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Event: Pabst 500 Road AmericaDate: 23.8.1981
Track: Road America, Elkhart Lake (United States), 6.437 kmsOrganiser: unknown

Road America 500 Miles

Weather:warm, dry
Start time:12:00
Grid:unknown
Distance:500 miles
Attendance:unknown
Entered:64
Practiced:58
Qualified:57
Started:50
Finished:27
Classes:PractStart
IMSA GTX1916
IMSA GTO1917
IMSA GTU1917
Race notes:
There were 7 lead changes during the race.
Pre-race sessions:
1 non-qualifying practice sessions held on 21/8
2 qualifying sessions held on 21-22/8
30 minute pre-race warm-up held
Winners:
Overall:3Porsche 935 M16Stommelen / Grohs
IMSA GTO:11BMW M1Aase / Kendall / Smith
IMSA GTU:92Mazda RX-7Bohren / Mueller
Fastest Laps:
Overall:18Porsche 935 JLP-3John Paul, Jr. (USA)2:10.250177.924 km/hlap 13
IMSA GTO:83Datsun 280ZX TurboDon Devendorf (USA)2:20.340165.132 km/hlap 34
IMSA GTU:92Mazda RX-7Walt Bohren (USA)2:29.880154.621 km/hlap 16
Pole Positions:
Overall:18Porsche 935 JLP-3Paul, Jr. / Paul2:08.578
IMSA GTO:25BMW M1Kenper Miller (USA)2:18.511167.312 km/h
IMSA GTU:16Toyota CelicaGeorge Follmer (USA)2:28.715155.831 km/h
Notes of interest:
Top makes by numbers:Porsche (17), Chevrolet (10), Mazda (6), Datsun (6), BMW (4)
Top engines by numbers:Porsche (16), Chevrolet (12), Mazda (6), Datsun (6), BMW (5)
Top car types by numbers:Porsche 935 (11), Chevrolet Corvette (8), Mazda RX-7 (5), Datsun 280ZX (5)
Driver nationalities:USA (92), GB (4), D (3)
Most used colours:white (32%), red (19%), yellow (18%), blue (15%), orange (4%)
Engine positions:front-engined (48%), rear-engined (28%), mid-engined (24%)
Oldest known drivers:Billy Hagan (49), George Follmer (47), Jim Cook (44)
Youngest known drivers:Scott Schmidt (19), John Paul, Jr. (21), Bobby Rahal (28)
Woman drivers:Karen Erstad

Official Race Programme:

CoverEntry ListScheduleTrack Map
Programme Cover - Road America 500 Miles 1981Entry List - Road America 500 Miles 1981Schedule of events is not available.Track Map - Road America 500 Miles 1981
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