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Born on this day (24th - May)

John Bolster

1910 - 1984


Hannu Olavi Mikkola

1942


1952


Guido Pardini

1953 - 2007


Lamberto Leoni

1953


Philip Verellen

1962 - 2002


Ivan Capelli

1963


Ricky Craven

1966



Died on this day (24th - May)

Claude Loraine Barrow

1873 - 1903


Albert Guyot

1881 - 1947


Herbert Müller

1940 - 1981


Dries van der Lof

1919 - 1990


Hitoshi Ogawa

1956 - 1992


Alfonso Garcia de Vinuesa

1958 - 1997



Hurley Haywood
Hurley Haywood
UNITED STATES

Born
4 / 5 / 1948

Hurley Haywood is one of the most accomplished race drivers in the World. His list of records and achievements is second to none in motorsports. It would require a book to do justice to Haywood's success; here is a short list: Two-time IMSA GT Champion, TransAm Champion, Supercar Champion, five-time winner of the Daytona 24 hours, three-time winner of the 24 hours of Le Mans, two-time winner of Sebring 12 hour, all-time winner of Endurance Classics: 10 wins at Daytona, Le Mans and Sebring, only driver to repeat as winner of both Daytona and Le Mans in the same year, three-time IROC participant, Florida Sports Hall of Fame, and a lot more.

Hurley Haywood was the first winner of the first IMSA Camel GT race held in Danville, Michigan. Driving with the late Peter Gregg, they won in their nearly stock Porsche 914/6 beating Dave Heinz on his powerful Chevrolet Corvette for the overall. From that moment, their success became quite regular and they were the first Camel GT Champions ever.