Daytona 24: The Racer's Group halfway notes

Daytona, FL -- February 1, 2004-- Halfway through the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona, the three Monster Cable Porsches of The Racer's Group have switched positions, and two are in the top five. The ...

Daytona, FL -- February 1, 2004-- Halfway through the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona, the three Monster Cable Porsches of The Racer's Group have switched positions, and two are in the top five. The #68 car, driven by Jim Matthews/Lars Nielsen/Pierre Ehret/Robert Nearn/Cyril Sauvage, suffered a suspension upright failure after contact with another car, necessitating a full suspension change on one corner of the car. The change cost the team nearly 15 laps, but the car is currently in 11th position.

Car #66, driven by Kevin Buckler/Jorg Bergmeister/Timo Bernhard/Patrick Long, has made a stunning comeback and picked its way through the pack and fought to 4th position in class, making up more than eight laps from its earlier troubles. Bernhard, Bergmeister and Long have all driven double stints into the night.

Car #68 swapped position with the #66 car, and currently runs 5th in class. The Porsche, backed by F1 Boston and Gleason Agency, has run a trouble-free race thus far, running consistently fast for the first twelve hours of the night.

The latest pictures and the most recent developments from TRG and Daytona can be seen at: http://www.theracersgroup.com/team/daytona_04.htm

Monster is the world's leading manufacturer of high performance cables for home, car and professional use as well as computers and computer games. Monster Power®, a division of Monster Cable, provides AC power conditioning and protection products as well as a complete line of PowerCells.

Safety and performance. That is what we are all about at CDOC, whether it's for a racecar or streetcar. And that's why both amateurs and professionals alike come back again and again. We are known for being trustworthy, knowledgeable and dependable.

Carlsen Porsche, in Palo Alto, California, is Northern California's largest volume Porsche dealer. In business since 1973, Carlsen is one of the few dealerships in America to be named a Porsche Premier Dealer more than 10 consecutive years.

The Racer's Group is a manufacturer and distributor of high performance Porsche parts, an engine and chassis building and tuning facility, a full service Porsche prep facility, and a professional race team. Additionally, they provide electrical and mechanical engineering services, driver development and "arrive and drive" services. The Racer's Group is based at Infineon Raceway, formerly Sears Point Raceway, in Sonoma, Calif.

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Kevin Buckler , Jörg Bergmeister , Jim Matthews , Robert Nearn , Lars Erik Nielsen