1980 IMSA GT Championship season

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1980 IMSA GT Championship season
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The 1980 IMSA GT Series season was the 10th season of the IMSA GT Championship auto racing series. It was a series for GTX class Group 5 cars and GTO and GTU class grand tourer cars. It began February 2, 1980 and ended November 30, 1980 after fourteen rounds.

Schedule[edit]

Not all classes participated in 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 2
February 3
2 Coca-Cola 12 Hours of Sebring 12 Hours All Sebring International Raceway March 22
3 Road Atlanta Grand Prix 50 Miles (twice) GTX/GTO Road Atlanta April 12
45 Minutes GTU
4 Los Angeles Times/Toyota Grand Prix 5 Hours All Riverside International Raceway April 27
5 Datsun Monterey Triple Crown 45 Minutes GTU Laguna Seca Raceway May 4
100 Miles GTX/GTO
6 Coca-Cola 400 45 Minutes GTU Lime Rock Park May 26
1 Hour 30 Minutes GTX/GTO
7 Pepsi Grand Prix 100 Miles GTO/GTU Brainerd International Raceway June 15
8 Paul Revere 250 250 Miles All Daytona International Speedway July 4
9 Datsun's Golden State Challenge 100 Miles GTX/GTO Golden State International Raceway July 27
75 Miles GTU
10 G.I. Joe's Grand Prix 100 Miles GTX/GTO Portland International Raceway August 3
45 Minutes GTU
11 Molson Canadian 1000 6 Hours All Mosport Park August 17
12 Pabst 500 500 Miles All Road America August 31
13 Grand Prix of Road Atlanta 45 Minutes GTU Road Atlanta September 21
50 Miles (twice) GTX/GTO
14 Championship Finale Daytona GT 250 250 Miles All Daytona International Speedway November 30

Season results[edit]

Rnd Circuit GTX Winning Team GTO Winning Team GTU Winning Team Results
GTX Winning Drivers GTO Winning Drivers GTU Winning Drivers
1 Daytona Germany #2 LM Joest Racing United States #54 Montura Racing United States #62 Koll Motor Sports Results
Germany Reinhold Joest
Germany Rolf Stommelen
Germany Volkert Merl
United States Tony Garcia
United States Alberto Vadia
United States Terry Herman
United States Bill Koll
United States Jim Cook
United States Greg LaCava
2 Sebring United States #6 Dick Barbour Racing United States #44 Group 44 United States #77 Mandeville Racing Results
United States Dick Barbour
United Kingdom John Fitzpatrick
United States Bob Tullius
Canada Bill Adam
United States Roger Mandeville
United States Jim Downing
United States Brad Frisselle
3 Road Atlanta United States #95 Whittington Bros. Racing United States #99 Full-Time Racing United States #7 Racing Beat Results
United States Bill Whittington United States Phil Currin United States Walt Bohren
4 Riverside United States #6 Dick Barbour Racing United States #54 Montura Racing United States #47 Brad Frisselle Racing Results
United States Dick Barbour
United Kingdom John Fitzpatrick
United States Tony Garcia
United States Terry Herman
United States Brad Frisselle
Japan Yoshimi Katayama
5 Laguna Seca United States #6 Dick Barbour Racing United States #54 Montura Racing United States #7 Racing Beat Results
United Kingdom John Fitzpatrick United States Tony Garcia United States Walt Bohren
6 Lime Rock United States #09 Preston Henn Dominican Republic #63 Mendez Racing United States #83 Electramotive Results
United States John Paul, Sr.
United States John Paul, Jr.
Dominican Republic Luis Mendez United States Don Devendorf
7 Brainerd Did Not Participate Dominican Republic #63 Mendex Racing United States #17 Racing Beat Results
Dominican Republic Luis Mendez United States Jeff Kline
8 Daytona United States #6 Dick Barbour Racing United States #44 Group 44 United States #7 Racing Beat Results
United Kingdom John Fitzpatrick United States Bob Tullius United States Walt Bohren
9 Golden State United States #6 Dick Barbour Racing Dominican Republic #68 Mendez Racing United States #7 Racing Beat Results
United Kingdom John Fitzpatrick Dominican Republic Luis Mendez United States Walt Bohren
10 Portland United States #6 Dick Barbour Racing Dominican Republic #68 Mendez Racing United States #7 Racing Beat Results
United Kingdom John Fitzpatrick Dominican Republic Luis Mendez United States Walt Bohren
11 Mosport United States #6 Dick Barbour Racing United States #44 JRT Quaker State United States #17 Racing Beat Results
United Kingdom John Fitzpatrick
United Kingdom Brian Redman
United States Bob Tullius
Canada Bill Adam
United States John Morton
United States Jeff Kline
United States Walt Bohren
12 Road America United States #18 JLP Racing United States #44 Group 44 United States #83 Electramotive Results
United States John Paul, Sr.
United States John Paul, Jr.
United States Bob Tullius
Canada Bill Adam
United States Don Devendorf
United States Tony Adamowicz
13 Road Atlanta Italy #30 MOMO/Electrodyne Colombia #46 DeNarvaez Enterprises United States #7 Racing Beat Results
Italy Gianpiero Moretti United States Terry Herman United States Jeff Kline
14 Daytona Italy #30 MOMO/Electrodyne United States #4 Group 44 United States #32 Alderman Racing Results
Italy Gianpiero Moretti
Germany Reinhold Joest
Canada Bill Adam United States George Alderman

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