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I was watching a American Le Mans Las Vegas race on Speedvision. Why do they have 3 classes (P Class, GT class and GTS class) of cars in the same race? The P drivers were bullying the GT drivers and making them move out of the way. P had real sports cars and the GT class was mostly modified 996s and M3s. I went to the website http://www.americanlemans.com/pages/00races/11vegas/entries.html
and it tells what car fits in, but doesn't say why they are split up like that.

[This message has been edited by Chiphead (edited November 01, 2000).]
 

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I think P is prototype and my guess is that GT has a horsepower ceiling.
 

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Originally posted by Chiphead:
I was watching a American Le Mans Las Vegas race on Speedvision. Why do they have 3 classes (P Class, GT class and GTS class) of cars in the same race? The P drivers were bullying the GT drivers and making them move out of the way. P had real sports cars and the GT class was mostly modified 996s and M3s. I went to the website http://www.americanlemans.com/pages/00races/11vegas/entries.html
and it tells what car fits in, but doesn't say why they are split up like that.

[This message has been edited by Chiphead (edited November 01, 2000).]

most of the divisions are based on engine displacement and whether or not they have forced induction (turbos or sc's) - the greatest things about the US Lemans series is that all different types of cars race at the same time on the same track - you get to appreciate the differences in the cars, handling, straights, etc... when else are you going to see a Panoz, Viper and 911T go through a corner three wide??? =P
 
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