TRG GTO.Rs First and Second at Six Hour Mark Daytona Beach, Florida m- TRG is running first and second in the 44th Grand American Rolex Series presented by Crown Royal Reserve Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona. The Pontiac GTO.Rs are running strong with...
TRG GTO.Rs First and Second at Six Hour Mark
Daytona Beach, Florida m- TRG is running first and second in the 44th Grand American Rolex Series presented by Crown Royal Reserve Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona. The Pontiac GTO.Rs are running strong with the number 64 car in first and the 65 in second. Paul Edwards got the call to start the race in the number 64 GTO.R, his first 24 hour race. "It was a pretty hairy start. The DP guys are really aggressive and making some crazy moves. It was a clean run and the car is really good. It is hotter than it has been all week so we are tweaking on the bars to get the car handling just right."
Andy Lally in the number 65 GTO.R did a double stint. "We have a good car, it is really well balanced. We are driving our pace and taking care of the equipment. The start was as good as I have been involved in here in years, nice and clean. We are losing some to the Porsches on top end, but we are really good in the infield."
Kelly Collins took the second stint in the number 64. "I was happy with my run. The car was a little loose and I was having trouble getting it turned into the fast corners, I was leaving about three or four tenths out there time wise. As the fuel burned off and I was able to work with the brake and the sway bars, it was much better."
Johnny O'Connell took the controls from Mark Bunting and raced into the overall lead in GT on lap 140. "Marc and Andy did a good job to get us started. When I got in we were in position and I was able to drive to the front. The car was a little bit loose, but you are constantly adjusting on the thing in these long races. The restarts are little crazy, but everyone was behaving around me in traffic."
During a pit stop the 64 car was able to get around the 65 car for the lead.
Speed TV is broadcasting more than 14 hours of the 24 Hours at Daytona. The first segment will air with the start of the race on Saturday at 12:00 p.m. EST and run air until 6:00 p.m., they will return at 8:00 p.m. and run until 11:00 p.m. On Sunday the show will resume at 8:00 a.m. and run the finish at 12:30 p.m.