1970 Porsche 911 S
1972 IMSA Championship Winner
Chassis Number – 911 030 1263
Hurley Haywood first raced with IMSA in 1971 while still enlisted in the Army. He co-drove with Peter Gregg that year in a Porsche 914/6 to capture the first IMSA GT Championship title. After being discharged from the Army late in 1971, Haywood moved to Jacksonville, FL, near the Brumos shop where preparations were underway for a new 2.5 liter 911S to be raced in 1972.
The tangerine #59 Brumos Porsche 911 S competed in all 10 Camel GT races of 1972, and for the 2nd year in a row, Haywood was IMSA’s top driver. Although he generally co-drove with Gregg, Haywood drove solo in most of the shorter races that year as Peter competed in the CAN-AM series. The championship came down to the final lap of the final race, but Haywood was able to secure the win, in the process earning the title of top driver for himself, along with a second IMSA GT Championship for Brumos Racing.
The 1970 Brumos #59 911 S was the last of the tangerine Porsches raced by Brumos, as the following year saw the change to the now familiar white, red and blue Brumos livery. The Brumos 911 S was also the first Porsche 911 to secure an IMSA GT Championship.