1971 IMSA GT Championship
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The 1971 IMSA GT Series season was the inaugural season of the IMSA GT Championship auto racing series. It was for Grand Tourer-style racing cars which ran in the GTO and GTU classes, as well as former Trans Am Series cars in the TO and TU classes. It began April 18, 1971, and ended November 21, 1971, after six rounds.

Schedule

Rnd Race Length Circuit Date
1 Danville 300 300 mi (480 km) Virginia International Raceway April 18
2 Carter Hall GT 200 mi (320 km) Alabama International Motor Speedway May 15
3 Piedmont 3 Hour 3 Hours Charlotte Motor Speedway May 23
4 Bridgehampton 3 Hours 3 Hours Bridgehampton Race Circuit June 27
5 Summit Point 250 250 mi (400 km) Summit Point Raceway September 19
6 200 Miles of Daytona Beach 200 mi (320 km) Daytona International Speedway November 21

Season results

Overall winner in bold.

Rnd Circuit GTO Winning Team GTU Winning Team TO Winning Team TU Winning Team Results
GTO Winning Drivers GTU Winning Drivers TO Winning Drivers TU Winning Drivers
1 Virginia #57 Corvette #59 Brumos Porsche-Audi #21 Javelin #71 Opel
United States Dave Heinz United States Peter Gregg
United States Hurley Haywood
United States Robert Hennig
United States Richard Staples
United States Amos Johnson
United States Roger Mandeville
United States Bunny Diggett
2 Alabama #57 Corvette #59 Brumos Porsche-Audi #21 Javelin #21 Mini
United States Dave Heinz United States Peter Gregg
United States Hurley Haywood
United States Robert Hennig United States Joe Richardson
3 Charlotte #57 Corvette #59 Brumos Porsche-Audi #21 Javelin #64 Mini
United States Dave Heinz
United States Or Costanzo
United States Peter Gregg
United States Hurley Haywood
United States Robert Hennig
United States Bob Beasley
United States Anthony Milne
Canada Richard Stevens
4 Bridgehampton #18 Es-Pa Racing #59 Brumos Porsche-Audi #84 Camaro #85 Alfa Romeo
United States Rodney Harris
United States John Paul Sr.
United States Peter Gregg
United States Hurley Haywood
United States George Lisberg
United States Ray Cuomo
United States Walt Simendinger
United States Bob Heiberg
5 Summit Point #49 Mustang #59 Brumos Porsche-Audi #42 Camaro #93 Jerry Walsh
United States Lee McDonald
United States Albert Pentrillo
United States Peter Gregg
United States Hurley Haywood
United States Steve Ross United States Jerry Walsh
United States Lee Wiese
6 Daytona #57 Corvette #34 911 #3 Camaro #11 2002
United States Don Yenko
United States Dave Heinz
United States Bill Cuddy United States Tom Nehl
United States Jim Fitzgerald
United States Byron Morris
United States Clint Abernethy

Constructors' Championship

Points are awarded to the top six in each class in the order of 9-6-4-3-2-1.

GTO standings

Pos Constructor Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Total
1 United States Chevrolet 9 9 9 9 6 9 51
2 United States Shelby 4 9 13

GTU standings

Pos Constructor Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Total
1 Germany Porsche 9 9 9 9 9 9 54
2 United Kingdom Austin-Healey 1 1 1 3
3= United Kingdom MG 2 2
3= Italy Alfa Romeo 2 2
5 United Kingdom Lotus 1 1

TO standings

Pos Constructor Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Total
1 United States Chevrolet 6 6 9 9 9 39
2 United States AMC 9 9 9 1 28
3 United States Ford 2 2

TU standings

Pos Constructor Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Total
1 United Kingdom Austin 4 9 9 6 6 34
2 Germany BMW 6 4 9 19
3 United States Ford 3 3 9 4 19
4 Italy Alfa Romeo 9 3 6 18
5 Germany Opel 9 1 3 13
6 Japan Datsun 4 4 2 10
7 Italy Fiat 6 2 8
8 Sweden Saab 3 3
9 Germany Audi 1 1

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