Daytona 24: Porsche hour six report

BRUMOS RACING RED BULL PORSCHE FABCAR LEADS AT ROLEX 24 AFTER SIX HOURS; TPC PORSCHE 911 GT3 CUP CAR NOW FOURTH BEHIND FACTORY PONTIACS, MAZDA DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - January 28 - The ...

BRUMOS RACING RED BULL PORSCHE FABCAR LEADS AT ROLEX 24 AFTER SIX HOURS; TPC PORSCHE 911 GT3 CUP CAR NOW FOURTH BEHIND FACTORY PONTIACS, MAZDA

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - January 28 - The #58 Brumos Racing Red Bull Porsche of David Donohue/Sascha Maassen/Darren Law leads the 2006 Rolex 24 hours at Daytona after six hours of racing. The car has taken the lead after a series of pit stops for the top five cars and, most recently, a spin by the leading Lexus Riley, resulted in the lead change. The team #59 Porsche Fabcar is running well, but is back in 26th place having lost 20 minutes to repair the shifter cable early in the event.

Price Cobb, former Porsche winner at the Rolex 24 and the first American to win the Porsche Cup, is now the team manager for Synergy Racing, and, along with team general manager Cole Scoggins, are running the show from the sixth floor of the Nextel Tower at Daytona International Speedway.

With radios in hand and computers powered up, they didn't seem that excited when someone pointed out they had taken the lead during the fourth hour. Cobb pointed out that the race had more than 20 hours to go, and the lead now means nothing.

Right after he said that, Burt Frisselle brought the team's Synergy Rx.com Porsche Doran into the pits with a broken throttle spring and a failed oil temperature sensor, putting them back in 10th place.

Meanwhile, the pole-sitting Alex Job Racing Porsche Crawford, which lost nine laps changing a broken rear axle, is back to 21st place with Patrick Long setting the fastest race lap in hour #5. They had an additional pit stop right after the Rockenfeller/Long driver change as the Motec fuel management computer became disconnected, and had to be reset.

In the GT class, the #74 Tafel Porsche Racing Porsche 99 GT3 Cup of Andrew Davis/Jim Tafel/Eric Lux/Charles Espenalub is the top Porsche entry, with two Pontiacs leading the class with a Mazda running third.

Complete results are found in the live scoring section of www.grandamerican.com.

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Sascha Maassen , Darren Law , Patrick Long , Price Cobb , Burt Frisselle , Andrew Davis , Eric Lux , Alex Job
Teams Alex Job Racing