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1987 IMSA GT Season
Photo Credit: Attribution Unascertained.
Champion Constructor: None
Putative Constructor: AAR Toyota Celica (US,0,1)
Champion Driver: Chris Cord (US,1,1)
Putative Driver: Chris Cord (US)
Putative Constructor Entry Specification: Model Celica, 2.09-liter, four-cylinder inline, cast iron/alloy engine, DOHC, Denso fuel injection, turbocharged, five-speed, ventilated disc brakes, carbon-fibre composite/chrome molybdenum tubular spaceframe chassis, double wishbone independent suspension, 455 horsepower (AAR).

Gurney All American Racers with its Toyota Celica Turbo snares the 1987 IMSA GT putative constructors' title by a comfortable margin over Roush Racing behind drivers' champion and Duesenberg legacy Chris Cord.

HeM applies the Putative Model to all racing seasons for two primary purposes: First, to effectively normalize all racing seasons for empirical comparison across the decades, and second, to step clear of series organizers which score season championships primarily out of commercial interest or to attract manufacturer participation. The Putative Model simply scores all seasons in the same fashion as a standard track and field meeting, with the only purpose of tracking what takes place at the finishing stripe If the Putative Champion differs from the nominal Series Champion, please note the (SC) notation below.

AAR Celica159     Cord91
Roush Mustang96     Earl64
Hendrick Camaro62     Baldwin J61
Dingman Fiero59     Ribbs54
Protofab Camaro55     Gloy49
Mid-America Camaro20     Riggins T36

Noteworthy 1987 Races

1987 California Grand Prix GTO Sonoma, California1987 1987 California Grand Prix GTO At Sears Point for the 300 Kilometer GTO event in August, the race comes to a Hendrick Camaro under Jack Baldwin (US) in 2:13:32.02 (average 85.02 mph), under a second (.698) ahead of a Fiero driven by Bob Earl. Baldwin unexpectedly moves out front after race leader Greg Pickett in his Corvette spins off the circuit with only three laps remaining. Photo Credit: