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MAZDA IMSA GTU 5 Time 24 Hrs of Daytona Winner

Advert ID: 40339 POA


Advert Began: Feb 1, 2018, 18:51
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Description

This Mazda RX7 IMSA GTU race car is the most successful car in the history of the 24 Hours Of Daytona. It competed a total of six times, winning the GTU category 5 times (1985,1986,1987,1988 and 1990) finishing 3rd in 1989 and never finishing lower than 14 place overall. Additionally, The 'Team Highball' #71 Mazda RX7 race car won at the 12 Hours Of Sebring and the 6 Hours Of Watkins Glen. It is arguably the most successful endurance racing chassis of all time!

Significant racing accomplishments:

*The only 5 time winner of the 24 Hours Of Daytona (no other car has won more that 3)
*The most wins of any car at the Daytona International Speedway
*Never off the podium at the 24 Hours Of Daytona in the 6 years it raced there
*Arguably the most successful endurance race car of all time with 7 endurance wins
*One of a hand full of cars the have won at both the 24 Hours Of Daytona and the 12 Hours Of Sebring during the same racing season (1988)
*9 total wins in IMSA
*4 pole positions (including both Daytona and Sebring)
*3 fastest laps (including both Daytona and Sebring)
*82 IMSA races
*The only car to have won the 24 Hours Of Daytona raced by two different race teams
*IMSA's very first 'Tube Frame' race car
*Original from its last IMSA race at Watkins Glen, 1991, for the exception of the professionally rebuilt mechanicals and new safety equipment installed.

Complete history, drivers list and spares list available upon request.

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Ralph Thomas

Member Since:
01 Feb 2018

Amelia Island, Florida, 32034

Phone: +9044327026

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