HSR Classic Daytona to celebrate American race car constructor and entrant Riley

Photography Courtesy HSR

This fall’s HSR Classic Daytona Presented by IMSA will celebrate a name synonymous with Daytona: Riley.

Cars built or run by this family-owned team have collected more than 20 wins at the Rolex 24 At Daytona, including 13 overall honors.

On several occasions they have warmly opened their paddock to our readers. One year, they carried a car into Daytona on the back of the Grassroots Motorsports ramp truck.

After working as a designer for Kar-Kraft–builder of the Ford Mk IV–Bob Riley struck out on his own. But the firm hasn’t be limited to road racing: AJ Foyt drove a Riley-designed Coyote to the 1977 Indy 500 win.

"First there was Carroll Shelby and Jim Hall, then came Dan Gurney and then there was Riley," HSR President David Hinton said in a release. "They fit right in with the other big names in American motorsports that won as both racing teams and constructors. Bob Riley and now his son Bill Riley have followed in their footsteps and are still going strong today. It's an honor to be able to have Riley join us as the Featured Marque of the 2022 HSR Classic Daytona presented by IMSA."

From HSR:

Race cars designed and constructed by Riley Technologies and Riley & Scott, as well as cars run in competition by Riley Motorsports, are eligible in the majority of Run Groups and Classes approved for competition in the HSR Classic 24. Riley built or run race cars have already been major players in the first seven editions of the HSR Classic 24 with several different Riley-related cars scoring Run Group or class victories since the race was introduced in 2014.

The HSR Classic Daytona Presented by IMSA takes place November 2-6.

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