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1990 IMSA GT Championship
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The 1990 Camel GT Championship season was the 20th season of the IMSA GT Championship auto racing series. It consisted of GTP and Lights classes of prototypes, as well as Grand Tourer-style racing cars which ran in the GTO and GTU classes, as well as a tube-frame All-American Challenge (AAC) class during select GT-only rounds. It began February 3, 1990, and ended November 11, 1990, after twenty rounds.

ScheduleEdit

The GT and Prototype classes did not participate in all events, nor did they race together at shorter events. The AAC class only participated in GT-only events. Races marked with All had all classes on track at the same time.

Rnd Race Length Class Circuit Date
1 SunBank 24 at Daytona 24 Hours All Daytona International Speedway February 3
February 4
2 Nissan Grand Prix of Miami 2 Hours 45 Minutes Proto Streets of Miami February 25
45 Minutes GT
3 12 Hours of Sebring 12 Hours All Sebring International Raceway March 17
4 Nissan Grand Prix of Atlanta 500 km Proto Road Atlanta April 1
5 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach 1 Hour GT Long Beach street course April 21
6 Toyota Grand Prix of Palm Beach 3 Hours Proto West Palm Beach street course April 22
7 Camel Grand Prix of the Heartland 2 Hours GT Heartland Park May 5
300 km Proto May 6
8 Toyota Trucks Lime Rock Grand Prix 150 Laps Proto Lime Rock Park May 28
9 Nissan Grand Prix of Ohio 500 km Proto Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course June 3
300 km GT
10 Nissan Grand Prix of Mosport 300 km GT Mosport Park June 24
11 Camel Continental 500 km Proto Watkins Glen International July 1
12 Grand Prix of the Meadowlands 45 Minutes GT Meadowlands Sports Complex July 14
13 California Camel Grand Prix 300 km Proto Sears Point Raceway July 15
14 G.I. Joe's Camel Grand Prix 300 km Proto Portland International Raceway July 29
1 Hour 30 Minutes GT
15 Nissan Grand Prix of Road America 300 km GT Road America August 19
500 km Proto
16 Nissan Camel Grand Prix of San Antonio 2 Hours Proto San Antonio street course September 2
45 Minutes GT
17 The New York 500 500 km GT Watkins Glen International September 23
18 The Jamesway 300 2 Hours GT Lime Rock Park September 29
19 Nissan World Challenge of Tampa 200 Miles Proto Florida State Fairgrounds September 30
20 Camel Grand Prix of Greater San Diego 1 Hour GT Del Mar Fairgrounds November 10
1 Hour 45 Minutes Proto November 11

Season resultsEdit

Rnd Circuit GTP Winning Team Lights Winning Team GTO Winning Team GTU Winning Team Results
GTP Winning Drivers Lights Winning Drivers GTO Winning Drivers GTU Winning Drivers
1 Daytona   #61 Castrol Jaguar   #36 Erie Scientific Racing   #15 Tru-Cur Roush   #71 Peter Uria Racing Results
  Davy Jones
  Andy Wallace
  Jan Lammers
  John Grooms
  Frank Jellinek
  Michael Greenfield
  Robby Gordon
  Calvin Fish
  Lyn St. James
  Peter Uria
  Bob Dotson
  Jim Pace
  Rusty Scott
2 Miami   #83 Nissan Performance   #32 Spice Engineering   #75 Cunningham Racing   #96 Leitzinger Racing Results
  Geoff Brabham
  Chip Robinson
  Bob Earl
  Tomas Lopez
  Fermín Vélez
  Steve Millen   David Loring
3 Sebring   #83 Nissan Performance   #8 Essex Racing   #15 Roush Racing   #95 Leitzinger Racing Results
  Derek Daly
  Bob Earl
  Tom Hessert
  Charles Morgan
  Robby Gordon
  Calvin Fish
  Lyn St. James
  Butch Leitzinger
  Chuck Kurtz
  David Loring
4 Road Atlanta   #83 Nissan Performance   #32 Spice Engineering Did Not Participate Did Not Participate Results
  David Brabham
  Derek Daly
  Tomás López
  Fermín Vélez
5 Long Beach Did Not Participate Did Not Participate   #6 Whistler Radar   #38 Mazda Motorsports Results
  Dorsey Schroeder   John Finger
6 Palm Beach   #83 Nissan Performance   #32 Spice Engineering Did Not Participate Did Not Participate Results
  Geoff Brabham
  Derek Daly
  Tomás López
  Fermín Vélez
7 Heartland   #99 All American Racers   #4 S & L Racing   #1 Mazda   #37 Mazda Motorsports Results
  Juan Manuel Fangio II   Scott Schubot
  Linda Ludemann
  Pete Halsmer   Lance Stewart
8 Lime Rock   #61 Castrol Jaguar   #80 Brieri Racing Did Not Participate Did Not Participate Results
  Price Cobb
  John Nielsen
  Martino Finotto
  Ruggero Melgrati
9 Mid-Ohio   #83 Nissan Performance   #32 Spice Engineering   #1 Mazda   #07 Full Time Racing Results
  Geoff Brabham
  Derek Daly
  Perry McCarthy
  Tomás López
  Pete Halsmer   Stu Hayner
10 Mosport Did Not Participate Did Not Participate   #75 Cunningham Racing   #00 Full Time Racing Results
  Steve Millen   Don Knowles
11 Watkins Glen   #84 Nissan Performance   #80 Brieri Racing Did Not Participate Did Not Participate Results
  Bob Earl
  Chip Robinson
  Martino Finotto
  Ruggero Melgrati
12 Meadowlands Did Not Participate Did Not Participate   #9 Whistler Radar   #96 Leitzinger Racing Results
  Robby Gordon   David Loring
13 Sears Point   #99 All American Racers   #32 Spice Engineering Did Not Participate Did Not Participate Results
  Juan Manuel Fangio II   Dan Marvin
  Tomás López
14 Portland   #60 Castrol Jaguar   #32 Spice Engineering   #6 Whistler Radar   #37 Mazda Motorsports Results
  Davy Jones   Parker Johnstone
  Tomás López
  Dorsey Schroeder   Lance Stewart
15 Road America   #83 Nissan Performance   #80 Brieri Racing   #75 Cunningham Racing   #37 Mazda Motorsports Results
  Geoff Brabham   Martino Finotto
  Ruggero Melgrati
  Steve Millen   Lance Stewart
16 San Antonio   #99 All American Racers   #32 Spice Engineering   #1 Mazda Motorsports   #96 Leitzinger Racing Results
  Juan Manuel Fangio II   Parker Johnstone
  Tomás López
  Pete Halsmer   David Loring
17 Watkins Glen Did Not Participate Did Not Participate   #6 Whistler Radar   #37 Mazda Motorsports Results
  Dorsey Schroeder   John Finger
  Amos Johnson
18 Lime Rock Did Not Participate Did Not Participate   #9 Whistler Radar   #00 Full Time Racing Results
  Robby Gordon   Don Knowles
19 Tampa   #16 Dyson Racing   #19 David Tennyson Did Not Participate Did Not Participate Results
  James Weaver   Martino Finotto
  Ruggero Melgrati
20 Del Mar   #99 All American Racers   #48 Comptech Racing   #9 Whistler Radar   #00 Full Time Racing Results
  Juan Manuel Fangio II   Parker Johnstone
  Doug Peterson
  Robby Gordon   Don Knowles

Drivers ChampionshipsEdit

 
Geoff Brabham's Nissan NPT-90 at the 1990 Grand Prix of Greater San Diego

Geoff Brabham won the GTP Drivers Championship driving a Nissan GTP ZX-T and a Nissan NPT-90.

Manufacturers championshipsEdit

A championship for manufacturers was awarded to each of the four classes. For the prototype classes, only the manufacturer of the engine was used rather than the manufacturer of the chassis.

Points were awarded to the top 10 on the scale of 20-15-12-10-8-6-4-3-2-1, with exception for the 12 Hours of Sebring, which added five points to each position on the scale, and the 24 Hours of Daytona, which added eight points.

Only the highest-ranking entry from a manufacturer was awarded points at each event. Any other finishes by that manufacturer were merely skipped.

GTP ChampionshipEdit

Pos Manufacturer Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 6 Rd 7 Rd 8 Rd 9 Rd 11 Rd 13 Rd 14 Rd 15 Rd 16 Rd 19 Rd 20 Total
1   Nissan 14 20 25 20 20 15 10 20 20 15 10 20 15 15 12 251
2   Jaguar 28 17 15 12 8 20 2 12 10 20 15 3 10 15 187
3   Toyota 9 4 7 12 4 20 8 12 3 20 15 12 20 6 20 172
4   Porsche 20 12 15 10 3 2 6 8 15 8 3 10 8 20 10 150
5   Chevrolet 8 3 10 12 15 10 1 2 12 4 2 79
6   Pontiac 2 6 4 4 3 6 1 2 3 31
7   Oldsmobile 4 6 10
8   Audi 6 6
9   Ferrari 2 2

Lights ChampionshipEdit

Pos Manufacturer Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 6 Rd 7 Rd 8 Rd 9 Rd 11 Rd 13 Rd 14 Rd 15 Rd 16 Rd 19 Rd 20 Total
1   Buick 20 20 25 20 20 20 15 20 12 20 20 15 20 15 12 274
2   Ferrari 9 15 17 15 15 12 20 12 20 12 15 20 4 20 15 221
3   Pontiac 23 4 20 8 3 4 4 8 20 94
4   Mazda 28 1 6 6 10 15 8 74
5   Chevrolet 18 6 8 32

GTO ChampionshipEdit

Pos Manufacturer Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 5 Rd 7 Rd 9 Rd 10 Rd 12 Rd 14 Rd 15 Rd 16 Rd 17 Rd 18 Rd 20 Total
1   Mercury 28 12 25 20 15 15 12 20 20 10 8 20 20 20 245
2   Mazda 23 15 17 15 20 20 8 15 10 6 20 8 6 15 198
3   Nissan 20 12 3 10 20 12 15 20 15 15 12 154
4   Chevrolet 14 6 15 6 4 2 10 4 4 2 10 10 3 8 98
5   Ferrari 2 12 15 15 15 8 67
6   Ford 16 8 8 6 6 44

GTU ChampionshipEdit

Pos Manufacturer Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 5 Rd 7 Rd 9 Rd 10 Rd 12 Rd 14 Rd 15 Rd 16 Rd 17 Rd 18 Rd 20 Total
1   Mazda 28 10 20 20 20 12 15 12 20 20 10 20 12 15 234
2   Dodge 12 15 13 3 12 20 20 15 15 12 15 12 20 20 204
3   Nissan 14 20 25 10 15 15 8 20 10 15 20 2 15 12 201
4   Porsche 23 10 2 1 1 8 6 51
5   Pontiac 16 4 8 28

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