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Event: Date: 16.8.1987
Track: Road America, Elkhart Lake (United States), 6.437 kmsOrganiser: unknown

Road America 500 Miles

Weather:changeable, later heavy rain
Start time:12:00
Grid:unknown
Distance:500 miles
Attendance:20000
Entered:59
Practiced:unknown
Started:53
Finished:36
Classes:Start
IMSA GTP10
IMSA GTP Lights16
IMSA GTO16
IMSA GTU11
Race notes:
Race was stopped due to rain. Originally scheduled for 125 laps (500 miles).
Pre-race sessions:
2 non-qualifying practice sessions held for a total of 105 minutes on 14/8
single car qualifying session held on 14/8
1 qualifying sessions held for a total of 20 minutes on 15/8
20 minute pre-race warm-up held
Winners:
Overall:16Porsche 962Cobb / Dumfries
IMSA GTP Lights:6Spice SE87L Pontiac Fiero GTPRothbarth / Morgan
IMSA GTO:28Chevrolet CamaroDallenbach / Kneifel
IMSA GTU:75Mazda RX-7Tom Kendall
Leaders:
laps 1-5:83Nissan GTP ZX-TForbes-Robinson
laps 28-32:14Porsche 962Holbert
laps 33-34:16Porsche 962Cobb
laps 35-50:83Nissan GTP ZX-TForbes-Robinson
laps 51-53:83Nissan GTP ZX-TMorton
lap 54:16Porsche 962Dumfries
laps 55-60:14Porsche 962Robinson
laps 61-82:16Porsche 962Dumfries
laps 6-8:16Porsche 962Cobb
laps 9-27:83Nissan GTP ZX-TForbes-Robinson
Fastest Laps:
Overall:83Nissan GTP ZX-TElliot Forbes-Robinson (USA)2:03.330187.907 km/hlap 25
IMSA GTP Lights:70Denali - MazdaDavid Loring (USA)2:17.410168.653 km/hlap 42
IMSA GTO:76Chevrolet CamaroJack Baldwin (USA)2:15.040171.612 km/hlap 21
IMSA GTU:32Nissan 300ZX-TMax Jones (USA)2:22.290162.869 km/hlap 19
Pole Positions:
Overall:83Nissan GTP ZX-TForbes-Robinson / Morton2:02.797
IMSA GTP Lights:01Spice SE87L Pontiac Fiero GTPJeff Kline (USA)2:16.964169.202 km/h
IMSA GTO:76Chevrolet CamaroJack Baldwin (USA)2:14.874169.202 km/h
IMSA GTU:32Nissan 300ZX-TMax Jones (USA)2:23.005162.055 km/h
Notes of interest:
Top makes by numbers:Porsche (10), Mazda (8), Chevrolet (7), Spice (4), Tiga (4)
Top engines by numbers:Mazda (14), Porsche (12), Chevrolet (8), Pontiac (6), Buick (4)
Top car types by numbers:Mazda RX-7 (8), Porsche 962 (7), Spice SE87L (3), Chevrolet Camaro (3), Chevrolet Corvette (3), Tiga GT286 (3), Ford Mustang (3)
Driver nationalities:USA (90), GB (3), RA (2)
Engine positions:mid-engined (51%), front-engined (44%), rear-engined (5%)
Average engine size:3127 cc (with regard to 26% turbocharged cars and 25% cars with rotary engine an applicable size is 4315 cc)
Oldest known drivers:Dick Greer (55), Bobby Brown (48), Gianpiero Moretti (47)
Youngest known drivers:Paul Dallenbach (20), Tom Kendall (21), Scott Pruett (27)
Woman drivers:Linda Ludemann, Lyn St. James

Official Race Programme:

CoverEntry ListScheduleTrack Map
Programme Cover - Road America 500 Miles 1987Entry List - Road America 500 Miles 1987Schedule of Events - Road America 500 Miles 1987Track map is not available.
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