Daytona 24: The Racer's Group hour 4 notes

After just more than four hours of the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona, the three cars of The Racer's Group were in 5-13-17th positions, after a slew of traffic and tire related incidents. The ...

After just more than four hours of the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona, the three cars of The Racer's Group were in 5-13-17th positions, after a slew of traffic and tire related incidents. The #68 TRG/Monster Cable Porsche 911 GT3 RS, driven by Valentine/Kroczek/Zimroth/Gleason/James, was running in 5th place at the writing of this release.

Kevin Buckler, driving the #66 car in the opening hour of the race, escaped serious harm to his car and self as his left rear tire cut just as he crossed the start/finish line, causing a looping high speed spin onto the runoff area at the end of the front straight. As the crew inspected the suspension and replaced the left rear tire, Timo Bernhard took to the cockpit, only to experience a slight vibration coming from the corner of the car. After a double stint by Jorg Bergmeister, Patrick Long has assumed driving duties and inherited 13th place. Prior to turning the car over to his teammate, Bergmeister was consistently turning laps in the wet at three to four seconds faster than the class leader.

In the #67 car, which was running as high as 2nd, another cut tire forced the replacement of the front right radiator. The car is currently running in 17th position in class.

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Kevin Buckler , Jörg Bergmeister , Timo Bernhard , Patrick Long