1989 IMSA GT Championship season

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1989 IMSA GT Championship season
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The 1989 Camel GT Championship season was the 19th 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, as well as a tube-frame American Challenge (AC) class during select GT-only rounds. It began February 4, 1989 and ended October 22, 1989 after twenty rounds.

Schedule[edit]

The GT and Prototype classes did not participate in all events, nor did they race together at shorter events. The AC class only participated in GT-only events. 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 4
February 5
2 Nissan Grand Prix of Miami 45 Minutes GT Streets of Miami March 5
3 Hours Proto
3 12 Hours of Sebring 12 Hours All Sebring International Raceway March 18
4 Nissan Grand Prix of Atlanta 500 km Proto Road Atlanta April 2
5 Pontiac Grand Prix of Palm Beach 3 Hours Proto West Palm Beach street course April 23
6 Summit Point Grand Prix 2 Hours 30 Minutes GT Summit Point Raceway May 21
7 Toyota Trucks Lime Rock Grand Prix 150 Laps Proto Lime Rock Park May 29
8 Nissan Grand Prix of Ohio 500 km Proto Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course June 4
200 km GT
9 Audi quattro IMSA Weekend 500 km GT Mosport Park June 25
10 Camel Continental 500 km Proto Watkins Glen International July 2
11 Miller High Life 500 500 km Proto Road America July 16
12 G.I. Joe's Camel Grand Prix 1 Hour 30 Minutes GT Portland International Raceway July 30
300 km Proto
13 Camel Grand Prix of the Heartland 2 Hours GT Heartland Park August 12
300 km Proto August 13
14 Nissan Camel Grand Prix of San Antonio 1 Hour GT San Antonio street course September 3
2 Hours Proto
15 Lincoln-Mercury California Grand Prix 300 km Proto Sears Point Raceway September 10
200 km GT
16 Kodak Copier 500 500 km GT Watkins Glen International September 24
17 GTE World Challenge of Tampa 360 km Proto Florida State Fairgrounds October 1
18 Lime Rock 2 Hours 2 Hours GT Lime Rock Park October 1
19 Toyota Monterey Grand Prix 1 Hour GT Laguna Seca Raceway October 15
20 Camel Grand Prix of Southern California 1 Hour GT Del Mar Fairgrounds October 22
2 Hours Proto

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 #67 Miller-BF Goodrich United States #9 Essex Racing United States #16 Stroh's Light Cougar United States #17 Al Bacon Performance Results
France Bob Wollek
United Kingdom Derek Bell
United States John Andretti
United States Charles Morgan
United States John Morrison
United States Tom Hessert
United States Pete Halsmer
United States Bob Earl
United States Mark Martin
United Kingdom Paul Stewart
United States Al Bacon
United States Bob Reed
New Zealand Rod Millen
2 Miami United States #83 Electramotive Eng. United States #4 S&L Racing United States #6 Roush Racing United States #72 John Finger Results
United States Chip Robinson
Australia Geoff Brabham
United States Scott Schubot United States Pete Halsmer United States John Finger
3 Sebring United States #83 Electramotive Eng. United States #55 Huffaker Racing United States #11 Roush Racing United States #74 Huffaker Racing Results
United States Chip Robinson
Australia Geoff Brabham
Netherlands Arie Luyendyk
United States Bob Lesnett
United States Dan Marvin
United States Wally Dallenbach, Jr.
United States Dorsey Schroeder
United States George Robinson
United States Bart Kendall
United States Johnny Unser
4 Road Atlanta United States #83 Electramotive Eng. United States #4 S&L Racing Did Not Participate Did Not Participate Results
United States Chip Robinson
Australia Geoff Brabham
United States Scott Schubot
5 Palm Beach United States #67 Busby Racing United States #4 S&L Racing Did Not Participate Did Not Participate Results
France Bob Wollek
United States John Andretti
United States Scott Schubot
United StatesLinda Ludemann
6 Summit Point Did Not Participate Did Not Participate United States #4 Audi of America United States #74 Robinson Racing Results
Germany Hans-Joachim Stuck United States George Robinson
7 Lime Rock United States #84 Electramotive Eng. United States #9 Essex Racing Did Not Participate Did Not Participate Results
Australia Geoff Brabham United States Charles Morgan
United States Jeff Purner
8 Mid-Ohio United States #83 Electramotive Eng. United States #9 Essex Racing United States #4 Audi of America United States #71 Team Highball Results
United States Chip Robinson
Australia Geoff Brabham
United States Charles Morgan
United States Tom Hessert
Germany Hans-Joachim Stuck United States Amos Johnson
9 Mosport Did Not Participate Did Not Participate United States #6 Roush Racing United States #00 Full Time Racing Results
United States Pete Halsmer Canada Jeremy Dale
10 Watkins Glen United States #84 Electramotive Eng. United States #63 Mazda Did Not Participate Did Not Participate Results
United States Chip Robinson
Australia Geoff Brabham
United States Jim Downing
United States Howard Katz
11 Road America United States #83 Electromotive Eng. United States #4 S&L Racing United States #7 Cunningham Racing United States #71 Team Highball Results
United States Chip Robinson
Australia Geoff Brabham
United States Scott Schubot New Zealand Steve Millen United States Amos Johnson
12 Portland United Kingdom #60 Castrol Jaguar United States #63 Downing Atlanta United States #6 Roush Racing United States #00 Full Time Racing Results
United States Price Cobb
Netherlands Jan Lammers
United States Jim Downing
United States Howard Katz
United States Pete Halsmer United States Kal Showket
13 Heartland Park United States #83 Electramotive Eng. United States #4 S&L Racing United States #4 Audi of America United States #95 Leitzinger Racing Results
Australia Geoff Brabham United States Scott Schubot
United States Linda Ludemann
Germany Hans-Joachim Stuck United States Bob Leitzinger
14 San Antonio United States #84 Electramotive Eng. United States #4 S&L Racing United States #9 Roush Racing United States #95 Leitzinger Racing Results
United States Chip Robinson United States Scott Schubot
United States Linda Ludemann
United States Wally Dallenbach, Jr. United States Bob Leitzinger
15 Sears Point United States #83 Electramotive Eng. United States #4 S&L Racing United States #4 Audi of America United States #07 Full Time Racing Results
Australia Geoff Brabham United States Scott Schubot
United States Linda Ludemann
Germany Hans-Joachim Stuck Canada Jeremy Dale
16 Watkins Glen Did Not Participate Did Not Participate United States #4 Audi of America United States #17 Al Bacon Performance Results
Germany Hans-Joachim Stuck
Germany Walter Röhrl
United States Al Bacon
17 Tampa United Kingdom #60 Castrol Jaguar United States #9 Essex Racing Did Not Participate Did Not Participate Results
United States Price Cobb United States Charles Morgan
United States Tom Hessert
18 Lime Rock Did Not Participate Did Not Participate United States #4 Audi of America United States #00 Full Time Racing Results
Germany Hans-Joachim Stuck United States Kal Showket
19 Laguna Seca Did Not Participate Did Not Participate United States #4 Audi of America United States #07 Full Time Racing Results
Germany Hans-Joachim Stuck Canada Jeremy Dale
20 Del Mar United Kingdom #60 Castrol Jaguar United States #4 S&L Racing United States #9 Roush Racing United States #07 Full Time Racing Results
Netherlands Jan Lammers United States Scott Schubot
United States Linda Ludemann
United States Wally Dallenbach, Jr. Canada Jeremy Dale

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