Doran Racing's Kodak EasyShare DORAN JE4 Ford No. 77 Qualifies 20th Thursday for Rolex 24 at Daytona DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Jan. 26 - Terry Borcheller of Gainesville, Ga. qualified 20th Thursday at Daytona International Speedway for this weekend's...
Doran Racing's Kodak EasyShare DORAN JE4 Ford No. 77 Qualifies 20th Thursday for Rolex 24 at Daytona
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Jan. 26 - Terry Borcheller of Gainesville, Ga. qualified 20th Thursday at Daytona International Speedway for this weekend's Rolex 24 in the Feeds the Need/Doran Racing Kodak EasyShare DORAN JE4 Ford No. 77.
His official qualifying time was a 1:46.254 (120.617 mph) for the 3.56-mile, 14-turn road course.
He'll be behind the wheel of the car for the start of the race at noon on Saturday. His co-drivers will be SIRIUS's Harrison Brix of Campbell, Calif.; Forest Barber of Fort Worth and Michel Jourdain Jr. of Mexico City, Mexico.
Although everyone involved with the No. 77 would have liked to have seen it post a faster time in qualifying, it's important to remember that starting positions aren't crucial in a 24-hour event.
"With the way the black flags fell in the sessions before qualifying, I only got about four laps in before qualifying, and it wasn't enough time," Borcheller explained. "We needed more time to dial out some of the handling issues we were dealing with. The car was decent for qualifying, but I definitely wasn't ready. This means the evening practice session and tomorrow will be even more important for us."
Lucas Luhr got the pole with a 1:44.009 (123.220 mph), a new track record. The No. 77's sister car, the Doran Racing No. 78, qualified fourth.
SPEED's live coverage of the race will be in three parts this year: from noon until 6 p.m. and from 8 p.m. until 11 p.m. on Saturday, and from 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Sunday. All times are Eastern.
In addition to the television coverage, live timing and scoring is available online at grandamerican.com.
The team's Web site is at doranracing.com, while additional information is on-line at fordracing.com and restartcommunications.com. Borcheller's Web site is at tborcheller.com while Barber's is at feedstheneedracing.com.