Rick Knoop

Laguna Beach CA

Rick’s first professional wins came in 1979 in IMSA Goodrich Radial Challenge 6-hour at Talladega in an AMC Concord, followed by GTU win at Road America in a Mazda RX-7. Won a Camel GTU class race at Pocono in 1981. First major win was 1983 Rolex 24 at Daytona’s GTO class in Mazda RX-7. Also that year won GTO class at Mosport. Won Group C2 class in 1984 24 Hours of Le Mans with Jim Busby in a Lola T-616, then won The Longest Day at Nelson Ledges in a Porsche with Busby and Fred Baker. Also drove selected Winston Cup races in 1981 and 1987. Since then has been frequent competitor in Historic Stock Car Series, plus Vintage and Historic races

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