The 16 Car Diary - Sebring ten hour report early

Finally! - a non-fraught stint. Armed with a new alternator and cable and a relatively fresh transmission control unit, Butch Leitzinger managed one hour of what he'd come to Sebring to do - turn quick, trouble-free laps in the Dyson Racing No. 16...

Finally! - a non-fraught stint. Armed with a new alternator and cable and a relatively fresh transmission control unit, Butch Leitzinger managed one hour of what he'd come to Sebring to do - turn quick, trouble-free laps in the Dyson Racing No. 16 Thetford/Norcold Porsche RS Spyder.

Even the pits stop at 7:40 to turn the car over to Andy Lally matched the crew's best effort of the day - 55 seconds for the driver swap, refueling and a four-tire change.

Leitzinger and Andy Wallace were was in much better moods when they talked shortly after the pit stop. They had a racecar again.

The car was working well enough to catch sixth gear going through Turn 1. "It's sixth if you're by yourself, but fifth if there's anyone around you. It's fifth everywhere else," said Leitzinger.

Wallace said that on the exit of Turn 1 was where he blew the tire that broke the diffuser, which amazed Leitzinger. "Wow! I really didn't know what had happened."

Leitzinger said, "The low speed turns are all second (gear), but where the concrete patches are it's so bumpy it knocks your feet off the pedals."

Wallace: "Like 17."

Leitzinger: "Especially 17, but really the car's pretty good everywhere. Brakes are good."

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Series ALMS
Drivers Andy Wallace , Andy Lally
Teams Dyson Racing