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1993 IMSA GT Season
Photo Credit: Attribution Unascertained.
Champion Constructor: None
Putative Constructor: Roush Mustang (US,0,6)
Champion Driver: Tommy Kendall (US,1,0)
Putative Driver: Darin Brassfield (US,0,1)
Putative Constructor Entry Specification: Model Mustang Cobra R, 5.0-liter, eight-cylinder vee, cast iron engine, OHV, fuel injection, turbocharged, five-speed, ventilated disc brakes, tubular space frame chassis, double wishbone independent suspension, 520 horsepower (Roush, SVT, Patrick Schiavone).

Roush Racing with its Ford Mustang Cobra holds off Cunningham Nissan for its sixth IMSA GTS putative title despite the impressive showing across the season by the Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme entries. The sanctioning body awards Tommy Kendall of Roush with his maiden drivers' title, yet a victory in the season finale at Phoenix in October nets veteran driver Darin Brassfield and his Cutlass Supreme with the putative laurels by a mere point over Kendall. Defending IMSA GT champion Steve Millen suffers life-threatening injuries incurred in a high-speed collision with Johnny O'Connell at Watkins Glen in June.

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.

Roush Mustang67     Brassfield D57
Cunningham Nissan60     Kendall T (SC)56
Brassfield Cutlass57     O’Connell J50
Gentilozzi Cutlass44     Gentilozzi44
Pruett Cutlass16     Millen S27
Morgan Cutlass8     Pruett19

Noteworthy 1993 Races

1993 Grand Prix of Miami Miami, Florida1993 1993 Grand Prix of Miami At Miami for the Grand Prix (one hour) in February, the race comes to a Rocketsports Oldsmobile Cutlass under Paul Gentilozzi (US) that covers 52.44 miles (average 84.89 mph), under six seconds ahead of a Nissan driven by Steve Millen. Gentilozzi moves out front after race leader and teammate Darin Brassfield in his Cutlass drops a tire with only two laps remaining. Race officials shorten the event to thirty-five minutes due to a delay in repairing a retaining wall damaged in a shunt involving Tommy Riggins. Photo Credit: