It is perhaps the most powerful racing car to attack a road course; the most powerful racing car designed to travel more than a 1/4-mile at a time: the Porsche 917/30.
Donohue on his way to a decisive victory at Road America, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.
Its all-conquering twin-turbo flat-12 engine produced a reliable 1,100 bhp at 7,800 rpm and 19 psi of boost. For short bursts, the pilot could command a staggering 1,500 bhp by turning up the boost to a piston-melting 32 psi with the twist of a knob. Accompanying all this power is the handling of an F1 car!
The SCCA was busy changing the format of its Can-Am weekends, race after race. At Road America, Elkhart Lake, WI, the organizers ran two races, each with their own prize money. The first was a qualifying race called the "Can-Am Sprint". Of course, Mark Donohue's domination of the 1973 Can-Am season continued despite the revised format. He lapped Road America 3 seconds faster than any other competitor, and in the process became the first driver to break the 2-minute mark around the undulating circuit.
The second race, named the "Can-Am Cup", was the only one to award Championship points. Jody Scheckter attacked during the Sprint by jumping the start and leading through the first couple corners; Donohue, of course, swarmed all over the back of Scheckter's 917/10 and got past, leading by 3 seconds at the end of the first lap! The American wasn't about to let that happen in the Cup and cruised to a half-minute victory over the Porsche-dominated field.
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