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Hurley Haywood


Hurley Haywood

Hurley Haywood
Nationality  American
Born (1948-05-04) May 4, 1948
Chicago, Illinois
24 Hours of Le Mans career
Participating years 1977–1983, 1985–1987, 1990–1991, 1993–1994
Best finish 1st (1977, 1983, 1994)
Class wins 3 (1977, 1983, 1994)
The Porsche 936 which Hurley Haywood drove to victory at the 1977 24 Hour of Le Mans.

Hurley Haywood (born May 4, 1948) 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).[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

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


  1. ^ a b Porsche Sport Driving School Instructor Profile
  2. ^ IROC statistis for Hurley Haywood
  3. ^ Motorsports Hall of Fame of America – Hurley Haywood
  4. ^ interview with Hurley Haywood

External links

  • Hurley Haywood driver statistics at Racing-Reference
Sporting positions
Preceded by
IMSA GT champion
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
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

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