With one hour in the books, Terry Borcheller’s Bell Motorsports Doran-Pontiac led the 42nd Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway. Max Angelelli in the SunTrust Racing Pontiac-powered Riley lay second, followed by Butch Leitzinger’s brand new Howard-Boss Motorsports Chevrolet-powered Crawford and David Donohue’s Red Bull Brumos Racing Fabcar-Porsche. Scott Pruett, behind the wheel of the pole sitting Ganassi Racing Riley-Lexus, rounded out the top-five.
In GT, the class pole sitting No. 74 Flying Lizard Motorsports Porsche GT3 Cup of Johannes van Overbeek had the lead, followed closely by the No. 44 Orbit Racing Porsche GT3 RS of Robin Liddell and the No. 33 Maserati of Fabrizio de Simone Niquesa.
In SGS, Hugh Plumb, driving the Glenn Yee Motorsports Porsche GT3 Cup, held the lead over Randy Pobst in the TPC Racing Porsche GT3 Cup and Jean-Francois Dumoulin, behind the wheel of the Doncaster Racing Porsche GT3 Cup.
Although this is a 24-hour race, many ofthe drivers in the 53-car Rolex Sports Car Series field seemed determined to win the race in the first 60 minutes. Indeed, the race saw two full course yellows and several hard crashes in less than half an hour.