1986 IMSA GT Championship season

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1986 IMSA GT Championship season
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The 1986 Camel GT Championship season was the 16th season of the IMSA GT Championship auto racing series. It was for GTP and Lights classes of prototypes, as well as Grand Tourer-style racing cars which ran in the GTO and GTU classes. It began February 1, 1986 and ended October 26, 1986 after eighteen 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 as GT featured both GTO and GTU classes combined, while Proto signifies GTP and Lights running together. 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 1
February 2
2 Löwenbräu Grand Prix of Miami 45 Minutes GTO Streets of Miami March 2
30 Minutes Lights
45 Minutes GTU
3 Hours GTP
3 Coca-Cola Classic 12 Hours of Sebring 12 Hours All Sebring International Raceway March 22
4 Atlanta Journal-Constitution Grand Prix 45 Minutes GT Road Atlanta April 5
500 km Proto
5 Los Angeles Times/Ford Grand Prix 6 Hours All Riverside International Raceway April 27
6 Monterey Triple Crown 300 km Proto Laguna Seca Raceway May 4
100 km GT
7 Charlotte Grand Prix 300 km GT Charlotte Motor Speedway May 17
500 km Proto May 18
8 Lime Rock Grand Prix 150 Laps Proto Lime Rock Park May 26
9 Mid-Ohio Grand Prix 250 km GT Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course June 8
500 km Proto
10 Grand Prix of Palm Beach 45 Minutes GTU West Palm Beach street course June 22
45 Minutes GTO
3 Hours Proto
11 Camel Continental 500 Miles All Watkins Glen International July 6
12 G.I. Joe's Grand Prix 300 km GT Portland International Raceway July 27
300 km Proto
13 Ford California Grand Prix 300 km Proto Sears Point Raceway August 3
100 km GT
14 Löwenbräu Classic 500 Miles All Road America August 24
15 Camel Grand Prix 2 Hours GT Lime Rock Park September 1
16 Kodak Copier 500 300 km GT Watkins Glen International September 20
500 km Proto September 21
17 Columbus Ford Dealers 500 500 km Proto Columbus street course October 5
1 Hour GT
18 Eastern 3 Hours of Daytona 100 km GTU Daytona International Speedway October 26
3 Hours Proto/GTO

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 #14 Holbert Racing United States #13 Outlaw Racing United States #64 Raintree Corp. United States #71 Team Highball Results
United States Al Holbert
United States Al Unser, Jr.
United Kingdom Derek Bell
United States Frank Rubino
United States Ray Mummery
United States John Schneider
United States Lee Mueller
United States Maurice Hassey
United States Lanny Hester
United States Jack Dunham
United States Amos Johnson
United States Dennis Shaw
2 Miami United States #86 Bayside Disposal United States #01 AT&T United States #76 Peerless Racing United States #55 Huffaker Eng. Results
France Bob Wollek
Italy Paolo Barilla
United States Don Bell United States Jack Baldwin United States Bob Earl
3 Sebring United States #5 Bob Akin Racing United States #66 Mike Meyer Racing United States #7 7-Eleven Roush United States #38 Mandeville Auto Results
United States Bob Akin
Germany Hans-Joachim Stuck
Austria Jo Gartner
United States Mike Meyer
United States Jeff Kline
United States Jim Rothbarth
United States Scott Pruett
United States Bruce Jenner
United States Roger Mandeville
United States Danny Smith
4 Road Atlanta United States #52 Hendrick United States #63 Certified Brakes United States #11 Roush Racing United States #55 Huffaker Eng. Results
United States Doc Bundy
South Africa Sarel van der Merwe
United States Jim Downing
United States John Maffucci
United States Scott Pruett United States Bob Earl
5 Riverside United States #16 Dyson Racing United States #63 Certified Brakes United States #76 Peerless Racing United States #38 Mandeville Auto Results
United States Price Cobb
United States Rob Dyson
United States Jim Downing
United States John Maffucci
United States Jack Baldwin
United States Jim Miller
United States Roger Mandeville
United States Danny Smith
6 Laguna Seca United States #7 Zakspeed USA United Kingdom #24 Spice Engineering United States #07 Roush Racing United States #75 Clayton Cunningham Results
Germany Klaus Ludwig United States Bob Earl United States Scott Pruett United States Tommy Kendall
7 Charlotte United States #16 Dyson Racing United Kingdom #24 Spice Engineering United States #76 City Peerless United States #75 Clayton Cunningham Results
United States Price Cobb
United States Drake Olson
United States Bob Earl
United Kingdom Ray Bellm
United States Jack Baldwin United States Tommy Kendall
8 Lime Rock United States #14 Holbert Racing United States #70 Z&W Motorsports Did Not Participate Did Not Participate Results
United States Al Holbert United States David Loring
9 Mid-Ohio United States #14 Holbert Racing United States #09 Ball Bros. Racing United States #11 Roush Racing United States #55 Huffaker Eng. Results
United States Al Holbert
United Kingdom Derek Bell
United States Steve Durst
United States Mike Brockman
United States Scott Pruett United States Bob Earl
10 Palm Beach United States #52 Hendrick United States #80 Gaston Andrey United States #11 Roush Racing United States #38 Mandeville Results
United States Doc Bundy
South Africa Sarel van der Merwe
Italy Carlo Facetti
Italy Ruggero Melgrati
United States Scott Pruett United States Roger Mandeville
11 Watkins Glen United States #14 Holbert Racing United States #6 Morgan Perf. United States #76 Peerless Racing United States #38 Mandeville Auto Results
United States Al Holbert
United Kingdom Derek Bell
United States Charles Morgan
United States Logan Blackburn
United States Jack Baldwin
United States Geoff Bodine
United States Roger Mandeville
United States Danny Smith
12 Portland United States #14 Holbert Racing United States #63 Certified Brakes United States #7 Roush Racing United States #55 Huffaker Racing Results
United States Al Holbert United States Jim Downing United States Scott Pruett
United States Bruce Jenner
United States Bob Earl
13 Sears Point United States #16 Dyson Racing United States #63 Certified Brakes United States #77 Brooks Racing United States #75 Clayton Cunningham Results
United States Price Cobb
United States Rob Dyson
United States Jim Downing United States Willy T. Ribbs United States Tommy Kendall
14 Road America United States #14 Holbert Racing United States #80 Gaston Andrey United States #98 All American Racers United States #38 Mandeville Auto Results
United States Al Holbert
United States Al Unser, Jr.
Italy Martino Finotto
Italy Ruggero Melgrati
United States Rocky Moran
United States Dennis Aase
United States Roger Mandeville
United States Danny Smith
15 Lime Rock Did Not Participate Did Not Participate United States #76 Peerless-Hendrick United States #75 Clayton Cunningham Results
United States Jack Baldwin United States Tommy Kendall
16 Watkins Glen United States #18 BMW North America United Kingdom #24 Spice Engineering United States #98 All American Racers United States #38 Mandeville Auto Results
United States John Andretti
United States Davy Jones
United States Bob Earl
United States Chip Ganassi
United States Dennis Aase United States Roger Mandeville
17 Columbus United States #85 Bayside Disposal United States #09 Ball Bros. Racing United States #77 Brooks Racing United States #38 Mandeville Auto Results
United States Scott Pruett
France Bob Wollek
United States Steve Durst
United States Mike Brockman
United States Willy T. Ribbs United States Roger Mandeville
18 Daytona United States #44 Group 44 United States #73 Howard Katz United States #11 Roush Racing United States #38 Mandeville Auto Results
United States Bob Tullius
United States Chip Robinson
United States Howard Katz
United States Steve Phillips
United States Scott Pruett United States Roger Mandeville

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