Meet Hurley Haywood at the Mitty

Porsche will be the featured marque when Speedfest at the Classic Motorsports Mitty returns to Road Atlanta April 21-23. And the event’s grand marshal will be a racer who is closely tied to the brand: Hurley Haywood.

Haywood’s association with Porsche began more than 45 years ago; during that time he’s driven Porsches to victory five times at Daytona, three times at Le Mans, and twice at Sebring. Now a regular on the vintage race circuit, he has competed many times with HSR, the race sanctioning body behind the Classic Motorsports Mitty, including at the inaugural Classic 24 Hour at Daytona.

Haywood will be signing autographs for fans at the Mitty on Saturday afternoon in the infield’s Classic Motorsports tent. That will be followed by a special party for VIP ticket holders, sponsors, and special guests, who will have the opportunity to spend time with him and hear colorful stories from his racing career. Only 200 VIP tickets are available, so order yours today.

This year’s Mitty will also offer the ultimate adventure for Porsche fans, a road tour from the Porsche Experience Center to Road Atlanta on Friday, April 21. The Porsche Experience Tour to the Mitty presented by Michelin is limited to just 50 cars and will include a tour of the auto manufacturer’s enthusiast-focused headquarters in Atlanta. Following that, participants will drive some great Georgia back roads to Road Atlanta for a parade lap of the track and dinner. Entry fee includes meals and a one-day ticket to the track, with an option to upgrade to a multi-day ticket.

The weekend’s centerpiece HSR vintage racing will continue to offer plenty of appeal for Porsche fans, with the Porsche Classic devoting two different feature races to the marque. The Mitty will also welcome the return of the HSR Classic RS Cup series, which rekindles the thrill of the original 1970s International Race of Champions (IROC) Porsche race series featuring Porsche 911 Carrera RSRs.

Get your Mitty tickets online now. More information and event updates can be found at TheMitty.com.

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David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
4/4/17 8:25 a.m.

Just bumping this up, because the Mitty is now just a few weeks out. Come join us at Road Atlanta for a fun weekend--cool cars, amazing racing and, yes, Hurley Haywood.

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