Corvette Performance at 39th HSR Mitty overshadowed by heavy crash of Cheve Powered Shadow DN4 Can Am
# 33 Mike Donohue in his state-of-the art C2 Corvette led a huge field of Porsches and Mustangs to take 2nd in both Group 5 Sprint and Endurance races for SCCA production class sports cars.
# 6 Brad Hoyt’s big block Corvette was 3rd in the Group 5 Sprint race.
# 31 John Reisman did the same in his recently acquired ex Whelen 2010 Grand Am Daytona Prototype finishing 2nd against the fastest IMSA DP & GTP, ALMS LMP cars of their day in both Group 6 Sprint and Endurance races.
Veteran Whelen pro driver Eric Curran helped his new charges by double-stinting with # 31 Reisman and # 230 William Hubbell in his ex Whelen 2009 Grand Am Daytona Prototype that finished 9th in the Endurance race.
# 93 Reese Cox, former Grand Am driver took 2nd in his C6 Grand Am GT in Group 9 sprint race for GT1/TA/IMSA GTO cars.
# 38 John Wolff was 4th in his C5 ACP-bodied Trans Am/GT1 Corvette.
Boasting exceptional racing history and longevity in the hands of the late John Caruso, his then wife Lynn St. James followed by legendary Phil Currin, the authenticity of # 48 IMSA GTO Corvette of Harry Dinwiddie really stood out at the Mitty. Pictured above, first raced in 1975 in SCCA BP and now in its final of many configurations.
John Robarge brought out his great looking replica 1986 Lola chassis early version Hendrick GM Goodwrench IMSA GTP car for the touring session.
Thanks to Larry Van Scoy and David Ferguson for the great photos.
We join the racing community to pray for the recovery of veteran driver Craig Bennett, severely injured in a crash coming off the downhill turn 15 approaching the front straight. The family’s Michigan based RM Motorsports is a leading restorer of FIA Group 7 cars such as the 1,000+ HP 1974 UOP sponsored Shadow DN4, the “last of the original Can Am breed” so to speak. Selected by HSR as the Can Am poster car for the Mitty.