IROC IX

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1985 International Race of Champions
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Harry Gant, the IROC IX champion

The ninth year of IROC competition took place in 1985. IROC IX saw the use of the Chevrolet Camaro in all races, and continued the format introduced in IROC VIII. Race one took place on the Daytona International Speedway, race two took place at Mid-Ohio, race three was rained out at Talladega Superspeedway, and race four concluded the year at Michigan International Speedway. Harry Gant won the championship in a tie-breaker with Darrell Waltrip, and took home $158,200 for his efforts.

The roster of drivers and final points standings were as follows: [1]

Position Driver Points Winnings Series
1 United States Harry Gant 45 $158,200 NASCAR Winston Cup
2 United States Darrell Waltrip 45 $80,400 NASCAR Winston Cup
3 United States Bobby Rahal 40 $55,100 CART
4 United States Tom Sneva 32 $43,000 CART
5 United States Terry Labonte 31 $39,300 NASCAR Winston Cup
6 United Kingdom Derek Bell 31 $30,000 World Endurance Championship
7 United Kingdom John Watson 30 $29,000 Formula One
8 United States Cale Yarborough 29 $27,400 NASCAR Winston Cup
9 United States A. J. Foyt 28 $29,500 CART
10 Germany Jochen Mass 27 $23,000 World Endurance Championship
11 United States Mario Andretti3 25 $26,700 CART
12 United States Tom Gloy 13 $20,000 SCCA

Race results[edit]

Daytona International Speedway, Race One[edit]

  1. Darrell Waltrip
  2. Tom Sneva
  3. A. J. Foyt
  4. Derek Bell
  5. Harry Gant
  6. Cale Yarborough
  7. Jochen Mass
  8. John Watson
  9. Bobby Rahal
  10. Terry Labonte
  11. Tom Gloy
  12. Mario Andretti

Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Race Two[edit]

  1. Bobby Rahal
  2. John Watson
  3. Mario Andretti
  4. Jochen Mass
  5. Derek Bell
  6. Harry Gant
  7. Darrell Waltrip
  8. Tom Sneva
  9. Terry Labonte
  10. A. J. Foyt
  11. Tom Gloy
  12. Cale Yarborough

Talladega Superspeedway, Race Three[edit]

Canceled due to rain

Michigan International Speedway, Race Four[edit]

  1. Harry Gant
  2. Terry Labonte
  3. Cale Yarborough
  4. Darrell Waltrip
  5. Bobby Rahal
  6. Derek Bell
  7. Tom Sneva
  8. Jochen Mass
  9. John Watson
  10. Tom Gloy
  11. A. J. Foyt

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