Haywood was just a college kid in 1969 when Gregg recognized his talent and took him under his wing. Just a few years later, Haywood and Gregg won the 1973 “24 Hours of Daytona” and the “12 Hours of Sebring” back-to-back. But this early success was just the beginning.
Nicknamed “Batman and Robin” by the racing press, the Brumos Porsche duo went on to win world championship races together for nearly a decade. Fame and fortune followed the men. They lived seemingly perfect lives. But beneath the thrill and glamour of racing is a humanity that is often overlooked or misunderstood.
Haywood was keeping a secret. Despite constant public appearances with women, some that included Penthouse models, he remained elusive about his personal life. With deft use of archival footage and exclusive interviews featuring actor, producer and fellow racer, Patrick Dempsey, Hurley reveals a greater insight into Haywood’s tightrope walk between career and sexuality, while posing the question – will motorsport ever be ready for openly LGBT racers?