Glenn Yee Motorsports just shy of Podium at Grand Prix of Miami HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- Feb. 28, 2004 -- Glenn Yee Motorsports ended today's Grand American Rolex Series Grand Prix of Miami fourth in SGS class at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The No.
Glenn Yee Motorsports just shy of Podium at Grand Prix of Miami
HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- Feb. 28, 2004 -- Glenn Yee Motorsports ended today's Grand American Rolex Series Grand Prix of Miami fourth in SGS class at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The No. 63 Porsche GT3 Cup driven by Geoff Escalette and Hugh Plumb completed 101 laps around the newly configured 2.3-mile course. The duo fell short of third place due to a fuel stop during the last lap of the race.
Escalette started the race behind the wheel sixth position in class and with quick and consistent lap times was able to gain a position in class during his stint. Plumb took over driving duties and brought the car to third position in class where he stayed for the majority of his stint. With approximately five minutes left in the race, the Porsche GT3 Cup was low enough on fuel that the car had to be brought in during the last lap for a splash of gas in order to complete the race. Because the fourth place car was chasing No. 63 so closely, the fourth place racing machine was able to overtake Plumb during his short fuel stop.
"We had a strong run today. Not having the optimum set up at the beginning of the weekend caused us to chase our tails a bit. We did find the right set up this morning but that really put us behind. It was a hard fought race and I had a good time in the car battling it out with those SGS cars. Geoff did a great job during his stint and the crew was excellent with near flawless pit stops. I feel like we're really coming together as a cohesive team. This is going to be a fun season," Hugh Plumb said of today's finish.
"We're happy with the drivers and the car today. We really fought a hard battle at the end for third and unfortunately we fell short due to fuel. We figured we were only half a gallon short to finish the race and with such a close battle that half gallon cost us third place. It really was a nail biter at the end but that makes for good racing. We learned a lot and are ready to battle again at the next race. This has been a good prep for the cup race here in a few weeks," team owner Glenn Yee commented.
Next up for Glenn Yee Motorsports is the Grand-Am Cup 250 on March 26-28 back at Miami-Homestead Speedway.