1996 IMSA GT Championship season

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1996 IMSA GT Championship season
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The 1996 Exxon World Sports Car Championship and Supreme GT Series seasons were the 26th season of the IMSA GT Championship. It consisted of open-cockpit prototypes referred to as World Sports Car (WSC) and Grand Tourer-style racing cars divided into GTS-1 and GTS-2 classes. It began February 3, 1996 and ended October 6, 1996 after ten rounds.

Schedule[edit]

Most races on the schedule had WSC and GTS-1 classes running together, while the GTS-2 class ran separate races, sometimes with different lengths. Races marked with All had all classes on track at the same time for the whole race.

Rnd Race Length Class Circuit Date
1 Rolex 24 at Daytona 24 Hours All Daytona International Speedway February 3
February 4
2 Exxon Superflo 12 Hours of Sebring 12 Hours All Sebring International Raceway March 17
3 Advance Auto Parts Grand Prix of Atlanta 40 Minutes GTS-2 Road Atlanta April 21
3 Hours WSC/GTS-1
4 Exxon Superflo 500 at Texas 500 Miles All Texas World Speedway May 5
5 The Dodge Dealers Grand Prix 1 Hour GTS-2 Lime Rock Park May 27
1 Hour 45 Minutes WSC/GTS-1
6 First Union Six Hours at the Glen Six Hours All Watkins Glen International June 9
7 Toshiba California Grand Prix 45 Minutes GTS-2 Sears Point Raceway July 14
3 Hours WSC/GTS-1
8 Chrysler Mosport 500 3 Hours All Mosport International Raceway August 25
9 Sprint Grand Prix of Dallas 45 Minutes GTS-2 Dallas street circuit September 1
2 Hours WSC/GTS-1
10 Daytona IMSA Finale 3 Hours All Daytona International Speedway October 6

Season results[edit]

Rnd Circuit WSC Winning Team GTS-1 Winning Team GTS-2 Winning Team Results
WSC Winning Drivers GTS-1 Winning Drivers GTS-2 Winning Drivers
1 Daytona United States #4 Doyle Racing United States #5 Brix Racing Switzerland #55 Stadler Motorsports Results
United States Jim Pace
United States Scott Sharp
South Africa Wayne Taylor
United States Rob Morgan
United States Charles Morgan
United States Joe Pezza
United States Jon Gooding
United States Irv Hoerr
Switzerland Enzo Calderari
Switzerland Lilian Bryner
Germany Ulli Richter
2 Sebring United States #4 Doyle Racing United States #74 Champion Porsche United States #99 Schumacher Racing Results
United States Jim Pace
South Africa Wayne Taylor
Belgium Eric van der Poele
Germany Hans-Joachim Stuck
Canada Bill Adam
United States Larry Schumacher
United States Will Pace
United States Andy Pilgrim
3 Road Atlanta Italy #30 Momo Corse United States #1 Brix Racing Ecuador #93 Ecuador Mobil 1 Racing Results
Italy Gianpiero Moretti
Italy Max Papis
United States Irv Hoerr
United States Darin Brassfield
Ecuador Henry Taleb
4 Texas United States #4 Doyle Racing United States #1 Brix Racing United States #99 Schumacher Racing Results
United States Jim Pace
South Africa Wayne Taylor
United States Irv Hoerr
United States Darin Brassfield
United States Larry Schumacher
United States Andy Pilgrim
5 Lime Rock Italy #30 Momo Corse United States #1 Brix Racing Ecuador #93 Ecuador Mobil 1 Racing Results
Italy Gianpiero Moretti
Italy Max Papis
United States Irv Hoerr Ecuador Henry Taleb
6 Watkins Glen Italy #30 Momo Corse United States #5 Brix Racing United States #26 Alex Job Racing Results
Italy Gianpiero Moretti
Italy Max Papis
United States Irv Hoerr
United States Darin Brassfield
United States Brian Cunningham
United States Brian DeVries
United States Hurley Haywood
United States Charles Slater
United States Tom Hessert
7 Sears Point United States #4 Doyle Racing United States #5 Brix Racing United States #07 PTG Results
United States Scott Sharp
United States Wayne Taylor
United States Irv Hoerr
United States Darin Brassfield
United States Peter Halsmer
8 Mosport United States #20 Dyson Racing United States #1 Brix Racing United States #06 PTG Results
United States Butch Leitzinger
United States John Paul Jr.
United States Irv Hoerr United States Boris Said
United States Pete Halsmer
9 Dallas United States #20 Dyson Racing United States #5 Brix Racing United States #07 PTG Results
United States Butch Leitzinger United States Irv Hoerr United States Pete Halsmer
10 Daytona United States #20 Dyson Racing United States #91 Rock Valley United States #06 PTG Results
United States Butch Leitzinger
United States John Paul Jr.
United States Stu Hayner
United States Roger Schramm
Costa Rica Javier Quiros

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