Dorsey Schroeder is one of the guys I remember watching on TV and cheering for as a kid during the 1980s in the Trans Am series and others. He was the ’89 Trans Am series champ and spent many races in NASCAR stock cars on road courses, helping teams that had drivers incapable of cranking the wheel right and using the brakes. He has driven lots of stuff in his career and he’s still got the racing bone as evidenced in this video. Shot at Sebring, you’ll ride along in a hairy Porsche 935 as Dorsey takes it out during a practice session before a four hour endurance race. He manages to eat up what looks like a Can Am car and another Porsche. He goes by them so hard and fast it appears the competition is tethered to a stump.
The Porsche 935 is a mean piece. Some versions of the car made up to 800hp back in the day and that is only what they admitted to. The 935 hit the racing world in 1976 and the car was essentially a hot rodded, turbocharged, fully set on kill version of the road going 911. From 1976 through 1982 when the rules were changed, 935s won 123 of the 370 total races they were entered into. Were talking races all over the world, sprints, endurance contests, and more. As you will see in this video with Schroeder at the tiller, the cars were blindingly fast. We’ve run some pretty spectacular Porsche videos over the last year and frankly, we’re fascinated by the power levels the company was making out of its air-cooled flat six engines way back in the 1970s. This car is certainly a hot rod. Hell, it even has an NHRA sticker under the dash. Seriously…you can see it!
This is some great footage of a champion road racer getting after it in a truly iconic corner burning hot rod. What’s cooler than that?
PRESS PLAY BELOW TO SEE DORSEY SCHROEDER ATTACK SEBRING AT THE HELP OF A BRUTALLY FAST PORSCHE 935 –