1983 IMSA GT Championship

The 1983 Camel GT Championship season was the 13th season of the IMSA GT Championship auto racing series. It was for GTP class prototypes and GTO and GTU class Grand Tourer-style racing cars. It began February 5, 1983, and ended November 27, 1983, after seventeen rounds.

ScheduleEdit

The GT and Prototype classes did not participate in all events, nor did they race together at 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 5
February 6
2 Budweiser Grand Prix of Miami 100 km GTU Streets of Miami February 27
3 Hours GTP
100 km GTO
3 Coca-Cola Classic 12 Hours of Sebring 12 Hours All Sebring International Raceway March 19
4 Road Atlanta Nissan/Datsun 500 500 km All Road Atlanta April 10
5 Los Angeles Times/Datsun Grand Prix 6 Hours All Riverside International Raceway April 24
6 Monterey Triple Crown 45 Minutes GTU Laguna Seca Raceway May 1
100 Miles GTP/GTO
7 Charlotte Camel GT 500 500 km All Charlotte Motor Speedway May 15
8 Coca-Cola 500 3 Hours All Lime Rock Park May 30
9 Lumbermen's 6 Hours 6 Hours All Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course June 19
10 Paul Revere 250 250 Miles All Daytona International Speedway July 4
11 Pepsi Grand Prix 500 km All Brainerd International Raceway July 10
12 Ford California Grand Prix 3 Hours All Sears Point Raceway July 24
13 G.I. Joe's Grand Prix 3 Hours All Portland International Raceway July 31
14 Labatt's GT 6 Hours All Mosport Park August 14
15 Road America Pabst 500 500 Miles All Road America August 21
16 Grand Prix of Pocono 500 Miles All Pocono Raceway September 11
17 Eastern Airlines 3 Hours of Daytona 3 Hours All Daytona International Speedway November 27

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   #6 Henn's Swap Shop   #7 Racing Beat   #92 Kent Racing Results
  Preston Henn
  A. J. Foyt
  Bob Wollek
  Claude Ballot-Léna
  Pete Halsmer
  Bob Reed
  Rick Knoop
  Lee Mueller
  Hugh McDonough
  Terry Visger
2 Miami   #41 Holbert Racing   #4 Stratagraph   #38 Mandeville Auto Tech Results
  Al Holbert   Gene Felton   Roger Mandeville
3 Sebring   #5 Bob Akin Motor Racing   #9 Personalized Autohaus   #66 Mike Meyer Racing Results
  Bob Akin
  Don Whittington
  John O'Steen
  Wayne Baker
  Jim Mullen
  Kees Nierop
  Jack Dunham
  Jeff Kline
  Jon Compton
4 Road Atlanta   #44 Group 44   #9 Personalized Autohaus   #32 Alderman Datsun Results
  Bob Tullius
  Bill Adam
  Wayne Baker
  Jim Mullen
  George Alderman
5 Riverside   #2 John Fitzpatrick Racing   #9 Personalized Autohaus   #98 All American Racers Results
  John Fitzpatrick
  David Hobbs
  Derek Bell
  Wayne Baker
  Jim Mullen
  Kes Nierop
  Wally Dallenbach Jr.
  Whitney Ganz
  Dennis Aase
6 Laguna Seca   #14 Holbert Racing   #55 B de T Racing   #16 Boy Hayje Results
  Al Holbert   Diego Montoya   Boy Hayje
7 Charlotte   #14 Holbert Racing   #9 Personalized Autohaus   #98 All American Racers Results
  Al Holbert
  Jim Trueman
  Wayne Baker
  Jim Mullen
  Wally Dallenbach Jr.
  Boy Hayje
8 Lime Rock   #44 Group 44   #55 B de T Racing   #95 Leitzinger Racing Results
  Bob Tullis
  Bill Adam
  Diego Montoya   Bob Leitzinger
  Logan Blackburn
9 Mid-Ohio   #14 Holbert Racing   #4 Stratagraph   #82 Western Airlines Results
  Al Holbert
  Doc Bundy
  Bobby Rahal
  Billy Hagan
  Gene Felton
  Jack Baldwin
  Joe Varde
10 Daytona   #6 Henn's Swap Shop   #4 Stratagraph   #63 RPG 500 Racing Results
  Hurley Haywood
  A. J. Foyt
  Billy Hagan
  Gene Felton
  Jim Downing
11 Brainerd   #14 Holbert Racing   #81 Electramotive   #38 Mandeville Auto Tech Results
  Al Holbert
  Jim Trueman
  Tony Adamowicz
  Don Devendorf
  Roger Mandeville
  Amos Johnson
12 Sears Point   #14 Holbert Racing   #83 Electramotive   #82 Trinity Racing Results
  Al Holbert
  Jim Trueman
  Tony Adamowicz
  Don Devendorf
  Jack Baldwin
  Joe Varde
13 Portland   #14 Holbert Racing   #83 Electramotive   #38 Mandeville Auto Tech Results
  Al Holbert   Tony Adamowicz
  Don Devendorf
  Roger Mandeville
  Amos Johnson
14 Mosport   #44 Group 44   #7 Mazda   #38 Mandeville Auto Tech Results
  Bob Tullius
  Bill Adam
  Rick Knoop
  John Morton
  Roger Mandeville
  Amos Johnson
15 Road America   #06 Team Zakspeed USA   #83 Electramotive   #38 Mandeville Auto Tech Results
  Tim Coconis
  Klaus Ludwig
  Tony Adamowicz
  Don Devendorf
  Roger Mandeville
  Amos Johnson
16 Pocono   #44 Group 44   #4 Stratagraph   #63 RGP 500 Racing Results
  Bob Tullius
  Doc Bundy
  Billy Hagan
  Gene Felton
  Jim Downing
  John Maffucci
17 Daytona   #14 Holbert Racing   #18 "Fomfor"   #87 Porsche Results
  Al Holbert
  Jim Trueman
  "Fomfor"   Bruce Leven
  John Schneider

† - #9 Personalized Autohaus won the 12 Hours of Sebring overall.

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