1978 IMSA GT Championship

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1978 IMSA GT Championship
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The 1978 Camel GT Challenge season was the 8th season of the IMSA GT Championship auto racing series. It was the first year of the new GTX class, which allowed for Group 5 cars to compete. The GTO and GTU class Grand tourer cars remained from before. It began February 4, 1978, and ended November 26, 1978, after fourteen rounds.

Schedule[edit]

Not all classes participated in some events. Races marked with All had all classes on track at the same time.

Rnd Race Length Class Circuit Date
1 24 Hours of Daytona 24 Hours All Daytona International Speedway February 4
February 5
2 12 Hours of Sebring 12 Hours All Sebring International Raceway March 18
3 6 Hours of Talladega 6 Hours All Talladega Superspeedway April 2
4 Camel GT Challenge 75 mi (121 km) GTU Road Atlanta April 16
100 mi (160 km) GTX/GTO
5 Monterey Triple Crown 100 mi (160 km) GTX/GTO Laguna Seca Raceway April 30
45 Minutes GTU
6 Hallett Grand Prix 1 Hour GTU Hallett Motor Racing Circuit May 7
100 mi (160 km) GTX/GTO
7 Coca-Cola 300 100 mi (160 km) GTX/GTO Lime Rock Park May 29
100 mi (160 km) GTU
8 Pepsi Grand Prix 100 mi (160 km) All Brainerd International Raceway June 18
9 Paul Revere 250 250 mi (400 km) All Daytona International Speedway July 4
10 Sears Point Grand Prix 100 mi (160 km) GTX/GTO Sears Point International Raceway July 30
75 mi (121 km) GTU
11 G.I. Joe's Grand Prix 100 mi (160 km) GTX/GTO Portland International Raceway August 6
45 Minutes GTU
12 Camel GT Mid-Ohio 250 250 mi (400 km) All Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course August 27
13 Arthur Montgomery 100 75 mi (121 km) GTU Road Atlanta September 4
100 mi (160 km) GTX/GTO
14 Camel GT Daytona 250 250 mi (400 km) All Daytona International Speedway November 26

Season results[edit]

Rnd Circuit GTX Winning Team GTO Winning Team GTU Winning Team Results
GTX Winning Driver(s) GTO Winning Driver(s) GTU Winning Driver(s)
1 Daytona #99 Brumos Porsche #58 Diego Febles Racing #01 J. Dana Roehrig Results
Germany Rolf Stommelen
Netherlands Toine Hezemans
United States Peter Gregg
Puerto Rico Diego Febles
Republic of Ireland Alec Poole
United States Dave White
United States Gary Mesnick
United States J. Dana Roehrig
2 Sebring #9 Dick Barbour Performance #33 JLP Racing #77 Bill Scott Racing Results
United Kingdom Brian Redman
United States Charles Mendez
United States Bob Garretson
United States John Paul, Sr.
Puerto Rico Bonky Fernández
Venezuela Francisco Romero
Venezuela Ernesto Soto
3 Talladega #59 Brumos Porsche #33 Boricua Racing #76 Quality Inn Results
United States Peter Gregg
United States Brad Frisselle
Puerto Rico Bonky Fernández
United States Dave Cowart
United States Lee Mueller
United States Frank Thomas
4 Road Atlanta #59 Brumos Porsche Audi #25 Deren Automotive #01 Roehrig Racing Results
United States Peter Gregg United States Kenper Miller United States Dave White
5 Laguna Seca #16 Vasek Polak #01 BMW #48 Datsun Results
United States George Follmer United States John Morton United States Frank Leary
6 Hallett #2 McLaren North America #25 BMW #51 Porsche Results
United Kingdom David Hobbs United States Kenper Miller United States Dennis Aase
7 Lime Rock #59 Brumos Porsche #58 Diego Febles Racing #33 Bob Sharp Racing Results
United States Peter Gregg Puerto Rico Diego Febles United States Sam Posey
8 Brainerd #59 Brumos Porsche #07 Morrison's Inc. #01 Porsche Results
United States Peter Gregg United States Dave Cowart United States Dave White
9 Daytona #59 Brumos Porsche #25 BMW #01 Porsche Results
United States Peter Gregg United States Kenper Miller United States Dave White
10 Sears Point #2 McLaren North America #55 Porsche #48 Datsun Results
United Kingdom David Hobbs United States Howard Meister United States Frank Leary
11 Portland #59 Brumos Porsche #07 Morrison's Inc. #64 Porsche Results
United States Peter Gregg United States Dave Cowart United States Dennis Aase
12 Mid-Ohio #94 Whittington Brothers Racing #07 Morrison's Inc. #42 Porsche Results
United States Bill Whittington
United States Jim Busby
United States Dave Cowart
Colombia Mauricio de Narvaez
United States Bill Bean
13 Road Atlanta #59 Brumos Porsche #55 Andial Porsche-Meister Homes #83 Sun/Moon Electramotive Results
United States Peter Gregg United States Howard Meister United States Don Devendorf
14 Daytona #59 Brumos Porsche #04 Chevrolet #79 Datsun Results
United States Peter Gregg United States Rick Thompkins United States Richard Kendrick
United States Scott Hoerr

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