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1992 GTP facts

$800000 should be awarded in bonus points fund, with $250000 awarded to the winners of both GTP and Lights categories.

Joest Racing would field à pair of Porsche 962s for Bernd Schneider, John Winter and Gianpiero Moretti with slightly improved cars.

Tom Milner purchased two 1991 Intrepids, which were to be run under the Applebee's banner. Chevrolet would back the Intrepid, which was rechristened Chevrolet GTP. Tom Kendall was the driver, exclusively backed by GM. The car would feature a splayed-valve 6,5L engine.

The new Porsche 966 was the first open cockpit GTP car, entered by Gunnar Racing.

Mazda was the new works Team to enter GTP for the season, but Daytona was not to be run. Dyson Racing was to field a customer RX792P, but the deal would not be concluded.

The XJR14 was a new car, powered by a 3,5L engine. It was initially dubbed XJR17, and was to be offered for sale as a Lights car.

Jaguar planned to do the enduros with an improved XJR12D. Production and sale of six customer cars was scheduled.

Tom Milner purchased two 1991 Intrepids, which were to be run under the Applebee's banner.

1992 Lights facts

Andy Evans was supposed to purchase one Jaguar engine, but he opted to take Buick power instead.

Comptech hired Dan Marvin to drive a second Spice Acura.

1992 GTS facts

GTO was changed in GTS, and AAC became GTO. The GTO cars were added to the shrinking fields.

GTS for Grand Touring Supreme : state of the art cars, with tube-frame chassis, and factory support.

GTS would feature a Nissan versus Oldsmobile battle. Ford would partly withdraw.

The Ford RS200 was planned to return to the GTS Wars with Wayne Cerbo driving. Winter testing proved the car two seconds faster.

Oldsmobile's goal was also to go for the Championship. Lee White joined the Rocketsports Team.

A 6,5L Chevrolet engine from Katech Engineering was installed in one of thé cars at Daytona. The converted Trans-Am cars would start thé season while Bob Riley was working on a new chassis.

1992 GTU facts

GTU for Grand Touring Under 3,0L, also with factory support.

Leitzinger Racing would field a three car team. A new bodywork was tested at Daytona, while the chassis has been stiffened.

Dodge was back with Full Time Racing, whose livery would be changed to the official Dodge Motorsports red color.

Team Highball would field a pair of Oldsmobile Achievas, which were brand new cars. Both cars would be transaxle equipped, and sported a monocoque/tube-frame chassis. Powerplant was a 2,3L Quad four engine.

Independent racer Bob Schader would run the ex-Amos Johnson Mazda MX6, with support from Motorola.

1992 GTO facts

GTO for American Sedan, with no factory support.

The GTO Championship was aimed at bringing private teams powerful but easy to maintain cars.

Michael Dingman ran a Ford Mustang with support from Roush Racing.

Dick Greer was back with his Stan Mowrey prepped Chevrolet Camaro. He later purchased an Oldsmobile Cutlass.

Phil Currin was back with a similar car.

Tommy Riggins would field a V8 Oldsmobile Cutlass in selected events.