Over 130 cars and more than 200 drivers participated in Historic Sportscar Racing’s inaugural Classic 24 Hour event at Daytona International Raceway this past weekend, November 12-16th.
More than 130 cars – each set to run four shifts, in rotation over a 24 hour period, comprise six different era’s of sports cars. It is not a continuous race, but rather sports cars from different eras who take their turns via different classes, competing one hour at a time. Each of the six class winners, which are classified from Group A to Group F, will be determined by the number of total laps completed.
The overall plan was to celebrate auto-racing history. They certainly did that, but along the way, someone MADE HISTORY! Amy Ruman (#23 Red Corvette) became the first woman to claim overall victory in a professional automobile race at Daytona. It was her 5th career win (TransAm Series) and at 40 years young, is a second generation driver out of Ohio (Ruman Racing).
Winners: Group A – Marc Devis and Christien of Belgium in their ‘65 Lola T70 (#11 Zerex car) 76 Laps
Group B – Robert Boller and Josh Boller, USA, in a ‘76 Chevron B36 (#119, Red White and Blue car) 75 Laps
Group C – Tommy Dreelan and Aaron Scott, Great Britan, in a ‘87 Porsche 962 (#14, Leyton House) 81 Laps
Group D – Paul and John Reisman, USA, ‘02 Lola B2K/40 (#9, yellow and blue) 81 Laps
Group E – Doug Smith and Andy Wallace, USA, ‘05 Audi R8 (#38, White ADT car) 88 laps
Group F – Paul and John Reisman, USA, ‘06 Porsche Boxster 3400 76 laps (not on the registry “A” must have been a late entry but note that they were entered and drove two cars!)
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