1972 IMSA GT Championship season

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1972 IMSA GT Championship season
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The 1972 Camel GT Challenge season was the 2nd season of the IMSA GT Championship auto racing series. It was for Grand Tourer-style racing cars which ran in the GTO and GTU classes, as well as former Trans Am Series cars in the TO and TU classes. It began December 4, 1971 and ended November 19, 1972 after ten rounds.

Schedule[edit]

Rnd Race Length Circuit Date
1 Alamo 200 200 mi (320 km) Texas World Speedway December 4
2 Starlight 3 Hour 3 Hours Daytona International Raceway April 1
3 Danville 250 250 mi (400 km) Virginia International Raceway April 16
4 Camel 200 200 mi (320 km) Lime Rock Park May 29
5 Camel 3 Hour 3 Hours Donnybrooke International Raceway June 11
6 Camel 6 Hour 6 Hours Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course July 9
7 Inver House 'Bama 200 200 mi (320 km) Alabama International Speedway August 5
8 Watkins Glen 500 500 km (310 mi) Watkins Glen International September 10
9 Bryar 3 Hour 3 Hours Bryar Motorsport Park September 24
10 Presidential 250 250 mi (400 km) Daytona International Speedway November 19

Season results[edit]

Overall winner in bold.

Rnd Circuit GTO Winning Team GTU Winning Team TO Winning Team TU Winning Team Results
GTO Winning Drivers GTU Winning Drivers TO Winning Drivers TU Winning Drivers
1 Texas #42 Corvette #59 Peter Gregg #48 Mustang #16 2002 Results
United States Garrett Waddall United States Peter Gregg
United States Hurley Haywood
Mexico Juan Izquierdo
Mexico Daniel Muniz
United States Ross Norburn
United States Phil Dermer
2 Daytona #23 Corvette #1 Toad Hall Racing #41 Mustang #11 2002 Results
United States Charlie Kemp
United States Wilbur Pickett
United States Michael Keyser
United States Bob Beasley
United States Jerry Crew
United States Dan Moore
United States Byron Morris
3 Virginia #99 Phil Currin #59 Peter Gregg #27 Lou Statzer #8 Carson Baird Results
United States Phil Currin United States Peter Gregg
United States Hurley Haywood
United States Lou Statzer
United States Tom Dutton
United States Carson Baird
United States Joe Amato
4 Lime Rock #99 Phil Currin #31 Porsche #15 Camaro #86 Alfa Romeo Results
United States Phil Currin United States Jim Locke
United States Bob Bailey
United States Jocko Maggiacomo Jr. United States Joe Diamante
United States Walt Simendinger
5 Donnybrooke #22 Corvette #1 Toad Hall Racing #21 Thiokol #8 Carson Amato Results
United States Denny Long United States Bob Beasley
United States Levon Pentecost
United States Russ Norburn
United States Robert Hennig
United States Joe Amato
United States Carson Baird
6 Mid-Ohio #48 Greenwood Racing #1 Toad Hall Racing #17 Camaro #24 Libra Intl. Racing Results
United States John Greenwood
United States Marshall Robbins
United States Bob Beasley
United States Michael Keyser
United States Vince Gimondo
United States Billy Dingham
United States John Buffum
United States Bert Everett
7 Alabama #2 Holiday Inn Corvette #59 Peter Gregg #47 Camaro #88 Opel Results
United States Wilbur Pickett United States Hurley Haywood United States Tom Nehl United States Dennis Shaw
United States Steve Coleman
8 Watkins Glen #48 Corvette #59 Peter Gregg #88 Camaro #16 Gemini Racing Results
United States Charles West United States Peter Gregg
United States Hurley Haywood
Canada Maurice Carter
United States Paul Nichter
United States Phil Dermer
9 Bryar #41 Corvette #76 Silverstone Racing #88 Camaro #84 2002 Results
United States Bud Deshler
United States Rodney Harris
United States George Stone Canada Maurice Carter
United States Paul Nichter
United States Hans Ziereis
United States Andy Petery
10 Daytona #96 Camaro #2 Toad Hall Racing #88 Camaro #6 Gemini Racing Results
United States Gene Felton United States Bob Beasley
United States Michael Keyser
Canada Maurice Carter United States Ross Norburn

Constructors' Championship[edit]

Points are awarded to the top six in each class in the order of 9-6-4-3-2-1.

GTO standings[edit]

Pos Constructor Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Rd 8 Rd 9 Rd 10 Total
1 United States Chevrolet 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 90
2 United States Shelby 4 6 10

GTU standings[edit]

Pos Constructor Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Rd 8 Rd 9 Rd 10 Total
1 Germany Porsche 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 90
2 Sweden Saab 3 3
3 United Kingdom Lotus 1 2 3

TO standings[edit]

Pos Constructor Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Rd 8 Rd 9 Rd 10 Total
1 United States Chevrolet 3 6 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 72
2 United States Ford 9 9 4 6 6 34
3 United States AMC 1 1 9 6 17

TU standings[edit]

Pos Constructor Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Rd 8 Rd 9 Rd 10 Total
1 Germany BMW 9 9 6 2 4 9 9 9 57
2 United States Ford 4 6 9 6 9 9 4 3 2 3 54
3 Italy Alfa Romeo 9 6 6 6 4 6 37
4 Germany Opel 4 4 2 9 3 1 23
5 Italy Fiat 3 3 4 10
6 Japan Datsun 6 3 9
7 France Renault 3 3
8= Sweden Volvo 1 1
8= United Kingdom Austin 1 1

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