
  Kenper Miller
  Don Devendorf
  Tony Adamowicz
5 Laguna Seca   #59 Brumos Porsche   #55 Johnson Racing   #83 Electramotive Results
  Peter Gregg   Howard Meister   Don Devendorf
6 Hallett   #2 McLaren North America   #55 Johnson Racing   #64 Dennis Aase Results
  David Hobbs   Howard Meister   Dennis Aase
7 Lime Rock   #59 Brumos Porsche   #55 Johnson Racing   #38 Sam Posey Results
  Peter Gregg   Howard Meister   Sam Posey
8 Brainerd   #59 Brumos Porsche   #55 Johnson Racing   #7 Walt Bohren Racing Results
  Peter Gregg   Howard Meister   Walt Bohren
9 Daytona   #5 Busch Beer Racing   #99 Phil Curran   #83 Electramotive Results
  Charles Mendez
  Hurley Haywood
  Phil Curran   Don Devendorf
10 Mid-Ohio   #59 Brumos Porsche   #55 Johnson Racing   #83 Electramotive Results
  Peter Gregg
  Hurley Haywood
  Howard Meister
  Alan Johnson
  Don Devendorf
11 Sears Point   #59 Brumos Porsche   #55 Johnson Racing   #83 Electramotive Results
  Peter Gregg   Howard Meister   Don Devendorf
12 Portland   #59 Brumos Porsche   #21 Neil Shelton   #83 Electramotive Results
  Peter Gregg   Neil Shelton   Don Devendorf
13 Road America   #2 McLaren North America   #44 Group 44   #79 Sports Ltd. Racing Results
  David Hobbs
  Derek Bell
  Bob Tullius
  Brian Fuerstenau
  Bob Bergstrom
  Rick Knoop
14 Road Atlanta   #59 Brumos Porsche   #25 Deren Automobile   #83 Electramotive Results
  Peter Gregg   Kenper Miller   Don Devendorf
15 Daytona   #94 Whittington Bros. Racing   #46 DeNavarez Racing   #83 Electramotive Results
  Bill Whittington   Mauricio DeNavarez   Don Devendorf

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