John Graham (racing driver)

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John Graham 2017 in Road America

John Graham (born October 22, 1955 in Belfast ) is a retired Canadian racing car driver .

Racing career

John Graham began his career in the North American Can-Am series , where he finished third overall in the U2L class in 1981. From 1983 he became a regular starter in the IMSA GTP series and the sports car world championship . In 1982 he contested his first 24-hour race at Daytona and made his debut at the 12-hour race at Sebring in 1984 when he finished sixth overall . In 1984 it was used for the first time in the Le Mans 24-hour race .

The best place in Daytona was fifth overall in 1998 , driven out in a Porsche 911 GT2 with John Morton and the two Dutch Huisman brothers Duncan and Patrick as team partners. In the fifth attempt at Le Mans 2000 , he achieved first place in the overall classification. 25th overall was also the win in the LMP675 class.

After retiring at the end of the 2008 season, he returned to endurance racing for one season in 2017 and also drove some races in the NASCAR Cup Series .


Le Mans results

year team vehicle Teammate Teammate placement Failure reason
1984 GermanyGermany Obermaier Racing Porsche 956 South Africa 1961South Africa George Fouché GermanyGermany Jürgen Lässig failure accident
1985 GermanyGermany Team Labatt Gebhardt JC853 GermanyGermany Frank Jelinski United KingdomUnited Kingdom Nick Adams not classified
1988 United KingdomUnited Kingdom PC Automotive Argo JM19C FranceFrance Alain Iannetta ItalyItaly Olando Iacobelli failure battery
1998 United StatesUnited States CJ Motorsport Porsche 911 GT2 United StatesUnited States John Morton GermanyGermany Harald Grohs failure accident
2000 CanadaCanada Multimatic Motorsports Lola B2K / 40 CanadaCanada Scott Maxwell CanadaCanada Greg Wilkins Rank 25 and class win
2001 United StatesUnited States Dick Barbour Racing Reynard 01Q-LM VenezuelaVenezuela Milka Duno United StatesUnited States David Murry failure accident
2002 BelgiumBelgium MBD Sportscar Team Panoz LMP07 VenezuelaVenezuela Milka Duno BelgiumBelgium Didier de Radiguès failure Electrics

Sebring results

year team vehicle Teammate Teammate Teammate Teammate placement Failure reason
1984 United StatesUnited States T-Bird Swap Shop Porsche 935K4 FranceFrance Bob Wollek United StatesUnited States Al Holbert United StatesUnited States Preston Henn United StatesUnited States Hugo Gralia Rank 6
1990 CanadaCanada Bieri Racing Tiga GT286 CanadaCanada Uli Bieri CanadaCanada David Tennyson failure Engine failure
1991 CanadaCanada Bieri Racing Alba AR2 CanadaCanada Uli Bieri failure accident
1992 CanadaCanada Bieri Racing Alba AR2 CanadaCanada Uli Bieri SwitzerlandSwitzerland Heinz Wirth United KingdomUnited Kingdom Andrew Hepworth CanadaCanada Vito Scavone failure Engine failure
1995 United StatesUnited States Power Macintosh Racing Spice HC93 United StatesUnited States Rick Sutherland SwedenSweden Stanley Dickens Rank 10
1997 United KingdomUnited Kingdom John Christie X-250 United KingdomUnited Kingdom Robin Smith failure Electrics
1998 United StatesUnited States CJ Motorsports Porsche 911 GT2 United StatesUnited States John Morton CanadaCanada Ron Fellows Rank 8
1999 United StatesUnited States CJ Motorsport Porsche 911 GT2 United StatesUnited States John Morton United StatesUnited States Davy Jones Rank 24
2000 CanadaCanada Multimatic Motorsport Lola B98 / 10 CanadaCanada Scott Maxwell CanadaCanada David Empringham failure Valve damage
2002 BelgiumBelgium MBD sports car Panoz LMP07 CanadaCanada Scott Maxwell VenezuelaVenezuela Milka Duno failure Electrics
2003 United StatesUnited States JML Panoz LMP01 CanadaCanada Scott Maxwell SwitzerlandSwitzerland Benjamin Leuenberger Rank 9


  • Christian Moity, Jean-Marc Teissèdre, Alain Bienvenu: 24 heures du Mans, 1923–1992. Éditions d'Art, Besançon 1992, ISBN 2-909-413-06-3 .

Web links

Commons : John Graham  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Can-Am series 1981 U2L class