194 Races (180 Starts) 140 Sprints / 54 Enduros (+3hr) with 29 24 hr races. Low 3.61% DNF accident rate
Notable:World Record win 2014 Maxi 32 Hr Enduro, 3rd overall 2011 & 2015 24 hrs of Silverstone, 3rd overall 2014 Maxi 32 hrs Enduro,
3rd in class 2012 &
4th in class 2011 24 hrs of Nurburgring, 1st in class 2010 & 2015 24 hrs of Dubai, 2nd in class 2009 24 hrs Barcelona, 2007 4 top 10 Grand-Am Rolex GT finishes with a 9th in class 24 hrs of Daytona and 4th Koni Daytona Challenge
2015 May 29: DNF due to mechanical at Zandvoort, Netherlands CREVENTIC 12 Hours of Zandvoort driving a BMW E46 M3 (3200cc) in class A5
2015 May 29: in Enduro Zandvoort, Netherlands CREVENTIC 12 Hours of Zandvoort driving a Lotus Evora GT4 in class SP3
2015 May 26: 9th in Sprint Zandvoort, Netherlands DRDO Race 2 driving a BMW 120D in class SP
2015 May 26: 10th in Sprint Zandvoort, Netherlands DRDO Race 1 driving a BMW 120D in class SP
2015 May 14: 4th in Enduro Nurburg, Germany ADAC 24 Hours of Nurburgring driving a BMW 235I Cup in class CUP5
2015 Apr 24: in Enduro Silverstone Circuit BRITCAR 24 Hours of Silverstone driving a Lotus Evora GT4 in class 3
2015 Mar 13: 2 races non-podium in Enduros Mugello, Tuscany, Italy CREVENTIC 12 Hours of Mugello driving a Lotus Evora GT4 in class SP3
2015 Jan 10: in Enduro Dubai, United Arab Emirates CREVENTIC 24 Hrs of Dubai driving a BMW E46 M3 Coupe (3200cc) in class A5
2014 Dec 14: in Enduro Algarve International Circuit MAXI32 Maxi Endurance 32 Hr driving a BMW 120D in class T
2014 Sep 7: DNF due to Transm Dif at Barcelona, Spain CREVENTIC 24 Hrs of Barcelona driving a Lotus Evora GT4 in class SP3
2014 Aug 31: 4th in Enduro Heusden-Zolder, Belgium R.A.C.B. Sport 24 Hours of Zolder driving a BMW 318 Compact in class T-3
2014 Jan 11: 5th in Enduro Dubai, United Arab Emirates CREVENTIC 24 Hrs of Dubai driving a BMW 120D in class D1
2014 Jan 11: DNF due to Eng at Dubai, United Arab Emirates CREVENTIC 24 Hrs of Dubai driving a Lotus Evora GT4 in class SP3
2013 Sep 8: in Enduro Barcelona, Spain CREVENTIC 24 HOURS OF BARCELONA driving a Lotus Evora GT4 in class SP3
2013 Sep 1: in Enduro Heusden-Zolder, Belgium R.A.C.B. Sport Menzo 24 Hours of Zolder driving a BMW 318 Compact in class DIV22
2013 May 20: 4th in Enduro Nurburg, Germany ADAC 24 Hours of Nurburgring driving a Lotus Evora GT4 in class SP10
2013 May 14: in Enduro Heusden-Zolder, Belgium DNRT 500 KM van Circuit Zolder driving a BMW 318 Compact in class DIV1
2013 Apr 13: 4th in Enduro Nurburg, Germany VLN VLN Enduro Championship Nurburgring driving a Lotus Evora GT4 in class SP10
2013 Apr 6: in Enduros Hungaroring circuit CREVENTIC 12 Hours of Hungary driving a Lotus Evora GT4 in class SP3
2012 Sep 23: DNF due to mechanical at Silverstone Circuit BRITCAR 24 hrs of Silverstone driving a Lotus Evora GT4 in class 3
2012 Sep 9: in Enduro Barcelona, Spain CREVENTIC 24 hrs of Barcelona driving a Lotus Evora GT4 in class SP3
2012 May 20: in Enduro Nurburg, Germany ADAC 24 Hours of Nurburgring driving a Porsche Cayman-R PDK in class V6
2012 Jan 28: 28th in Enduro Daytona International Speedway Grand-AM 24 Hours of Daytona driving a GT3 997 Cup Grand-AM in class GT
2012 Jan 13: DNF due to mechanical at Dubai, United Arab Emirates CREVENTIC Dunlop 24 hrs of Dubai driving a BMW 120D in class A2
"Drivers often receive more praise than we deserve. Endurance racing is a Team not a Driver's race. No single person wins it and any member can cause the loss. Win Endurance races by clicking off laps and staying out of the pits, not damaging or killing the equipment. It's nice, but you don't have to be the fastest driver on the track." -Hal Prewitt
Photo Website - Please visit www.halprewitt.com for majestic images of landscapes and exotic locales from Hal's world travels. Prints and custom products with these photographs are available for purchase.
Hal is currently in the top 10 of 553 drivers and the leading American in the 2015 International Endurance Series Championship after this year's class wins in the 24 hrs of DUBAI and 12 hrs of Zandvoort. He will be driving a mixture of cars including a Lotus Evora GT4 for Cor Euser Racing. The calendar of the 2015 24H SERIES:
8-9-10 January, 2015 - 24 hrs of DUBAI in DubaiAutodrome, UAU
13-14 March, 2015 - 12 hrs of ITALY-MUGELLO at Ferrari's Mugello Circuit, Italy
29-30 May, 2015 - 12 hrs of ZANDVOORT at the Circuit Park Zandvoort, Netherlands
10-11-12 July, 2015 - 24 hrs of CIRCUIT PAUL RICARD at CIRCUIT PAUL RICARD, France
4-5-6 September, 2015 - 24 hrs of Barcelona at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Spain
9-10 October, 2015 - 12 hrs of BRNO at BRNO (Masaryk), Czech Republic
Other races planned for this year:
14-17 May, 2015 - 24 Hours of Nurburgring at Nurburgring, Germany
17-18 July, 2015 - 1000km of Palanga in Palanga, Lithuania.
28-30 Aug, 2015 - 24 hrs of Zolder at Heusden-Zolder, Belgian
25-27 Sept, 2015 - 24 hrs of
at Motorsport Arena Oschersleben, Germany
20-22 Nov, 2015 - MaxiEndurance 32 hr in Algarve International Circuit Portimao, Portugal
May 29-30, 2015 - Zandvoort, Netherlands - 3rd round of this year's International Endurance Series Championship. Hal drove two cars, No. 160 Drink Florida Orange Juice Lotus Evora GT4 and No. 83 Drink Florida Orange Juice BMW M3 E46 (3200cc) for Cor Euser Racing. The Lotus in SP3 class finished 1st in class and 9th overall and the BMW 8th and 42nd out of 48 cars in the 12 hours of Zandvoort at the Circuit Park Zandvoort. Other Lotus drivers were Huub Delnoij (Dutch), Cor Euser (Dutch) and Sam Alpass (English). Other BMW drivers were Simon Atkinson (English) and Hubb.
Race was split into two days because of local sound and running limits. On the 1st day Hubb started the BMW and Hal on the next. Cor started in the Lotus each day. Very hard race due to narrow track, heavy traffic and rain in the 3 hours of day one. Dry and cold were the conditions for the 8 hour race the next day. Lotus completed 326 laps, qualified 4th at 1:50.611 and our quickest lap was 1:50.931 provided by Cor. The car ran well but developed a low gear power problem in the last 3 hours of the race. Team was penalized 1 lap due to having excessive crew work on the car and lost another because of speeding under code 60 and opening a door during refueling. The BMW completed 203 laps, qualified 2nd at 1:50.303 and our quickest lap was 1:54.067 done by Hal. It had to stop early because of transmission issues. BMW had no penalties but Simon's luck ran out when he was involved in two contacts; 1st one before causing minor right rear body damage and the other durning the race which impacted right front body and the wheel toe which resulted in reduced lap times. Race report, entry list, results and photos can be downloaded on the series website.
May 26th, 2015 - Zandvoort, Netherlands - Drove two 55 minute sprint races in the
Dutch Race Driver Organisation (DRDO). Finished 9th and 10th in class on the famous Circuit Park Zandvoort. Raced No. 46 Drink Florida Orange Juice BMW 120D from Cor Euser Racing to gain track experence for the upcoming 12 hour of Zandvoort. Event was run late afternoon and under cold dry conditions. The BMW diesel lost power steering and developed an engine problem.
May 14-17, 2015 - Nurburg, German - Raced in the
24 Hours of Nurburgring in a BMW 235i Cup for Adrenalin Motorsport. This is the world's most difficult and largest GT and touring endurance races and is held on the Nurburgring. About 1/3 of the cars failed to finish. Attendance was 1/2 million fans and many more on TV and the internet. The No. 310 Nexen Tire and Drink Florida Orange Juice finished on the Podium 4th in the Cup 5 class of 14 and 47th overall out of 151
cars after 128 laps and the quickest of 09:56.565. Hal drove 3 stints (sunset, sunrise and Sunday mid-day or nearly 5 hours of the race. He was scheduled to drive the last but after having done 5 of these races, Hal decide to give our youngest (Andrea) his first finish of these historic 24 hour events. Our excellent and highly skilled 3 other drivers were Einar Thorsen (Dutch), Carsten Ohlinger (Gemany) and Andrea Barlesi (Belgium).
The BMW 235i Racing was designed to offer an affordable access point for track day enthusiasts who want to take the next step to club, regional or national race series. Weather for the week was between low 30s to 70F with rain and some sun. Race is started in 3 groups. We began in third after qualifying P11 out of 14 cars. Our race was incident free except for the normal exciting racing moments. However, we had a naging low power problem that kept us from producing faster laps.
Apr 24-26, 2015 - Silverstone, England-- Raced at the Silverstone Circuit in the 24 hours of Silverstone and drove the Lotus Evora GT4 for Cor Euser Racing. Other drivers were Sam Alpass, Dirk Schulz, Alistair MacKinnon and Jim Briody. The No. 37 Drink Florida Orange Juice finished 3rd overall and 2nd in class. In 2011, our team was on the podium with the same result. This time we finished 5 laps from 2nd and 10 from 1st overall. Car ran trouble free. I drove about +5 hours in 3 stints and finished the race. Event was a mix of wet and dry conditions. Rain started Sat just after dark and the track did not dry out until Sunday morning near 8 am. This year our lap times were about 2 seconds lower (reduced power to save fuel) or about mid pack with 17 cars able to turn faster laps. Qualified with a 2:18.549 and started 16th overall. 14 cars finished out of 28 starts. We completed 519 laps with most about 2:24 and the quickest at 2:18.581 by Sam. Photo can be found at Gary Harman's website. Special thanks go to the crew and sponsors.
Mar 13-14, 2015 - Mugello, Tuscany, Italy-- 2nd round of this year's International Endurance Series Championship. I Drove two cars, No. 160 Drink Florida Orange Juice Lotus Evora GT4 and No. 136 Drink Florida Orange Juice BMW 120D for Cor Euser Racing. The Lotus in SP3 class finished 6th in class or 35th overall and the BMW 9th and 53rd out of 73 cars in the 12 hours of Mugello at the Mugello Circuit. Other drivers were Huub Delnoij (Dutch), Cor Euser (Dutch) and Dirk Schulz (German). The BMW had no chance to win or finish well in this race. Promoter at the event combined classes and moved all diesel with much the higher powered cars. I drove the maximum time/stints allowed or for about 7 hours of the total. Race was split into two days because of local sound and running limits. Hal started the BMW and Cor in the Lotus each day. Very hard race with each car being hit 3 or more times by poor drivers in other cars. Each was knocked into the gravel trap (not our driver's faults) and loss laps. Lotus lead our class for much of the race until losses due to damages from the excessive contacts. Lotus qualified 4th at 2:01.108 and our quickest lap was 2:01.799. Race report, entry list, results and photos can be downloaded here.
Jan 8-10, 2015 - Dubai, UAE-- Won the A5 class and finished 34th out of 91 cars in the 24 hours of Dubai at the Dubai Autodrome. Drove #75 for Hofor Kuepper Racing in a BMW E46 Coupe. Other drivers were Brend Kupper (Team owner), Martin Kroll, Chantal Kroll and Sarah Toniutti. Drove 3 stints, mostly at night and for about 6 hours of the total. Hard won race against two faster BMWs due to their weight and more power. Qualified 4th at 2:15.765 and our quickest lap was 2:16.899. Race was mostly trouble free except for small oil leak near the end. Race report, entry list, results and photos can be downloaded here.
Dec 12-14, 2014 - Portimao, Portugal-- Set a World Record, won the Touring class and finished 3rd overall in the longest sports car race in the world. The Maxiendurance 32 hr race was held at the FIA Formula One testing track of Algarve International Circuit located in the historic southwestern area of Portugal. The event at 32 hours is supervised by the Spanish and Portuguese Automobile Federations and recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records as being the longest continuous circuit race. With its both grueling and heartbreaking test of endurance, race teams and drivers have to balance work, stress and rest with racing speed conditions and their car's ability to run for 32 hours without sustaining mechanical damage and while managing consumables such as fuel, tires, and braking materials. The event was a milestone and unprecedented in motor sport history. Award winning motor sport author Janos Wimpffen is writing the definitive history and commemorative book of the 2014 Maxi Endurance 32 Hours.
Hal drove two winning BMWs for more than 8 hours in the race for the team of Cor Euser Racing. Race conditions were wet, cold and windy for most of the event but did have a dry finish. Hal started No. 16 Drink Florida Orange Juice and Cor Euser (Dutch) finished taking the checker flag in the winning BMW 120D with 733 laps. The other drivers were Jim Brody (USA), Jorg Chmiela (Germany) and Maurice O'Reilly (New Zealand). Car ran well without major problems and quickest lap was 2:16.251. In the second team car, No. 17 Drink Florida Orange Juice BMW 118i Cup Hal drove with Huub Delnoij (Dutch), Cor Euser (Dutch), Einar Thorsen (Norway) and Marcos Vivian (Australian) finishing 3rd in class with 430 laps and quickest at 2:16.698. The car had to be sidelined many hours due to an ABS brake problem and damaged cable after losing the rear wheel caused by a bearing failure. Interesting note in endurance racing; Huub Delnoij at 16 was the youngest participant driving his 1st and Jim Briody at 71 years the oldest and driving his 75th race. Race results can be downloaded here.
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