Extreme Speed Motorsports press release
EXTREME SPEED CREW PRESS ON AS RACE PASSES 18 HOUR MARK
DAYTONA, FL, Sunday, January 29: After completing repairs in the garage just after the half way mark of the 50th anniversary Rolex 24 at Daytona, Extreme Speed Motorsports has enjoyed a trouble free run in the Ferrari 458 Italia Grand Am machine.
Johannes van Overbeek returned to the track after the garage visit and began the show the potential of the car - recording laps comparable with the race leaders. Team leader Scott Sharp showed similar pace before handing over to Guy Cosmo who took the sunrise session at Daytona International Speedway.
The only headache facing the Extreme Speed drivers was a problem with the right-hand-side mirror and the fact the Ferrari's rear view mirror - a dash mounted LCD panel connected to a rear facing camera - had stopped working.
The drivers had to rely heavily on the "the voice inside their head" - the team using a NASCAR-style spotter located high above the race track to inform them of the location of cars around them.
Ed Brown took over the car just before the 3/4 race distance. At the 18 hour mark, the #03 Ferrari was 20th in GT but unfortuantely the early fuel sensor issues and the trip to the garage after half race distance has pushed the Ferrari team 18 laps off the class leader.