Jim Adams Finishes On Top In Rolex Historic Enduro
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., (Nov. 4, 2001) -- Jim Adams of Tolucka Lake, Calif., drove the No. 11 Porsche 962 owned by John Hotchkis, Sr. to victory in Sunday's Rolex Historic one-hour endro as activities concluded in the Manheim's Daytona Auto Auction Presents The Brumos Continental Historics at Daytona International Speedway.
"I'm the only thing older than the car," joked Adams about the winning Porsche 962 that was built in 1986.
Adams had some spark plug problems and couldn't get going on restarts, but seized the lead in the second half of the one-hour enduro. Adams has been driving the winning Porsche 962 since its debut back in the old IMSA era.
"It's a wonderful car, beautifully balanced and drives great," Adams said. "It's reliable too. We've got a tired motor but the old Porsche did it again. I love that car. That's run about 10 Rolex 24's. That's got a lot miles and a lot of miles at Daytona."
Gunnar Jeanette, 19, of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., dominated most of the race in the No. 117 Spice C1, but after a driver change, settled for a third-place finish behind runner-up finisher Aaron Hsu.
"I've been setting up the car the whole weekend because it's the first time we had the thing out," said Jeanette, who won a couple of races on Saturday in the Spice C1. "(Teammate) Joe (Hish) hasn't gotten the chance to get in it. So, in the race, it was his first time driving the car. For us to go out and finish third is great. I'm happy."
In the Rolex Classic GT one-hour enduro, John Bourassa and Lance Stewart drove a 1973 Porsche 911 to victory. Rounding out the podium was Eric Bretzel in a 1972 Porsche and Rick Polk and Mike Mount in a 1973 Porsche 911.
"I got a good jump in the beginning and we had a little adjustment in the suspension and everything went great," said Bourassa, who thanked several other teams in the garage for their assistance during the weekend.
Next up at the Speedway will be the World Karting Association on Dec. 26-30. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Speedway ticket office at (386) 253-7223.