Daytona 24: Specter Werkes Thursday report


#24 Cauley Corvette GTR presented by Highlander To Start 23rd Overall
Team Qualified 7th in Class for the Rolex 24 at Daytona!

Daytona, Fla. January 30, 2004 -- Working around the clock since testing earlier this month, the crew of Specter Werkes/Sports took a major step toward turning in a solid performance at the Rolex 24 at Daytona. In the first round of qualifying the #24 Cauley Corvette GTR presented by Highlander turned in a time of 1:56.356 at an average speed of 110.145. Taking the 7th spot in GT cars, the car will start 23rd on the grid.

"The car is really coming around," commented driver, Jeff Nowicki. "It's been a long month, to say the least. The crew did an unbelievable job getting us here. We're still chasing down a few small gremlins but we're confident. They all appear to be minor and we'll get them fixed."

"The important thing is," continued Nowicki, "we're on the grid in the first round of qualifying. With that locked, the crew can focus on race prep and setup. We'll get a little track time this morning to see where we're at then we'll start making race decisions."

The #24 Cauley Corvette GTR presented by The Highlander will compete in the GT Class of Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series for the 2004 Rolex 24 at Daytona. The race will start Saturday, January 31 at 1 p.m. ETD and end Sunday, February 1 at 1 p.m. ETD. The race will air on SPEED Channel. SPEED will feature a total of 15 hours of the race starting Saturday, January 31 at 1 p.m. ETD

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Jeff Nowicki