One of the realities of around the clock endurance racing is that regardless of how careful you are, anything can happen at any time. Usually, that time ends up being in the dead of night.
The Bullet Racing Porsche was up to 5th in class last night when Sean McIntosh found some oil from another car in the Bus Stop. Only minor damage was done in the ensuing off track excursion, but soon the warning lights started appearing and repairs were needed for a water leak. After repairs, the super fast Darryl O’Young was sent out to make up the lost ground. I haven’t yet heard all the details, but I know the car drove to the garage under it’s own power. The crew went to work, replacing the complete front end body work and radiators and the car went back into the battle with Darryl at the wheel in 15th place.
Kees Nierop is currently back up to 13th and is coming in to switch off to Ross Bentley soon.
Of course our guys aren’t the only ones who had problems last night. The #88 Orbit Racing Porsche suffered a bad engine fire, while the #14 Autometrics Porsche had a big coming together with the tire wall. Team Polizei lost 3rd gear and the TRG guys rebuilt the tranny and had them back on the track at 6 am.
I’m pretty sure we’ll have more stories as everyone wakes up at the track. We’ll keep you up to date.