Alan McNish lost the right front wheel at top speed on the Daytona International Speedway back stretch just before 10 p.m. EST Saturday, damaging his plans to win the 39th annual Rolex 24 At Daytona race at Daytona International Speedway....
Alan McNish lost the right front wheel at top speed on the Daytona International Speedway back stretch just before 10 p.m. EST Saturday, damaging his plans to win the 39th annual Rolex 24 At Daytona race at Daytona International Speedway.
McNish was able to bring the No.12 Risi Competizione Ferrari 333SP to the pits without further damage to the car, but as the ninth hour of racing ended, race leader James Weaver in the #16 Dyson Racing Ford R&S MkIII was able to gain more ground. Weaver had just replaced teammate Andy Wallace in the lead Dyson entry. Their team car, No. 20, continues to run in third place overall.
Kelly Collins continues to lead the GTS class in the No. 2 Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C5-R by thee laps over the No. 24 Marcos Mantara. Dale Earnhardt Sr., is in third place driving the No. 3 Corvette, but was slowed during the last hour with a damaged wheel. Collins is fourth in the overall standings.
In SportsRacer Prototype II, the No. 22 Archangel Motorsport Lola Nissan of Andrew Davis, Jeff Clinton, Mike Durand and Tony Dudek now leads the No. 62 Mazda Kudzu of Rich Grupp, Dennis Spencer and Ryan Hampton. The No. 22 car is 12th overall, the Kudzu is 25th overall, in a class which has seen much of the field fall by the wayside with mechanical problems.
The No. 31 White Lightning Racing Porsche 911 GT3R of Lucas Luhr continues to lead the GT class by one lap over the No. 54 JET Motorsports BMW M3 with Boris Said, Terry Borcheller, Hans Stuck and Tony Jennings. They are ninth overall, one lap and one position behind the class leaders.
The AGT class leader is the No. 11 Chevrolet Camaro driven by Kenny Bupp, Doug Mills, Dick Greer, and Simon Gregg. They are 37th overall, five positions and seven laps ahead of the #44 Team Amick Chevrolet Corvette of David Amick, Joe Varde, Bill Lester and Lyndon Amick.