Brumos Racing No.59 Porsche Riley Daytona Prototype led the Rolex 24 at Daytona at the top of Hour Eight. One of the drivers, JOAO BARBOSA, turned the fastest race lap of 1:41.855 on Lap 24. The top GT car was TRG No.66 Porsche GT3 Cup car in fifteenth place.
The No.45 Victory Junction – Orbit Racing BMW Riley Daytona Prototype was in the garage twice Saturday night, with various mechanical problems. It retired after the second visit to the garage due to a bad piston. The drivers were LEO HINDERY JR, BILL LESTER, DARREN MANNING, and KYLE PETTY.
Hindery is only running the Rolex 24. He said it was Petty who taught him to race.
Petty had chosen to run Grand-Am to promote his Victory Junction Hole In The Wall Camp. He’s breaking ground in Kansas for a second Victory Junction Camp, which will be near Kansas Speedway which runs NASCAR races.
KEVIN DORAN paced in the garage anxiously overseeing the frantic work on his No.77 Doran Racing Ford Dallara Daytona Prototype. Crew members are beavering away at both ends and the problem seemed to be steering.
Other cars suffering mechanical problems: No.87 Farnbacher Loles Racing Porsche GT3 GT broke a drive shaft while DIRK WERNER was driving. It went to the garage for repairs.
MARCO HOLZER lost power steering in TRG’s No.65 Porsche GT3 GT.