Speedfest at the Classic Motorsports Mitty presented by Hagerty and sanctioned by Historic Sportscar Racing (HSR) returns to Road Atlanta next month, April 20th - 23rd, for the 40th Anniversary edition of this premier race-weekend event.
Porsche is the featured marque and the event's Grand Marshal is 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. The most successful endurance driver from North America is now a regular on the vintage race circuit and has competed many times with HSR, including at the inaugural Classic 24 Hour at Daytona. He also served as the Grand Marshal at this past weekend's 65th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring.
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 Hurley and hear colourful stories from his racing career.
The weekend's centrepiece HSR vintage racing will continue to offer plenty to appeal to Porsche fans, with the Porsche Classic devoting two different feature races to the marque. The Mitty will also welcome the return to Road Atlanta of the HSR Classic RS Cup series, which rekindles the thrill of the original 1970's International Race of Champions (IROC) Porsche race series featuring Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 RS.