Bob Wollek was confident the team strategy would work. Hurley Haywood didn't know there was a team strategy. It didn't matter, as both drivers wound up with another Daytona 24 Hours victory.
Wollek combined with American road racer Haywood, fellow Frenchman Henri Pescarolo and German drivers John Winter and Frank Jelinski to drive a Porsche 962C prototype to a runaway victory at Daytona International Speedway.The winners led the final 61/2 hours on Sunday and beat the runner-up Nissan R90C of Australian Geoff Brabham, American Chip Robinson and Irishman Derek Daly by 18 laps and 2.22 seconds. But it wasn't really that easy.
"This has been the hardest victory here," said Haywood, who set a record with his fifth win in this event, breaking a tie with the late Peter Gregg, his friend and teammate. It was Haywood's first win here since 1979.
Wollek, began the race in another of German owner Reinhold Joest's Porsches, starting from the pole.