Alex Job Racing 12 Hours at Rolex 24 At Daytona Daytona Beach, Fla., (Jan. 31, 2010) - The No. 23 Foametix/Battery Tender/Alex Job Racing/Porsche 997 GT3 Cup entry is in full race mode as the team attempts to make up lost ground in the 48th ...
Alex Job Racing 12 Hours at Rolex 24 At Daytona
Daytona Beach, Fla., (Jan. 31, 2010) - The No. 23 Foametix/Battery Tender/Alex Job Racing/Porsche 997 GT3 Cup entry is in full race mode as the team attempts to make up lost ground in the 48th running of the Grand-Am Road Racing Series Rolex 24 Hour At Daytona. At the halfway point of the race they are classified 16th place in GT.
23 at night At the six-hour mark the team pulled the No. 23 Porsche into the garage to change the transmission. Upon their return to the race, Rolex 24 newby Mitch Pagerey and road racing veteran Jack Baldwin were taxed with taking the grave yard shift, alternating stints throughout the night.
Pagerey was able to get his first taste of Rolex 24 Hour competition at 9:45 p.m. last night. The Deerfield, Florida resident showed excellent race pace his first time behind the wheel at night around the World Center of Racing's road course.
"It was excellent," Pagerey said. "I can't say enough about the guys at Alex Job Racing. They did another great job to get the car back in the race. During my first sting, I was getting used to the pace of the race and had no problems with traffic or the DP cars. The only problem I had was the heat in the car. I will adjust my wardrobe and be ready for my second stint early Sunday morning."
Pagerey handed the Porsche off to 20 time Rolex 24 Hour veteran Jack Baldwin at 10:45 p.m. The Georgia resident proceeded to run strong, fast laps in the attempt to make-up for the lost ground from the earlier transmission change.
"The car was real consistent," Baldwin said. "With the trouble that we had at the six-hour mark, we are going to try and keep the wheels turning and get as many places as we can. We want to bring the car home. The crew has done a great job and that makes us work hard behind the wheel. The car is performing fine and we just need to stay out of the garage for the rest of the race."