Introducing the 2016 Fifty Plus Racing Team


Brian Johnson

Brian Johnson, front man for the classic rock and roll band AC/DC. A co-founder of the team four years ago, Brian has partnered with Fifty Plus Racing every year. He is committed to Endure for A Cure with the Highway to Help campaign.

Unfortunately, Brian is unable to drive this year due to his upcoming tour with AC/DC. His contract prohibits him from driving a race car while on tour. His commitment is expressed through giving weight of AC/DC to the Highway to Help campaign.

Dorsey Schroeder

Taking Brian Johnson's place in the driver's seat will be beloved racer Dorsey Schroeder. A veteran of the Trans-Am series, he has also competed in Grand-AM and American Le Mans events. This will be Schroeder's 41st appearance at The Rolex 24.

"I appreciate this opportunity to do another trip around Daytona," Dorsey said recently. "I have strong memories here. Many 24 hour races, driving the Daytona 500, announcing for so many years. I have to keep in mind the over-all purpose for the ride: To raise money to fight Alzheimer's disease."

  • Lucas Challenge Champion
  • Trans Am Champion
  • IMSA GTO/GTS Champion
  • 24 hour of Daytona Class Win
  • 12 hour of Sebring Class Win
  • 3rd Place Qualifier 1992 Daytona 500

Jim Pace

Leading the Fifty Plus Racing team is Jim Pace. Pace is a master endurance racer. A past winner of the Rolex 24 at Daytona, he has also claimed the winner's circle at the 12 Hours of Sebring and the Texas 500.

Jim has been racing for 29 years, ever since he was declared the 1987 Skip Barber Racing Series Rookie of the year.

  • 24 Hour of Daytona, Overall win
  • 24 Hour of Daytona Class win
  • 12 Hour of Sebring Overall win
  • 12 Hour of Sebring Class win
  • IMSA GTU Championship
  • Racing instructor

Byron DeFoor

Team co-founder Byron DeFoor will appear at the Rolex 24 at Daytona for the fifth year in a row. DeFoor, a Monterey Can AM winner and noted vintage racer, started Fifty Plus Racing with a group of dedicated racers all over the age of fifty. They debuted with Brian Johnson at Rolex 24 At Daytona in 2012.

“My goal in the car,” said DeFoor with characteristic modesty, “is to be consistent and bring the car home safe.”

David Hinton

David Hinton

Returning teammate David Hinton rounds out the 2016 Fifty Plus Racing team drivers.

Hinton is the president of HSR, Historic Sportscar Racing, LTD. HSR was formed in the mid-’70s with the goal of celebrating the race cars from the past. HSR provides a venue for the wonderful history and excitement created by the cars that competed at race tracks around the world.

  • 2 Time Rolex HSR Vintage Endurance Champion
  • 7 Time Mexican Rally  La Carrera Pan Americana competitor
  • Daytona 24 Hour And 12 Hours of Sebring driver for Fifty Plus Racing in 2014.
  • LeMans Classic in 2014 w/ Jochen Mass and Brian Johnson.

Thomas Gruber

Thomas Gruber

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