Larry Schumacher

West Chester OH

Larry began racing in1968 with a Formula Vee, then turned semi-pro in 1974 in IMSA’s BFG Radial Challenge series with a BMW 2002. He won his first professional race in 1993 at age 57, in IMSA’s Firestone Firehawk Endurance Championship series, driving a Pontiac Firebird with Doug Goad at Road Atlanta. He was named the series’ Rising Star that year… racing against men young enough to be his sons, he won his first series Drivers Championship , IMSA’s 1996 Exxon GTS-2 title, at age 60; and his fourth driving title in 1999 at age 63. His other three pro racing championships are a 1997 repeat of the IMSA GTS-2 title, again in 1998, and the 1999 SCCA U. S. Road Racing Championship series honors, in GT2; all with Porsches. His major class wins include the 1996 12 Hours of Sebring. Even though he has won over 20 races in five different series at 11 different tracks, his 1972, 1978 and 1987 efforts to retire were utter failures, and to this day he continues to be a force in professional racing.

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