Daytona personal report

I arrived at registration about 8:00 am and what a disaster that entrance/tunnel area was!!! Cars going in 8 different directions and NO ONE knew what the hell they were doing. I told the guy, hey, this is crazy, there is no excuse for this I...

I arrived at registration about 8:00 am and what a disaster that entrance/tunnel area was!!! Cars going in 8 different directions and NO ONE knew what the hell they were doing. I told the guy, hey, this is crazy, there is no excuse for this I thought this was the "superbowl of racing". He even said no one around there knew what was going on.

If there was ever any doubt in anyones' mind that there is no money in racing, the Rolex is the place to look. I have never seen so many Ferraris, Porches, Diablos, Mercedes, you name and if its exotic, its there.

Hopefully I got some cool pics, ran around in the pace car with my buddy and felt important for a few brief moments. :-) We had to go and check out one of the pace car radios that had died, so I sat in the car while he checked it out. People where swarming all over the car. I told Bob I felt great; it was the first time men gawked at me for my car! :-) :-)

By nightfall I was pretty tired and my poor legs were too worn out to cover another 50 miles of walking so Bob Highlands wanted to know if I wanted something to do....yep. Bob Highlands works for IMSA and is a personal friend, he drives their 18 wheeler-rig, issues firesuits, and works the track like the rest. So IMSA put me to work in the timing/scoring building. That was really great and so interesting, I learned a tremendous amount of things about transponders, photocells, timing, and alot of hard work that those people do. I worked from 6 pm to 1 am and enjoyed every minute of it, so it looks like I'll be doing that again.

I never did see Tim Allen but didn't really try to track him down. Got lots of shots of the cars though. The Saleens I believe spent half of their times off the track. One of the ladies in the timing buidling told me that she hasn't ever seen a full race that Saleen has finished. I told her perhaps he should employ Jack Roush. She said Jack always came well prepared, and was always "on it" constantly. I sure do miss him, his drivers, and cars at the Rolex. However, he was the honorary "gentlemen start your engines" man this weekend.

It was a long, but eventful weekend, (I'm working on getting all of the kinks out from being curled up in the fetal position of sleeping in the truck). I'm just too tall for the back-end of that Bronco II.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE DYSON/FORD TEAM FOR YOUR WIN AT THE ROLEX!!!! #20

Yes, a Ford won and beat the Ferraris...make my day!!! I watched and timing them (#16 & #20) throughout the race and they maintained those good clocked times well.

Terry

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Drivers Jack Roush