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The Dyson Racing Porsche 962-101 from Restoration to Racetrack

Submitted by on October 9, 2015

Porsche 962

Dyson Racing’s 962, chassis 101, is Porsche’s first customer 962. For Rennsport Reunion V, they restored it and took it out to the track.

And thanks to RxSpeed’s latest, we get to spend some quality time with it!

“There was a lot of power, and man, it showed up in a hurry!”

The car’s debut took place in the 1984 Daytona 24 Hours, where Michael and Mario Andretti drove it for the Porsche factory. From there it went to Holbert Racing, who secured the 962’s first IMSA GTP win when they were victorious at Watkins Glen.

Holbert Racing sold the car on to Bruce Leven and Bayside Motorsports. They raced it in early 1985 before finally selling it to Rob Dyson of Dyson Racing so that his team could move up to IMSA GTP after racing in IMSA GTO for the previous two years.

Winning their debut race at Lime Rock Park with Drake Olson at the helm, 101 started a serious relationship between Dyson Racing and 962s. Over eight seasons they’d go on to buy and race three more of the cars and become one of the most progressive and expert teams in the field when it came to developing them.

Rx Speed’s latest shows the car getting ready for Rennsport Reunion, testing for the event at Lime Rock Park.

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