It feels like a month ago that I left Los Angeles for Daytona, but I am finally back home after a very, very long week. The Rolex 24 Hours proved to be a dream weekend for TRG and Porsche, the team taking first and second in the GT class with the 67 and 66 cars and Porsche also capturing thrid place in GT, not to mention the overall victory in a Brumos Daytona Prototype in the closest finish in the history of the race! Unfortunately, our 68 car could not rise to that level in the race, but we all honestly knew we were not out there racing for the win and we are all proud of making it twice around the clock to finish 14th in GT. My codrivers, Steve Miller, Chris Pallis, Josemanuel Gutierrez, and Scott Schroeder all did a great job and together we survived a race that saw so many fall by the wayside. We lost some significant time in the garage making repairs during the night, but the crew did a stellar job and got us back out there on track. It really is due to our fantastic crew that we managed to bring home the result we did.
The weekend was even better for me in Koni Challenge. Our 8th place finish in the Fresh From Florida 200 on Friday afternoon could have been a bit higher with some different luck, but after leaving Daytona with zero points after an engine failure in 2008, I am immensely happy to start the 2009 season with a solid top 10 result. Spencer and I will be using this is as a good first building block to begin our championship assault on. I’m attaching the team’s Koni Challenge post race press release for you below, so please enjoy and look forward to more updates soon!