AC/DC’s Brian Johnson and Byron DeFoor teamed up earlier this year with a couple of multi-time winners for their first debut in the 2012 Rolex 24 At Daytona. Once again, they team together and are preparing for the Rolex Series; starting with the 24 Rolex at Daytona in 2013.
Johnson, a very serious vintage-racing competitor will lead the Highway to Help team, while Carlos de Quesada and DeFoor co-drive a Riley Daytona Prototype prepared by Alegra Motorsports for their GRAND-AM Rolex Series. Joining them will be former overall winner Jim Pace. Another driver that’s no stranger to road racing; Frank Beck will also be behind the wheel. Ian James also brings his experience to the team.
Pace shared the overall victory with Wayne Taylor and Scott Sharp in 1996. The 13-time Rolex 24 competitor also won the GTU class in his first outing, running in Peter Uria’s Mazda RX-7 in 1990.
Beck with nearly 100 podiums during his career in vintage racing, founded in 1973 Beck’s European as an alternative to the Porsche dealer network, Beck’s has been serving Porsche owners worldwide for over 35 years. Our mission statement is simple: The Golden Rule. “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”. We are in the business of serving people. We accomplish this by repairing and servicing your Porsche and BMW with uncompromising detail and excellence. You choose to own a German automobile because it’s more than “just” a car; the pinnacle of engineering, performance, and design that symbolizes who you are.
50+ Racing and Rolex 24 GT winner Alegra Motorsports – Tampa, Fla. – near Johnson’s home in Sarasota – purchased a new Gen 3 Riley the will be BMW powered.
DeFoor owns and races numerous high-horsepower race cars and BMW GT cars.
Johnson has been the front man and lead singer for powerhouse AC/DC since 1980. His first album, Back in Black, became the best selling album by any band, selling 22 million albums in the United States and 49 million worldwide.
Johnson does as many Historic Sportscar Racing events as his touring schedule allows, racing a Royale RP4 among other vintage cars.