Arguably the greatest years of sportscar racing will be celebrated at Daytona Motor Speedway, USA, on October 2-5, when the Florida complex hosts its first ‘vintage’ event, the Brumos Continental Historic Races, on the fabled partbanked 3.65-mile course.
No fewer than four Porsche 917s and three Ferrari 312 prototypes are entered for the FIA World Championship of Makes 1965-74 feature, of which Daytona was an integral part in the period. They will square up to the Alfa Romeos, Ford GT40s and Lola T70s which contested the big sportscar titles in both Europe and America.
A field of 40 Group C and IMSA GTP cars has been assembled from the 1983-1991 era, and this will include many veterans of the circuit’s own 24 Hour classic, including 20 Porsche 962s. Many of these will also take part in one of the popular Rolex Endurance events.
Races for `Thundersports’ (Can-Am and GT cars) and for 2-litre Group 6 chassis will span the intervening period. A strong European contingent from the International Supersports Cup is going, including Chris Chiles with his crowd-pleasing March 717.