Fabcar's Dave Klym - Ready For The Rolex 24
© Andrew S. Hartwell
Long time race car builder Dave Klym had an early voice in the creation of the Grand American Road Racing Daytona Prototype class. He lobbied hard for the idea of an affordable series with racing cars built by American fabricators, and his built-in-Indiana Fabcar FDSC/03 was the very first model to come to life.
Raced under the Brumos Porsche banner - a veteran racing organization led by long time Porsche dealer and team owner Bob Snodgrass - the Fabcar enjoyed early success at the start. Over the last two years however, the number of cars competing in the class has grown incredibly larger and with that growth has come increased competition. Stiff competition.
The net effect of having builders like Kevin Doran, Max Crawford and Bill Riley putting their own DP cars on the track, raced by several teams with both significant and varied levels of ability, has been to relegate the original Fabcar chassis to a position further down the grid. Fans of the always well prepared, yet torque-deficient Porsche-powered Brumos Fabcars have been waiting patiently for a reversal of fortunes. Recent developmental work carried out by Porsche suggests a trip 'back to the future' may be at hand for 2005.
Brumos owner Snodgrass recently commented on why the team went directly to Porsche for assistance. "Because of the stiff competition and the influx of new Daytona prototypes, we went back to the drawing board this winter to make sure the Brumos Racing Porsche Fabcars have what it takes to be competitive this season."