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Zone 12 News: Congrats to Hurley Haywood on the 50th Anniversary of his first IMSA win

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For those of us who are really into sportscar racing and history, you certainly know who Hurley Haywood is and what a fantastic driver he was (is!) – especially in Brumos Porsches, at Daytona! As our “hometown hero” (here in Florida at least), we have a unique opportunity to personally congratulate him on his success.

This year, in addition to all his other achievements and appointments, Hurley joined the NASCAR Foundation Board of Directors. Some of Hurley’s friends told me the Foundation has created a donation page in honor of him and his first IMSA victory in 1971.

If interested, you can donate and leave a personal congratulatory message for Hurley – and also wish him a happy birthday on May 4th! The Foundation will aggregate all messages and give him a birthday surprise from his fans. If you’d like to participate, please visit their site:


(in the Donation section, just check the box “I’d like to make my gift in honor of Hurley’s first victory in 1971,” and then write your message)

And if you’d like to hear his story about that very first race – and life at the time – read this interesting article. It’s also a reminder of how awesome the 914 was! 

As always, if you know of some interesting or unique ways that we can enjoy our Porsche world, support our members, or give back to our communities in any way, large or small, please send me a note.


~ Lisa

Lisa Lewis Koller
Zone 12 Rep