Hurley Haywood

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The Porsche 936 which Hurley Haywood drove to victory at the 1977 24 Hour of Le Mans.

Hurley Haywood (born May 4, 1948 in Chicago) is an American race-car driver. He is said to be America's most decorated endurance driver in history. Hurley has won multiple events, including five overall victories at the Rolex 24 at Daytona, three at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and two at the 12 Hours of Sebring. He is credited with the 1988 Trans-Am title, two IMSA GT Championship titles and 23 wins, three Norelco Cup championships, a SuperCar title and 18 IndyCar starts.

He won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1977 (Porsche 936), 1983 (Porsche 956) and 1994 (Dauer 962 Le Mans) and is tied as the most successful driver at the 24 Hours of Daytona with 5 wins (1973, 1975, 1977, 1979, and 1991), alongside Scott Pruett's five wins, (1994, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2013).[1] He won the 12 Hours of Sebring in 1973 and 1981. He also drove in the 1980 Indianapolis 500 finishing 18th. He represented IMSA four times in the International Race of Champions (1986, 1989, 1992, 1995).[2] In 1970, he was drafted into the Vietnam War where he served as Specialist 4. After completing his tour of duty, he won his first IMSA GT title in 1971.[3]

After Peter H. Gregg's death, Haywood has been the main leader behind Brumos Automotive dealerships.[4]

He is the chief driving instructor at the Porsche Sport Driving School, held at the Barber Motorsports Park outside Birmingham, Alabama.[1]

24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
1977 Germany Martini Racing Porsche System Germany Jürgen Barth
Belgium Jacky Ickx
Porsche 936/77 S
+2.0
342 1st 1st
1978 Germany Martini Racing Porsche System United States Peter Gregg
Germany Reinhold Joest
Porsche 936/77 S
+2.0
362 3rd 3rd
1980 United States Sun System
United States Whittington Brothers Racing
United States Don Whittington
United States Dale Whittington
Porsche 935 K3 IMSA 151 DNF DNF
1981 Germany Porsche System Germany Jochen Mass
Australia Vern Schuppan
Porsche 936 S
+2.0
312 12th 2nd
1982 Germany Rothmans Porsche System United States Al Holbert
Germany Jürgen Barth
Porsche 956 C 340 3rd 3rd
1983 Germany Rothmans Porsche Australia Vern Schuppan
United States Al Holbert
Porsche 956 C 370 1st 1st
1985 United States Jaguar Group 44 United Kingdom Brian Redman
United States Jim Adams
Jaguar XJR-5 GTP 151 DNF DNF
1986 United Kingdom Silk Cut Jaguar
United Kingdom Tom Walkinshaw Racing
Italy Gianfranco Brancatelli
United Kingdom Win Percy
Jaguar XJR-6 C1 154 DNF DNF
1987 Germany Joest Racing Germany Frank Jelinski
Sweden Stanley Dickens
South Africa Sarel van der Merwe
Porsche 962C C1 7 DNF DNF
1990 Australia Team Schuppan
Australia Omron Racing
South Africa Wayne Taylor
Sweden Rickard Rydell
Porsche 962C C1 332 12th 12th
1991 Switzerland Team Salamin Primagaz
Australia Team Schuppan
United Kingdom James Weaver
South Africa Wayne Taylor
Porsche 962C C2 316 NC NC
1993 Germany Le Mans Porsche Team Germany Walter Röhrl
Germany Hans-Joachim Stuck
Porsche 911 Turbo S LM-GT GT 79 DNF DNF
1994 Germany Le Mans Porsche Team
Germany Joest Racing
France Yannick Dalmas
Italy Mauro Baldi
Dauer 962 Le Mans GT1 344 1st 1st

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
None
IMSA GT champion
19711972
Succeeded by
Peter Gregg
Preceded by
Jacky Ickx
Gijs van Lennep
Winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans
1977 with:
Jacky Ickx
Jürgen Barth
Succeeded by
Jean-Pierre Jaussaud
Didier Pironi
Preceded by
Jacky Ickx
Derek Bell
Winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans
1983 with:
Vern Schuppan
Al Holbert
Succeeded by
Klaus Ludwig
Henri Pescarolo
Preceded by
Scott Pruett
Trans-Am Series champion
1988
Succeeded by
Dorsey Schroeder
Preceded by
Geoff Brabham
Christophe Bouchut
Eric Hélary
Winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans
1994 with:
Yannick Dalmas
Mauro Baldi
Succeeded by
Yannick Dalmas
JJ Lehto
Masanori Sekiya