Orbit Racing ready to take on Rolex 24 at Daytona.
JUPITER, Fla. - Jan. 23, 2003 - After a successful test session at Daytona Speedway, Orbit Racing is ready for the 41st running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona. The team will field two cars in the famous 24-hour endurance race held on Feb. 1 and 2. The No. 43 GT Porsche GT3 RS will be driven by Peter Baron of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Leo Hindery of New York City, Porsche factory driver Marc Lieb of Rudesheim, Germany and NASCAR favorite Kyle Petty of Trinity, N.C. The father-son duo of Joseph and Jay Policastro in addition to two other TBA drivers will pilot the team's No. 44 Porsche.
"I am very happy to drive at Daytona since it's my first time there. I like the track; it is definitely something different with all the bankings. Orbit is doing great, we have a good crew with a great engineer and excellent drivers. Leo, Kyle and Peter are all fantastic guys and the team spirit is really good. I am looking forward to the race. It will be a great challenge, because there are a lot of fast cars in our class," Porsche factory driver Lieb said.
"My first Daytona 24 hour race was with Leo and Peter. It was just so relaxing and it was just fun to drive a race car. To be at Daytona, and just have fun at Daytona was really something. It's been a long time since I've had that. I was about 18 or 19 since I had experienced Daytona like that," Petty said of his experience in a sports car endurance race.
As well as a successful sports car race team, Orbit Racing also serves as a race prep and parts store, distributor of high performance Porsche parts and an engine and chassis building and tuning facility. The impressive Orbit Racing shop consists of two warehouses of race workshops and laboratories located in Jupiter, Fla.
Orbit Racing is happy to welcome the YES Network and Classic Industries as its primary sponsors to the Rolex 24 at Daytona. Classic Industries, Inc. is a full-service contract manufacturer of medical devices based in Latrobe, Pa. The company also has manufacturing facilities in Southwestern Pa., El Paso, Texas and Ponce, Puerto Rico. Each facility provides a reliable supply of components and devices to the company's medical partners. The experienced engineering staff provides customers with new product design, development and project management. The privately held company has been in business since 1972.
The YES Network launched in March of 2002 as a 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week premier sports and entertainment television network featuring the 26-time world champion New York Yankees Major League Baseball team. The YES Network is available to viewers in New York, Connecticut and parts of New Jersey and Pennsylvania. In addition to 130 Yankees games, it broadcasts other professional and collegiate sports teams as well as classic sports footage. The schedule also includes original biography, interview and magazine programs.
To learn more about Orbit Racing, visit www.orbitracing.com.