Throwback Thursday: Foggy at Daytona (1991)
Photo by Larry Lawrence
Carl Fogarty is considered by most the all-time greatest World Superbike competitor, having won that championship four times and compiling 59 wins. During his illustrious career the speedy Brit found his way to Daytona International Speedway three times to race in the Daytona 200.
It took some time for Fogarty to turn in a good showing, but the third time was the charm and in 1995 he scored a podium, finishing second to Scott Russell. The first two times weren’t as successful for Fogarty. His first visit in 1990 resulted in a 54th-place finish.
Then in ’91 Fogarty, on the No. 84 Silkolene Honda RC30 (the official British Honda factory machine) had a good run going, here leading teammate Naill Mackenzie. It ultimately turned into a tough outing for “Foggy” at DIS. First he was docked a lap for passing under the waving yellow in the chicane when Mike Smith crashed, then Fogarty later crashed out of the race himself. Mackenzie went on to finish eighth, the highest finisher among non-AMA regulars in the race that year.
Regardless of the fact that he never won the race, whenever Fogarty showed up at Daytona Beach it was something special and added a great deal of prestige to the 200s he participated in.
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