1978
Daytona 24 Hours

17th Annual 24 Hours of Daytona
World Championship for Makes, round 1
1978 February 4th-5th
Daytona International Speedway, 6,180 km

Pole Position : PORSCHE 935 #0, D.Ongais / T.Field / M.Minter, 2'00"152
Winner : PORSCHE 935/77A #99, R.Stommelen / T.Hezemans / P.Gregg, 680 laps,
at 175,005 km/h
Fastest lap : PORSCHE 935/77A #99, R.Stommelen, 1'51"845, at 198,915 km/h
 

RESULTS

Pos. # Car Drivers Entrant Laps Group Practice
Winner 99 PORSCHE 935/77A Rolf STOMMELEN (D) / Toine HEZEMANS (NL) /
Peter GREGG (USA)
Brumos Porsche 680 laps Winner GTX,
Fastest lap
4th, 2'03"097
2nd 6 PORSCHE 935/77A Dick BARBOUR (USA) / Manfred SCHURTI (FL) /
Johnny RUTHERFORD (USA)
Dick Barbour Racing 30 laps behind 2nd GTX 8th, 2'06"900
3rd 58 PORSCHE 911 Carrera RSR Diego FEBLES (PR) / Alec POOLE (IRL) Diego Febles Racing 35 laps behind Winner GTO 21st, 2'07"235
4th 33 PORSCHE 911 Carrera RSR Bonky FERNANDEZ (PR) / John PAUL (USA) / Phil CURRIN (USA) Boricua Racing 43 laps behind 2nd GTO 14th, 2'01"956
5th 14 PORSCHE 935 K2 Josef BRAMBRING (D) / Dieter SCHORNSTEIN (D) /
"John WINTER" (D)
Kremer Porsche Racing 45 laps behind 3rd GTX 10th, 2'13"972
6th 09 PORSCHE 934/5 Gary BELCHER (USA) / Doc BUNDY (USA) / Al HOLBERT (USA) Belcher Racing 48 laps behind 4th GTX 12th, 1'56"828
7th 32 PORSCHE 911 Carrera RSR Steve EARLE (USA) / Bob AKIN (USA) / Rick KNOOP (USA) Earle & Akin Racing Associates 48 laps behind 5th GTX 18th, 2'05"491
9th 59 PORSCHE 935 Peter GREGG (USA) / Claude BALLOT-LENA (F) /
Brad FRISSELLE (USA)
JMS Brumos Porsche 59 laps behind 6th GTX 6th, 2'05"951
10th 13 PORSCHE 935 Hal SHAW, Jr. (USA) / Jim BUSBY (USA) /
Howard MEISTER (USA)
Hal Shaw Racing 72 laps behind 7th GTX 9th, 2'10"939
11th 01 PORSCHE 911 Dave WHITE (USA) / Gary MESNICK (USA) /
J.Dana ROEHRIG (USA)
J.Dana Roerig 76 laps behind Winner GTU 26th, 2'07"839
12th 34 PORSCHE 911 S George DROLSOM (USA) / Hugh DAVENPORT (USA) /
Mark GREB (USA)
Drolsom Racing 88 laps behind 2nd GTU 57th, 2'18"426
13th 21 PORSCHE 935 Franz KONRAD (A) / Reinhold JST (D) / Volkert MERL (D) Konrad Racing 90 laps behind 8th GTX 7th, 2'06"751
14th 08 PORSCHE 911 Terry WOLTERS (USA) / Jack REFENNING (USA) /
Ray MUMMERY (USA)
Terry Wolters 96 laps behind 3rd GTU 55th, 2'17"995
15th 24 PORSCHE 911 Carrera RSR Tom FRANK (USA) / Bob BERGSTROM (USA) Executive Industries 100 laps behind 9th GTX 19th, 2'05"969
17th 60 PORSCHE 911 John THOMAS (USA) / Ren TILTON (USA) / Rusty BOND (USA) R&R Racing 129 laps behind 5th GTU 34th, 2'09"410
18th 29 PORSCHE 911 S Richard WEISS (USA) / Bill ALSUP (USA) / Bill FOLLMER (USA) Richard C. Weiss 130 laps behind 6th GTU 35th, 2'09"947
DNF 46 PORSCHE 911 Carrera RSR Mauricio DENARVAEZ (CO) / Albert NAON (USA) /
Tony GARCIA (USA)
Mauricio DeNarvaez 547 laps 4th GTO 36th, 2'10"725
21st 22 PORSCHE 911 E Bill HARRISS (USA) / Volker BRUCKMANN (USA) Music City Racing 134 laps behind 7th GTU 49th, 2'16"468
23rd 68 PORSCHE 911 Carrera RSR Luis MENDEZ (PR) / Mandy GONZALEZ (PR) / Tato FERRER (PR) Luis Mendez 171 laps behind 5th GTO 66th, 2'26"013
28th 36 PORSCHE 911 Ron CASE (USA) / Dave PANACCIONE (USA) Case Racing 180 laps behind 10th GTU 46th, 2'15"534
DNF 7 PORSCHE 935 Ludwig HEIMRATH (CDN) / Jacques BIENVENUE (CDN) /
Norm RIDGELY (CDN)
Heimrath Racing 466 laps 13th GTX 11th, 1'55"403
DNF 07 PORSCHE 911 Carrera RSR Dave COWART (USA) / Charles MENDEZ (USA) /
 Joe CASTELLANO (USA)
Morrison's Inc. 459 laps 10th GTO 61st, no time
DNF 95 PORSCHE 935 Hurley HAYWOOD (USA) / Bob HAGESTAD (USA) /
Doc BUNDY (USA)
Bob Hagestad 400 laps 16th GTX 60th, no time
43rd 87 PORSCHE 911 Pedro VAZQUEZ (USA) / Ron OYLER (USA) / Joseph HAMILTON (USA) / Gunter HAMILTON (USA) / Gunter SEIPOLT (USA) Pedro Vazquez, Jr. 320 laps behind 15th GTU 67th, 2'58"980
DNF 76 PORSCHE 911 Frank THOMAS (USA) / Lee MUELLER (USA) /
Logan BLACKBURN (USA)
Quality Inn 224 laps 17th GTU 39th, 2'12"306
DNF 0 PORSCHE 935 Danny ONGAIS (USA) / Ted FIELD (USA) / Milt MINTER (USA) Interscope Racing 88 laps 23rd GTX Pole, 2'00"152
DNF 12 PORSCHE 935/77A Bob WOLLEK (F) / Henri PESCAROLO(F) / Didier JAUNET (F) Porsche Kremer Racing 86 laps 24th GTX 2nd, 2'00"398
DNF 51 PORSCHE 911 John HOTCHKIS (USA) / Robert KIRBY (USA) /
Dennis AASE (USA)
Wynn's International 85 laps 18th GTU 63rd, 2'24"850
DNF 54 PORSCHE 911 Carrera RSR John TUNSTALL (USA) / Stephen BEHR (USA) /
Lou TIMOLAT (USA)
T & C 70 laps 25th GTX 38th, 2'11"732
DNF 39 PORSCHE 911 Carrera Greg PICKETT (USA) / Neil BONNET (USA) /
Bruce CANEPA (USA)
Greg Pickett 67 laps 19th GTO 59th, 2'22"975
DNF 3 PORSCHE 935 Carlo FACETTI (I) / Martino FINOTTO (I) Jolly Club 6 laps 27th GTX 5th, 2'04"910
DNF 85 PORSCHE 914/6 John HULEN (USA) / Ron COUPLAND (USA) /
Nick ENGELS (USA)
John Hulen 0 lap GTU 47th, 2'16"363
DIS 71 PORSCHE 911 S Francisco ROMERO (YV) / Ernesto SOTO (YV) /
Hardie BELOFF (USA)
Bill Scott 615 laps GTU 37th, 2'11"711
NQ 88 PORSCHE 911 Joseph HAMILTON (USA) / Chuck WADE (USA) /
Marty HINZE (USA)
Hamilton House Racing - GTU 2'37"662

PICTURES

n 01  -  11th  -  Winner GTU
J.Dana Roehrig
J.D.Roehrig / D.White / G.Mesnick
n 07  -  DNF
Morrison's Inc.
D.Cowart / Ch.Mendez / J.Castellano
n 08  -  14th  -  3rd GTU
Terry Wolters
T.Wolters / J.Refenning / R.Mummery
n 09  -  6th
Belcher Racing
G.Belcher / D.Bundy / A.Holbert
n 0  -  DNF  -  Pole position
Interscope Racing
D.Ongais / T.Field / M.Minter
n 3  -  DNF
Jolly Club
C.Facetti / M.Finotto
n 6  -  2nd  -  2nd GTX
Dick Barbour Racing
D.Barbour / M.Schurti / J.Rutherford
n 7  -  DNF
Heimrath Racing
L.Heimrath / J.Bienvenue / N.Ridgely
n 12  -  DNF
Porsche Kremer Racing
B.Wollek / H.Pescarolo / D.Jaunet
n 13  -  10th
Hal Shaw Racing
H.Shaw, Jr. / J.Busby / H.Meister
n 14  -  5th  -  3rd GTX
Kremer Porsche Racing
J.Brambring / D.Schornstein / "J.Winter"
n 21  -  13th
Konrad Racing
F.Konrad / R.Jst . V.Merl
n 22  -  21st
Music City Racing
B.Harriss / V.Bruckmann
n 24  -  15th
Executive Industries
T.Frank / B.Bergstrom
n 29  -  18th
Richard C.Weiss
R.Weiss / B.Alsup / B.Follmer
n 32  -  7th
Earle & Akin Racing Associates
S.Earle / B.Akin / R.Knoop
n 33  -  4th  -  2nd GTO
Boricua Racing
B.Fernandez / J.Paul / Ph.Currin
n 34  -  12th  -  2nd GTU
Drolsom Racing
G.Drolsom / H.Davenport / M.Greb
n 36  -  28th
Case Racing
R.Case / D.Panaccione
n 39  -  DNF
Greg Pickett
G.Pickett / N.Bonnet / B.Canepa
n 46  -  DNF
Mauricio DeNarvaez
M.DeNarvaez / A.Naon / T.Garcia
n 51  -  DNF
Wynn's International
J.Hotchkis / R.Kirby / D.Aase
n 54  -  DNF
T & C
J.Tunstall / S.Behr / L.Timolat
n 58  -  3rd  -  Winner GTO
Diego Febles Racing
D.Febles / A.Poole
n 59  -  9th
JMS Brumos Porsche
P.Gregg / C.Ballot-Lna / B.Frisselle
n 60  -  17th
R & R Racing
J.Thomas / R.Tilton / R.Bond
n 68  -  23rd
Luis Mendez
L.Mendez / M.Gonzalez / T.Ferrer
n 71  -  DIS
Bill Scott
F.Romero / E.Soto / H.Beloff
n 76  -  DNF
Quality Inn
F.Thomas / L.Mueller / L.Blackburn
n 85  -  DNF
John Hulen
J.Hulen / R.Coupland / N.Engels
n 87  -  43rd
Pedro Vazquez, Jr.
P.Vazquez / R.Oyler / J.Hamilton / G.Hamilton / G.Seipolt
n 88  -  NQ
Hamilton House Racing
J.Hamilton / Ch.Wade / M.Hinze
   
  n 95  -  DNF
Bob Hagestad
H.Haywood / B.Hagestad / D.Bundy
n 99  -  Winner  -  Winner GTX  -  Fastest lap
Brumos Racing
R.Stommelen / T.Hezemans / P.Gregg