Daytona 24 Hs. - 1985 - Higlights
It was the first event of the 1985 season. An impressive entry list was to be seen at the famous speedway, and it promised an exciting race. As expected, many Porsche 962s were entered and you had to search the winner amongst them. Two cars were entered by BF Goodrich, the team had switched from last year's Lola T616 Mazdas and had an all star line-up. Jim Busby ran the team and he drove as well. He was partnered by Rick Knoop and Jochen Mass on the #67 car while Pete Halsmer, John Morton and Dieter Quester were on the #68. Al Holbert, Derek Bell and Al Unser Jr drove the Holbert Racing car. They were the favorites but they should have to be very cautious at their opponents, who were very hungry and searching for new honours with their potent new cars. Bob Akin had entered his 962, which was driven by himself, Hans Stuck and Paul Miller. Preston Henn had entered a 962, and the car was driven by the well-known trio, Bob Wollek, Al Unser Sr and AJ Foyt. It was now a very good team, accustomed to racing together. Bob Wollek and AJ Foyt even appeared as good friends, and everything looked allright. The last car was entered by Bayside Disposal, Henri Pescarolo was partnered by Thierry Boutsen and Bruce Leven. The opposition had materialized in the form of two Jaguar XJR5s, entered by Group 44. The two cars were driven by Bob Tullius, Brian Redman and Hurley Haywood, and Claude Ballot Léna, Jim Adams and Chip Robinson. The boss was very confident about his cars, and could couunt on the two cars' reliability. They would run at their own pace, which was nearly practice times. A bunch of Marches was still entered by different teams. While slightly outpaced, they could still play a major role in Endurance racing. The most efficient car was undoubtedly the Phil Conte Buick powered Hawk. Based on the March chassis, the car had been thoroughly modified and obviously improved. Very fast, it had to be improved on the reliability level. John Paul Jr was an excellent recruit for the team. His co-drivers were Bill Adam and Whitney Ganz. The practice sessions would confirm this statement as John Paul Jr would easily claim the pole position. John Kalagian had still a Chevrolet powered 84G model, and he was eagerly waiting for the 85G Porsche powered he would debut later in the season. Kreepy Krauly was again here, the 1984 winner had a Porsche powered March 84G, Sarel van der Merwe was partnered by Ian Scheckter and Tony Martin, with the secret hope of making it two in a row.
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