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 1 16 PORSCHE 962 101 Drake Olson-Bobby Rahal 125 Laps 1.GTP
 2 86 PORSCHE 962 109 Bruce Leven-Bob Wollek 124 Laps 2.GTP
 3 67 PORSCHE 962 106 Jim Busby-Jochen Mass 121 Laps 3.GTP
 4 68 PORSCHE 962 105 Pete Halsmer-John Morton 121 Laps 4.GTP
 5 15 MARCH 85G Porsche 6 John Kalagian-Steve Shelton 119 Laps 5.GTP
 6  2 MARCH 85G Porsche 5 Al Leon-Randy Lanier 119 Laps 6.GTP
 7 05 ALBA AR5 Ford 006 Jim Trueman-Ludwig Heimrath Jr 115 Laps 7.GTP
 8 04 JAGUAR XJR5 006 Brian Redman-Hurley Haywood 114 Laps 8.GTP
 9 93 ARGO JM16 Mazda 098 Kelly Marsh-Ron Pawley-Don Marsh 112 Laps 1.Lights
10 63 ARGO JM16B Mazda 097 Jim Downing-John Maffucci 112 Laps 2.Lights
11 65 FORD MUSTANG John Jones-Lyn St James 112 Laps 1.GTO
12 91 PORSCHE 934 009 00030 Chet Vincentz-Kees Nierop 110 Laps 2.GTO
13  9 TIGA GT285 Mazda 287 Frank Carney-Dick Davenport 109 Laps 3.Lights
14 76 MAZDA RX7 Jack Baldwin-Jeff Kline 108 Laps 1.GTU
15 99 TOYOTA CELICA Chris Cord-Dennis Aase 108 Laps 2.GTU
16 07 FORD MUSTANG Bruce Jenner-Scott Pruett 107 Laps 3.GTO
17  8 LOLA T616 Polimotor HU4 Peter Argetsinger-Herm Johnson 106 Laps 4.Lights
18 62 FORD MUSTANG Chris Marte-Fernando Robles 105 Laps 4.GTO
19 17 MAZDA RX7 Al Bacon-Dennis Krueger 104 Laps 3.GTU
20 90 PONTIAC FIREBIRD Andy Peterey-Gene Felton 104 Laps 5.GTO
21 33 LOLA T600 Chevrolet HU4 Richard Anderson-Bard Boand 101 Laps 9.GTP
22 46 HAWK Buick Bill Adam-John Paul Jr 101 Laps 10.GTP
23 61 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Steve Gentile-Leo Franchi 101 Laps 6.GTO
24 82 MAZDA RX7 Dick Greer-Mike Mees 100 Laps 4.GTU
25 13 MAZDA RX7 Frank Rubino-Ray Mummery 99 Laps 5.GTU
26 14 PORSCHE 962 HR1 Al Holbert-Derek Bell 96 Laps 11.GTP
27 54 MAZDA RX7 Steve Zwiren-Rob Peters-Peter Dawe 96 Laps 6.GTU
28 71 MAZDA RX7 Amos Johnson-Jack Dunham 79 Laps 7.GTU
29 57 NISSAN 280ZX Reed Kryder-Zoltan Polony 78 Laps 8.GTU
30 64 PORSCHE CARRERA RSR John Hulen-Ron Coupland 76 Laps 7.GTO
31 22 MARCH 84G Chevrolet 1 Al Leon-Skeeter McKitterick 73 Laps 12.GTP
32  5 PORSCHE 962 113 Bob Akin-Jim Mullen 70 Laps 13.GTP
33 40 CHEVROLET CORVETTE GTP T710-HU1 David Hobbs-Sarel Van der Merwe 69 Laps 14.GTP
34 29 CHEVROLET CAMARO Hoyt Overbagh-Oma Kimbrough 69 Laps 8.GTO
35 02 MAZDA RX7 Roy Newsome-Craig Rubright 60 Laps 9.GTU
36 01 ARGO JM16 Buick JM16/101 Don Bell-Mike Brockman 51 Laps 15.GTP
37 35 CHEVROLET CAMARO Dan Schott-Dick Danielson 48 Laps 9.GTO
38 38 MAZDA RX7 Roger Mandeville-Logan Blackburn 47 Laps 10.GTO
39 53 MAZDA RX7 Danny Smith-Tom Waugh 44 Laps 11.GTO
40 39 PORSCHE 934 009 0005 Jim Torres-Monte Shelton-Rick Borlase 44 Laps 12.GTO
41 44 JAGUAR XJR5 008 Bob Tullius-Chip Robinson 33 Laps 16.GTP
42 66 PORSCHE 911 911 210 0224 Gary Auberlen-Peter Jauker 26 Laps 10.GTU
43 83 NISSAN ZX Tc GTP HU1 Don Devendorf 25 Laps 17.GTP
44  7 FORD MUSTANG PROBE Klaus Ludwig-Doc Bundy 23 Laps 18.GTP
45 88 BUICK REGAL Tc J.Kurt Roehrig 23 Laps 13.GTO
46 42 MAZDA RX7 Paul Lewis-Jim Rothbarth 23 Laps 11.GTU
47 55 PONTIAC FIERO GTU-001 John Oates-Bob Earl 22 Laps 12.GTU
48  6 ROYALE RP40 Buick JM16/102 Charles Morgan-Bill Alsup 18 Laps 5.Lights
49 47 PONTIAC FIREBIRD Tommy Riggins 13 Laps 14.GTO
50 45 HAWK Buick Whitney Ganz 12 Laps 19.GTP
51 56 CHEVROLET CAMARO Craig Carter 12 Laps 15.GTO
52 84 PONTIAC FIERO Irv Hoerr 11 Laps 13.GTU
53 79 PORSCHE 924GTR Tom Winters 6 Laps 14.GTU
54 77 FORD THUNDERBIRD Darin Brassfield-Tom Klausler 5 Laps 16.GTO
55 50 PONTIAC FIERO GTU-003 Terry Visger 2 Laps 15.GTU

Cars that did not start

   12 PORSCHE 935K3 Paul Goral-Lance van Every GTP
   21 TIGA GT285 Mazda Howard Siegel-Ron Nelson Lights
   24 FORD MUSTANG Jim Robbins-Bruce McInnes GTO
   27 FORD ESCORT Tom Cronin-Earl Clemenson GTU
   31 PORSCHE CARRERA RSR Mark Altman-Gary Altman GTO
   34 PORSCHE 924GTR George Drolsom-Alfredo Mena GTU
   81 CHEVROLET CAMARO Ken Bupp-Guy Church-Peter Uria GTO
   36 NISSAN 280ZX Jack Buchinger-Michael Guffey GTU
   70 MAZDA GTP Pierre Honegger-David Loring Lights
   94 ARGO JM19 Mazda Kelly Marsh-Ron Pawley-Don Marsh Lights
   96 PORSCHE CARRERA RSR Philip Byrd-Leonard Wolf GTO
   01 ARGO JM16 Buick Don Bell-Mike Brockman Lights

Porsche nearly all the way

55 cars were to take the green for this event, with Al Holbert leading the Championship. The debut of the Chevrolet Corvette GTP would also attract great interest. A Nissan ZX GTP, driven by Don Devendorf and Tony Adamowicz, would also be a challenger to the Porsche 962s, as would be the Ford Probe, powered by a 4 cylinder turbo engine. The six Porsche 962s would remain as the favourites for the race, however. Two Jaguar XJR5s were also entered, with Bob Tullius-Chip Robinson and Brian Redman-Hurley Haywood at the wheel of the sleek cats. Conte Racing had brought two Buick powered Marches with John Paul Jr-Bill Adam and Whitney Ganz-Bob Lobenberg. The qualifying session saw Klaus Ludwig take the pole with the Ford Probe, followed by Bobby Rahal, who drove the Dyson Racing Porsche 962. Whitney Ganz was third, while a string of Porsche was behind. Bob Wollek, Al Holbert, Pete Halsmer and Jochen Mass followed.

When the green was set, Klaus Ludwig jumped into the lead, but he was soon overtaken by Bob Wollek. He was soon to be followed by Drake Olson, Jochen Mass was in fourth place with John Paul next and Al Holbert. The Electramotive Nissan was soon to be blackflagged as the car sprayed oil onto following cars. An oil leak was to be discovered and repaired. Darin Brassfield, who led the GTO field, retired when his engine let go on lap six. Whitney Ganz would coast to a stop on lap twelve, while Pete Halsmer lost a wheel on the track. He drove to the pits on three wheels and went back to the track. An incident took place between Don Devendorf and Brian Redman, with the Jaguar seemingly hitting the Nissan just after the bridge. The Nissan veered onto the grass and into the pit wall guardrail. A crew member for Roush Racing was struck by fiberglass and examined at the track hospital. Another incident occured between John Oates in a Pontiac Fiero , Paul Lewis in a Mazda RX7 and Jerry Molnar in a Buick Regal Tc. The Pontiac Fiero spun and hit the rail while Paul Lewis damaged his car while trying to avoid the Pontiac.

After the first round of pit stops, Bob Tullius was in the lead, but only for two laps. He would retire with a broken inner stub axle. Klaus Ludwig-Doc Bundy retired the Ford Probe with overheating. At That point, the race was already all Porsche. Five 962s were leading with the Chevrolet Corvette GTP in sixth place. Sarel van der Merwe and David Hobbs would lose a cylinder on lap forty nine. The car expired on lap 70. Al Holbert-Derek Bell Led the race ahead of Drake Olson-Bobby Rahal. Brian Redman-Hurley Haywood were climbing up the standings, and would appear in third place at mid point. Then, on lap 73, Jim Mullen crashed the Porsche 962 he drove, soaring into the trees. The car was destroyed but he was unhurt. On lap 77, Bobby Rahal took the lead from Derek Bell's car. Hurley Haywood then overtook him on lap 96. In fact, the Lowenbrau car would stop for good with terminal engine problems. The race was then to be run under water.

Bobby Rahal was in the lead, followed by Hurley Haywood, but the Jaguar would also retire in a puff of smoke. Bob Wollek and Bruce Leven were now in second place, but forty three seconds down.

The Camel Lights class was to be won by Kelly Marsh-Don Marsh-Ron Pawley in an Argo JM19 Mazda, beating Jim Downing-John Maffucci's similar car. The GTO class was dominated throughout the race by John Jones-Lyn St. James Ford Mustang. Chet Vincentz-Kees Nierop finished second in a Porsche 934 while Scott Pruett and Bruce Jenner ended up third after losing seven laps changing a water pump. The GTU class was led by the AAR Toyota Celica for 80 laps. Jack Baldwin-Jeff Kline were behind, waiting their time. Later in the race, the car was to have an off course in the rain. The Mazda took the lead and won the GTU class.