Another first-time Classic Daytona winner emerged in Group F with veteran HSR competitor William Hubbell breaking through for the victory in his Hudson Historics 2012 No. 230 Corvette Daytona Prototype. Chassis No. 0001, the winning car was the first Corvette Daytona Prototype produced nearly a decade ago.
Hubbell’s victory was aided by the addition of Tim Rivers to the driver lineup after an accident earlier in the week sidelined Rivers’ primary entry. Rivers was scheduled to compete in a similar Corvette Daytona Prototype owned and driven by JC France, but the car was destroyed in a high-speed accident coming out of the DIS tri-oval. France was uninjured in the incident and gave the full green light for Rivers to pursue other options in the paddock, which ultimately led to the winning move to Hubbell’s team.
Group G, which is open to a variety of production based HSR race cars, once again featured some of the closest competition in the Classic Daytona. Five different teams went into Sunday’s last round of the race with a chance to win the Group, but in the end, it was the detailed team strategy of Zotz Racing that delivered a second -straight HSR Classics victory.