David Hobbs Honored at 2013 Speedfest Mitty

David HobbsThe Speedfest at the Classic Motorsports Mitty presented by Mazda, the oldest and largest historic car event on the East Coast, will return to Road Atlanta April 26-28, 2013. Sanctioned by the Historic Sportscar Racing Association, the 37th annual Mitty will bring together cars ranging from 1950s classics to current models.

Road racing legend David Hobbs will serve as the grand marshal for Speedfest at the 2013 Classic Motorsports Mitty Presented by Mazda. In addition, the event will feature the Can-Am race cars that so many greats, including Hobbs, drove during the ’60s and ’70s. In addition to the booming Can-Am machines, this year’s event will also feature MG.

David Hobbs has three decades of international racing experience at all levels, from sports car and touring car racing to Indy car, IMSA, Can-Am, NASCAR and Formula 1 competition. He has participated in the Indianapolis 500, 24 Hours of Le Mans, 12 Hours of Sebring, 24 Hours of Daytona and the Daytona 500.

In 1971 Hobbs won the U.S. Formula 5000 championship for Carl Hogan by winning five of eight rounds in a McLaren M10B-Chevrolet. Twelve years later, he claimed the Trans-Am series championship in a Chevrolet Camaro.

Since retiring from competition, he has been the American voice for Formula 1. Starting this year, he will anchor NBC’s coverage.

For more information, visit themitty.com.

[Source: HSR]

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