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 1  2 JAGUAR XJR10 589 Davy Jones 115 Laps 1.GTP
 2 64 INTREPID RM1 Chevrolet 001 Wayne Taylor 115 Laps 2.GTP
 3 83 NISSAN NPT90 90-01 Geoff Brabham 115 Laps 3.GTP
 4 65 SPICE SE90P Chevrolet 003 Tom Kendall 114 Laps 4.GTP
 5 98 EAGLE HF90 Toyota Rocky Moran 112 Laps 5.GTP
 6 66 PORSCHE 966 001 Derek Bell-John Paul Jr 111 Laps 6.GTP
 7  7 PORSCHE 962C 145 John Winter-Massimo Sigala-Bob Wollek 110 Laps 7.GTP
 8 99 EAGLE HF90 Toyota Juan Fangio II 109 Laps 8.GTP
 9 48 SPICE SE90P Acura 88-004 Parker Johnstone 109 Laps 1.Lights
10  8 KUDZU DG1 Buick 002 Charles Morgan 108 Laps 2.Lights
11 32 SPICE SE90P Buick 015 Patrick Bardinon-Pierre Petit 106 Laps 3.Lights
12 84 NISSAN NPT90 90-02 Chip Robinson 103 Laps 9.GTP
13 54 SPICE SE89P Buick Mike Sheehan-Jeff Davis 101 Laps 4.Lights
14 19 SPICE SE90P Ferrari David Tennyson 98 Laps 5.Lights
15  4 SPICE SE89P Chevrolet 001 trian Bonner-Scott Sharp 98 Laps 10.GTP
16  5 SPICE SE89P Chevrolet 002 Jeff Kline-Mike trockman 94 Laps 11.GTP
17 30 PORSCHE 962C 001GS Gianpiero Moretti-Almo Coppelli 79 Laps 12.GTP
18  6 PORSCHE 962C 011 Bob Wollek-Bernd Schneider 67 Laps 13.GTP
19  3 JAGUAR XJR10 389 Raul Boesel 61 Laps 14.GTP
20  9 KUDZU DG1 Buick 003 Tom Hessert-Costas Los 45 Laps 6.Lights
21 10 SPICE SE90P Pontiac 008 Jim Adams-John Hotschkis 44 Laps 15.GTP
22 25 SPICE SE90P Chevrolet 013 Jay Cochran 15 Laps 16.GTP

Cars that did not start

    1 NISSAN NPT90 Bob Earl GTP
   10T PORSCHE 962 Jim Adams GTP

Davy Jones from flag to flag

Twenty two cars were entered in the second round of the 1991 championship. The course was a street one and it looked like the race was open. Nissan, Jaguar, Intrepid and Toyota seemed to be potential winners. The Intrepid was a brand new car, with fresh paint still drying when the team hit the track for its second test run. Both cars appeared to be contenders right off the bat. The race was to take place under very treacherous weather conditions, with wind speeds up to 100km/h. However, the race would be spared by the rains which would then flow like never. The practice sessions would demonstrate how interesting the race was to be. Davy Jones in his Jaguar XJR10 and Tom Kendall in his Spice SE90P Chevrolet would share the top spots, but Geoff Brabham in his Nissan NPT90, Jay Cochran in his Spice SE90P Chevrolet and Raul Boesel in the second Jaguar XJR10 were right behind them. The Toyotas were fighting with a new fuel management system, and both cars were really off the pace. The practice was very intense, but Tom Kendall finally secured the pole, followed by Davy Jones who was very close to him. The Porsche 962s were outperformed, but they could be counted upon to be contenders. A bunch of Spice cars was also entered. The Lights class was weak in terms of cars. Only six of them were running. Parker Johnstone was the favorite in his Acura powered Spice SE90P. The two Kudzu GD1 Buicks entered by Essex Racing, and driven by Charles Morgan and Tom Hessert were real opponents. The race was to start under sunny skies, but stores threatened to take place by mid race so every team brought its rain gear, just in case.

The start of the race saw Davy Jones jump into the lead while Tom Kendall was struggling with a full fuel load. He would be passed by Chip Robinson Nissan NPT90 before the end of the first lap. In fact, Geoff Brabham would also pass him in the second lap, which left him in fourth place. Davy Jones would pull ahead, building a four second lead over Chip Robinson and Geoff Brabham, while Tom Kendall was now setting his own pace, just ahead of Jay Cochran and Wayne Taylor. Geoff Brabham would take second place after 12 laps. Jay Cochran's Spice SE90P Chevrolet pitted after 15 laps with transmission problems. It was the first retirement. While Tom Kendall pitted with intake problems, Wayne Taylor was running faster, and stalking Chip Robinson. Both would engage in a very interesting battle while fighting with traffic. Then Jim Adams Spice SE90P Pontiac had to be removed from the track, resulting in a full-course caution. Every racers went in for their scheduled pit stop. Many cars were suffering from overheating, with the wind pushing debris into the radiators, so every team was working on the problem. Davy Jones Jaguar XJR10 was still ahead, now with a 14s cushion. Geoff Brabham had some new tires and his air intake cleaned. He clung to second place. Chip Robinson and Wayne Taylor resumed their fight. The Intrepid seemed to be in better shape, as Wayne Taylor overtook Chip Robinson and was now chasing Geoff Brabham. Chip Robinson's car was really suffering from overheating and was now pouring puffs of smoke. It was running out of coolant. Geoff Brabham was fighting with a loose handling, then it was a misfire who was hampering him. Wayne Taylor was waiting for his time. The Nissan driver shut the door once, but Wayne Taylor made a clean pass with 15 minutes to go. Tom Kendall was now having Geoff Brabham in his sights, and he missed third place by one second. Davy Jones was in the lead and maintained his position until the chequered : it was a perfect flag to flag win. The first Porsche was the spider 966, which was driven by John Paul Jr and Derek Bell to sixth place.

The Lights class was all Parker Johnstone, who swept every available points in the race. Even after changing almost everything in his car before the race, he was still dominant. Charles Morgan was able to finish in second place, but he was constantly slowed by fuel pump problems. Always off the pace, it was quite a victory to end up second. David Tennyson was the closest to Parker Johnstone, but the race was quite wasted with an unscheduled pit stop, then a broken shock absorber, followed by a broken distributor cap led the Spice SE90P Ferrari to a retirement. Parker Johnstone son the race with a full one lap lead.