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The Porsche 911 Pre-Dates Even Hurley Haywood Racing at Daytona

January 28, 2011 by  
Filed under Motorsport News

Haywood’s longevity and successes at the Rolex 24 at Daytona:

  • Hurley Haywood – 62 years-old
  • 37 Rolex 24 at Daytona events
  • Five Rolex 24 overall wins plus a class win (the most overall wins of any racer).
  • 18,800 laps completed, more than 67,550 miles of racing,
  • more than two-and-a-half times around the globe.
  • Number of sets of tires used (estimated with DNFs, rain/fog, etc.): 1,100 provided by Goodyear, Dunlop, Pirelli, Continental, and Hoosier - just slightly fewer than Continental is bringing for the entire field for the 2011 event.

 Some facts about the Porsche 911-based race cars at the Rolex 24:

  • Porsche 911-based race car wins:  38 Overall and Class Victories
  • First Porsche 911 Overall win: 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR – Haywood/Gregg
  • Rolex 24 Porsche 911 overall and class-winning models: Porsche 911 Carrera RSR, Porsche 935, Porsche 911 GT3 R, Porsche 911 GT3 RS, Porsche 911 GT3 Cup.
  • Four of Haywood’s five overall wins were accomplished in Porsche 911-based race cars

 Some facts about the Porsche 911 street cars:

  • First shown to the public at the Frankfurt Auto Show in 1963.
  • The Porsche 911 has been offered in more than 60 variants, with everything from Cabriolets, all-wheel-drive, anniversary editions, Targas, Club Sports, Speedster, Turbos, and many more.
  • The Porsche 911 was designed by Dr. Ferry Porsche’s son, Ferdinand Alexander “Butzi” Porsche, to replace the Porsche 356.
  • The first Porsche 911-based racing success was a top five finish at the Monte Carlo Rally in 1965; the car first raced at the Rolex 24 in 1967
  • After 47 years of development, the Porsche 911 remains as distinctive and recognizable as ever.

Source: Porsche Motorsports