David Donohue has been named Grand Marshal of this year’s Savannah Speed Classic, scheduled for the weekend of October 27-29 on the Grand Prize of America road course on Hutchinson Island in Savannah, Georgia. The Speed Classic is the opening event of the annual Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance.
The son of Mark Donohue, David (above, Chuck Andersen photo) has established himself as a champion racing driver in his own right with an impressive resume that includes experience in Touring Cars, Prototypes and NASCAR stock cars and trucks. He’s been an integral part of the Brumos Racing family, driving a Brumos Daytona Prototype in every Rolex Sports Car Series race from 2003 through 2010. In 2009 he co-drove the Brumos Riley-Porsche to victory in the Rolex 24 at Daytona with Darren Law, Buddy Rice and Antonio Garcia. David was the 2013 Rolex 24 GX class winner in Napleton Racing’s Porsche Cayman.
Away from the track, attendees will be able to take in a panel discussion titled “100+ Years of Auto Racing in Savannah” that will be open to all ticketholders. Moderated by Larry Koch, retired BMW Motorsports Manager, this informative and entertaining panel discussion will bring together race enthusiasts who helped get Savannah’s race heritage on the map. Panelists include: Rick Timms, President of Colonial Motorsports Group and organizer of the Dixie Crystal Grand Prix; event Grand Marshal David Donohue; and Dale Critz Jr., an automotive collector/enthusiast and owner of Critz Auto Group. For further information please visit www.hsrrace.com