At last weekend’s Grand-Am race at Road Atlanta, legendary endurance racing team, Brumos Racing announced that it would no longer be participating in any races for the foreseeable future. With this announcement, a team that fielded historic drivers and racecars will no longer take to the track in the ever-changing racing environment that is American endurance racing.
As a tribute to Brumos Racing, and to their most legendary driver, Hurley Haywood, Porsche released a video of Haywood driving a 1973 Porsche 911 RS around Sebring Racetrack, where he won the 12 Hours of Sebring in the very same Porsche. According to Haywood, the car arrived from Porsche without time to thoroughly check the car, they took to the track, and the car preformed perfectly.
Haywood remarked that teams used to be friendlier with one another, helping each other out in the pits and going out to dinner after races. Now, Haywood notices that things are much more competitive and that cars have become more demanding on drivers as technology has improved.
Unlike all other Brumos racecars, which were finished in a red, white, and blue livery, the ’73 Porsche sports a shade of bright yellow, though it still raced as number 59.