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 1 75 NISSAN 300ZX Tc Steve Millen 31 Laps 1.GTO
 2 62 MAZDA RX7 Pete Halsmer 31 Laps 2.GTO
 3  9 FORD MUSTANG Robby Gordon 31 Laps 3.GTO
 4  6 FORD MUSTANG Dorsey Schroeder 31 Laps 4.GTO
 5 63 MAZDA RX7 Price Cobb 31 Laps 5.GTO
 6 21 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS Tommy Riggins 29 Laps 1.AAC
 7 14 FORD MUSTANG Michael Dingman 29 Laps 2.AAC
 8 00 DODGE DAYTONA John Fergus 29 Laps 1.GTU
 9 96 NISSAN 240SX David Loring 29 Laps 2.GTU
10 95 NISSAN 240SX Bob Leitzinger 29 Laps 3.GTU
11 07 DODGE DAYTONA Jeff Purner 29 Laps 4.GTU
12 19 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS Dick Danielson 29 Laps 3.AAC
13 76 NISSAN 300ZX Tc Jeremy Dale 28 Laps 6.GTO
14 82 CHEVROLET CAMARO Dick Greer 28 Laps 4.AAC
15 15 MAZDA RX7 Eduardo Pellerano 28 Laps 5.GTU
16 87 CHEVROLET CAMARO Anthony Puleo 28 Laps 5.AAC
17 54 CHEVROLET CAMARO Nick Cole 28 Laps 6.AAC
18  7 MAZDA RX7 Bill Auberlen 28 Laps 6.GTU
19 71 MAZDA RX7 Ken Parschauer 28 Laps 7.GTU
20  2 BUICK SOMERSET Kent Painter 27 Laps 7.AAC
21 22 CHEVROLET CAMARO Bill Turner-Lou Carroso 26 Laps 8.AAC
22 17 PONTIAC FIREBIRD Michael Kehoe 25 Laps 9.AAC
23 10 CHEVROLET BERETTA Clay Young 25 Laps 10.AAC
24 99 CHEVROLET CAMARO Phil Currin 17 Laps 11.AAC
25 23 MAZDA MX6 GT Henry Camferdam 16 Laps 8.GTU
26 57 NISSAN 240SX Reed Kryder 16 Laps 9.GTU
27 18 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS Mitchell Bender 15 Laps 7.GTO
28 24 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS Rick Dittman 13 Laps 12.AAC
29 51 BUICK SOMERSET Bill Fuller 13 Laps 13.AAC
30 20 CHEVROLET BERETTA Dan Osterholt 7 Laps 14.AAC
31 81 PONTIAC FIREBIRD David Crabtree 4 Laps 15.AAC
32 26 PORSCHE 911 AJR911GTU1 Joe Pezza 2 Laps 10.GTU

Cars that did not start

   12 CHEVROLET CAMARO Del Russo Taylor-Don Arpin AAC
   13 CHEVROLET CAMARO Robert Kahn-Mike Cortizo AAC
   40 CHEVROLET BERETTA Steve Blindermann AAC
   44 CHEVROLET CAMARO Kendall Cranston AAC

Steve Millen.

Road America GT Thirty one cars were entered in the GT race, with Nissan, Mazda and Ford fighting for the win. The Track was fast, and supposed to be in favor of turbo cars. So, Nissan had the edge over the opposition. So, Mazda and Ford had to counterbalance the Nissan expected domination. Steve Millen and Jeremy Dale were the favorites for the race with their 3,0L turbocharged engines. Pete Halsmer and Price Cobb had to polish a strategy to compensate for the extra 100lbs added to their weight. Ford drivers Robby Gordon and Dorsey Schroeder knew they had to count on running smarter on order to win that race. The GTU field would host another battle between the Dodge Daytonas and the Nissan 240SXs. John Fergus and Jeff Purner Dodge would run against David Loring and Bob Leitzinger. Mazda drivers Bill Auberlen and Eduardo Pellerano were slightly off the pace. Reed Kryder's Nissan 240SX was a regular entrant while Henry Camferdam had the only Mazda MX6. Joe Pezza would run the sole Porsche 911. The AAC class was exciting, with Tommy Riggins being the man to beat. His Olsmobile Cutlass was fast, as well as Mitchell Bender and Dick Danielson cars.

But they had to watch for Michael Dingman's Ford Mustang. Phil Currin Chevrolet Camaro was another contender. A couple of Chevrolet Berettas were entered, with Clay Young and Dan Osterholt. Michael Kehoe drove the only Pontiac Firebird and Bill Fuller a Buick Somerset. The practice session was not surprising with Steve Millen and Jeremy Dale ending up 1-2, as expected. Robby Gordon was third, more than one second behind. Dorsey Schroeder was next, leading the two Mazda RX7s. David Loring and Bob Leitzinger did 1-2 in GTU, and Dick Danielson was dominant in AAC, ahead of Tommy Riggins! The start of the race saw Steve Millen and Jeremy Dale take the lead, but Dorsey Schroeder and Robby Gordon had split the pair by the time they had completed the first lap. Price Cobb Mazda RX7 was next, followed by a distant Pete Halsmer. The four leading cars were fighting hard, with Jeremy Dale back in third place, while Robby Gordon was pressing Steve Millen's car. Nothing really changed until the pit stops. Steve Millen's was extremely quick, and he was well ahead of everybody. Ford had decided to go for a new set of tires. It proved them wrong. When Robby Gordon was back to the track, he was in third place, right in front of Dorsey Schroeder, but behind Pete Halsmer. He was able to close in on him, but he fell short of. Jeremy Dale was out of luck, when his oil pressure went south.

The GTU race seemed to be bound to Nissan, but things went differently. Both David Loring and Bob Leitzinger had decided to draft off each other. David Loring stayed in front, but John Fergus and Bob Leitzinger swapped their position during the first seven laps. Then, David Loring's car became slippery and John Fergus was able to get past. With a precision equal to his stubbornness, he built a 11s advantage over David Loring's Nissan 240SX. In the end, he maintained his lead to the chequered, too happy to beat the Nissans on such a track. Bob Leitzinger was third, just ahead of Jeff Purner.

The AAC race within the race was somewhat spoiled when Dick Danielson's Oldsmobile Cutlass stopped at the end of the first lap. Tommy Riggins was in the lead, but he had to fight off a challenge from Michael Dingman's Ford Mustang. The latter was thirstier than the Oldsmobile which could go the distance without a stop. So it was Tommy Riggins again over Michael Dingman and Dick Danielson who ran well after his pit stop.