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 1  9 MERCURY COUGAR XR7 Robby Gordon 98 Laps 1.GTO
 2 75 NISSAN 300ZX Tc Steve Millen 98 Laps 2.GTO
 3 76 NISSAN 300ZX Tc Jeremy Dale 98 Laps 3.GTO
 4  6 MERCURY COUGAR XR7 Dorsey Schroeder 98 Laps 4.GTO
 5 00 DODGE DAYTONA Don Knowles 95 Laps 1.GTU
 6 96 NISSAN 240SX David Loring 94 Laps 2.GTU
 7 38 MAZDA MX6 GT John Finger 93 Laps 3.GTU
 8 95 NISSAN 240SX Bob Leitzinger 93 Laps 4.GTU
 9 40 FERRARI F40LM 79890 Jean Pierre Jabouille-Eric van de Poele 92 Laps 5.GTO
10 85 NISSAN 240SX Don Reynolds 90 Laps 5.GTU
11  1 MAZDA RX7 Pete Halsmer 90 Laps 6.GTO
12 63 MAZDA RX7 Lance Stewart 90 Laps 7.GTO
13 20 CHEVROLET BERETTA Dan Osterholt 88 Laps 1.AAC
14 11 CHEVROLET BERETTA Mark Porcaro 87 Laps 2.AAC
15 58 OLDSMOBILE TORONADO Tom Forgione 87 Laps 3.AAC
16 10 CHEVROLET BERETTA Clay Young 87 Laps 4.AAC
17 70 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Peter Andrighetti-Bob Hebert 87 Laps 8.GTO
18 41 CHEVROLET CAMARO Jim Wakefield-Dale Quarterly 86 Laps 9.GTO
19 89 PORSCHE 911 Ray Hendricks-Bruce Jones 85 Laps 6.GTU
20 37 MAZDA MX6 GT Amos Johnson 83 Laps 7.GTU
21 67 PONTIAC FIREBIRD Francis Mariano 81 Laps 5.AAC
22 51 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS Buddy Norton-Bill Cerveny 79 Laps 6.AAC
23 04 CHEVROLET CAMARO Henry Brosnaham 76 Laps 7.AAC
24 07 DODGE DAYTONA Brent O'neill 74 Laps 8.GTU
25 18 MAZDA RX7 David Yarmoluk 73 Laps 9.GTU
26 44 CHEVROLET CAMARO Kendall Cranston 69 Laps 8.AAC
27 45 CHEVROLET CAMARO Frank Herchick 56 Laps 9.AAC
28 12 CHEVROLET CAMARO Del Taylor-Kent Painter 51 Laps 10.AAC
29 57 NISSAN 240SX Reed Kryder-Henry Camferdam 48 Laps 10.GTU
30 71 MAZDA MX6 GT Dennis Shaw 42 Laps 11.GTU
31 97 NISSAN 240SX Butch Leitzinger 42 Laps 12.GTU
32  4 FERRARI F40LM 79891 Hurley Haywood 37 Laps 10.GTO
33 49 CHEVROLET CAMARO Clint Welding-Rick Bell 35 Laps 11.AAC
34 83 MAZDA RX7 Jack Buchinger-Larry McKay 32 Laps 13.GTU
35 52 HONDA CRX Martin Burk 26 Laps 14.GTU
36 84 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Kim Mason 12 Laps 12.AAC

Cars that did not start

Robby Gordon enjoyed it!

36 cars would take the green at the Lime Rock track. A fight between Mercury, Nissan and Ferrari could be awaited, with Mazda slightly in arrears. It seemed that Nissan would be at home, with well balanced cars, but Jack Roush cars were to be counted upon. Steve Millen stuck his car on the pole with 50s385, just 0,01s faster than Dorsey Schroeder. Robby Gordon was third, trailing Jeremy Dale. Pete Halsmer was fifth in the Mazda RX7 quadrirotor, leading the first Ferrari F40LM. The GTU class was also interesting, with Dodge, Nissan and Mazda having a go at the win. Don Knowles was the fastest qualifier in his Dodge Daytona. The AAC class was also a close fight between the Chevrolet Berettas, Camaros and Oldsmobile Cutlasses. The race would be interesting, with many cars fighting on this tiny track. The start of the race saw Steve Millen and Jeremy Dale jump into the lead, followed by Dorsey Schroeder and Robby Gordon in close formation. Pete Halsmer would try to pass Dorsey Schroeder, but he ended up in the grass, and had to wait for the entire field to pass. After ten minutes, Dorsey Schroeder would skid on oil up the hill. Lance Stewart lost his rear bodywork and sliding the wrong way. He tangled with Amos Johnson Mazda MX6. The race was then to be red-flagged, since the Chief steward had on choice than doing so after the starter mistakenly dropped the black flag! The race was later restarted, with Steve Millen always in the lead, followed by Jeremy Dale, Robby Gordon, Dorsey Schroeder who was holding the Ferraris off. Hurley Haywood, who was in sixth place, pitted with a flat right rear tire. Dorsey Schroeder then spun again. He had to pit to clear the radiator. The two Nissan 300ZX Tcs were beginning to lose their grip, which meant they were getting less efficient. Robby Gordon then could accelerate, and he got past Steve Millen and Jeremy Dale in two brillant moves. The pit stops would follow with no change for the leaders. Dorsey Schroeder would make it to second place, but then his engine would go sour. His pace was to be reduced, and he would slide to fourth place at the finish. In fifth place, Don Knowles was impressive with his Dodge Daytona, winning the GTU class. The other car was on the pole with Brent O'neill driving, leading his teammate, then Amos Johnson and Lance Stewart were next. While Brent O'neill got caught up in the early race mix up and never recovered, Don Knowles was on his own in the lead. He would end the race with nearly one lap lead over David Loring's Nissan 240SX. John Finger was third in his Mazda MX6. The AAC class win went to Dan Osterholt, who had a fine race in his Chevrolet Beretta losing Time in the early laps from a flat tire. He won over Clay Young and Mark Porcaro's Chevrolet Berettas, which ran on V6, while his car was V8 powered.