1985 IMSA GT Championship season

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1985 IMSA GT Championship season
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The 1985 Camel GT Championship season was the 15th season of the IMSA GT Championship auto racing series. It was for prototypes in the existing GTP class and new, smaller Lights class, as well as Grand Tourer-style racing cars which ran in the GTO and GTU classes. It began on February 2, 1985 and ended on December 1st, 1985 after seventeen rounds.

Schedule[edit]

The GT and Prototype classes did not participate in all events, nor did they race together at shorter events. Races marked as GT featured both GTO and GTU classes combined. 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 2
February 3
2 Löwenbräu Grand Prix of Miami 3 Hours Proto Streets of Miami February 24
45 Minutes GTO
45 Minutes GTU
3 Coca-Cola Classic 12 Hours of Sebring 12 Hours All Sebring International Raceway March 23
4 Atlanta Journal-Constitution Grand Prix 500 km All Road Atlanta April 14
5 Los Angeles Times/Nissan Grand Prix 600 km All Riverside International Raceway April 28
6 Nissan Monterey Triple Crown 300 km Proto Laguna Seca Raceway May 5
100 km GT
7 Grand Prix of Charlotte 300 km GT Charlotte Motor Speedway May 18
500 km Proto May 19
8 Coca-Cola 500 2 Hours GT Lime Rock Park May 27
2 Hours Proto
9 Lumbermen's 500k 300 km GT Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course June 8
500 km Proto June 9
10 Camel Continental 3 Hours GT Watkins Glen International July 6
3 Hours Proto
11 G.I. Joe's Grand Prix 200 km GT Portland International Raceway July 28
300 km Proto
12 Ford California Grand Prix 300 km Proto Sears Point Raceway August 4
100 km GT
13 Löwenbräu Classic 500 Miles All Road America August 25
14 Grand Prix at Pocono 500 km All Pocono Raceway September 8
15 Serengeti Drivers New York 500 500 km All Watkins Glen International September 29
16 Columbus Ford Dealers 500 1 Hour GT Columbus street course October 5
500 km Proto October 6
17 Eastern 3 Hours of Daytona 3 Hours All Daytona International Speedway December 1

Season results[edit]

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 United States #8 Henn's Swap Shop United States #93 Mid-O Racing United States #65 Roush Protofab United States #71 Team Highball Results
United States A. J. Foyt
United States Al Unser
France Bob Wollek
Belgium Thierry Boutsen
United States Don Marsh
United States Kelly Marsh
United States Ron Pawley
United States Wally Dallenbach, Jr.
United States Doc Bundy
Canada John Jones
United States Jack Dunham
United States Amos Johnson
Japan Yojiro Terada
2 Miami United States #14 Holbert Racing United States #63 RGP 500 Racing United States #06 Roush Protofab United States #76 Malibu Grand Prix Results
United States Al Holbert
United Kingdom Derek Bell
United States Jim Downing
United States John Maffuci
United States Willy T. Ribbs United States Jack Baldwin
3 Sebring United States #8 Preston Henn United States #63 Jim Downing United States #65 Roush Protofab United States #56 SP Racing Results
United States A. J. Foyt
France Bob Wollek
United States Jim Downing
United States John Maffuci
United States Wally Dallenbach, Jr.
Canada John Jones
United States Gary Auberlan
United States Peter Jauker
United States Adrian Gang
United States Cary Eisenlohr
4 Road Atlanta United States #04 Group 44 United States #72 Fabcar United States #65 Roush Protofab United States #76 Malibu Grand Prix Results
United States Hurley Haywood
United Kingdom Brian Redman
United States Elliot Forbes-Robinson
United States Tom Winters
United States Wally Dallenbach, Jr.
Canada John Jones
United States Jack Baldwin
5 Riverside United States #68 BF Goodrich United States #63 RGP 500 Racing United States #65 Roush Protofab United States #76 Malibu Grand Prix Results
United States Pete Halsmer
United States John Morton
United States Jim Downing
United States John Maffucci
United States Wally Dallenbach, Jr.
Canada John Jones
United States Jack Baldwin
United States Jeff Kline
6 Laguna Seca United States #14 Holbert Racing United States #6 Charles Morgan United States #98 All American Racers United States #55 Huffaker Racing Results
United States Al Holbert United States Bill Alsup United States Dennis Aase United States Bob Earl
7 Charlotte United States #14 Holbert Racing United States #63 RGP 500 Racing United States #53 Danny Smith United States #55 Huffaker Racing Results
United States Al Holbert
United Kingdom Derek Bell
United States Jim Downing
United States John Maffuci
United States Danny Smith United States Bob Earl
8 Lime Rock United States #16 Dyson Racing United States #9 Essex Racing United States #7 Brooks Racing United States #99 All American Racers Results
United States Drake Olson United States Peter Greenfield
United States Michael Greenfield
United States Darin Brassfield United States Chris Cord
9 Mid-Ohio United States #14 Holbert Racing United States #75 Malibu Grand Prix United States #65 Roush Protofab United States #84 Entech Racing Results
United States Al Holbert
United Kingdom Derek Bell
United States Jack Baldwin
United States Jeff Kline
United States Wally Dallenbach, Jr.
Canada John Jones
United States Clay Young
10 Watkins Glen United States #14 Holbert Racing United States #6 Charles Morgan United States #7 Brooks Racing United States #55 Huffaker Racing Results
United States Al Holbert
United Kingdom Derek Bell
United States Charles Morgan
United States Bill Alsup
United States Darin Brassfield
Germany Klaus Ludwig
United States Bob Earl
11 Portland United States #14 Holbert Racing United States #63 RGP 500 Racing United States #7 Brooks Racing United States #55 Huffaker Racing Results
United States Al Holbert United States Jim Downing United States Darin Brassfield United States Bob Earl
12 Sears Point United States #86 Bayside Disposal United States #75 Malibu Grand Prix United States #7 Brooks Racing United States #55 Huffaker Racing Results
France Bob Wollek United States Jeff Kline United States Darin Brassfield United States Bob Earl
13 Road America United States #16 Dyson Racing United States #93 Mid-O Racing United States #65 Roush Protofab United States #76 Malibu Grand Prix Results
United States Bobby Rahal
United States Drake Olson
United States Don Marsh
United States Kelly Marsh
United States Ron Pawley
United States Lyn St. James
Canada John Jones
United States Jack Baldwin
United States Jeff Kline
14 Pocono United States #14 Holbert Racing United States #9 Essex Racing United States #77 Brooks Racing United States #99 All American Racers Results
United States Al Holbert
United Kingdom Derek Bell
United States Scott Schubot
United States Dennis Vitolo
United States Darin Brassfield
United States Scott Pruett
United States Chris Cord
United States Dennis Aase
15 Watkins Glen United States #14 Holbert Racing United States #63 RGP 500 Racing United States #07 Roush Racing United States #76 Malibu Grand Prix Results
United States Al Holbert
United Kingdom Derek Bell
United States Jim Downing
United States John Maffuci
United States Lyn St. James United States Jack Baldwin
16 Columbus United States #16 Dyson Racing United States #63 RGP 500 Racing United States #5 Dingman Bros. United States #55 Huffaker Racing Results
United States Price Cobb
United States Drake Olson
United States Jim Downing
United States John Maffuci
New Zealand Steve Millen United States Bob Earl
17 Daytona United States #14 Holbert Racing United States #63 Jim Downing United States #65 Roush Protofab United States #99 All American Racers Results
United States Al Holbert
United States Al Unser, Jr.
United States Jim Downing
United States John Maffuci
United States Lyn St. James
Canada John Jones
United States Chris Cord

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