Versatile, Fast & Talented Mark Donohue

Mark Donohue did not think of himself as one of the all-time great race car drivers. Donohue was born in Haddon, N.J., on March 18, 1937. Donohue won the event driving one of Hansgen’s cars. In February 1966, Donohue and Hansgen finished third in the Rolex 24 At Daytona. Donohue was paired with Australian Paul Hawkins for the 24 Hours of Le Mans, but the duo completed only 12 laps and finished 47th. Ford hired Donohue to co-drive the redesigned Mark IV with Bruce McLaren in 1967. In Trans-Am series competition in 1967, Donohue won three of 12 races, wheeling Penske’s Chevrolet Camaro. Donohue won 10 of 13 races, a Trans-Am record that stood for 29 years until Tommy Kendall went 11 for 13 during the 1997 Trans-Am championship. Donohue won the 1973 Cam-Am championship with the Porsche 917-30, topping six of eight races.

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