all the spark plugs? These Porsche 917/10K were powered by
a twin-turbocharged, 5-liter flat-12 engine. 1972
Porsche 917 : The
by Peter Morgan
Porsche cars had been racing in Can-Am
from the beginning. Mainly driven by Jo Siffert driving Porsche
factory cars and Milt Minter driving for Vasek Polak. But it wasn't
until Porsche asked Penske Racing to race their cars that they
experienced big-time success. This was 1972. They won in 1972
with George Follmer taking the championship and in 1973 with Mark
Donohue taking the championship. Then they quit. For the 1974
series fuel consumption minimums were put into effect (minimum
of 3 miles-per-gallon) and Porsche and many other factory teams
didn't want to make the effort to meet these fuel requirements.
For more information about Porsche and
Can-Am head over to Michael Stucker's page on the history of Can-Am
Web Sites To Visit:
Racing: The official web site of Penske Racing. This is
their history page. Not much here. Apparently history is not
a big thing with Roger Penske.
I know they sell posters and they have a great tribut to Vasek
Polak and they are Porsche guys to the core. Just explore.
- A short bio about George Follmer can