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Event: Road America Pabst 500Date: 31.8.1980
Track: Road America, Elkhart Lake (United States), 6.437 kmsOrganiser: unknown

Road America 500 Miles

Weather:drying, dry, then rain
Start time:12:00
Grid:2-2-2, PP right
Distance:500 miles
Attendance:unknown
Entered:60
Practiced:55
Qualified:55
Started:50
Finished:28
Classes:PractStart
IMSA GTX1715
IMSA GTO1916
IMSA GTU1919
Race notes:
1 full-course caution for 3 laps (11 minutes)
Pre-race sessions:
1 non-qualifying practice held for a total of 45 minutes on 29/8
2 qualifying sessions held for a total of 60 minutes on 29-30/8
30 minute pre-race warm-up held
Winners:
Overall:18Porsche 935 JLP-2Paul, Jr. / Paul
IMSA GTO:44Triumph TR8Tullius / Adam
IMSA GTU:83Datsun 280ZXDevendorf / Adamowicz
Fastest Laps:
Overall:6Porsche 935 K3/80John Fitzpatrick (GB)2:12.970174.284 km/hlap 104
IMSA GTO:64Porsche 911Dennis Aase (USA)2:26.390158.306 km/hlap 34
IMSA GTU:83Datsun 280ZXTony Adamowicz (USA)2:28.480156.079 km/hlap 104
Pole Positions:
Overall:9Porsche 935 K3Rahal / Garretson2:12.628
IMSA GTO:64Porsche 911Dennis Aase (USA)2:26.030158.697 km/h
IMSA GTU:83Datsun 280ZXDon Devendorf (USA)2:27.624156.984 km/h
Notes of interest:
Top makes by numbers:Porsche (20), Chevrolet (13), Mazda (7), Datsun (5)
Top engines by numbers:Porsche (19), Chevrolet (13), Mazda (7), Datsun (5)
Top car types by numbers:Porsche 935 (9), Mazda RX-7 (7), Chevrolet Corvette (7)
Driver nationalities:USA (93), CDN (5), DR (2), GB (2)
Engine positions:front-engined (53%), rear-engined (32%), mid-engined (15%)
Oldest known drivers:Maurice Carter (56), Paul Newman (55), Preston Henn (49)
Youngest known drivers:John Paul, Jr. (20), Bobby Rahal (27), Hurley Haywood (32)
Woman drivers:Karen Erstad

Official Race Programme:

CoverEntry ListScheduleTrack Map
Programme Cover - Road America 500 Miles 1980Entry List - Road America 500 Miles 1980Schedule of Events - Road America 500 Miles 1980Track Map - Road America 500 Miles 1980
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