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HSR Classic 24 Hour Race at Daytona

Posted by on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 in Articles, News

Join Heacock Classic Insurance and HSR (Historic Sportscar Racing, LTD.) at the legendary Daytona International Speedway for the Classic 24 Hour Race and Daytona Historics. Daytona in November always attracts a strong field of racers and this year will be no exception.

Daytona has held significant sports car racing events since 1961, and in 1966, the 24 Hours of Daytona was born. The Classic 24 Hours is dedicated to cars that have raced Daytona endurance races in the past. It’s a celebration of great classic racecars, high speeds, high banks, and a long night of performance driving in cars from 1961 – 2010. Heacock Classic is pleased to be the official insurance provider for the entire event.

The Classic 24 Hour Daytona 2014 will be the longest and the toughest historic car race in North America, an American-flavored version of the Le Mans Classic 24 hour historic car race that runs every other summer on the famous Le Mans 24 hour circuit in France. Competitors will race on the full nine-turn, 3.56-mile Daytona 24 Hour road-oval circuit that includes the infield road course and the steeply banked 2.5-mile Daytona “tri-oval”.

“That Daytona tradition will continue in the Classic 24 Hour on November 15th and 16th,” said HSR President David Hinton. “This event really struck a nerve internationally. We already have over 140 entries in the six race groups for the Classic 24, many from European teams. The latest is a Porsche 907/LH entered by Willi Kauhsen Motorsport to be driven by Le Mans winner Jurgen Barth.”

A fleet of European Group C prototypes from the 1980s is expected, along with a cadre of Daytona’s endurance racing’s all-stars. Five-time Daytona 24 Hour winner Hurley Haywood leads a cast of Daytona superstars who will race on November 15-16, 2014. Joining Haywood on the Classic 24 grid will be:

  • Porsche factory racer Patrick Long
  • 1989 Le Mans winner Jochen Mass
  • Daytona, Le Mans and Sebring winner Andy Wallace
  • Three-time Daytona 24 Hour winner Brian Redman
  • Brian Johnson (Lead Singer, AC/DC)
  • Two-time Daytona 24 Hour winner Elliot Forbes-Robinson
  • Forest Barber
  • World Touring Car Champion Dieter Quester
  • Sebring 12 Hour winner John Fitzpatrick
  • Grand prix and sports car ace Arturo Merzario
  • Two-time Grand-Am GT Champion Leh Keen
  • GTD Championship-leader Cooper MacNeil
  • Rolex 24 winner Rob Dyson and son Chris Dyson in one of their Rolex 24 winners

An early Classic 24 entry is the Porsche 934 raced by the late Bob Wollek in the 1976 and 1977 World Championship in races such as the Le Mans 24 Hours and 1,000kms of the Nurburgring.

Take advantage of a limited number of VIP packages that are available, which include access to the Drivers Club in the lounge level of the 500 Club onsite, where you can mingle with the drivers, enjoy a great view of the racing, and enjoy food and beverages, and enjoy special behind the scenes tours. Heacock Classic is proud to sponsor the Drivers Club, and we hope you’ll purchase a VIP package and join us for a great racing weekend.

Visit www.classic24hour.com for full details. Hope to see you in Daytona this weekend!

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