Daytona Beach, Fla. February 1, 2004 Due to standing water in several sections of the track, drivers in the Rolex 24 at Daytona were relegated to a full course yellow beginning at 3:05 am. Tom Bambard, driving the ...
Daytona Beach, Fla. February 1, 2004 Due to standing water in several sections of the track, drivers in the Rolex 24 at Daytona were relegated to a full course yellow beginning at 3:05 am. Tom Bambard, driving the #24 Cauley Corvette GTR presented by Highlander was part of that parade.
"Not a lot of fun," exclaimed Bambard. "It might have been more trying on the driver's nerves than running at speed. We'd been having problems with a bad wiper all night long. To be trapped in a line of traffic didn't do a lot to help the situation. We had hoped to come in with one lap to go before green, but that never happened. I stayed in the car for about two hours and forty five minutes before turning it over to Pete Halsmer."
"There's not a lot you can do in a situation like this," added Danny Kellemeyer, crew chief for the #24 Corvette. "We brought Tom in to try and work on the wipers, but these are the types of things that sneak up on you in a 24 hour race. Tom did a great job of staying calm. Hopefully, we'll get the green shortly and Pete can go racing."
At 6:00 am the course was still under a full course yellow and following the pace car to avoid the troubled areas. This included runs down pit lane.
The #24 Cauley Corvette GTR presented by The Highlander is competing in the GT Class of Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series for the 2004 Rolex 24 at Daytona. The race started Saturday, January 31 at 1 p.m. ETD and will end Sunday, February 1 at 1 p.m. ETD. The race will air on SPEED Channel. SPEED will feature a total of 15 hours of the race starting Saturday, January 31 at 1 p.m. ETD
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