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June 27, 2019

Hurley Haywood – The Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum Spirit Of Competition Award Winner For 2013

by Mike –

The race car driver Hurley Haywood is to be honored at the 2013 Sprit of Competition Award Dinner on November 20, 2013 at the Simeone Museum in Philadelphia, PA.

Hurley Haywood

This is a great quote attributed to Hurley Haywood – “If you have one ounce of energy left, then you haven’t done your job properly.”

In addition to being a great race driver and good looking he also has a way with words. Great combination.

Congratulations to Hurley Haywood – well deserved.

Below is Hurley Haywood’s Wikipedia biography,

Hurley Haywood (born May 4, 1948 in Chicago) 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), alongside Scott Pruett’s five wins, (1994, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2013).

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). 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.

After Peter H. Gregg’s death, Haywood has been the main leader behind Brumos Automotive dealerships.

He is quoted to have said, “If you have one ounce of energy left, then you haven’t done your job properly.”

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

My thanks to Glenn Koerner for sending this to me.

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Hurley Haywood is to be honored at the 2013 Sprit of Competition Award Dinner on November 20, 2013 at the Simeone Museum in Philadelphia, PA.
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  1. Always a competitive and versatile driver as shown by the variety of types he raced.
    A much overdue accolade to almost a “forgotten” great, well deserved.

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