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1996 IMSA GT Season
Photo Credit: Brian Cleary.
Champion Constructor: None
Putative Constructor: Brix Aurora (US,0,2)
Champion Driver: Irv Hoerr (US,2,2)
Putative Driver: Irv Hoerr (US)
Putative Constructor Entry Specification: Model Aurora, 5.87-liter, eight-cylinder vee Northstar, aluminum engine, DOHC, fuel injection, five-speed, ventilated disc brakes, carbon fibre/chrome moly tubular space frame chassis, double wishbone independent suspension, 520 horsepower (Maurice Chandler).

Brix Racing with the Oldsmobile Aurora GTS entry secures its second consecutive IMSA GT putative constructors' title in 1996 by a wide margin behind drivers' champion Irv Hoerr, who takes the honors for the second consecutive season, and teammate Darin Brassfield.

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.

Brix Aurora134     Hoerr I105
Champion Porsche27     Brassfield D97
Morgan Cutlass25     Cunningham B44
PTG BMW17     Morgan C31
ARE Porsche13     Morgan R25
Hayner Camaro13     Adam B21

Noteworthy 1996 Races

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