Sebring: The Racer's Group hour nine notes

Sebring, FL. -- Mar. 15, 2003 -- The three Monster Cable/mail2web.com Porsche 911 GT3 RS es of The Racer's Group experienced their first problems of the race in hours 8 and 9. Chris Gleason, driving car ...

Sebring, FL. -- Mar. 15, 2003 -- The three Monster Cable/mail2web.com Porsche 911 GT3 RS es of The Racer's Group experienced their first problems of the race in hours 8 and 9.

Chris Gleason, driving car #68, was held in the pits for a penalty. Gleason and the team were unsure of the exact nature of the infractions they were penalized for. "We were following the rules, as far as we knew, but apparently we had a small technical infraction involving one of the crew members over the wall. As we understand it, he wasn't wearing proper eyewear. We ended up losing almost a lap as we were held in the pits, but we'll soldier on. With about three hours to go, we've got a lot of racing ahead of us."

Kevin Buckler, driving car #66, was slowed by suspension problems. "Our shock loosened up to the point of being scary in my last stint. We've made it this far, and there's no way that we're going to give up. I didn't want to pit during the race to fix the shock, and thankfully, we got a yellow, which allowed us some time to get things right. I was driving the car pretty carefully out there, and had to save it about five times. We ended up losing a lap, but we're still in 5th place, so we've still got a good shot."

Pierre Ehret suffered a different type of problem. "We decided to pit a little earlier than we expected, and I didn't have time to put on my cool suit. I got pretty hot in the car, but we're doing well."

At the time of this writing, the three Monster Cable/mail2web.com Porsche 911 GT3 RS es were running in the following order: #66- 5th, #67 -- 6th, #68 -- 9th.

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Series ALMS
Drivers Kevin Buckler , Pierre Ehret , Chris Gleason