David Donohue

Born : January 5 1967

Biography David Donohue

David Donohue was born in Morristown, New Jersey. He is the son of racing legend and former 24H of Daytona Winner Mark Donohue, the legendary driver who had a very close relationship with Porsche before his untimely death on August 19, 1975 after suffering a crash during a practice run for the Austrian Grand Prix at the Österreichring.  David Donohue walked the same path as his legendary father, and made a professional race career. David was formerly active in the Grand-Am’s Rolex Sports Car Series Daytona Prototype class for Action Express Racing and participant in the Pikes Peak hillclimbs, mainly in a Porsche. 

 David Donohue has accomplished much in a wide variety of auto racing series and classes, including NASCAR’s Busch Series and Craftsman Truck Series, as well as winning the GT2 class at the 1998 running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Almost exactly 40 years after his father won the 24 Hours of Daytona, David Donohue won the 2009 event driving a Brumos-entered Riley-Porsche teamed with Antonio García, Darren Law and Buddy Rice. That victory was the closest in the history of the 24 Hours of Daytona,. The margin was only 0.167 seconds over Juan Pablo Montoya. David Donohue started that race in pole position. 

In 2013, David Donohue drove in the first GX class race at the 24 hour of Daytona. His car, the #16 Napleton Porsche Cayman S, won by a 9 lap lead.