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 1 95 PORSCHE 934 930 770 0957 Hurley Haywood 65 Laps 1.GTO
 2 25 BMW 3.0 CSL Kenper Miller 63 Laps 2.GTO
 3 28 PORSCHE 934 930 770 0960 Cliff Kearns-Milt Minter 62 Laps 3.GTO
 4 61 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Lamar Mann-Guido Levetto 61 Laps 4.GTO
 5 46 PORSCHE CARRERA RSR Mauricio de Narvaez 61 Laps 5.GTO
 6  9 PORSCHE CARRERA RSR Rudy Bartling 61 Laps 6.GTO
 7 22 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Dale Kreider 61 Laps 7.GTO
 8 96 BUICK SKYLARK Gene Felton 60 Laps 1.AC
 9 66 CHEVROLET CAMARO Ralph Noseda-Richard Small 59 Laps 8.GTO
10 12 CHEVROLET CORVETTE FORD Smith 59 Laps 9.GTO
11 60 PORSCHE 911S Rusty Bond-Ren Tilton 58 Laps 1.GTU
12 42 PORSCHE 911S Chiqui Soldevilla 57 Laps 2.GTU
13 34 PORSCHE 911S George Drolsom-Dick Davenport 57 Laps 3.GTU
14 50 PORSCHE 911S Fritz Hochreuter-Ray Brezinka 57 Laps 4.GTU
15 08 PORSCHE 911S 911 030 1263 Terry Wolters-Jack Swanson 56 Laps 5.GTU
16 36 PORSCHE 911S Ron Case-Dave Panaccione 55 Laps 6.GTU
17 76 PORSCHE 911S Tom Masterson 54 Laps 7.GTU
18 51 DATSUN 240Z Ron Deprey-Bob Lapp 54 Laps 8.GTU
19 30 PORSCHE 934 930 770 0954 George Dyer 52 Laps 10.GTO
20 29 CHEVROLET MONZA 001 Hoyt Overbagh 52 Laps 11.GTO
21 80 PORSCHE 911S Joseph Hamilton-Chuck Wade 52 Laps 9.GTU
22 38 CHEVROLET MONZA Dekon 1008 John Paul 50 Laps 12.GTO
23 72 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Bill Arnold-Billy Hagan 48 Laps 13.GTO
24 93 CHEVROLET NOVA Gene Harrington 44 Laps 2.AC
25 73 CHEVROLET CAMARO Clark Howey-Dale Koch 44 Laps 14.GTU
26 33 PORSCHE CARRERA RSR Bonky Fernandez 44 Laps 15.GTO
27 20 PORSCHE 914/6 471 29 12215 Vince di Lella-Manolo Cueto 44 Laps 10.GTU
28  7 PORSCHE 934/5 930 770 0958 Ludwig Heimrath-Norm Ridgely 42 Laps 16.GTO
29 55 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Rick Thompkins 41 Laps 17.GTO
30 10 AMX SPIRIT Rick Kump-Bob Lee 41 Laps 18.GTO
31  4 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 194678S403450 Rusty Schmidt-Gary Glojek 37 Laps 19.GTO
32 41 CHEVROLET CAMARO Herb Jones-Fred Lang 37 Laps 20.GTO
33 87 CHEVROLET CAMARO Larry Mattera 37 Laps 21.GTO
34 44 JAGUAR XJS Bob Tullius-Brian Fuerstenau 36 Laps 22.GTO
35 01 PORSCHE 911S Gary Mesnick-Dave White 35 Laps 11.GTU
36 43 PLYMOUTH VOLARE Andy Parker 34 Laps 3.AC
37 99 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Phil Currin 31 Laps 23.GTO
38 02 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Al Levenson 27 Laps 24.GTO
39  5 LOTUS EUROPA Emiliano Rodriguez-Hiram Cruz 27 Laps 12.GTU
40 69 PORSCHE 914/6 914 043 1177 Frank Harmstad-Robert Overby 23 Laps 13.GTU
41 88 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS John Morton 16 Laps 4.AC
42 71 PORSCHE 911S Chris Gleason 15 Laps 14.GTU
43 90 CHEVROLET CAMARO Luis Sereix 15 Laps 25.GTO
44 64 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Bob Baechle 13 Laps 26.GTO
45 91 FERRARI 365GTB4 13367 Preston Henn-Hal Sahlman 12 Laps 27.GTO
46  8 PORSCHE CARRERA RSR 911 460 0035 George Stone 11 Laps 28.GTO
47 00 PORSCHE 934 930 670 0180 Danny Ongais 11 Laps 29.GTO
48 26 ALFA ROMEO ALFETTA GT Ernie Smith 9 Laps 15.GTU
49 17 CHEVROLET NOVA Tim Chitwood-Joie Chitwood 9 Laps 5.AC
50 23 FORD COBRA II Charlie Kemp 7 Laps 30.GTO
51  6 PORSCHE 934 930 770 0959 Johnny Rutherford 6 Laps 31.GTO
52  0 PORSCHE 934 930 770 0953 Ted Field 6 Laps 32.GTO
53 07 PORSCHE CARRERA RSR David Cowart 6 Laps 33.GTO
54 14 CHEVROLET MONZA Dekon 1014 Al Holbert 6 Laps 34.GTO
55 74 CHEVROLET CAMARO Tommy Riggins 6 Laps 35.GTO
56 70 PORSCHE 911S Bobby Hillin 6 Laps 16.GTU
57 84 DATSUN 240Z Bob Speakman 5 Laps 17.GTU
58 40 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Joe Cotrone-Emory Donaldson 5 Laps 36.GTO
59 52 MGB GT Charles Kleinschmidt 5 Laps 18.GTU
60  2 BMW 320i Turbo David Hobbs 4 Laps 37.GTO
61 57 PORSCHE CARRERA RSR Robert Frostrom-John Bauer 3 Laps 38.GTO
62 83 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Carmen Lista 3 Laps 39.GTO
63 94 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Richard Valentine 3 Laps 40.GTO
64 11 CHEVROLET NOVA Don Yenko 1 Lap 6.AC
65 09 PORSCHE 934 Jim Busby 0 Lap 41.GTO

Cars that did not start


Destruction derby


The race was to be very destructive. Within six laps, many of the cars would spin wildly, hit walls or smack each other like never. After leading the two first laps, David Hobbs would relinquish the lead to Danny Ongais. While leading the race, he spun in the infield portion of the course and hit a van. Jim Busby retired Gary Belcher's Porsche 934 with a blown turbo in the very first lap. David Hobbs was hit by another car while trying to pass Danny Ongais and broke a water line. Bits of fiberglass and metal soon were to be found all around the track. Many cars would experience tire cuts and Al Holbert would damage the suspension of his Chevrolet Monza on the banking. The race would be red-flagged for a fifty minute span. While the race was being stopped, Ted Field would hit Johnny Rutherford's similar car. By lap eleven, some twenty were out of the race! By the restart, Hurley Haywood had grabbed the lead over George Dyer and John Paul. Both drivers would not make it to the finish, as George Dyer spun twice and later could not restart from the pit lane after a refueling. John Paul retired thirteen laps from the finish.

When George Dyer was out of the race, Hurley Haywood was on his own, without anybody to fight with. He just motored around to the chequered. Kenper Miller drove his BMW 3,0CSL to second place, which would be his best result ever. Third was Milt Minter and Cliff Kearns, in the latter's Porsche 934, after losing two laps in the early stages of the race, due to a puncture. Fourth place was to be taken by Daytona residents Lamar Mann and Guido Levetto, who drove their Chevrolet Corvette to the finish after starting from the 29th place on the grid. Mauricio de Narvaez finished fifth in his Porsche Carrera RSR. The GTU race was somewhat different from the season's plot, with Sam Posey and Walt Maas not competing in this race. This led to a Porsche domination with Rusty Bond and Ren Tilton coming out on top, with Chiqui Soldevilla finishing in second place. George Drolsom and Hugh Davenport finished third. All of them drove Porsche 911s. The race would be red-flagged for a fifty minute span. While the race was being stopped, Ted Field would hit Johnny Rutherford's similar car. By lap eleven, some twenty were out of the race! By the restart, Hurley Haywood had grabbed the lead over George Dyer and John Paul. Both drivers would not make it to the finish, as George Dyer spun twice and later could not restart from the pit lane after a refueling. John Paul retired thirteen laps from the finish.