1983 IMSA GT Championship season

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1983 IMSA GT Championship season
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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.

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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 results[edit]

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

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

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