Daytona 24 Hour 9 Report

DAYTONA, FL (January 31, 1998) - The Scandia Ferrari leads the number 20 Riley and Scott, driven by Butch Leitzinger, by 21 seconds. But the best race on the track is now between the Momo Ferrari in third and the Panoz number 99 in fourth. Eric...

DAYTONA, FL (January 31, 1998) - The Scandia Ferrari leads the number 20 Riley and Scott, driven by Butch Leitzinger, by 21 seconds. But the best race on the track is now between the Momo Ferrari in third and the Panoz number 99 in fourth.

Eric van de Poele was involved in a single car incident at approximately 9:30 pm in turn five, the west horseshoe on the infield. Van de Poele was transported to Halifax Medical Center in Daytona Beach for observation. Co-drivers in the number 17 Ferrari were Wayne Taylor and Fermin Velez.

The Panoz team leads the second place Champion Porsche 911 GT1 of Boutsen, Pilgrim and Kelleners by one lap. The second Panoz entry lost ninety minutes in the pits and went 44 laps down early in the race. Scott Pruett and the rest of the team have been driving the car to its limits, cutting the team's deficit to 40 laps.

Top Five

CAN-AM 3 CA, Papis/Evns/Dalms/Wlk/Felw, Ferrari 333 SP, 20 CA, Leitzinger/Paul/Schroeder, Riley & Scott, 30 CA, Mortti/Theys/Lyndyk/Baldi, Ferrari 333 SP, 36 CA, Matws/Pace/Waddl/Salazar, Riley & Scott, 39 CA, Mathws/Murry/Hywood/Bell, Riley & Scott,

GT1 99 GT1, Brbhm/Brnrd/Davies/Bundy, Panoz GTR, 38 GT1, Boutsen/Pilgrim/Kelleners, Porsche 911 GT1, 01 GT1, McNsh/Sllvn/Mllr/Alz/Mllr, Porsche 911 GT1, 00 GT1, Bouct/Golrd/Rosnbld/Ahrle, Porsche 911 GT1, 0 GT1, Maxwell/Priestley, Ford Mustang,

GT2 98 GT2, Konrad/Schumchr/Ham/Nearn, Porsche 911 GT2, 97 GT2, Kitchak/Seiler/Roslr/Zadr, Porsche 911 GT2, 04 GT2, Graham/Morton/Husmn/Husmn, Porsche 911 GT2, 81 GT2, Dean/Turner/Moser/Lintott, Dodge Viper, 21 GT2, Schuch/Rsande/Sala/Trndad, Porsche 911 T,

GT3 41 GT3, Cerv/Wagnr/Colns/Baseng, Porsche 911 RSR, 10 GT3, Auberlen/Duez/Said/DeRad, BMW M3, 23 GT3, Havens/Conte/Holt/Lambert, Porsche 911 RSR, 7 GT3, Hill/Petri/Delano/Bentley, BMW M3, 73 GT3, Lewis/Burgs/Mthsn/Lazzaro, Porsche 911,

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Series Can-Am , GT
Drivers Butch Leitzinger , Scott Pruett , Wayne Taylor , Eric van de Poele , Fermin Velez