1980
Daytona 24 Hours

18th Annual 24 Hour Pepsi Challenge
World Championship for Makes, round 1
1980 February 2nd-3rd
Daytona International Speedway, 6,180 km

Pole Position : PORSCHE 935 K3 #93, B.Whittington / D.Whittington / D.Whittington, 1'44"110
Winner : PORSCHE 935J #2, R.Jst / R.Stommelen / V.Merl, 715 laps, at 183,953 km/h
Fastest lap : PORSCHE 935 K3 #93, B.Whittington, 1'47"964, at 206,065 km/h
 

RESULTS

Pos. # Car Drivers Entrant Laps Group Practice
Winner 2 PORSCHE 935 J Reinhold JST (D) / Rolf STOMMELEN (D) / Volkert MERL (D) Liqui Moly 715 laps Winner GTX 2nd, 1'45"389
2nd 09 PORSCHE 935/77A John PAUL (USA) / Al HOLBERT (USA) /
 Preston HENN (USA) DNS
Thunderbird Swap Shop 33 laps behind 2nd GTX 13th, 1'53"436
3rd 0 PORSCHE 935 K3 Ted FIELD (USA) / Danny ONGAIS (USA) / Milt MINTER (USA) Interscope Racing 51 laps behind 3rd GTX 8th, 1'51"021
5th 62 PORSCHE 914/6 Bill KOLL (USA) / Jim COOK (USA) / Greg LACAVA (USA) William J. Koll 83 laps behind Winner GTU 48th, 2'07"322
6th 54 PORSCHE 911 Carrera RSR Tony GARCIA (USA) / Alberto VADIA (USA) /
Terry HERMAN (USA)
Montura Racing 85 laps behind Winner GTO 40th, 2'05"078
7th 46 PORSCHE 911 Carrera RSR Mauricio DENARVAEZ (CO) / Albert NAON (USA) /
Ricardo LONDONO (CO)
DeNarvaez Racing 86 laps behind 2nd GTO 28th, 2'01"335
9th 9 PORSCHE 935 Skeeter McKITTERICK (USA) / Bob GARRETSON (USA) /
Anny-Charlotte VERNEY (F)
Dick Barbour Racing 116 laps behind 5th GTX 12th, 1'53"328
11th 59 PORSCHE 935/79 Peter GREGG (USA) / Hurley HAYWOOD (USA) /
Bruce LEVEN (USA)
Brumos Porsche Audi 131 laps behind 7th GTX 4th, 1'48"024
13th 89 PORSCHE 911 Carrera Francisco ROMERO (YV) / Jean-Paul LIBERT (B) /
Ernesto SOTO (YV)
Hector Huerta 171 laps behind 3rd GTO 37th, 2'04"840
16th 93 PORSCHE 935 K3 Bill WHITTINGTON (USA) / Don WHITTINGTON (USA) /
Dale WHITTINGTON (USA)
Whittington Bros. 206 laps behind 8th GTX,
Fastest lap
Pole, 1'44"110
18th 08 PORSCHE 911 M.L. SPEER (USA) / Ray RATCLIFF (USA) /
Terry WOLTERS (USA)
Moran Construction 226 laps behind 6th GTU 57th, 2'10"646
19th 57 PORSCHE 914/4 Wayne BAKER (USA) / Dan GILLILAND (USA) /
Jeff SCOTT (USA)
Independent Personalized 229 laps behind 7th GTU 67th, no time
22nd 22 PORSCHE 911 Carrera Volker BRUCKMANN (USA) / David GOODELL (USA) /
Rug CUNNINGHAM (USA)
Group Bruckmann 251 laps behind 6th GTO 55th, 2'10"434
23rd 37 PORSCHE 911 Carrera Honorato ESPINOSA (CO) / Jorge CORTES (CO) /
Francisco LOPEZ (CO)
Botero Racing 258 laps behind 7th GTO 35th, 2'03"727
DNF 68 PORSCHE 911 Carrera RSR Luis MENDEZ (DR) / Tico ALMEIDA (USA) /
Rene RODRIGUEZ (USA)
T&R Racing 423 laps 9th GTO 41st, 2'05"298
29th 6 PORSCHE 935 K3 John FITZPATRICK (GB) / Manfred SCHURTI (FL) /
Dick BARBOUR (USA)
Dick Barbour Racing 310 laps behind 9th GTX 3rd, 1'46"009
DNF 85 PORSCHE 911 Carrera David DEACON (CDN) / Peter MOENNICK (CDN) /
Jacques BIENVENUE (CDN)
David Deacon 375 laps 13th GTO 60th, 2'12"194
33rd 06 PORSCHE 911 Joe DiBATTISTA (USA) / Tom CICCONE (USA) /
Alan HOWES (USA)
Intrepid, Inc. 357 laps behind 10th GTU 62nd, no time
35th 56 PORSCHE 911 Rick BORLASE (USA) / Don KRAVIG (USA) /
Michael HAMMOND (USA)
Rick Borlase 367 laps behind 14th GTO 52nd, 2'08"776
DNF 24 PORSCHE 934 Jack REFENNING (USA) / Ray MUMMERY (USA) /
Ren TILTON (USA)
American Racing Team 337 laps 15th GTO 26th, 1'59"931
DNF 52 PORSCHE 911 Joseph HAMILTON (USA) / Tom CRIPE (USA) /
Fred SNOW (USA)
Snowmobile Racing 301 laps 12th GTU 63rd, no time
DNF 5 PORSCHE 935 K3 Charles MENDEZ (USA) / Brian REDMAN (GB) /
Paul MILLER (USA)
Racing Associates 290 laps 12th GTX 20th, 1'57"675
DNF 95 PORSCHE 911 Mike RAMIREZ (PR) / Manuel VILLA (PR) / Luis GORDILLO (PR) Mike Ramirez Racing 263 laps 14th GTU 71st, no time
DNF 13 PORSCHE 935 Elliot FORBES-ROBINSON (USA) / Randolph TOWNSEND (USA) / Howard MEISTER (USA) Andial Racing 233 laps 14th GTX 7th, 1'49"954
DNF 32 PORSCHE 911 Carrera RSR "JAMSAL" (ES) / Carlos PINEDA (ES) /
Eduardo BARRIENTOS (ES)
Scorpio Racing 233 laps 17th GTO 49th, 2'07"377
DNF 55 PORSCHE 935 Ralph KENT-COOKE (USA) / Grard BLEYNIE (F) /
Claude BALLOT-LENA (F)
Racing Associates 217 laps 16th GTX 14th, 1'54"294
DNF 38 PORSCHE 911 Carrera RSR Bonky FERNANDEZ (PR) / Tato FERRER (PR) /
Kees NIEROP (CDN)
Boricua Racing 211 laps 18th GTO 36th, 2'04"194
DNF 94 PORSCHE 935/79 Dale WHITTINGTON (USA) / Axel PLANKENHORN (D) Whittington Bros. 179 laps 18th GTX 5th, 1'49"514
DNF 05 PORSCHE 935 K3 Bob AKIN (USA) / Roy WOODS (USA) / Bobby RAHAL (USA) Racing Associates 156 laps 19th GTX 19th, 1'57"171
DNF 51 PORSCHE 911 Carrera RSR Robert KIRBY (USA) / John HOTCHKIS (USA) /
John HOTCHKIS, Jr. (USA)
Moana Corp. 147 laps 21st GTO 61st, no time
DNF 30 PORSCHE 935 J Gianpiero MORETTI (I) / Fernando CAZZANIGA (I) DND /
Bruce CANEPA (USA) DND
Electrodyne 72 laps 21st GTX 11th, 1'52"819
DNF 58 PORSCHE 911 Carrera Diego FEBLES (PR) / Chiqui SOLDEVILLA (PR) DND /
Mandy GONZALEZ (PR) DND
Coco Lopez - Pina Colada 60 laps 23rd GTO 44th, 2'06"192
DNF 03 PORSCHE 934 Werner FRANK (USA) / Rudy BARTLING (CDN) DND /
Angelo PALLAVICINI (CH) DND
Toyota Village 51 laps 25th GTO 31st, 2'03"043
DNF 83 PORSCHE 914/6 Harro ZITZA (USA) / John BELPERCHE (USA) DND /
Doug ZITZA (USA) DND
Zotz Garage 44 laps 18th GTU 68th, no time
DNF 07 PORSCHE 935 Ludwig HEIMRATH (CDN) / Carlos MORAN (ES) DND /
Johnny RUTHERFORD (USA) DND
Heimrath Racing 24 laps 23rd GTX 6th, 1'49"711
DNS 00 PORSCHE 935/77A Ted FIELD (USA) / Danny ONGAIS (USA) / Milt MINTER (USA) Interscope Racing - GTX 15th, 1'54"878
DNS 8 PORSCHE 911 Carrera RSR Bob BEASLEY (USA) / Chuck GRANTHAM (USA) /
George STONE (USA)
Bob Beasley - GTO 32nd, 2'03"154
DNS 14 PORSCHE 935 Pierre DIEUDONNE (B) / Jorge KOECHLIN (PE) /
Leon WALGER (RA)
Renaissance Group Racing - GTX 24th, 1'59"497
DNS 98 PORSCHE 911 Carrera RSR Lance VAN EVERY (USA) / Ash TISDELLE (USA) /
Bill JOHNSON (USA)
Van Every Racing - GTO 46th, 2'07"033
NQ 12 PORSCHE 914/6 Sidney SMITH (USA) / Tommy JOHNSON (USA) /
Karl SCHOEPFLIN (USA)
Sidney Smith III - GTU -
NQ 33 PORSCHE 911 Richard ATEN (USA) / Peter WELTER (USA) /
Jack REFENNING (USA)
A-10 Racing - GTU -
NQ 49 PORSCHE 911 Warwick HENDERSON (AUS) / Jerry DEMELE (USA) /
Bob COPEMAN (USA)
Tortilla Flats Racing - GTO -

PICTURES

n 00  -  DNS
Interscope Racing
T.Field / D.Ongais / M.Minter
n 03  -  DNF
Toyota Village
W.Frank / R.Bartling / A.Pallavicini
n 05  -  DNF
Racing Associates
B.Akin / R.Woods / B.Rahal
n 06  -  33rd
Intrepid, Inc.
J.DiBattista / T.Ciccone / A.Howes
n 07  -  DNF
Heimrath Racing
L.Heimrath / C.Moran / J.Rutherford
n 08  -  18th
Moran Construction
M.L.Speer / R.Ratcliff / T.Wolters
n 09  -  2nd  -  2nd GTX
Thunderbird Swap Shop
J.Paul / A.Holbert
n 0  -  3rd  -  3rd GTX
Interscope Racing
T.Field / D.Ongais / M.Minter
n 2  -  Winner  -  Winner GTX
Liqui Moly
R.Jst / R.Stommelen / V.Merl
n 5  -  DNF
Racing Associates
Ch.Mendez / B.Redman / P.Miller
n 6  -  29th
Dick Barbour Racing
J.Fitzpatrick / M.Schurti / D.Barbour
n 8  -  DNS
Bob Beasley
B.Beasley / Ch.Grantham / G.Stone
n 9  -  9th
Dick Barbour Racing
S.McKitterick / B.Garretson / A.Ch.Verney
n 12  -  NQ
Didney Smith III
S.Smith / T.Johnson / K.Schoepflin
n 13  -  DNF
Andial Racing
E.Forbes-Robinson / R.Townsend / H.Meister
n 14  -  DNS
Renaissance Group Racing
P.Dieudonn / J.Koechlin / L.Walger
n 22  -  22nd
Group Bruckman
V.Bruckman / D.Goodell / R.Cunningham
n 24  -  DNF
American Racing Team
J.Refenning / R.Mummery / R.Tilton
n 30  -  DNF
Electrodyne
G.Moretti / F.Cazzaniga / B.Canepa
n 32  -  DNF
Scorpio Racing
"Jamsal" / C.Pineda / E.Barrientos
n 33  -  NQ
A-10 Racing
R.Aten / P.Welter / J.Refenning
n 37  -  23rd
Botero Racing
H.Espinosa / J.Cortes / F.Lopez
n 38  -  DNF
Boricua Racing
B.Fernandez / T.Ferrer / K.Nierop
n 46  -  7th  -  2nd GTO
DeNarvaez Racing
M.DeNarvaez / A.Naon / R.Londono
n 49  -  NQ
Tortilla Flats Racing
W.Henderson / J.Demele / B.Copeman
n 51  -  DNF
Moana Corp.
R.Kirby / J.Hotchkis / J.Hotchkis, Jr.
n 52  -  DNF
Snowmobile Racing
J.Hamilton / T.Cripe / F.Snow
n 54  -  6th  -  Winner GTO
Montura Racing
T.Garcia / A.Vadia / T.Herman
n 55  -  DNF
Racing Associates
R.Kent-Cooke / G.Bleynie / C.Ballot-Lena
n 56  -  35th
Rick Borlase
R.Borlase / D.Kravig / M.Hammond
n 57  -  19th
Independent Personalized
W.Baker / D.Gilliland / J.Scott
n 58  -  DNF
Coco Lopez - Pina Colada
D.Febles / Ch.Soldevilla / M.Gonzalez
n 59  -  11th
Brumos Porsche Audi
P.Gregg / H.Haywood / B.Leven
n 62  -  5th  -  Winner GTU
William J. Koll
B.Koll / J.Cook / G.LaCava
n 68  -  DNF
T&R Racing
L.Mendez / T.Almeida / R.Rodriguez
n 83  -  DNF
Zotz Garage
H.Zitza / J.Belperche / D.Zitza
n 85  -  DNF
David Deacon
D.Deacon / P.Moennick / J.Bienvenue
n 89  -  13th  -  3rd GTO
Hector Huerta
F.Romero / J.P.Libert / E.Soto
n 93  -  16th  -  Pole position  -  Fastest lap
Whittington Bros.
B.Whittington / D.Whittington / D.Whittington
n 94  -  DNF
Whittington Bros.
D.Whittington / A.Plankenhorn
   
  n 95  -  DNF
Mike Ramirez Racing
M.Ramirez / M.Villa / L.Gordillo
n 98  -  DNS
Van Every Racing
L.Van Every / A.Tisdelle / B.Johnson