Hurley Haywood

Hurley Haywood
Hurley Haywood on the podium at the 1994 Le Mans (cropped).jpg
Nationality  American
Born (1948-05-04) May 4, 1948 (age 73)
Chicago, Illinois
24 Hours of Le Mans career
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. 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 army where he served as Specialist 4 with the 164th Aviation Group near Saigon during the Vietnam war.[3] After completing his tour of duty, he won his first IMSA GT title in 1971.[4]

After Peter H. Gregg's death, Haywood was a spokesperson and executive with Brumos Automotive dealerships.[5]

He is the chief driving instructor at the Porsche Track Experience, held at the Barber Motorsports Park outside Birmingham, Alabama.[1] Patrick Dempsey produced a documentary film, Hurley, about Haywood's life.[6]

In honour of his historical achievements, he was invited to perform the ceremonial duties of Grand Marshal at the 2019 24 Hours of Le Mans.[7]

Personal life

In February 2018, Haywood publicly came out as gay in his autobiography Hurley: From The Beginning.[8]

In June 2019, to mark the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, an event widely considered a watershed moment in the modern LGBTQ rights movement, Queerty named him one of the Pride50 "trailblazing individuals who actively ensure society remains moving towards equality, acceptance and dignity for all queer people".[9]

Awards

He was inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America in 2005.[10]

Racing Results

24 Hours of Le Mans results

24 Hours of Daytona results

Year Team Co-drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
1971 United States Brumos Porsche Audi Corp. United States Peter Gregg Porsche 914/6 GT2.5 260 DNF DNF
1972 United States Brumos Porsche Audi Corp. United States Peter Gregg Porsche 911 S GT2.5 166 7th 1st
1973 United States Brumos Porsche United States Peter Gregg Porsche Carrera RSR S3.0 641 1st 1st
1975 United States Brumos Racing United States Peter Gregg Porsche Carrera RSR GTO 684 1st 1st
1976 United States Brumos Porsche United States Jim Busby Porsche Carrera RSR GTO 530 3rd 3rd
1977 United States Ecurie Escargot United States John Graves
United States Dave Helmick
Porsche Carrera RSR GTO 681 1st 1st
1978 United States Bob Hagestad United States Bob Hagestad
United States Doc Bundy
Porsche 935 GTX 400 DNF DNF
1979 United States Interscope Racing United States Ted Field
United States Danny Ongais
Porsche 935/79 GTX 684 1st 1st
1980 United States Brumos Porsche Audi United States Peter Gregg
United States Bruce Leven
Porsche 935/79 GTX 584 11th 7th
1981 United States Bayside Disposal Racing Germany Jürgen Barth
United States Bruce Leven
Porsche 935/80 GTX 232 DNF DNF
1982 United States Bayside Disposal Racing United States Bruce Leven
United States Al Holbert
Porsche 935/80 GTP 598 13th 5th
1983 United States Bayside Disposal Racing United States Bruce Leven
United States Al Holbert
Porsche 935/80 GTP 515 DNF DNF
1984 United States Bayside Disposal Racing United States Al Holbert
France Claude Ballot-Léna
United States Bruce Leven
Porsche 935/80 GTP 604 4th 4th
1985 United States Group 44 United Kingdom Brian Redman
United States Bob Tullius
Jaguar XJR-5 GTP 203 DNF DNF
1986 United States Group 44 Australia Vern Schuppan
United Kingdom Brian Redman
Jaguar XJR-7 GTP 430 DNF DNF
1987 United States Group 44 United States Bob Tullius
United States John Morton
Jaguar XJR-7 GTP 122 DNF DNF
1988 United States Group 44 United States Bob Tullius
United States Whitney Ganz
Jaguar XJR-7 GTP 216 DNF DNF
1990 United States Alucraft/Shapiro Motorsports Germany Hans-Joachim Stuck
Germany Harald Grohs
Switzerland René Herzog
Porsche 962 GTP 704 4th 4th
1991 Germany Joest Racing Germany Frank Jelinski
France Henri Pescarolo
France Bob Wollek
Germany "John Winter"
Porsche 962 C GTP 719 1st 1st
1992 Australia Team 0123 Austria Roland Ratzenberger
Sweden Eje Elgh
United States Scott Brayton
Porsche 962 GTP 749 3rd 2nd
1993 Germany Joest Porsche United States Chip Robinson
France Henri Pescarolo
United States Danny Sullivan
Porsche 962 C GTP 258 DNF DNF
1994 United States Brumos Porsche Germany Walter Röhrl
United States Danny Sullivan
Germany Hans-Joachim Stuck
Porsche 964 Turbo GT America GTS 467 DNF DNF
1995 United States Rohr Corp. United States David Murry
Germany Bernd Mayländer
United States Jochen Rohr
Porsche 911 GT2 GTS-1 655 4th 2nd
1996 United States Rohr Corp. Canada Scott Goodyear
United States John O'Steen
United States David Murry
Porsche 911 GT2 Evo GTS-1 284 DNF DNF
1997 United States Jim Matthews Racing United States Jim Matthews
United States David Murry
United States Doc Bundy
Porsche 911 GTS-3 638 10th 2nd
1998 United States Colucci/Matthews Racing United States David Murry
United Kingdom Derek Bell
United States Jim Matthews
Riley & Scott Mk III Ford CA 550 DNF DNF
1999 United States DLW Racing Inc. United States Don Whittington
United States Dale Whittington
United States Danny Sullivan
Riley & Scott Mk III Ford CA 550 23rd 10th
2000 United States 74 Ranch Resort United States George Robinson
United States Jack Baldwin
United States Irv Hoerr
Riley & Scott Mk III Chevrolet SR 495 35th 6th
2001 United States Champion Racing United States Dorsey Schroeder
France Bob Wollek
Germany Sascha Maassen
Lola B2K/10 Porsche SRP 209 DNF DNF
2002 United States Champion Racing United Kingdom Andy Wallace
Germany Sascha Maassen
Germany Lucas Luhr
Lola B2K/10 Porsche SRP 681 4th 3rd
2003 United States Brumos Porsche United States J. C. France
Canada Scott Goodyear
United States Scott Sharp
Fabcar FDSC/03 Porsche DP 661 5th 2nd
2004 United States Brumos Racing United States J. C. France
United States Scott Sharp
United States Tommy Riggins
Fabcar FDSC/03 Porsche DP 343 DNF DNF
2005 United States Brumos Racing United States J. C. France
Germany Timo Bernhard
Germany Mike Rockenfeller
France Romain Dumas
Fabcar FDSC/03 Porsche DP 432 DNF DNF
2006 United States Brumos Racing United States J. C. France
Portugal João Barbosa
United States Ted Christopher
Fabcar FDSC/03 Porsche DP 559 DNF DNF
2007 United States Brumos Porsche/Kendall United States J. C. France
Portugal João Barbosa
Brazil Roberto Moreno
United States David Donohue
Riley Mk XI Porsche DP 662 4th 4th
2007 United States Red Bull/Brumos Porsche United States David Donohue
United States Darren Law
United States Buddy Rice
United States Scott Sharp
Riley Mk XI Porsche DP 542 40th 20th
2008 United States Brumos Racing United States J. C. France
Portugal João Barbosa
United States Terry Borcheller
Riley Mk XI Porsche DP 622 23rd 11th
2009 United States Brumos Racing United States J. C. France
Portugal João Barbosa
United States Terry Borcheller
Riley Mk XI Porsche DP 735 3rd 3rd
2010 United States Brumos Racing United States David Donohue
United States Darren Law
United States Butch Leitzinger
Brazil Raphael Matos
Riley Mk XI Porsche DP 582 DNF DNF
2011 United States Brumos Racing United States Andrew Davis
United States Leh Keen
Germany Marc Lieb
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup GT 673 17th 5th
2012 United States Brumos Racing United States Leh Keen
United States Andrew Davis
Germany Marc Lieb
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup GT 726 13th 3rd

PPG Indycar Series

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position)

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Rank Points
1980 Lindsey Hopkins Racing ONT
INDY
18
MIL
POC
MDO
MCH
WGL
MIL
ONT
MCH
MEX
PHX
52nd 20

References

  1. ^ a b Porsche Sport Driving School Instructor Profile Archived 2010-02-23 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Racing-Reference.info IROC statistics for Hurley Haywood
  3. ^ Bell, T. Anthony. "Hurley Haywood: Racing Icon and Unknown Soldier", Fort Lee Traveler, 30 November 2017. Retrieved 16 June 2019.
  4. ^ Motorsports Hall of Fame of America – Hurley Haywood
  5. ^ Motorsport.com interview with Hurley Haywood Archived 2006-08-22 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ https://www.forbes.com/sites/risasarachan/2019/04/01/patrick-dempsey-talks-about-his-newest-film-the-inspiring-story-of-race-car-driver-hurley-haywood/#420a89566d25
  7. ^ Hurley Haywood, three-time winner and Grand Marshal of the 24 hours of Le Mans
  8. ^ Hurley Haywood: 'If my voice is strong enough to help one kid ...'
  9. ^ "Queerty Pride50 2019 Honorees". Queerty. Retrieved 2019-06-18.
  10. ^ Hurley Haywood at the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America

Further reading

  • Smith, Steven Cole (February 26, 2018). "Hurley". Autoweek. Crain Communications, Inc. 68 (4): 12–14. ISSN 0192-9674. Retrieved 2 March 2018.

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