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Event: Fifth Annual Daytona 24 Hour ContinentalDate: 6.2.1966
Track: Daytona International Speedway (United States), 6.132 kmsOrganiser: unknown

Daytona 24 Hours

Weather:cold, dry
Start time:5/2 15:00
Grid:unknown
Distance:24 hours
Attendance:unknown
Entered:66
Practiced:60
Qualified:60
Started:59
Finished:33
Classified:28
Classes:PractStartClass
Prototype +200018189
Prototype 2000443
Sports +3000882
Sports 3000111
Sports 2000997
Sports 1600221
Grand Touring +3000774
Grand Touring 3000553
Grand Touring 2000221
Grand Touring 1600431
Race notes:
Race started on backstretch, total distance includes 0.64 lap (2.43 miles) of paced formation.
Pre-race sessions:
1 qualifying session held for a total of 480 minutes on 4/2
4 non-qualifying practice sessions held for a total of 720 minutes on 2-3/2
Winners:
Overall:98Ford Mk IIMiles / Ruby
Prototype 2000:15Porsche 906Herrmann / Linge
Sports +3000:86Ford GT40Sutcliffe / Grossman
Sports 3000:30Ferrari 250 GTOPerkins / Slottag
Sports 2000:16Porsche 904 GTSMitter / Buzzetta
Grand Touring +3000:6Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray coupéGuldstrand / Moore / Wintersteen
Grand Touring 3000:43Triumph TR4AKelder / Dube / Wilson
Grand Touring 2000:18Porsche 911Ryan / Coleman / Bencker
Grand Touring 1600:84Alfa Romeo Giulia SprintScott / Flanagan / Chastain
Fastest Laps:
Overall:97Ford Mk IIDan Gurney (USA)1:57.700187.543 km/h
Pole Positions:
Overall:98Ford Mk IIKen Miles (GB)1:57.800187.384 km/h
Prototype 2000:15Porsche 906Herrmann / Linge2:07.600
Sports +3000:91Ford GT40Thompson / Scott / Revson2:04.000
Sports 3000:30Ferrari 250 GTOPerkins / Slottag2:23.000
Sports 2000:20Porsche 904 GTSPosey / Haynes / Theodoracopulos2:11.800
Sports 1600:36Alfa Romeo Giulia ZagatoPickett / Bean2:41.000
Grand Touring +3000:6Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray coupéGuldstrand / Moore / Wintersteen2:10.600
Grand Touring 3000:45Triumph TR4AByrne / Vega2:40.800
Grand Touring 2000:18Porsche 911Ryan / Coleman / Bencker2:31.800
Grand Touring 1600:19Porsche 356B Super 90Forlong / Dieas / McClain2:37.600
Notes of interest:
Top makes by numbers:Ferrari (12), Ford (11), Porsche (8), Triumph (5), Shelby (4)
Top engines by numbers:Ford (17), Ferrari (12), Porsche (8), Chevrolet (5), Triumph (5)
Top car types by numbers:Ferrari 250 LM (8), Ford Mk II (5), Porsche 904 GTS (5)
Driver nationalities:USA (114), GB (11), B (5), D (5), NZ (3), CDN (2), AUS (2)
Most used colours:darker (24%), white (18%), black (8%), dark (8%), red (7%), lighter (7%)
Engine positions:mid-engined (47%), front-engined (45%), rear-engined (8%)
Average engine size:3725 cc
Oldest known drivers:Art Riley (51), Ken Miles (48), Walt Hansgen (47)
Youngest known drivers:Jacky Ickx (21), Sam Posey (22), Chris Amon (23)
Woman drivers:Suzy Dietrich, Smokey Drolet, Janet Guthrie

Official Race Programme:

CoverEntry ListScheduleTrack Map
Programme Cover - Daytona 24 Hours 1966Entry list is not available.Schedule of events is not available.Track map is not available.
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