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Event: 8th Annual World's Championship 24 Hours of Daytona International Road RaceDate: 2.2.1969
Track: Daytona International Speedway (United States), 6.132 kmsOrganiser: SCCA

Daytona 24 Hours

Weather:warm, dry
Start time:1/2 15:00
Grid:2-2-2, PP left
Distance:24 hours
Attendance:unknown
Entered:71
Practiced:69
Qualified:66
Started:63
Finished:29
Classified:26
Classes:PractStartClass
Prototype 3000871
Prototype 2000553
Sports 5000874
Sports 2000443
Grand Touring +5000551
Grand Touring 5000331
Grand Touring 2000996
Touring 500014126
Touring 200013114
Race notes:
Race started on backstretch, total distance includes 0.64 lap (2.43 miles/3.911 kms.) of paced formation
Pre-race sessions:
2 qualifying sessions held for a total of 240 minutes on 31/1, 4 non-qualifying practice sessions held on 29-30/1
Winners:
Overall:6Lola T70 Mk.3B GT ChevroletDonohue / Parsons
Prototype 2000:97Lancia Fulvia HF ZagatoMaglioli / Pinto
Sports 2000:39Chevron B8 BMWKleinpeter / Gunn / Beatty
Grand Touring +5000:96Chevrolet CorvetteDrolet / Tremblay / Gimondo / Belperche
Grand Touring 5000:41Ferrari 275 GTB/CPosey / Rodriguez
Grand Touring 2000:20Porsche 911 TAdamowicz / Jennings / Wetanson
Touring 5000:26Pontiac FirebirdTitus / Ward
Touring 2000:14Porsche 911Everett / Johnson / Coleman
Fastest Laps:
Overall:50Porsche 908LJo Siffert (CH)1:54.000
Pole Positions:
Overall:52Porsche 908LVic Elford (GB)1:52.200196.736 km/h
Prototype 2000:40Ferrari Dino 206 SKolb / Biscaldi2:08.400
Sports 5000:6Lola T70 Mk.3B GT ChevroletDonohue / Parsons1:52.700
Sports 2000:61Porsche 910Gregory / Broström2:04.700
Grand Touring +5000:66Chevrolet Corvette Sting RayDeLorenzo / Lang2:03.200
Grand Touring 5000:41Ferrari 275 GTB/CPosey / Rodriguez2:15.300
Grand Touring 2000:20Porsche 911 TAdamowicz / Jennings / Wetanson2:17.800
Touring 5000:26Pontiac FirebirdTitus / Ward2:07.700
Touring 2000:14Porsche 911Everett / Johnson / Coleman2:18.200
Notes of interest:
Top makes by numbers:Porsche (21), Chevrolet (14), Lola (4), Lancia (3), MG (3), Ferrari (3), Ford (3)
Top engines by numbers:Porsche (21), Chevrolet (18), BMC (4), Ford (4), Lancia (3), Ferrari (3)
Top car types by numbers:Porsche 911 (9), Chevrolet Camaro (9), Porsche 908 (5)
Driver nationalities:USA (106), GB (8), CDN (8), D (5), I (4), S (4), BS (2), PE (2), CH (2)
Team nationalities:USA (43), D (5), CDN (3), CH (3), GB (2)
Engine positions:front-engined (46%), mid-engined (31%), rear-engined (23%)
Average engine size:3158 cc
Average age of cars:2 year old (average year manufactured: 1967)
Oldest known drivers:Art Riley (54), Maurice Carter (45), Chuck Parsons (45)
Youngest known drivers:Mike Downs (22), Jacky Ickx (24), Sam Posey (25)
Woman drivers:Smokey Drolet, F. P. Wedge Rafferty

Official Race Programme:

CoverEntry ListScheduleTrack Map
Programme Cover - Daytona 24 Hours 1969Entry List - Daytona 24 Hours 1969Schedule of events is not available.Track map is not available.
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