Daytona Beach, FL — British manufacturer Lola will be the featured marque at this year’s Historic Sportscar Racing Classic Daytona presented by IMSA. The classic 24-hour race at Daytona International Speedway will be run for the fifth time Nov. 13-17.
Lola will be in the spotlight at the event 50 years after Mark Donohue and Chuck Parsons co-drove the Chevrolet-powered Sunoco Team Penske Lola T70 to the overall victory in the 1969 Rolex 24 At Daytona.
That winning car (no. 6 pictured above) is expected to be among the participating Lolas in an entry list of similar generation T70 coupes and spyders, along with retired Lola racers from more recent decades.
“Lola has been a major part of sports car racing history for the last 50 years and will be the ideal featured marque at the 2019 HSR Classic Daytona presented by IMSA,” said HSR President David Hinton. “We have seen a great showing of Lolas from all over the world for our HSR Classic Daytona events and expect 2019’s feature status to bring even more entries. In addition to the on-track schedule, our plans also call for some off-track and behind-the-scenes promotional events showcasing the Lolas.”