1983 24 Hours of Daytona

The Silver Anniversary Edition 24 Hour Pepsi Challenge was a 24-hour endurance sports car race held on February 5–6, 1983[1] at the Daytona International Speedway road course. The race served as the opening round of the 1983 IMSA GT Championship.

1983 24 Hours of Daytona
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Index: Races | Winners

Victory overall and in the GTP class went to the No. 6 Henn's Swap Shop Racing Porsche 935 driven by Bob Wollek, Claude Ballot-Léna, Preston Henn, and A. J. Foyt.[2][3] Victory in the GTO class went to the No. 7 Racing Beat Mazda RX-7 driven by Pete Halsmer, Bob Reed, and Rick Knoop. Victory in the GTU class went to the No. 92 Kent Racing Mazda RX-7 driven by Lee Mueller, Hugh McDonough, and Terry Visger.

Race resultsEdit

Class winners in bold.

Pos Class No Team Drivers Car Laps
1 GTP 6   Henn's Swap Shop Racing   Bob Wollek
  Claude Ballot-Léna
  Preston Henn
  A. J. Foyt
Porsche 935 618
2 GTP 88   Motorsports Marketing   Terry Wolters
  Randy Lanier
  Marty Hinze
March 83G 612
3 GTO 7   Racing Beat   Pete Halsmer
  Bob Reed
  Rick Knoop
Mazda RX-7 598
4 GTP 24   Pegasus III Racing   M. L. Speer
  Ken Madren
  Ray Ratcliff
Porsche 935 578
5 GTO 50   Latino Racing   Diego Febles
  Kikos Fonseca
  Roy Valverde
Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 568
6 GTP 10   Cooke Racing   Ralph Kent-Cooke
  Jim Adams
  John Bright
Lola T600 563
7 GTO 05   T&R Racing   Tico Almeida
  Miguel Morejon
  Ernesto Soto
Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 561
8 GTP 77   Z&W Enterprises   Walt Bohren
  Pierre Honneger
  David Palmer
Mazda GTP 553
9 GTO 9   Personalized Autohaus   Wayne Baker
  Jim Mullen
  Bob Garretson
Porsche 934 551
10 GTO 35   Pegasus Racing   Paul Gilgan
  Al Leon
  Wayne Pickering
Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 547
11 GTP 47   Frank Rubino   Frank Rubino
  Pepe Romero
  Doc Bundy
  Dale Whittington
Porsche 935 546
12 GTU 92   Kent Racing   Lee Mueller
  Hugh McDonough
  Terry Visger
Mazda RX-7 544
13 GTO 58   Brumos Racing   Kathy Rude
  Deborah Gregg
  Bonnie Henn
Porsche 924 Carrera GTR 531
14 GTU 90   901 Shop   Mike Schaefer
  Jack Refenning
  John Belperche
  Doug Zitza
Porsche 911 525
15 GTO 61   Vista Racing   Brent O'Neill
  Don Courtney
  Luis Sereix
Chevrolet Monza 525
16
DNF
GTP 86   Bayside Disposal Racing   Hurley Haywood
  Bruce Leven
  Al Holbert
Porsche 935 515
17 GTU 60   Team Morrison   Steve Dietrich
  Chris Ivey
  Jim Cook
Mazda RX-7 514
18 GTO 85   Richard Lloyd   Richard Lloyd
  George Drolsom
  Jonathan Palmer
Porsche 924 Carrera GTR 500
19 GTU 38   Mandeville Auto/Tech   Roger Mandeville
  Amos Johnson
  Danny Smith
Mazda RX-7 476
20 GTO 4   Statagraph, Inc.   Billy Hagan
  Terry Labonte
  Lloyd Frink
Chevrolet Camaro 467
21 GTU 63   RGP 500 Racing   Jim Downing
  John Maffucci
  Steve Potter
Mazda RX-7 466
22 GTO 29   Overby's   Robert Overby
  Chris Doyle
  Don Bell
Chevrolet Camaro 438
23 GTU 37   Burdsall-Welter Racing   Tom Burdsall
  Peter Welter
  Al Bacon
Mazda RX-7 436
24
DNF
GTO 26   Auriga Racing   Tom Nehl
  Nelson Silcox
  R. J. Valentine
Chevrolet Camaro 426
25
DNF
GTP 1   JLP Racing   John Paul Jr.
  Rene Rodriguez
  Joe Castellano
Porsche 935 412
26
DNF
GTO 13   Gordon Oftedahl   Duane Eitel
  Mike Brummer
  Phil Pate
Pontiac Firebird 411
27 GTO 28   Avanti   Herb Adams
  John Martin
  Joe Ruttman
  Leonard Emanuelson
Avanti II 410
28 GTO 40   Bieri Racing   Uli Bieri
  Matt Gysler
  Duff Hubbard
BMW M1 406
29 GTU 97   All American Racers   Wally Dallenbach Jr.
  Willy T. Ribbs
  Whitney Ganz
Toyota Celica 365
30 GTO 75   Bard Boand   Bard Boand
  Richard Anderson
  Mike Stephens
Chevrolet Corvette 358
31
DNF
GTP 83   Thomas T. Ciccone   Mike Gassaway
  Scott Smith
  Joe Cogbill
  Joe Cogbill Jr.
Chevrolet Camaro 357
32 GTU 52   TFC Racing   Tom Cripe
  Dick Gauthier
  David Duncan
  Jack Swanson
Porsche 911 312
33
DNF
GTU 71   Morgan Performance Technology   Charles Morgan
  Bill Johnson
  Jim Miller
Datsun 280ZX 305
34
DNF
GTU 27   Scuderia Rosso   Jim Fowells
  Ray Mummery
  Tom Sheehy
Mazda RX-7 300
35
DNF
GTU 78   Der Klaus Haus   Klaus Bitterauf
  Vicki Smith
  Scott Flanders
Porsche 911 299
36
DNF
GTP 65   Ron Spangler   Carson Baird
  Chip Mead
  Tom Pumpelly
Ferrari 512 294
37
DNF
GTO 23   Superior Racing Team   Raul Garcia
  Vince DiLella
  Armando Fernandez
Chevrolet Camaro 285
38 GTO 01   Marketing Corporation   John Morton
  Tom Klausler
  Ronnie Bucknum
Ford Mustang 284
39
DNF
GTO 72   John Josey   Gary Baker
  Sterling Marlin
Chevrolet Corvette 284
40 GTO 41   Starved Rock Ledge   Rusty Schmidt
  Scott Schmidt
Chevrolet Corvette 263
41 GTO 49   OMR Engines   Hoyt Overbagh
  Peter Kirill
  David Price
Chevrolet Monza 243
42
DNF
GTU 66   Mike Meyer Racing   Jack Dunham
  Jeff Kline
  Jon Compton
Mazda RX-7 242
43
DNF
GTO 45   Statagraph, Inc.   Gene Felton
  Tom Williams
  Lloyd Frink
Chevrolet Camaro 223
44
DNF
GTP 21   Nimrod Racing   Lyn St. James
  John Graham
  Drake Olson
Nimrod NRA/C2 208
45
DNF
GTO 79   Whitehall Productions   Tom Winters
  Bob Bergstrom
  Peter Dawe
Porsche 924 Carrera GTR 193
46
DNF
GTO 55   B de T Racing   Diego Montoya
  Terry Herman
  Tony Garcia
BMW M1 172
47
DNF
GTO 14   Oftedahl Racing   Bob Raub
  Sam Moses
  Carl Shafer
Pontiac Firebird 165
48
DNF
GTU 16   Paul Goral   Paul Goral
  Larry Figaro
  Nort Northam
Porsche 911 161
49
DNF
GTP 74   Mark Wagoner   Del Russo Taylor
  Mike Angus
  Wayne Dessinger
Chevron GTP 152
50
DNF
GTP 44   Group 44   Bob Tullius
  Bill Adam
  Pat Bedard
Jaguar XJR-5 130
51
DNF
GTU 98   All American Racers   Dennis Aase
  Al Unser Jr.
  Michael Chandler
Toyota Celica 130
52
DNF
GTO 89   Taca El Salvador   "Jamsal"
  Eduardo Galdamez
  Eduardo Barrientos
Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 122
53
DNF
GTO 31   Kendco   Dale Kreider
  Dick Neland
Chevrolet Camaro 122
54
DNF
GTP 11   Nimrod Racing   A. J. Foyt
  Darrell Waltrip
  Guillermo Maldonado
Nimrod NRA/C2 121
55
DNF
GTO 67   Trans-Am Specialtes   Elliott Forbes-Robinson
  Gary Witzenburg
  Tony Swan
Pontiac Firebird 121
56
DNF
GTU 42   Gary Wonzer   Bill Bean
  Buzz Cason
  Gary Wonzer
Porsche 911 118
57
DNF
GTU 99   All American Racers   Gene Hackman
  Masanori Sekiya
  Kaoru Hoshino
Toyota Celica 118
58
DNF
GTO 64   John Hulen   John Hulen
  Ron Coupland
  Bob Speakman
Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 118
59
DNF
GTO 15   D&L Performance   Doug Lutz
  Dave Panaccione
  Larry Connor
  Fern Prego
Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 113
60
DNF
GTO 81   Robert Whitaker   Robert Whitaker
  Bill McDill
  Karl Keck
Chevrolet Camaro 98
61
DNF
GTO 36   Herman & Miller P&A   Paul Miller
  Jim Busby
  Ron Grable
Porsche 924 Carrera GTR 91
62 GTO 06   Bobby Diehl   Bobby Diehl
  Roy Newsome
Mazda RX-7 87
63
DNF
GTO 43   Bob Gregg Racing   Bob Richardson
  Bob Young
  Bob Gregg
Chevrolet Camaro 85
64
DNF
GTO 04   Paul Canary Racing   Paul Canary
  Jean-Paul Libert
  Pascal Witmeur
  Roger Carmillet
Pontiac Firebird 85
65
DNF
GTU 32   Richard Cline   Rick Cline
  Paul Romano
  Mike Powell
Mazda RX-7 82
66
DNF
GTO 84   Motorsport Marketing   Emory Donaldson
  Steve Pope
  Ken Murray
Chevrolet Camaro 79
67
DNF
GTO 07   Heimrath Racing   Ludwig Heimrath
  Ludwig Heimrath Jr.
Porsche 934 71
68
DNF
GTU 30   Case Racing   Jack Rynerson
  Ron Case
Porsche 911 67
69
DNF
GTU 51   Red Roof Inns   Doug Carmean
  Don Herman
  John Finger
Mazda RX-7 57
70
DNF
GTU 82   Trinity Racing   Joe Varde
  John Casey
  Jack Baldwin
Mazda RX-7 52
71
DNF
GTO 87   Bob Beasley   Bob Beasley
  John Ashford
  Jack Lewis
Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 52
72
DNF
GTP 0   Interscope Racing   Ted Field
  Bill Whittington
  Danny Ongais
Lola T600 47
73
DNF
GTP 5   Bob Akin Motor Racing   Bob Akin
  John O'Steen
  Dale Whittington
Porsche 935 43
74
DNF
GTP 03   Angelo Pallavicini   Angelo Pallavicini
  Werner Frank
Porsche 935 24
75
DNF
GTO 02   Marketing Corp. of America   Milt Minter
  Ronnie Bucknum
Ford Mustang 24
76
DNF
GTP 6   JLP Racing   John Paul
  Phil Currin
Porsche 935 15
77
DNF
GTP 25   Red Lobster Racing   Dave Cowart
  Kenper Miller
  Mauricio de Narváez
March 82G 14
78
DNF
GTO 09   Mark Gassaway   Tom Ciccone
  Vic Shinn
  Joe Cogbill
Chevrolet Camaro 6
79
DNF
GTO 19   Van Every Racing   Lance van Every
  Ash Tisdelle
Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 0
DNS GTP 00   Interscope Racing   Ted Field
  Bill Whittington
  Danny Ongais
Lola T600 -
DNS GTP 2   Hinze Fencing   Marty Hinze Porsche 935 -
DNS GTO 17   Dingman Bros. Racing   Billy Dingman
  Roger Bighouse
  John Gunn
Chevrolet Corvette -
DNS GTO 18   Bill Nelson   Vincent Collins
  Bill Nelson
  Lojza Vosta
Pontiac Firebird -
DNS GTO 20   Dale Kreider   Dale Kreider
  Dave Heinz
Chevrolet Corvette -
DNS GTU 39   Donald Flores   Donald Flores
  Robert Gottfried
  Howdy Holmes
Porsche 911 -
DNS GTU 69   Conrado Casado   Ricardo Londoño
  Diego Londoño
  Fred Flaquer
Porsche 911 -
DNS GTU 73   G.O. Racing   Ken Grostic
  Keith Lawhorn
Porsche 914 -
Source: [2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Daytona 24 Hours 1983 - Racing Sports Cars".
  2. ^ a b "Daytona 24 Hours 1983 - Photo Gallery - Racing Sports Cars".
  3. ^ "1983 Daytona 24 Hours | Motor Sport Magazine Database". Motor Sport Magazine. June 13, 2017.