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 1 75 NISSAN 300ZX Tc Steve Millen 42 Laps 1.GTS
 2 76 NISSAN 300ZX Tc Jeremy Dale 42 Laps 2.GTS
 3 68 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Luis Mendez 42 Laps 3.GTS
 4  5 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS Darin Brassfield 42 Laps 4.GTS
 5 35 CHEVROLET CAMARO Mandy Gonzalez 42 Laps 5.GTS
 6 21 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS Tommy Riggins 41 Laps 1.GTO
 7 96 NISSAN 240SX David Loring 41 Laps 1.GTU
 8 95 NISSAN 240SX Bob Leitzinger 41 Laps 2.GTU
 9  0 DODGE DAYTONA John Fergus 41 Laps 3.GTU
10 41 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS Paul Gentilozzi 41 Laps 2.GTS
11 51 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS Irv Hoerr 39 Laps 7.GTS
12 15 MAZDA RX7 Eduardo Pellerano 39 Laps 4.GTU
13 99 CHEVROLET CAMARO Phil Currin 39 Laps 2.GTO
14 82 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS Dick Greer 39 Laps 3.GTO
15 71 OLDSMOBILE ACHIEVA François Migault 39 Laps 5.GTU
16 37 MAZDA MX6 GT Rob Wilson 39 Laps 6.GTU
17 57 NISSAN 240SX Reed Kryder 39 Laps 7.GTU
18 97 NISSAN 240SX Butch Leitzinger 38 Laps 8.GTU
19 46 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS Adriano Abreu 38 Laps 8.GTS
20  8 MAZDA RX7 Jason Engel 38 Laps 9.GTU
21 22 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX Gary Smith 38 Laps 4.GTO
22 31 BUICK SOMERSET Bill Fuller 36 Laps 5.GTO
23  4 HONDA CRX Alain Nadal 34 Laps 10.GTU
24 23 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Javier Garcia 33 Laps 9.GTS
25 55 MAZDA MX6 GT Bob Schader 33 Laps 11.GTU
26 14 FORD MUSTANG Michael Dingman 32 Laps 6.GTO
27 98 NISSAN 300ZX Henry Taleb 32 Laps 12.GTU
28 34 MAZDA MX6 GT Eduardo Dibos 30 Laps 13.GTU
29 01 CHEVROLET CAMARO Ken Bupp 26 Laps 7.GTO
30  7 DODGE DAYTONA Bobby Akin 23 Laps 14.GTU
31 12 CHEVROLET CAMARO Elias Chocron 19 Laps 10.GTS
32 30 CHEVROLET CAMARO Nick Cole 17 Laps 8.GTO
33 20 CHEVROLET CAMARO Lou Gigliotti 9 Laps 9.GTO
34 88 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS Flip Groggins 8 Laps 10.GTO
35  6 FORD MUSTANG Michael Kehoe 7 Laps 11.GTO

Cars that did not start

Nissan not to be threatened

The Exxon Supreme Series 1992 featured GTS, GTU and GTO cars. It was the second race of the season after the Daytona starter, and it was also the first sprint race of the season. The 1992 season had seen Ford and Mazda withdraw from the series after years of domination. It was now a Nissan versus Oldsmobile duel. Steve Millen and Jeremy Dale would face Darin Brassfield and Paul Gentilozzi for the GT crown. Behind them were a couple of good drivers, who could only hope for a runner up result, as they were only private entrants. Mandy Gonzalez and Luis Mendez, with the ex-Protofab Chevrolet Corvette, were the best from the rest. GTU cars were under 3,0L cars, and the dominant cars were the Nissan 240SXs entered by Leitzinger Racing. David Loring, Butch and Bob Leitzinger drove those fast racers. The opposition now stood in the name of Dodge, who entered two cars for John Fergus and Bobby Akin. The Mazda RX7s and MX6s were driven by Eduardo Pellerano, Jason Engel , Bob Schader and Eduardo Dibos, a not so strong entry list as it used to be. Scott Hoerr was at the wheel of the new Oldsmobile Achieva, which was still under development. An older Nissan 300ZX and a Honda CRX closed the GTU entry. The GTO cars were the former AAC cars, which meant that they were less developed than the GTS cars, and they had to be domestic cars. Tommy Riggins drove an Oldsmoobile Cutlass, which seemed to be the class of the field. Phil Currin now had a Chevrolet Camaro and looked to be his strongest opponent. Michael Dingman drove a Roush Ford Mustang, and a bunch of Chevrolet Camaros were entered, as well as a Buick Somerset. A Pontiac Grand Prix driven by Gary Smith added some diversity to a somewhat good looking field. The practice session had been dominated by the two Nissan 300ZX Tcs driven by Steve Millen and Jeremy Dale. Darin Brassfield was more than one full second behind the two Japanese rockets, which had been more than improved within one season. Steve Millen had the new transaxle equipped car, which was still unproven, but he would not regret the team manager's choice.

The race would be an unchallenged Nissan domination, too. The two Nissan drivers went flat out right from the start and were not to be seen again by the other cars. Darin Brassfield followed the duo, trailing his teammates, while Luis Mendez was behind the Rocketsports cars. He would stay just behind Darin Brassfield after passing Irv Hoerr until midrace. Then he would charge and the two of them would entertain the crowd for many laps. A full yellow caution would take place with ten minutes to go, and Darin Brassfield's car could take a break and have a strong race end. But Luis Mendez was not to be beaten, and he would overtake the Oldsmobile in the very last lap for third place. He was celebrated with frenzy. The hispanic crowd was more than happy with this fine result. The GTU race was intense, with four drivers able to win. David Loring was the fastest in practice and would take the lead with John Fergus following him. A strange situation occured later, when Tommy Riggins and David Loring came together and John Fergus had to come to a stop. Butch Leitzinger would become the new leader, with John Fergus now in hot pursuit. A slight mistake brought him to fourth place. Butch Leitzinger still held the lead but the last caution period would lead to a defeat. He hit a backmarker at the restart and would end up eighth in class. David Loring and Bob Leitzinger wound up 1st and 2nd at the end. John Fergus kept third place while Butch Leitzinger was disconsolate. The GTO class was marked by the domination of Tommy Riggins, who had a slight coming-in with David Loring. He lost the lead to Michael Dingman, who ran strongly. The first caution period would allow Tommy Riggins to close in on the Ford Mustang. At the restart, he passed him and was never to be threatened. Michael Dingman later made a mistake and had his car bent. Behind the class leader, Phil Currin and Dick Greer would fight it off and ended up 2nd and 3rd, respectively.