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1982 IMSA GT Championship
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The 1982 Camel GT Championship season was the 12th season of the IMSA GT Championship auto racing series. It was the first year of the GTP class, which combined the previous GTX class of Group 5 cars and prototypes. Other competitors ran in the GTO and GTU classes of Grand Tourer-style racing cars. It began January 30, 1982, and ended November 28, 1982, after nineteen rounds.

ScheduleEdit

The GTU class did not participate with the GTP and GTO classes in shorter events, instead holding their own separate event which included touring car competitors from the IMSA Champion Spark Plug Challenge. These touring cars did not race for points in the IMSA GT Championship. 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 January 30
January 31
2 Coca-Cola 12 Hours of Sebring 12 hours All Sebring International Raceway March 20
3 Road Atlanta Grand Prix 150 miles (240 km) GTP/GTO Road Atlanta April 4
45 minutes GTU
4 Los Angeles Times/Toyota Grand Prix 6 hours All Riverside International Raceway April 25
5 Datsun Monterey Triple Crown 45 minutes GTU Laguna Seca Raceway May 2
100 miles (160 km) GTP/GTO
6 Charlotte Camel GT 500 500 km All Charlotte Motor Speedway May 16
7 Red Roof Inns Sprints 1 hour GTU Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course May 23
100 miles (160 km) GTP/GTO
8 Coca-Cola 400 1 hour GTP/GTO Lime Rock Park May 31
45 minutes GTU
9 The NTW 300 100 miles (160 km) GTU Summit Point Motorsports Park June 20
10 Paul Revere 250 250 miles (400 km) All Daytona International Speedway July 3
11 Pepsi Grand Prix 200 km All Brainerd International Raceway July 11
12 California Grand Prix 100 miles (160 km) GTP/GTO Sears Point Raceway July 25
75 miles (121 km) GTU
13 G.I. Joe's/Toyota Grand Prix 100 miles (160 km) GTP/GTO Portland International Raceway August 1
30 minutes GTU
14 Labatt's 50 GT 6 hours All Mosport Park August 15
15 Pabst 500 500 miles (800 km) All Road America August 22
16 Lumbermen's Six Hours 6 hours All Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course September 5
17 Sprite 500 500 km All Road Atlanta September 12
18 Grand Prix of Pocono 500 miles (800 km) All Pocono Raceway September 26
19 Daytona Three Hour 3 hours All Daytona International Speedway November 28

Season resultsEdit

Rnd Circuit GTP Winning Team GTO Winning Team GTU Winning Team Results
GTP Winning Drivers GTO Winning Drivers GTU Winning Drivers
1 Daytona   #18 JLP Racing   #77 Mazda North America   #98 Kent Racing Results
  John Paul, Sr.
  John Paul, Jr.
  Rolf Stommelen
  Yojiro Terada
  Yoshimi Katayama
  Takashi Yorino
  Lee Mueller
  Kathy Rude
  Allan Moffat
2 Sebring   #18 JLP Racing   #9 Diego Febles Racing   #38 Mandeville Auto Tech Results
  John Paul, Sr.
  John Paul, Jr.
  Diego Febles
  Tato Ferrer
  Chiqui Soldevilla
  Roger Mandeville
  Jeff Kline
  Amos Johnson
3 Road Atlanta   #18 JLP Racing   #11 Kendall Racing   #85 Alderman Datsun Results
  John Paul, Jr.   Dennis Aase   Logan Blackburn
4 Riverside   #0 Interscope Racing   #05 T&R Racing   #82 Trinity Racing Results
  Ted Field
  Bill Whittington
  Tico Almeida
  Ernesto Soto
  Jim Cook
  Jim Mullen
5 Laguna Seca   #18 JLP Racing   #82 Electramotive   #82 Casey-Montex Results
  John Paul, Jr.   Don Devendorf   Joe Varde
6 Charlotte   #18 JLP Racing   #44 Stratagraph   #85 Alderman Datsun Results
  John Paul, Sr.
  John Paul, Jr.
  Billy Hagan
  Gene Felton
  George Alderman
  Logan Blackburn
7 Mid-Ohio   #2 John Fitzpatrick Racing   #82 Electramotive   #63 Jim Downing Results
  John Fitzpatrick   Don Devendorf   Jim Downing
8 Lime Rock   #2 John Fitzpatrick Racing   #83 Electramotive   #82 Casey-Montex Results
  John Fitzpatrick   Don Devendorf   Joe Varde
9 Summit Point Did Not Participate Did Not Participate   #82 Casey-Montex Results
  Joe Varde
10 Daytona   #0 Interscope Racing   #55 Diego Montoya   #85 Alderman Datsun Results
  Ted Field
  Danny Ongais
  Diego Montoya   Logan Blackburn
11 Brainerd   #18 JLP Racing   #05 Tico Almeida   #85 Alderman Datsun Results
  John Paul, Jr.   Tico Almeida   Logan Blackburn
12 Sears Point   #16 Zakspeed Roush   #83 Electramotive   #82 Casey-Montex Results
  Klaus Ludwig   Don Devendorf   Joe Varde
13 Portland   #18 JLP Racing   #83 Electramotive   #38 Mandeville Auto Tech Results
  John Paul, Jr.   Don Devendorf   Roger Mandeville
14 Mosport   #46 JLP Racing   #91 Electrodyne   #38 Mandeville Auto Tech Results
  John Paul, Sr.
  John Paul, Jr.
  Wayne Baker
  Chester Vincentz
  Roger Mandeville
  Amos Johnson
15 Road America   #2 John Fitzpatrick Racing   #14 Oftedahl Racing   #82 Casey-Montex Results
  John Fitzpatrick
  David Hobbs
  Bob Raub
  Chris Gleason
  Joe Varde
  Jeff Kline
16 Mid-Ohio   #2 John Fitzpatrick Racing   #82 Electramotive   #32 Alderman Datsun Results
  John Fitzpatrick
  David Hobbs
  Don Devendorf
  Tony Adamowicz
  Logan Blackburn
  George Alderman
17 Road Atlanta   #46 JLP Racing   #13 T&R Racing   #38 Mandeville Auto Tech Results
  John Paul, Sr.
  John Paul, Jr.
  John Greenwood
  Rene Rodriguez
  Roger Mandeville
  Amos Johnson
18 Pocono   #0 Interscope Racing   #91 Electrodyne   #63 Jim Downing Results
  Jim Field
  Danny Ongais
  Wayne Backer
  Chester Vincentz
  Jim Downing
  John Maffucci
19 Daytona   #00 Interscope Racing   #44 Stratagraph   #63 Jim Downing Results
  Ted Field
  Danny Ongais
  Billy Hagan
  Gene Felton
  Jim Downing
  John Maffucci

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