PORSCHE® RACING CHAMPION HURLEY HAYWOOD INDUCTED INTO MOTORSPORTS HALL OF FAME OF AMERICA
Endurance Racing's Most Successful Driver Joins Six Other 2005 Inductees
DETROIT, August 19, 2005 - Hurley Haywood, international endurance sports car racing's most successful driver, was one of seven motor racing greats inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America. At the Hall's 17th Annual Induction Ceremony last evening, Haywood was recognized with other competitors from automobile, motorcycle, and boat racing as a racer who has demonstrated skill and excellence in motorsports.
Haywood's record number of 10 victories in the world's premier sports car races - the 24 Hours of Le Mans (3), Rolex 24 at Daytona (5), and 12 Hours of Sebring (2) - are the most for any driver. All of these wins were earned driving Porsches, as were Haywood's championships in the IMSA Camel GT and Supercar series, and the North American GT Endurance Championship. His other career highlights include an SCCA Trans Am Championship, a third-place finish in the SCCA Can Am Championship, and 18 Indy Car starts including the fastest rookie title at the 1981 Indianapolis 500.
Considered the leading Porsche motorsports ambassador in North America, Haywood is executive vice president of Brumos Motor Cars, one of the premier Porsche dealers in the country, in Jacksonville, Fla., and still competes in the Rolex Sports Car Series for Brumos Racing in the company's Daytona Prototype Fabcar Porsche. In addition, Haywood is the chief driving instructor for the Porsche Driving Experience, a Porsche driving school located at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Ala.
Joining Haywood on the Hall's 2005 list of inductees are: Tommy Ivo (Drag Racing), Tom Sneva (Open Wheel), Jay Springsteen (Motorcycles), Danny Foster (Powerboats), Holman & Moody (At-Large), and Troy Ruttman (Historic).
Located in Novi, Mich., the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America is dedicated to both educating and entertaining the public while honoring and immortalizing the men and women and the exciting machines that made motorsports history. The facility showcases exhibits and photographs of the personalities, manufacturers and machines of racing and their rich legacy.
Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA), based in Atlanta, Ga., and its subsidiary, Porsche Cars Canada, Ltd., are the exclusive importers of Porsche sports cars and Cayenne® sport utility vehicles for the United States and Canada. A wholly owned, indirect subsidiary of Dr. Ing. h.c.F. Porsche AG, PCNA employs approximately 300 people who provide Porsche vehicles, parts, service, marketing and training for its 209 U.S. and Canadian dealers. They, in turn, provide Porsche owners with best-in-class service.