--The #23 Bernhard/Bergmeister/Maassen Alex Job Porsche made up a lap the same way they lost it - position to the pace car on a yellow flag. At the 3:40 mark, Maassen got by Wolf Henzler to take the lead--
BRASELTON, Georgia - September 25, 2004 - Defending ALMS GT co-champion Sascha Maassen, driving the #23 Alex Job Racing McKenna mail2web.com Porsche 911 GT3 RSR with Timo Bernhard and Jorg Bergmeister, re-gained an earlier lost lap and then took the lead in the fourth hour at Petit Le Mans.
During hour five, Maassen spun, but regained control of the car to maintain a 25- second lead over the #24 Alex Job Porsche of Lieb/Dumas/Henzler. Murry/Stanton in the Petersen White Lightning Porsche continues to run third, and the #44 Pechnik/Neiman/Fogarty Flying Lizard Porsche fourth. The Mike Rockenfeller/Patrick Long/Cort Wagner The Racer's Group Porsche is fifth.
The #78 J3 Racing Porsche, being driven by Manuel Matos, collided with a P1 prototype and shattered its transmission, ending its day. In the second hour, the #45 Law/van Overbeek/Huisman Porsche was hit by another prototype, putting the Lizard car into the gravel, causing a flat tire, fender damage, and several lost laps. Law and van Overbeek, chasing Bernhard for the points championship, are 11th place after their incident.