Sunday 19th February 1961
Born on this day, Andy Wallace, British driver who in 1998 set the record speed of 240.14 mph (386.47 km/h) in a McLaren F1, which for over 11 years was the world record for the fastest production car. He has raced prototype sports cars since 1988, winning over 25 International Sports car races including:
24 Hours of Le Mans
24 Hours of Daytona (3 times)
12 Hours of Sebring (2 times)
Petit Le Mans 1,000 miles (1,600 km).
Wallace drove for Dyson Racing in the American Le Mans Series through the 2007 racing season. For 2008 he is planning a partial schedule with Richard Childress Racing in the Rolex Sports Car Series. In January 2008 Wallace drove for Alex Job Racing in the #23 Porsche-powered Daytona Prototype backed by Ruby Tuesday in the 24 Hours of Daytona, finishing in 36th place with engine problems.